Category Archives: Student Perspective

Practice Resurrection (Or: Having a Life Outside the Library)

“Can you teach us to memorize something?” It was not a question I expected. My inquisitors were two fourteen-year-old boys who earlier that morning had been jumping off large rocks with sharp sticks in their hands and antagonizing a bees’ … Continue reading

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The DDO – A Student Perspective

Written by Anne Carpenter, Ph.D. Candidate, Systematics Click here to download the Word file.

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The DDO – A Student Perspective

Written by Brian Sigmon, Ph.D. Candidate, JCA Click here to download the Word file.

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DQE in Retrospect (A Student Perspective)

Written by Eric Vanden Eykel Offering advice for the DQE process is difficult, as each person will undoubtedly approach the process differently. As I have reflected on the time I spent preparing for my own DQEs, as well as on … Continue reading

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The DDO – A Student Perspective

Written by Jeremy Blackwood Don’t over-stress Remember that, by the time you submit a DDO, you have passed your DQEs. In part, this means that the faculty are confident that you CAN do this Proximate goal: get it accepted Remote … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the Doctoral Qualifying Exam at Marquette

 Written by Brian Sigmon When I was asked to write a short reflection on my DQE experience for this blog, I began by writing a brief overview of how I approached preparation for the Doctoral Qualifying Exam.  I quickly realized, … Continue reading

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The DQE Experience [A Perspective]

Written by Anne M. Carpenter Doctoral Qualifying Exams are like snowflakes: every one is different. The topics follow the same general lines, but their particulars are always unique to the student involved. Every bibliography is distinct. That is why finding … Continue reading

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