The Long, Slow Game

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Maniac Craniac, Aug 7, 2020.

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  1. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    As a reformed PMP, I can attest to the truth of this.
    Ditto. Both are true.
     
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  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    6 weeks later...

    I'm taking another look at the Master's in Technical Communication & Localization from Strasbourg https://mastertcloc.unistra.fr/

    I'm very interested in the subject matter, and I could see both the knowledge and the degree serving me well. Maybe it could help me find more varied freelance work, or change careers altogether. It's less expensive and can be completed faster than the MAAL from Birmingham. I could hold off on studying Linguistics as a possible future Ph.D one day.

    Or, I could spend the rest of my life collecting Master's degrees but never getting any raises nor jobs as a result. Could be a lot of fun :D
     
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    How do you intend to jump into a field at the PhD. level, if you have no prior academic achievements - in that field to show? (And there's a BIG difference between learning languages and the study of linguistics.) Not saying it can't be done. Just asking about YOUR plan to accomplish this "great leap?"
     
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  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The Social Sciences are common undergraduate majors for Linguistics Ph.D students. I would think that having X years experience as a credentialed practitioner in the 2 fields in which Linguistics is most commonly Applied, being fluent in 4 languages and conversant in others, having high GPAs on all of my degrees and a pile of glowing references might help me out some :emoji_sunglasses:. But I'll never know unless I try.
     
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  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Wow! Well, I'm impressed, anyway - I wish my opinion would admit you, anywhere, but -- very cool anyway. I continue to wish you the best!
     
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