Being a PhD student,are you under great pressure?

@Avaliu (24)
China
May 14, 2009 7:53pm CST
I am a PhD student.When I was studying for a Master Degree,I never thought I would be a PhD student.When I was a college student,I thought a post-graduate was very good.But now I don't think so. I must do a lot of experiments,and at last there must be a good result,so I can publish a good article,then I can graduate.But it's not easy.I have pressure.I don't want to continue my studying for a Doctor Degree.But my tutor told me I can go abroad for 2 years.I haven't gone abroad,so I am confused.I want to go abroad just for travelling.I have the chance,I dont want to miss it.So I applied for the fellowship,and I got it. I will go to Germany in september if everything goes well.But I have much pressure.I am afraid I can't finish my experiments,and that I can't reach the expected goals.I am not confident.I dont know how to relax myself. What about you?If you are very tired,what will you do to relax?
2 responses
@mensab (4204)
• Philippines
15 May 09
being a student means studying. and each level accompanies a certain level of difficulty. PhD is the highest level one can pursue in his/her educational life. and you are pursuing it. many will envy you for doing so. many wanted to pursue PhD but for some good reasons, they simply could not. just hold on to it. remember the old motivation or reason why you took PhD in the first place. refresh your motivation. goodluck.
@Avaliu (24)
• China
15 May 09
Thank you very much for your encouragement.
• China
15 May 09
I am a college student,and i will study for my Master Degree this September.Just as you said,many student have pressure especially those for PhD.I still have no idea whether I will get my MS Degree after three years study,which needs much efforts,so I think it is not a piece of cake.well,I think doing some sports or having fun with friends may relax me!Good luck!
@Avaliu (24)
• China
15 May 09
Thank you for your advice.I will learn to reduce my pressure.