The second week of my comp mode is coming to an end. This was a week of intensive writing and tearful good-byes. Two fellow students from my cohort (who advanced to candidacy) left Vancouver, reminding me that academic and campus life is unstable and in constant state of flux. It is also coincidentally what my … Continue reading Per Aspera Ad Astra. Comp diary, week two.
This summer I am writing my comprehensive exams. In our department, doctoral students have 3-4 months to complete either one comprehensive paper on theoretical framework, three related papers on theory, method and context of research, or one research portfolio that could include, for example, a published article. Most often referred to as comps these exams not only measure student's ability to … Continue reading Staying alive. Comp Diary week one