Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Cult of Graduate School and the Decision to Quit (made by someone else)

Here is a great post in which Scrivener explains why it’s just not worth it to finish the dissertation. This was a frightening post to me (because I really don’t want to quit at this point but I definitely entertain the idea on a regular basis) but it’s well written and obviously the result of a lot of soul searching. Does the dissertation relationship always have to be dysfunctional? Do our identities have to become so conflated with the diss? .

In the post, Scrivener directs us to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Educaiton about the cultish nature of graduate school. More to chew on.

These discussions are even more devastating in a field like mine in which there are no instructor or research faculty positions for ABDs.



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