The Structure of Your Graduate Career: An Ideal Plan
In reference to the indefensibly low retention rates of most graduate departments in the humanities, Cary Nelson has demonstrated that “Graduate students who leave [academe] often report a poor understanding of the structure and process of graduate education.”1 Indeed, considering the numerous, vaguely defined hoops through which graduate students must jump to obtain a Ph.D., it’s not difficult to understand why many feel lost or why their lack of direction leads to more serious problems. This chapter seeks to empower you by giving you a very clear sense of direction.
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