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What the phd is all about


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Planning to do a PhD or wondering why it takes so freaking long? Here's a funny view to the PhD.

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What the phd is all about

  1. 1. To all my friends asking what the hell am I doing: WHAT THE PHD IS ALL ABOUT TAKEN FROM “The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.”
  2. 2. Imagine a circle that contains all of humanknowledge:By the time you finish elementary school,you know a little: By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:
  3. 3. With a bachelor’s degree, you gain aspecialty:A master’s degree deepens that specialty: Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge
  4. 4. 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.:
  5. 5. Of course, the world looks different to you now: So, don’t forget the bigger picture:JUST KEEP PUSHING…