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The above is from an article in Nature, A test that fails. Two stories first. One of my good friends who went to grad school at MIT got a good ribbing from his roommates because he was the only one who didn't get a perfect score on the math portion of the GRE. Luckily for... Read More
Over at Slate there is a piece out which is being shared on Facebook a fair amount, Thesis Hatement: Getting a literature Ph.D. will turn you into an emotional trainwreck, not a professor. As a contrast I think it is useful to read this other piece in Slate, Is a Science Ph.D. a Waste of... Read More
If you haven't, you should check out The Shadow Scholar, The man who writes your students' papers tells his story. This is the conclusion: The author claims that his three primary customer demographics are "English-as-second-language student; the hopelessly deficient student; and the lazy rich kid." In the ab
John Hawks pointed me to this really strange article, Just Because We're Not Publishing Doesn't Mean We're Not Working: I suppose the arguments is that by consuming the production of others you become a better teacher and communicator. But is this good bang-for-the-buck? One could argue that argue that I'm a "consumatory scholar," but at... Read More
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