The "Oooo, he's a PhD Effect"

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by SurfDoctor, May 30, 2010.

  1. DBA_Curious

    DBA_Curious New Member

    Semantics. If you're in that phase, you're allowed to use that title.

    Sometimes, just admit you were wrong. It comes back to you in karma.
  2. OldArmy94

    OldArmy94 New Member

    Our president of the two-year school where I worked completed his doctorate from Nova Southeastern. I am fairly certain that it hasn't held him back at all.
  3. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    For a few years (yikes) I used the ABD title in my signature line on this board just to show others where I am at in the process. I would never try to use it in any official academic capacity. That would be embarrasing.
  4. DegreeDazed

    DegreeDazed Member

    I think MichaelOliver is right and you are wrong. It's not an awarded title, even on the page you provided as proof. I think you should admit that you are wrong, it will improve your karma.
  5. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    I don't think anyone is right or wrong in this case. It's all just a matter of opinion. I hope to be at the ABD phase in a couple of years and I'm dang sure going to flaunt it! I was never saying you shouldn't attach ABD to your title, it's quite an accomplishment that you should be proud of.
  6. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    My point exactly!

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