which type are you?

posted
12-Nov-11, 11:33
by sneaks
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posted about 9 years ago
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2007/may/15/postgraduate.highereducation

I'd like to think I'm no. 8, but probably no. 3 lol 8-)
posted
12-Nov-11, 11:37
by MHK
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posted about 9 years ago
7 probably
posted
12-Nov-11, 11:51
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by Slizor
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posted about 9 years ago
Strangely, despite a very depressing teaching day yesterday, I'm feeling confident at the moment. I'm going 6 or 8.
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12-Nov-11, 12:20
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posted about 9 years ago
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Heh, I like to pretend I'm number 6 but there's definitely a large part of 2 about me!
posted
12-Nov-11, 12:25
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posted about 9 years ago
None of them stand out as me, but I'd say 2 is the closest.
posted
12-Nov-11, 17:12
by Eska
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posted about 9 years ago
I'm proably closest to 6, but I don't want answers. I just want to be able to engage with my subject for the rest of my career, write about it at a high level and teach. I think some people might think I am an eternal student, but my experience of PhDing has zero in common with the undergrad experience - which I hated anyhow. I wish I were an 8!
posted
12-Nov-11, 17:32
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by MHK
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posted about 9 years ago
Just reread the article - meant 6! not bothered about titles etc just want knowledge about how the world works...
posted
12-Nov-11, 21:42
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by flack
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posted about 9 years ago
I'm definitely a 2, but they should have added another sentence to say "and wants to strangle any student who tells them 'I hate my PhD, I want a job'" ;) I could be a bit of a 3- I'm not an eccentric but I wouldn't want to work anywhere but academia now.

I think my MSc supervisor would say I was a 6 as, in his words, I "f***ing love" my subject area. I wonder if he wrote that on my PhD reference ;)
posted
12-Nov-11, 23:57
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by lughna
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posted about 9 years ago
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Quote From eska:

I'm proably closest to 6, but I don't want answers. I just want to be able to engage with my subject for the rest of my career, write about it at a high level and teach.
Nicely put, eska. (up)
I like to think I'm a 6, although moving through several social sciences into humanities aligns me slightly with 8. This can definitely work against you, however. Finding your niche and mastering that alone is what helps make you the expert in the field; not being a promiscuous, unfaithful learner. :-x
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13-Nov-11, 02:07
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13-Nov-11, 18:52
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by joyce
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posted about 9 years ago
think I would like to be 8 too, but am probably more likely to be 6, or 2 - although I often had to forgo lunchbreak at lunchtime because something was needed,, and therefore have lunch at about 3.30 :$
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14-Nov-11, 02:21
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posted
14-Nov-11, 08:32
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posted about 9 years ago
I guess I was a mixture of 6 and 2, though 1 has a certain appeal about it. :-)
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14-Nov-11, 10:03
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by Slizor
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posted about 9 years ago
I get the feeling I started as a 1, but teaching them (and being a subwarden) kinda puts you off undergraduates. I'm glad I'm not 18.
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15-Nov-11, 14:16
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by Cakeman
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posted about 9 years ago
probably a 6/7 with elements of 3 also

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