Adding a graduate certificate before the PhD in English at ODU?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by LittleShakespeare90, Jul 26, 2022.

  1. Thank you so much, my dear friend! I’m so grateful for your help! I think you’re right. It might be a bit much. I am planning on leaving my school job for a desk job that I just got, but still, even without my stressful job, it might be a heavy load of work. :D
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  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    No need to thank me. Just lookin' out for a friend. Doing the best I can as a rank amateur. But please, remember - that's what I am. Just thought - probably, the desk job is a very good move and removes a stressor. There's always some stress in any new job at first. due to unfamiliarity, but hopefully a lot less than you had. I wish you the best in everything you do. You're brilliant! Anyone can tell that!

    I have to go now and work on my diss. for my Doctorate in English Literature - at Abide University, the home of Dudeism. My Dissertation work concerns an answer to "Who Made the Greater Contribution to Rhyme in English Literature? Busta Rhymes or Algernon Swinburne?" :) So far, it's a toss-up. There's gonna have to be a shoot-out, I think. That's difficult, because Swinburne died in 1909...

    For anyone interested:

    Busta Rhymes:
    Algernon Swinburne:
    Abide U., my alma mater-to-be:
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  3. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    That sounds like a heavy course load for undergrad, let alone graduate school.
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  4. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I am giddy with excitement for your options @LittleShakespeare90, whatever option you decide to pursue!
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  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Johann is wise. I know from experience that enthusiasm sometimes leads us to bite off more than we can chew.
  6. You are all the absolute sweetest! I am truly so grateful I found this forum. Your advice really means the world to me, and you have my deepest gratitude. Thank you so much, from my heart of hearts, everyone! :emoji_heart:

    I think it'll be so hard to defer my admission to the PhD, but it's the most logical choice right now. My PhD will be waiting for me in Fall 2023. :) For now, I'm going to work hard to change my career and go for the MLIS.
  7. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    I have to think you'll get value from that MLIS transferable to the work of a PhD in English, too.
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  8. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Amen to that!
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    This has INSTANTLY become my favorite thread! :) :)
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  10. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Good luck. I am sure you will be a fine librarian!
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