Academic Exchange Quarterly Spring 2001 Volume 5, Issue 1
Completing the Doctorate: Reflections of a Recent Graduate
Dr. Julie Kaomea, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
In this article, [Author] reflects on her recent experience as a doctoral student. Through a witty analysis of a graduate student joke about a thesis-writing rabbit, she offers valuable suggestions to students embarking on their doctoral journeys. Author advises that when progressing through a graduate program, one should emulate the tortoise instead of the hare. Rather than setting one's sights on rapid completion of the degree, graduate students should take the journey slowly, immerse themselves in the experience, and revel in "the getting there." When it comes to graduate study, Author concludes, "Slow and steady wins the race."