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academic PhD Life

PhD – I think I can do this!

Written when I was – Currently working on revising Prospectus. Framing things in terms of things I already accomplished is helpful, When I was preparing to take a 6 hr comprehensive exam, I approached it like preparing to teach two 3 hr classes! So, writing and revising a prospectus is like working on the Comprehensive […]

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academic PhD Life

Dissertation committee insight

Don’t choose a “safe” dissertation committee. Choose committee members who see and believe in the potential of your work! Never knew how important working with dissertation committee members are to stretching your own creativity and vision! So thankful.

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academic PhD Life

advice & tips on prospectus defense preparation:

I wrote this up for a friend who is defending his prospectus soon. So sharing it here. This is what I did or how I would prepare if I were doing it again… I jotted down reflections to the following questions in my journal. Be prepared to say – if/as you feel important, give very […]

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academic theology

ABD – all but dissertation

Yes, I am officially ABD (all but dissertation)!  So this means I have fulfilled all the requirement for Ph.D. degree except for writing and defending the dissertation!  To get here, I completed course work, took comprehensive exams, wrote and defended a prospectus (proposal for dissertation), and got my prospectus officially approved!  ABD are the best […]

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academic faith philosophy religion theology

Learned Ignorance

As I understand more of what I’m studying, the more I feel the depths of which I have yet to learn.