Wednesday, December 29, 2010

To;pic: The Role of the MA in Writing vs. the PhD.

Question: How can the MA in Writing offer greater opportunities than the PhD?

Answer: Typically, the MA is a doorway to the PhD, which narrows the focus of candidates’ interests. The MA in writing as an end in itself offers far greater opportunities than the typical PhD to provide services in the community that are vitally needed.

Comment: The PhD narrows. The MA in writing broadens interests and opportunities. Worth thinking about. RayS.

Title: “Advancing by Degree: Placing the MA in Writing Studies.” P Vandenberg and J Clary-Lemon. College Composition and Communication (December 2020), 257-282.

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