What You Need To Know Before Your Start The First Year Of A Ph.D. Program.

Updated: Nov 20


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This week, I am posting an article dedicated to those of you who are in a doctoral program.


The first article I am sharing and would like to encourage you guys to read or skim is an article written by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong, which is on the The Chronicle of Higher Education website. The article is titled, Your First Year in a Ph.D. Program.


I thought it would be helpful to share this article because I figured many of may be in the process of preparing but don't know where to start. Many of you may be just beginning the first year/semester of their graduate program. I figured this article may be helpful to skim while you are in the thick of things, approaching your midterm exam or test.

While this article is a bit dated, many of the tips and nuggets of advice that are given are still relevant today. Many of the tips I still reference and use today.

If you get an opportunity to read the article, please comment on this post and share what you thought was the most useful piece of advice given in this article. Wishing you luck on your midterms and with the remainder of the semester. Please check back throughout the month, as I will post more helpful advice and info. Also, we may even be able to set up a live chat or Q&A of some sort to discussion to talk about grad school questions or other types of content you would like to see posted.

Please let me know if you have a question for me? I’m here to help. Karis K. Wilson Photo by Joshua Mcknight from Pexels

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