The Illustrated Guide To A Ph.D. WQsoftwares

Title : The Illustrated Guide To A Ph.D.

By : Muhammad Sohaib

Date : Fri-Jul-2015

 

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:

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By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little:

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By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:

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With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty:

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A master's degree deepens that specialty:

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Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge:

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Once you're at the boundary, you focus:

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You push at the boundary for a few years:

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Until one day, the boundary gives way:

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And, that dent you've made is called a Ph.D.:

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Of course, the world looks different to you now:

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So, don't forget the bigger picture:

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