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Subject area: Arts, Humanities, Linguistics
Department: English Language and Literature
Pursuing degree: Doctoral
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I am thinking of going on and getting a PhD. But I am not sure what area would benefit me most. I have a BA in history, an MA in secondary education, and an MA in genocide and Holocaust studies which is my area of expertise. My goal is to teach in a private college or university. I would like to teach teachers how to teach about genocide and the Holocaust. I am thinking of getting a PhD in education, but will this help market myself, or should I get PhD in something else? Any suggestions would be helpful...
That's a tough question to answer. I try not to to reinvent the wheel! Have you checked the credentials of those persons who are already doing what you want to be doing in the future? I would think that you might want to give some thought to whether or not you want to publish in your field. If you want to publish in the area of your specialty, genocide and holocaust studies, then maybe a PhD in history or Interdisciplinary Studies might be more suited. If you want to publish research about teaching for teachers, then maybe a EdD or PhD Education might suit you better. I've got a BA and MA in English but chose to pursue a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies because I want to be able to publish and teach in other areas. My dissertation is about postcolonial literature but I am writing my paper using other disciplines, politics, psychology, cultural anthroplogy, history, etc. One of my goals is to publish in journals for any of these areas. Hope this helps!
I am an international student who's attending a doctoral program this year(fall2009) without any funding. I've talked to my prf and others already but I don't think there would be any chance for me to apply for department fellowship. what else I can do to get any kind of support?
Funding is hard to come by for most students, international and native students as well but don't despair. There are still pockets of money available for school but you must "dig" for them. I have two suggestions for you about strategies that I've used with some success. First, you might want to google "scholarships,grants" in your particular discipline. Sometimes the individual concentrations offer discreet funds for students pursuing studies in that field. I'm an online subscriber (free) to H-NET (Humanities ,Social Science). At this site, you can look up funding, research grants, paid internships, etc. If you're interested, you can also submit articles for publication and for speaking at conferences. Lots of good stuff at H-NET! Hope this information helps and keep the faith!
Say, I want to cite a line from an article 1 - author 1; and that specific line is already a reference from another journal article 2 - author 2.
What is the best way to cite the chosen line in my bibliography? I guess the best practice is to make reference to the original article 2. Please advise whether author 1 does not receive any credit, since I came across the particular idea from author's 1 article 1.
I'm an English teacher and I always tell my students that it is important to follow the citation and source documentation conventions for their particular discipline. Every discipline does things differently and many schools have their own versions as well. Your best bet is to ask your writing project advisor what documentation style he/she (or the institution) prefers and use that one. In general, most disciplines, except for English, foreign languages, art, philosphy, tend to favor the MLA format but again your best bet is to ask the advisor. If this piece is for publication, then you'd want to get the specifics about particular format and documentation styles from the publication agent/website.
Hope this helps,