HowNotTo: get a PhD

An extract from Estelle M Phillips and Derek S Pugh’s How to get a PhD:

Be aware of the seven ways of not getting a PhD:
· not wanting a PhD; · overestimating what is required; · underestimating what is required; · having a supervisor who does not know what is required; · losing contact with your supervisor; · not having a ‘thesis’ (i.e. position, argument) to maintain; · taking a new job before completing.

Work to understand the implications of these traps fully in your own situation and determine not to succumb to them.

Re-establish your determination regularly when blandishments to stray from your programme of work recur.

The link actually describes each of the ways in greater detail; take a look!

Hat tip: Fresh Brainz

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