Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sara Doan: What I Wish I’d Known: Transitioning from an MA in RCPC to a PhD Program at Another University

As I entered my second year as an Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication (RCPC), I knew that I wanted to continue pursuing the love of teaching, research, and coursework that the RCPC program had nurtured in me. My first big decision was deciding whether to pursue a PhD. Many conversations between myself, faculty, older graduate students, and my friends surrounded this choice. But one conversation in particular crystallized that decision for me. It was between me and a seasoned graduate student at a department-sponsored happy hour in the fall of my second year. For the sake of anonymity, I will refer to this person as “W.”

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