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« on: January 14, 2014, 01:40:28 PM »

Well, my thesis defense is this Friday. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 02:28:23 PM »

Lord... have mercy...
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 02:33:18 PM »

Well, my thesis defense is this Friday. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated. Smiley

Lord, all-Holy Trinity; have mercy.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 02:38:37 PM »

Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 03:11:20 PM »

Also,
I'm applying to teach philosophy at the local university as well as at the local community college. I'm sure the courses will be things like Philosophy 101, logic and reasoning, and introductory ethics courses.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 03:15:31 PM »

Also,
I'm applying to teach philosophy at the local university as well as at the local community college. I'm sure the courses will be things like Philosophy 101, logic and reasoning, and introductory ethics courses.

Should we call you "Doctor" now?  Smiley

Best of luck.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 04:25:22 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 12:33:22 AM »

Lord, have mercy on Papist.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 12:41:15 AM »

Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 02:03:04 PM »

Lord, have mercy. Will you eventually pursue a PhD?
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 03:07:06 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 06:18:49 PM »

Also,
I'm applying to teach philosophy at the local university as well as at the local community college. I'm sure the courses will be things like Philosophy 101, logic and reasoning, and introductory ethics courses.

Should we call you "Doctor" now?  Smiley

Best of luck.
Haha. Not Doctor for at least four and a half more years. Too bad masters degree to earn one a title.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 06:22:18 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

Will you go for the PhD?

Will you send me the thesis?
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2014, 06:33:27 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

Will you go for the PhD?

Will you send me the thesis?
That's my goal. I'm going to prepare for the GRE for the next several months, take that exam, and then apply for doctoral studies. I might also take a few course to improve my writing a bit before I apply. I would like to attend the University of Dallas or the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Though I know that when it comes to doctoral programs you go where you are accepted.
And the thesis, sure I'll send it after I defend.
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2014, 06:38:06 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

Will you go for the PhD?

Will you send me the thesis?
That's my goal. I'm going to prepare for the GRE for the next several months, take that exam, and then apply for doctoral studies. I might also take a few course to improve my writing a bit before I apply. I would like to attend the University of Dallas or the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Though I know that when it comes to doctoral programs you go where you are accepted.
And the thesis, sure I'll send it after I defend.

Prepare for the GRE? Why? I was one answer short of perfect while drunk. The math is easier than the SAT / ACT. The verbal is a cake walk if you speak English and went to University. And the writing portion I think just checks if you have a pulse.

And schools just use GREs to screen applicants if they are competitive departments. Recs and a defended thesis say a lot more than a GRE does. Then again, the value of a terminal MA in philosophy when jumping ship is a bit dubious. You offer them less time for slave labor. If your thesis is up a department's member alley it could be OK though.

Best of luck.
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2014, 06:47:03 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

Will you go for the PhD?

Will you send me the thesis?
That's my goal. I'm going to prepare for the GRE for the next several months, take that exam, and then apply for doctoral studies. I might also take a few course to improve my writing a bit before I apply. I would like to attend the University of Dallas or the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Though I know that when it comes to doctoral programs you go where you are accepted.
And the thesis, sure I'll send it after I defend.

Prepare for the GRE? Why? I was one answer short of perfect while drunk. The math is easier than the SAT / ACT. The verbal is a cake walk if you speak English and went to University. And the writing portion I think just checks if you have a pulse.

And schools just use GREs to screen applicants if they are competitive departments. Recs and a defended thesis say a lot more than a GRE does. Then again, the value of a terminal MA in philosophy when jumping ship is a bit dubious. You offer them less time for slave labor. If your thesis is up a department's member alley it could be OK though.

Best of luck.
Thanks, I'm hoping for the best. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2014, 06:49:37 PM »

Lord have mercy!
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Prepare for the GRE? Why? I was one answer short of perfect while drunk. The math is easier than the SAT / ACT. The verbal is a cake walk if you speak English and went to University. And the writing portion I think just checks if you have a pulse.
So let me get this straight... an exam on which the top ten percent of test-takers miss up to ten questions on the verbal section is a cake walk that one need not prepare for? Your advice goes against all other advice I have ever heard from GRE test-takers, whether they did well or poorly. In fact, one of the most brilliant philosophy professors I have the pleasure of knowing greatly improved his second score (went from 77th percentile to 94th) by studying. I guess we can't all be super geniuses able to look down on the other 99 percent of the population. Maybe the reality is that you are preparing to take the exam yourself and hoping that if you persuade enough people to neglect their studies it will boost your score  Grin
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Prepare for the GRE? Why? I was one answer short of perfect while drunk. The math is easier than the SAT / ACT. The verbal is a cake walk if you speak English and went to University. And the writing portion I think just checks if you have a pulse.
So let me get this straight... an exam on which the top ten percent of test-takers miss up to ten questions on the verbal section is a cake walk that one need not prepare for? Your advice goes against all other advice I have ever heard from GRE test-takers, whether they did well or poorly. In fact, one of the most brilliant philosophy professors I have the pleasure of knowing greatly improved his second score (went from 77th percentile to 94th) by studying. I guess we can't all be super geniuses able to look down on the other 99 percent of the population. Maybe the reality is that you are preparing to take the exam yourself and hoping that if you persuade enough people to neglect their studies it will boost your score  Grin

Sorry, but the GRE is a cakewalk. A lot of idiots take it, this is true. It is not the LSAT or anything here. Papist is a smart guy with a math background and now some philosophy. Getting a perfect or near so on such a broad test of general aptitude hardly qualifies one as a "genius". You have a lot students out there today, many of whom don't have English as a first language.

Studying for an entrance exam like the GRE is goofy. If I can do that well, nearly anyone can who has managed to make through University. I literally was drunk at the time.

I know Papist will crush it and hope that he doesn't waste his time. That's all.
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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2014, 10:47:33 PM »

Sorry, but the GRE is a cakewalk. A lot of idiots take it, this is true. It is not the LSAT or anything here.
Our perceptions of the exams couldn't be any more different. As an undergraduate I initially intended to go on to law school and took the LSAT late in my junior year. I scored a 166, which is the 93rd percentile. I then decided I would rather study history or philosophy so after my senior year I took the GRE, scoring a 164 V, 160 Q, and a 5.5 AW. Funny thing is I studied way more for the GRE than I did the LSAT.

I compared my GRE scores with several of the classics, history, and philosophy majors at my university (three of the majors that produce the best GRE scores) and there was a noticeable correlation between one's score and how much they studied. Out of those of us who studied for at least one month, verbal scores ranged from 78th to 94th percentile. Those who studied less, or didn't study at all had scores ranging from the 64th to 85th percentile.

This is all just a long way of saying "Papist, I highly recommend you study for the GRE," and I am guessing most will offer the same advice.
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2014, 01:13:50 AM »

Folks, this is the Prayer Forum. NOT the "wish me luck" forum... NOT the "why are you doing that?" forum... The Prayer Forum... Please remember that and refrain from submitting non-prayer posts here.

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Prayers for your success on Friday.

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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2014, 02:00:15 AM »

Thank you all for your prayers. I was pretty nervous this evening.
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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2014, 02:15:00 AM »

Thank you all for your prayers. I was pretty nervous this evening.

My prayers. Pray for strength and for peace that you can get enough sleep.

O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy.
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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2014, 12:41:51 PM »

Less than an hour before I defend. I will let you all know how it went.
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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2014, 03:23:34 PM »

I PASSED MY DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!!! Grin Walking on cloud 9 right now. Smiley


Thank you all so very much for your prayers.
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Awesome!  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2014, 03:53:00 PM »

Thanks be to God.  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2014, 12:10:40 AM »

Congratulations.  Glory to God.
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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2014, 05:04:17 AM »

Thanks be to God! And congratulations to you for the big part you played in it, Chris! I'm a firm believer in the old saying that God helps those who help themselves!

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Congratulations!

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