Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 05:50:54 EST
In a message dated 2/18/2000 1:12:08 AM Central Daylight Time, CEP7@aol.com
<< WHY WRITING A DISSERTATION IS HARDER THAN HAVING A BABY
1. Three months before your due date, your doctor doesn't say, "I want you
go back and redo the first trimester's work."
2. Unlike advisors, you can switch doctors without starting over.
3. Conceiving a baby is WAY more fun than conceiving a topic.
4. You know exactly how long pregnancy takes.
5. Friends and relatives don't question the worth of a baby.
6. You don't need to explain repeatedly to friends and family what it takes
to make a baby and why you're not through yet.
7. Babies don't require proper footnoting or adherence to a style manual.
8. You can freely borrow other people's stuff if you're having a baby; if
you're writing a dissertation, that's called plagiarism.
9. No one will complain that your baby is too similar to another one.
10. No matter how much trouble it was doing it, some people will gladly have
more than one baby.
Cute, but I doubt you'll get many mothers to agree. Of course you could try
asking a mother with a Ph.D. her opinion.
They call borrowing from another person in the field plagiarism. If you
borrow from many, they call it research.
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