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  • Illustrated guide to a Ph.D . http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is. It's hard to describe it in words. So, I use pictures. Read below for the illustrated guide to a Ph.D.
  • Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge:
  • By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little:
  • By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:
  • With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty:
  • A master's degree deepens that specialty:
  • Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge:
  • Once you're at the boundary, you focus:
  • You push at the boundary for a few years:
  • Until one day, the boundary gives way:
  • And, that dent you've made is called a Ph.D.:
  • Of course, the world looks different to you now:
  • So, don't forget the bigger picture:
  • Keep pushing. http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/