Earning a doctoral degree is not easy for it is hard work. It is not separated from the day to day personal, family and work’s concerns. In other words, it is never detached from the life’s problems and issues. A certain Ender would be saying that, “Writing is not separate from the actual research. Writing is how you explain your ideas, and formulating those ideas into words can be very hard.”
But it is all more than that, and I must admit until now I cannot imagine myself getting through all these difficulties, obstacles and challenges. There is no easy way out, for it is worth the hardship to earn it. And I can do nothing if I put no great effort into it.
But what really upset me is when I learned that there is “an easy way out” for a chosen few.The full quotation below on Doctorate in Law is cited from Riziel Ann Cabreros:
Earlier in December 2011, Rappler reported that Corona obtained his doctorate in civil law, summa cum laude, from the University of Sto Tomas (UST) without writing a dissertation and fulfilling the required residency to qualify him for honors. Corona was one of 6 graduates who got top honors during ceremonies that commemorated the university’s quadricentennial celebrations. UST, invoking academic freedom, had acknowledged it waived its usual dissertation requirement for the grant of a doctorate to Corona. — Rappler.com
Source: Corona lied about academic honors?
by Riziel Ann Cabreros
Posted on 03/14/2012 8:12 AM | Updated 03/14/2012 8:37 PM