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A PhD: do you volunteer as tribute?

Matthew Yap PhDs

A PhD: do you volunteer as tribute?

By Dr Matthew Yap Potential Hell Discovered Probably Highly Depressed Pounds Head on Desk Permanent Head Damage These are some of my favourite PhD acronyms. They certainly make more sense than Doctor of Philosophy. I chuckled when I first heard these acronyms years ago. But having recently completed my PhD, I can attest that they’re all accurate descriptions of the postgraduate experience. During my third year as a postgraduate, I considered writing a PhD survival guide. I put the project on hold because research and writing were all-consuming. Now that I’m done, I hope to demystify the PhD for anyone...

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