October 14th, 2004


Personal--French Reading Exam

Well, I somehow managed to teach myself enough French in September (with the traditional erratic schedule to begin with and the constant drilling as the day and hour approached) to pass the doctoral-level French Reading Exam. I thought I might have, but nevertheless find myself kinda surprised. Go freaking figure. Well, that's out of the way: I've been ignoring that requirement too long. And yet, nevertheless, I could still look at French sources in research even before studying any, because all the technical vocabulary is pretty much the same as in English: it was just that I didn't know any of the pronouns and such....

There's nothing in my way now for starting my Doctoral Qualifying Exams in the spring, then. Here comes more adventure!