Your PhD Coach

Author: Gill Jeff Medd W
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247687
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This essential new self-coaching guide will help students to discover their full potential and bring vitality to their PhD experience and beyond by developing self-sufficiency, resourcefulness and resilience.

PhD

Author: James Hayton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780993174117
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If the aim of a PhD is to develop the skills of a professional academic researcher, how should you go about it? Using the principles of skill development as a foundation, this book provides a unique approach to the most common challenges of PhD research, including: - Getting to know the literature in your field - Developing your research ideas - Becoming a better academic writer - Coping with the stress and unpredictability of research - Publications and presentations - Writing, submitting and defending your thesis

How to Survive Your PhD

Author: Jason R. Karp
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402247486
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How to Survive Your PhD is your insider's guide to avoiding mistakes, choosing the right program, working with professors, and just how a person actually writes a 200-page paper When you're getting your PhD, you never know what surprises to expect. But now, you can be prepared! How to Survive Your PhD is your step-by-step guide to the right way to tackle every part of the doctoral process. Getting your PhD is not an easy process, and the decisions you make before and during your doctoral work can mean the different between having a PhD in four years or eight, Jason Karp has been there and made the mistakes and he shows you just what to avoid, what you should be doing, and how to make the best use of your time and resources. Plus insider tips on: Choosing Your School Dealing with Finances Picking the Right Academic Advisor Researching the Dissertation Managing Your Time The Exams Tricks of the Trade The Defense And so much more

The Smart Way to Your Ph D

Author: Dora Farkas
Publisher: Your Phd Consulting
ISBN: 9780982109205
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thousands of doctoral students across the U.S. struggle for years with challenging thesis topics, difficult advisors, and financial troubles. With so much pressure and often not much support, it is no surprise that many graduate students contemplate giving up. Fortunately, students can now find answers to their dilemmas in The Smart Way to Your Ph.D.: 200 Secrets from 100 Graduates, by Dora Farkas, a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After two years of research and 100 interviews with Ph.D.s from nearly 50 universities and over 30 disciplines, Dr. Farkas compiled an extensive resource guide with down-to-earth advice from successful Ph.D.s to help students plan and execute a research proposal, work efficiently with advisors and coworkers, write and defend their theses, and optimize their job searches. The Smart Way to your Ph.D. shows students how to get their graduate studies on track, finish their theses, and land their dream jobs.

The A Z of the PhD Trajectory

Author: Eva O. L. Lantsoght
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319774255
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This textbook is a guide to success during the PhD trajectory. The first part of this book takes the reader through all steps of the PhD trajectory, and the second part contains a unique glossary of terms and explanation relevant for PhD candidates. Written in the accessible language of the PhD Talk blogs, the book contains a great deal of practical advice for carrying out research, and presenting one’s work. It includes tips and advice from current and former PhD candidates, thus representing a broad range of opinions. The book includes exercises that help PhD candidates get their work kick-started. It covers all steps of a doctoral journey in STEM: getting started in a program, planning the work, the literature review, the research question, experimental work, writing, presenting, online tools, presenting at one’s first conference, writing the first journal paper, writing and defending the thesis, and the career after the PhD. Since a PhD trajectory is a deeply personal journey, this book suggests methods PhD candidates can try out, and teaches them how to figure out for themselves which proposed methods work for them, and how to find their own way of doing things.

Mama PhD

Author: Elrena Evans
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813543185
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written by contributors hailing from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints, the thirty-five essays in this anthology explore the continued inequality of the sexes in higher education and suggest changes that could make universities more family-friendly workplaces. Simultaneous.

The Professor Is In

Author: Karen Kelsky
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0553419439
Format: PDF, Docs
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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mastering Your PhD

Author: Patricia Gosling
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642158476
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond" helps guide PhD students through their graduate student years. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. While mainly directed at PhD students in the sciences, the book's scope is broad enough to encompass the obstacles and hurdles that almost all PhD students face during their doctoral training. Who should read this book? Students of the physical and life sciences, computer science, math, and medicine who are thinking about entering a PhD program; doctoral students at the beginning of their research; and any graduate student who is feeling frustrated and stuck. It's never too early -- or too late! This second edition contains a variety of new material, including additional chapters on how to communicate better with your supervisor, dealing with difficult people, how to find a mentor, and new chapters on your next career step, once you have your coveted doctoral degree in hand.