13 November, 2007

A Pro

Today I learned that the UK postgraduate system does not involve quals. Nor comps. Nada.

They expect you to hit the ground running, and to have started writing your dissertation within the first year, but there are no major OMG I WANT TO DIE comps.

I count this as a "pro." We'll check back in July and see how that's going.

4 comments:

Jan said...

Hey Ali,

Paul was reading the Ironic Catholic blog (which throughly distracted him from his paper) and I was going to come and recommend it to you when I noticed he came from here! :)

JL

Eaquae Legit said...

Mwaha!

Yeah, I work nights right now, and the shifts are usually pretty quiet, which has left me searching out ever more reading material. The Ironic Catholic is one of my better finds.

That aside, I'm totally flattered you guys read this thing.

Adam said...

the comps at Queen's are write a proposal and show you know what you are doing which includes an oral exam. but there are no written exams on knowledge-of-everything tests.

Kirsten said...

YES THAT IS A PRO. THAT IS SUCH A PRO!!!!!

Seriously. Pro. Dude. The joy of finishing successfully does NOT balance out the misery of going through it.