|Preparing Reading Lists for Comps|
Preparing Reading Lists for Comps
Aug. 19th, 2009 @ 07:22 pm
|Date:||August 20th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)|| |
If you can, get lists from former (or current) students who have already passed - we have 3 orals (two minor fields & the big one), and passing around lists really helped. There are invariably going to be massive differences, but at least in my department, there's definitely a 'core' list that should be on there, whatever your actual research interests.
Length and such is going to depend on your department - I don't think there's one set standard!
Thanks for the suggestion!
We have 4 committee members and the list are really based on the theme that we develop with them (so, mine will most likely be Spanish history, French Rev-nineteenth century, European medical history, and women and gender . .). Although, I think I will start by asking the ABD folks in my field for lists . . .
|Date:||August 20th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)|| |
Ah, sounds like you have everything rolled into one - our two minor orals in our secondary fields are not done at the same time as our major field exam (thank god!). Still, having an idea of lists, how people organize them (also really important!) is useful, plus you'll more than likely see stuff on other lists you weren't aware of/thinking of that you can put on yours.
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