Ph. D. Process A Student's Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences

ISBN-10: 0195119002

ISBN-13: 9780195119008

Edition: 1998 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Dale F. Bloom, Jonathan D. Karp, Nicholas Cohen

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This guide is a lively chronicle of the intellectual and emotional experience of obtaining a Ph.D. in a scientific field. Readers will learn what to expect from professors and advisers, and how to prepare for oral exams, simplify the dissertation writing, reap the long-term benefits of the Ph.D. process and acquire strategies for survival and success. Tips on applying, and information for foreign students, are included.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/25/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Dale F. Bloom, PhD, received her graduate degree from the Behavioral Neuroscience division of the Department of Psychology at UCLA, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at the University of Rochester, and is a full-time author. Jonathan D. Karp, PhD, received his doctorate in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and his postdoctoral training in Psychoneuroimmunology at the University of Rochester. He is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Rider University. Nicholas Cohen, PhD, received his doctorate in Biology from the University of Rochester, and his postdoctoral training in Immunology from UCLA. He is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Psychiatry, and Oncology at the University of Rochester.

Karp received his doctorate in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and his postdoctoral training in Psychoneuroimmunology at the University of Rochester.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Deciding to Go to Graduate School
Selecting an Advisor: Whose Lab is Right for Me?
The Stages of Graduate School
Classes, Journal Clubs, Lab Meetings, and Seminars
The Absent Professor
How You Learn
Deciding on Research Projects for Your Dissertation
Networking
Picking a Dissertation Committee, and Defending the Proposal at the Preliminary Oral Exam
The Life of a Graduate Student
Some Additional Aspects of Graduate School Life: Lab Notebooks, Etiquette, Competition, Luck
Do I Belong Here?: Insecurity and Stress
Foreign Students: Unique Problems and Stresses
On the Art of Scientific Writing
What Should Your Goals Be While in Graduate School?
Times They Are A-Changing
The End is in Sight: Writing the Dissertation
The Final Oral Exam (the Defense)
References and Additional Reading
Index
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