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Comprehensive Exam 2.4

This is the last of three questions that I answered during my comprehensive exam in April. I had one week to write three answers (chosen from six questions). I am a bit reluctant to share them in their unpolished state, … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 2.3

This is the second of three questions that I answered during my comprehensive exam in April. I had one week to write three answers (chosen from six questions). I am a bit reluctant to share them in their unpolished state, … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 2.2

This is the first of three questions that I answered during my comprehensive exam in April. I had one week to write three answers (chosen from six questions). I am a bit reluctant to share them in their unpolished state, … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 2.1

This is the sample response that I wrote in preparation for my second comprehensive exam. Maybe it will give you an idea of one way you can organize your thoughts for your own doctoral exam. Or it can serve as … Continue reading

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The (First) Reading List

Comprehensive Exam #1: Culture, Literature, and the Arts Reading List In the interest of providing bibliographic references for the preceding entries, as well as a starting point for other people developing their exam lists, I give you List The First.  … Continue reading

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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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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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