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When I joined ScienceBlogs, I was halfway done preparing for my comprehensive exams. That involved a lot of reading, re-reading, and then practice essays. I blogged that to stay honest – you could see weeks that I didn’t accomplish as much as well as pretty productive weeks. I also got some great feedback from readers…

PASSED MY COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS!

Eleventy!!!!111!!!!111!, and so forth   So now I’m eligible to advance to candidacy. So I would be a PhD Candidate, if I were to put the paperwork in right away. At my advisor’s suggestion, I’m going to hold off on that for a few months to not start the next clock (and my work have…

Are you done yet?

Ack. NO. …Ok, well when you gonna finish? ARRRGHGH PhD students unite! Rebel against these questions! My answer – I don’t know, and it will probably be a while. Like ask me in 3-4 years. Here are some ways my program differs from others you might know more about: very linear – we do coursework,…