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ERIC Number: EJ1056280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Like Climbing Jacob's Ladder: An Art-Based Exploration of the Comprehensive Exam Process
Shields, Sara Scott
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v14 n2 p206-227 Apr 2015
The comprehensive exam process is a rite of passage in the scholarly world, and as such the movements of this process often feel like a guarded secret to graduate students. As a PhD candidate, I left the comprehensive exam process feeling both initiated and inundated. This article is an attempt to uncover the secret that is the comprehensive exam process, but more importantly this article is an artful documentation of my journey through the process. Through arts-based engagement with artifacts from my comprehensive exam process I hope to explore and uncover the power this academic journey holds so other graduate students can enter their journey with open eyes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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