Getting What You Came For The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M. A. or a Ph. D.

ISBN-10: 0374524777
ISBN-13: 9780374524777
Edition: 1997
Authors: Robert L. Peters
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Description: Is graduate school right for you? Should you get a master’s or a Ph.D.? How can you choose the best possible school? This classic guide helps students answer these vital questions and much more. It will also help graduate students finish in less  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Is graduate school right for you? Should you get a master’s or a Ph.D.? How can you choose the best possible school? This classic guide helps students answer these vital questions and much more. It will also help graduate students finish in less time, for less money, and with less trouble. Based on interviews with career counselors, graduate students, and professors, Getting What You Came For is packed with real-life experiences. It has all the advice a student will need not only to survive but to thrive in graduate school, including: instructions on applying to school and for financial aid; how to excel on qualifying exams; how to manage academic politics—including hostile professors; and how to write and defend a top-notch thesis. Most important, it shows you how to land a job when you graduate.

This Book Can Help (and You Probably Need It!)
What Is Graduate School Like?
Do You Need to Go?
Should You Work First?
Choosing a School: The Thesis Adviser
Choosing a School: Secondary Aspects
Application and Admission
Improving Your Credentials for Admission
Financial Aid
The Master's Degree: History and Hurdles
The Doctorate: History and Hurdles
Managing Yourself
Playing Politics: Building a Reputation
Master's Comprehensive and Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations
Choosing and Managing Your Thesis Committee
The Thesis Topic: Finding It
The Thesis Proposal
The Thesis: Writing It
The Thesis Defense
Oral Presentations: The Key to Being a Star
Dealing with Stress and Depression
The Social Milieu
Swimming with the Mainstream: Returning Students, Women, Minorities, and Foreign Students
Bringing It All Together: The Job
Buying Your Computer and Software
Useful Internet Addresses
Bibliography
Index

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