Friday, November 04, 2005

They Aligned After All

In case anyone is wondering, the "plantets" (ha!) did align and I passed my first doctoral candidacy exam, so I'm 1/6th closer to being able to put "PhD ABD" beside my name. The breakdown, in my head, goes like this:
Year of coursework = 1 part
Secondary field candidacy exam = 1 part
Primary field candidacy exam = 1 part
Special topic candidacy exam = 1 part
Special topic oral exam = 1 part
Dissertation prospectus = 1 part
So 6 parts total to reach ABD (all but dissertation) status. Then the joy (really!) of writing begins.

I have this weekend off, although not really -- I have no conference to attend, no grants to write and no immediate exams to prepare for. Mike and I are going to read, hang out with the girls, sleep in and enjoy some of our newly bottled wine.
doctor T 7:05 p.m.


congrats on passing, Treava!
w00t! You are teh win - that's awesome, I'm so happy for you (although there was never any doubt in my mind - you and Mike were definitely at the top of our class).

Wish I was there to drink some of your wine :)

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