I passed my first comp exam!

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    OMG. Damn. I'm SO glad that's over with.

    Oh, sorry. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, most students enrolled in a Ph.D. program have to take one or more comprehensive exams in which they are tested over a wide variety of literature in a specific area of interest. Some exams are oral; some are written; some involve both. In my program, we take two exams during our third year. I just got word today that I passed my first one. I have one more in March, and then an oral defense after that. Once I jump through these hoops, I'm an official Ph.D. candidate and I can start work on my dissertation and teach. (Well, I'm teaching in the spring, but you get the idea.)

    SO glad it's over with (for now)!
     
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    Wow Dee! CONGRATULATIONS!
     
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    Nice! Congratulations!

    I'll have mine next fall. Not looking forward to that!
     
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    Grats.
     
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    Takes a lot of work to get to that point... Congrats !!
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Congrats and best of luck for the spring exam.
     
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    Congratulations, Dee!
     
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    Congrats stud;)
     
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    Congratulations, Dee!
     
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    Congratulationssss, Dee. I passed mine in 1992. You will do great!
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    :fest30: Congrats!
     
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    Grats Dee!
     
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    Nice one Dee, well done fella!
     
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    Well done, Dee - glad you're getting where you want to be.

    'Oral defence' though? Fucking hell - sounds like a court appearance. Or perhaps another name for a dental dam? :rolleyes: :biggrin:
     
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    Congratulations! They are odious, and you must feel a great sense of relief that at least part of the process is finished.
     
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