MoleMocha Posted October 10, 2012 Share Posted October 10, 2012 I am trying so hard to stay calm and not freak out. I am 4 weeks away. I know I can't know everything. I know it's an "academic spanking." I just want to do really well - I want to impress my committee. I have had problems with my advisor and sometimes I feel like she doesn't think I have what it takes. I want to prove her wrong in my quals. I have read the materials given to me by my committee members. My major advisor didn't give me any specific materials and told me she will be asking me about "the big picture" relating to my dissertation. She said it's not about memorization or "name-dropping," but I still feel like I need to know specific authors. How do I decide who to be familiar with?? If you are ABD, what advice can you give me about quals? What should I study? Aaagh, I'm not ready, aaaaaahhhhgggghghh!!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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