Monthly Archives: December 2011

Comprehensive Exam 1.5

This is the last of the questions I actually answered during my four-hour, no-notes nightmare exam in November. I wouldn’t say that I am particularly proud of these answers, and I am a bit reluctant to share them in their … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 1.4

This is another one of the questions I actually answered during my four-hour, no-notes nightmare exam in November. I wouldn’t say that I am particularly proud of these answers, and I am a bit reluctant to share them in their … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 1.3

This is one of the questions I actually answered during my four-hour, no-notes nightmare exam in November. I wouldn’t say that I am particularly proud of these answers, and I am a bit reluctant to share them in their unpolished … Continue reading

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Read some Dr. Suess today

May I suggest The Bippolo Seed?

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I <3 The Brothers-in-Law

In the interest of driving myself crazy Because I hate sleeping To stay current in scholarship and keep my course content New & Exciting, and based on the awesome work the students did in a past Carleton mini-course, I have … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 1.2

This is second of two sample responses that I wrote in preparation for my first comprehensive exam. Hopefully it will give you an idea of one way you can organize your thoughts for your own 4-hour, no notes, terrorizing experience … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 1.1

This is the first of two sample responses that I wrote in preparation for my first comprehensive exam. Hopefully it will give you an idea of one way you can organize your thoughts for your own 4-hour, no notes, terrorizing … Continue reading

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Adventures with Nerds and Being an International Graduate Student at Carleton University

Since my mention of kissing in Canada sparked an interesting commentary from one AYuen, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the materials that are distributed to international students through the Carleton University International Student Services Office … Continue reading

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Geeking out like mad

In my experience, academic conferences are the perfect venue for geeking out over scholars that you like. For example, at the recent Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (abbreviated ACSUS; pronounced, to my chagrin, “axis;” and held in Ottawa, … Continue reading

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