Dissertation Demystified

The Dissertation Demystified

For better or for worse, around 50% of students take about five (5) years  to complete their dissertation and receive a degree. Another 30% complete it within 10 years. On Tuesday October 25, 2011 thirty (30+) individuals representing several departments including, Education, Engineering, English, the Information School, and Nursing gathered to have a heart-to-heart talk with […] → Continue Reading The Dissertation Demystified

Does it Work?: Implementation of the PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the General Exam

Life as a PhD student has led me to look at everything I do as a an experiment. Consequently, what used to be simple reflections on a task has transformed in to a semi-structured analysis of events. So after I completed my general exam I retrieved the blog post titled A PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the […] → Continue Reading Does it Work?: Implementation of the PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the General Exam

A PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the General Exam

A few weeks ago, I was busy reading in preparation for my general competency exam. At the University of Washington, the general exam consists of two parts–written & oral. In the written portion students are (usually) given two weeks to answer three questions. The questions usually ask students to a: demonstrate competency in the area they […] → Continue Reading A PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the General Exam