It might seem a bit early for you to be reading about a PhD but to be forewarned is to be forearmed!
It is better to know well in advance about the possible pit falls in obtaining a PhD before you decide to start one.
Embarking upon a PhD may appear to be the answer to your problems; it can delay having to find employment, it seems nice and safe – you are in a college after all, and you gain the title “Dr”; what can go wrong?
Unfortunately, many research students discover what can go wrong as they go along and some of these mistakes can be very costly, not only in terms of time, delay and money but also in terms of self-confidence and a sense of worth. The following notes may help you; see pdf.