The Ph D Process

Author: Dale F. Bloom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199880697
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Ph.D. Process offers the essential guidance that students in the biological and physical sciences need to get the most out of their years in graduate school. Drawing upon the insights of numerous current and former graduate students, this book presents a rich portrayal of the intellectual and emotional challenges inherent in becoming a scientist, and offers the informed, practical advice a "best friend" would give about each stage of the graduate school experience. What are the best strategies for applying to a graduate program? How are classes conducted? How should I choose an advisor and a research project? What steps can I take now to make myself more "employable" when I get my degree? What goes on at the oral defense? Through a balanced, thorough examination of issues ranging from lab etiquette to research stress, the authors--each a Ph.D. in the sciences--provide the vital information that will allow students to make informed decisions all along the way to the degree. Headlined sections within each chapter make it fast and easy to look up any subject, while dozens of quotes describing personal experiences in graduate programs from people in diverse scientific fields contribute invaluable real-life expertise. Special attention is also given to the needs of international students. Read in advance, this book prepares students for each step of the graduate school experience that awaits them. Read during the course of a graduate education, it serves as a handy reference covering virtually all major issues and decisions a doctoral candidate is likely to face. The Ph.D. Process is the one book every graduate student in the biological and physical sciences can use to stay a step ahead, from application all the way through graduation.

Is Graduate School Really for You

Author: Amanda I. Seligman
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404605
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Landing a job in today's academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree—and those who support them—with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school. Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study—not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics. This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including ? qualifications and admission guidelines? financial aid and graduate stipends? meeting expectations and residency requirements? coursework, theses, and dissertations? degrees, jobs, and academic careers? tenure, research, and peer review? social life (will you still have one?) Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you.

Biomedical Graduate School A Planning Guide to the Admissions Process

Author: David McKean
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763787019
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many undergraduate students who have an interest in science careers do not receive appropriate information on how to identify potential career options or maximize opportunities during different periods in their academic development. Guide to Biomedical Graduate School Admissions identifies what college students need to do throughout their undergraduate education to become competitive for and be accepted into biological or biomedical PhD or MD-PhD programs. This book guides students step-by-step through the many facets of the graduate school admissions process, including helping students identify potential career options, the interview process and how to maximize their academic credentials, determining which extracurricular activities and research experiences they need to attain, and much more. Guide to Biomedical Graduate School Admissions is a must-have resource for the undergraduate student planning to successfully move on PhD or MD-PhD program.

Working for a Doctorate

Author: Norman John Graves
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415147316
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In stark contrast to undergraduates, new PhD students often find no framework for study, few deadlines and little peer support. Working for a Doctorate: * Addresses the problems of the research process, such as finance and time-management * Offers practical guidance and specialist advice to both students and their supervisors * Is written by a team of experts who have had a long and successful experience of tutoring PhD students * Contains case studies of current and ex-PhD students * Explores issues such as gender, culture and the fundamental nature of the PhD. The book will be a vital guide and companion to anyone studying, supervising or contemplating a doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences.

REA s Authoritative Guide to Graduate Schools

Author: Research and Education Association
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878910793
Format: PDF, Kindle
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REAs reference book profiles top graduate schools in over sixty fields of study, including engineering, biology, psychology, and chemistry. The profiles have clear, easy-to-read comparison charts that give details to help you select the best graduate school for you. Contains information on enrollment, admissions requirements, financial aid, tuition, and much more. This book is a helpful guide to students who are considering graduate school.

Getting a PhD in Law

Author: Caroline Morris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847317707
Format: PDF, Docs
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Getting a PhD in Law is a unique guide to obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Law in the UK. While there is a wide range of study guides for PhD students in the social sciences and other science-based disciplines, there is very little information available on the process of obtaining a PhD in law. Research degrees in law share some attributes with those in related disciplines such as the humanities and social sciences. However, legal methodology and the place of the PhD in law in the young lawyer's career create unique challenges that have not been addressed by existing guides. Getting a PhD in Law fills this clear gap in the market, providing an accessible guide to the PhD process from topic selection to thesis publication. This readable and informative guide draws on interviews and case studies with PhD students, supervisors and examiners. Getting a PhD in Law will be essential reading for the growing numbers of PhD students in the UK's many law schools-and those internationally who wish to learn from UK best practice.

Postgraduate Education and Training in the Social Sciences

Author: Robert G. Burgess
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN:
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In the last decade there has been considerable interest in the process of doing a PhD. Much of this interest has focused on policy issues that have been raised by the research councils and the British Academy. This volume presents a guide to the 'state of the art' in postgraduate education and training in the social sciences, the concept of quality in the PhD, examining styles and strategies of supervisors with a view to improving completion rates, the process of supervision, the motives of supervisors and students and their relationship.

ReSearch

Author: Teresa M. Evans
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128043687
Format: PDF, Mobi
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ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists is a career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs. This book provides step-by-step processes for the assessment of career goals and the actions that can be taken in order to achieve them. ReSearch includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns. This book also includes narratives from a number of perspectives to showcase the variety of career options available. ReSearch is written by experts with inside knowledge of how to effectively leverage skills in order to take that next step in your career, whether you are a recent graduate or are interested in transitioning into something new. This book is also a valuable resource for advisors and careers counselors who mentor students and postdocs about their career plans. Fills the knowledge gap in career planning practices for students and early career researchers in the STEM fields, particularly those in the sciences Provides global perspectives on seeking career opportunities outside of the United States Includes strategies for how to market your transferable skill sets, network, and maximize informational interviews Includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns

Journey to the Ph D

Author: Anna Lucille Green
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579220792
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book, by 24 Black scholars who have been there, offers a guide to aspiring doctoral students to the formal process and to the personal, emotional and intellectual challenges they are likely to face.