Dear Editor,... The article is an absolute must-read for anyone considering doing a PhD or for anyone having done a PhD.
I read this article just now ('The disposable academic - Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time', December 18th 2010 issue), the day I am to complete and sign off my thesis (post-viva version; 4+ years in the making)... and I have to say I cannot but concur. Good article. Thank you. But I have to say: in regards to doing a PhD, I have no regrets. It has taught me a most precious life-skill... endurance :)
ps. This letter is not for print.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Is it worth doing a PhD?
Wrote to The Economist just now regarding their feature in this week's issue...