I am taking the last course of doctoral work right now. I have turned in my application for comprehensive exams for the fall which usually means the 2nd or 3rd week of September.
After turning in the application, I was notified by my adviser that as of August she will no longer be with the university. She is the one who is supposed to gather the questions from the four other professors on my committee and prepare the packets of questions for comps that will total 24 hours of writing time (yes 24). I have taken way more than a majority of classes with her and was planning for her to chair my dissertation committee.
I’m working really hard not to freak. As if comps isn’t stressful enough! And because of all that, I’m having a hard time finishing the tasks at hand for this one class — that are not all that hard. So, please do me a favor, when you read this, if you don’t want to comment, but you will pray, put a + in the comments for me.