• In these first five pages, I have attempted to introduce the topic of the essay, and thoroughly establish the "problem." The problem I am trying to establish is the surplus of PhDs? awarded in comparison to the number of tenure track positions available. And subsequently, the problem of "unpreparedness" for jobs outside academia.
  • Questions/Concerns:
    • I am trying to narrow my audience from graduate students and administration, to simply graduate administration in rhetoric and composition. I have been trying to change verb tenses and pronouns, but am not sure how successful I have been.
    • I know I need more current research on the statistics of the PhDs?, but I haven't integrated it yet.
    • I plan to next move into a section that discusses the responsibility of the administration to remain honest and accountable to their students, and then next start moving towards implementing solutions (publication, mentoring programs, course track).