Posted by mountainmelody On 1/31/2008 08:53:00 AM
I presented my research this morning--I think it went well. In the middle of the presentation, they asked to extend the discussion from thirty minutes to an hour, in order to consider my work for an upgrade.

I won't bore you with all the details, but this upgrade means I am officially, 100% on the PhD track. I hadn't expected to formally upgrade until next year. So I'm taking this to mean that they were pleased with my progress.

The professors can be very critical of people's research, so I was relieved that their comments to me were positive. Here are a few things they've said about other people's work:
  • I have no idea what you're talking about!
  • This is really not worthy of a PhD.
  • You have about three PhDs here, but you can only write one.
  • Maybe this makes sense to you, but I'm afraid it doesn't to anyone else.
  • You need a lobotomy!

6 Responses to 'update'

  1. Leigh710 said...
    http://mountainmelody.blogspot.com/2008/01/update.html?showComment=1201819020000#c1175510277516727840'> 4:37 PM

    Congrats! Those other comments are hilarious! :)

    When are you going to the clock? ;)


  2. Amy :-D said...
    http://mountainmelody.blogspot.com/2008/01/update.html?showComment=1201964160000#c3519577983946785418'> 8:56 AM

    what did they say about yours! I'm so happy for you!!!


  3. cheryl said...
    http://mountainmelody.blogspot.com/2008/01/update.html?showComment=1202229300000#c3636743700056217373'> 10:35 AM

    Good for you! I'm proud of you... as always. :)


  4. Deb said...
    http://mountainmelody.blogspot.com/2008/01/update.html?showComment=1202232960000#c5937303648831857173'> 11:36 AM

    . . . and why am I not surprised?


    Does this mean you get thru quicker? (not that I have anything at stake in the matter . . .)


  5. mountainmelody said...
    http://mountainmelody.blogspot.com/2008/01/update.html?showComment=1202328780000#c1261281600607603454'> 2:13 PM

    Thanks! This doesn't necessarily mean I'll finish more quickly, but does (hopefully) mean I'm on the right track with everything. Apparently I'm now officially a "PhD candidate" (for whatever that's worth!).


  6. Mitmit said...
    http://mountainmelody.blogspot.com/2008/01/update.html?showComment=1202424780000#c7596312051615360831'> 4:53 PM

    I’m so glad that you impressed the socks off your panel and got an upgrade. That is awesome! I'm proud of you.