I'm a little late in posting this, but as all of you have noticed, my blog is seriously behind anyway, so what's a week late??
I am proud to announce that Dr. Corn passed his comprehensive exams for his PhD. Hooray!!! For those of you who don't know--comps for Dr. Corn involve 5 written tests--one from each member of his advisory committee. And these tests can be BRUTAL--they literally can ask you anything and you are expected to come up with the answer. For example, when another graduate student was taking his comps, one of Dr. Corn's committe members received a question from a farmer that he didn't know and couldn't find the answer to, so he just used that question as this other student's exam question! Crazy stuff. And, if that's not enough, once you have completed the written tests, you take an Oral exam--which is 3 hours of your advisory committee asking you MORE questions about whatever they want. Not an easy process! Dr. Corn passed with flying colors and all of his advisors said that he did great. I am so proud of my husband and all of the hard work and effort he puts into doing well in school and providing for our family. I love the great example he sets for our children by working hard and perservering through difficult situations.
Now all that's left to do in graduate school is finish up coursework, finish analyzing research data, write a dissertation, get 5 more articles in the works or published, apply for/interview and land a job, write grant proposals/get funding, and defend a dissertation...
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