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Old 09-11-2009, 12:53 AM   #549
THE eXchanger
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Default Re: THE eXchanger's THREAD - iNSiDER iNFO without THE HiDDEN HAND

also, we are NOW, allowed to utilise
"Doctoral Candiate"
or, ABD, all but dissertation, PhD candidate
after my name

we returned to school, back in 2006,
and, hope to finish it, by spring 2010 !!!
then, we will be able to utilise 'dr' or 'doctor'

for those, that do NOT know what this is

Definition: Informally known as "All But Dissertation"
(or ABD), the doctoral candidate has completed all
of the requirements for the doctoral degree
with the exception of the dissertation.

A student usually advances to doctoral candidate
once he or she has completed all coursework required for the degree
and has passed the doctoral comprehensive exam.

As a doctoral candidate,
the student's final task is to complete the dissertation.
Unfortunately many doctoral candidates remain in the ABD status
for several reasons:

1) difficulty of conducting dissertation research

2) time management and motivational deficits

3) employment that interferes with dissertation research

4) loss of interest

Doctoral candidates must work independently,
which often leads to lengthy periods at the ABD status.

Also Known As: ABD, all but dissertation, PhD candidate

WE sure will be glad, when iT iS completed

also, part of this body of work,
will be a part, of our doctoral dissertation thesis,
however, we have NOT yet, started to post that

(we need some computer lessons,
in how to create charts, etc.,
and, how to put letters over pictures)

can anyone here help ???
+ xxx

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