Tuesday, December 18, 2007

End of 1st semester

Just submitted 1 lit review and 2 research proposals. I think I read over 60 or 70 papers over the last 2 or 3 weeks. Thankfully I could position the 3 papers around a similar topic - otherwise I would have had to read more.

Anyway, will take 1 or 2 days off... get some sleep, enjoy the winter, explore the place, remember Christmas. The would have to hit some light readings, and perhaps start on data collection for some of my research idea.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

You know the end of semester is approaching when....

1. You think having a beard and mustache aren't that bad.
2. Your coffee powder is diminishing at a shocking rate.
3. You have so much to do that you don't know what you should do.
4. Your professors provided refreshments during the (last) class.
5. Your professors reminded you to hand in the assignment during the (last) class.
6. You forgot what sleep is.
7. You are glad that there are no more readings to do for the next class.
8. You still a few more readings + another few more readings for your research proposals.
9. You can't wait for the semester to be over.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

How long does it take to do a PhD?

Most schools' FAQ would say 4 to 5 years.

But there is a 3rd year guy who is already on the job market. Amazing... Maybe his two Master degrees help. But nevertheless, it is really amazing.