Grad School Essentials

Grad School Essentials

Author: Zachary Shore

Publisher: Univ of California Press

Published: 2016-01-05

Total Pages: 156

ISBN-13: 0520288297

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WhatÕs the hardest part of grad school? ItÕs not simply that the workload is heavy and the demands are high. ItÕs that too many students lack efficient methods to let them do their best. Professor Zachary Shore aims to change this. With humorous, lively prose, Professor Shore teaches you to master the five most crucial skills you need to succeed: how to read, write, speak, act, and research at a higher level. Each chapter in this no-nonsense guide outlines a unique approach to acquiring a skill and then demonstrates how to enhance it. Through these concrete, practical methods, Grad School Essentials will save you time, elevate the quality of your work, and help you to earn the degree you seek.


Getting What You Came For

Getting What You Came For

Author: Robert Peters

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Published: 2023-08-29

Total Pages: 553

ISBN-13: 0374614172

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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.


A Field Guide to Grad School

A Field Guide to Grad School

Author: Jessica McCrory Calarco

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Published: 2020-08-25

Total Pages: 480

ISBN-13: 0691201102

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An essential handbook to the unwritten and often unspoken knowledge and skills you need to succeed in grad school Some of the most important things you need to know in order to succeed in graduate school—like how to choose a good advisor, how to get funding for your work, and whether to celebrate or cry when a journal tells you to revise and resubmit an article—won’t be covered in any class. They are part of a hidden curriculum that you are just expected to know or somehow learn on your own—or else. In this comprehensive survival guide for grad school, Jessica McCrory Calarco walks you through the secret knowledge and skills that are essential for navigating every critical stage of the postgraduate experience, from deciding whether to go to grad school in the first place to finishing your degree and landing a job. An invaluable resource for every prospective and current grad student in any discipline, A Field Guide to Grad School will save you grief—and help you thrive—in school and beyond. Provides invaluable advice about how to: Choose and apply to a graduate program Stay on track in your program Publish and promote your work Get the most out of conferences Navigate the job market Balance teaching, research, service, and life


57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School

Author: Kevin D. Haggerty

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 2015-08-15

Total Pages: 202

ISBN-13: 022628090X

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When it comes to a masters or PhD program, most graduate students don't deliberately set out to fail. Yet, of the nearly 500,000 people who start a graduate program each year, up to half will never complete their degree. Books abound on acing the admissions process, but there is little on what to do once the acceptance letter arrives. Veteran graduate directors Kevin D. Haggerty and Aaron Doyle have set out to demystify the world of advanced education. Taking a wry, frank approach, they explain the common mistakes that can trip up a new graduate student and lay out practical advice about how to avoid the pitfalls. Along the way they relate stories from their decades of mentorship and even share some slip-ups from their own grad experiences.


Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century

Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century

Author: G. Semenza

Publisher: Springer

Published: 2010-03-01

Total Pages: 340

ISBN-13: 0230105807

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In a straightforward manner, Semenza identifies the obstacles along the path of the academic career and offers tangible advice. Fully revised and updated, this edition's new material on advising, electronic publishing, and the post-financial crisis humanities job market will help students negotiate the changing landscape of academia.


Thriving in Graduate School

Thriving in Graduate School

Author: Arielle Shanok

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2021-08-02

Total Pages: 409

ISBN-13: 153813330X

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"This book provides real-world examples and suggestions on how to succeed in graduate school from those with first-hand experience"--


Empires in World History

Empires in World History

Author: Jane Burbank

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Published: 2021-05-11

Total Pages: 528

ISBN-13: 1400834708

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How empires have used diversity to shape the world order for more than two millennia Empires—vast states of territories and peoples united by force and ambition—have dominated the political landscape for more than two millennia. Empires in World History departs from conventional European and nation-centered perspectives to take a remarkable look at how empires relied on diversity to shape the global order. Beginning with ancient Rome and China and continuing across Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa, Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper examine empires' conquests, rivalries, and strategies of domination—with an emphasis on how empires accommodated, created, and manipulated differences among populations. Burbank and Cooper examine Rome and China from the third century BCE, empires that sustained state power for centuries. They delve into the militant monotheism of Byzantium, the Islamic Caliphates, and the short-lived Carolingians, as well as the pragmatically tolerant rule of the Mongols and Ottomans, who combined religious protection with the politics of loyalty. Burbank and Cooper discuss the influence of empire on capitalism and popular sovereignty, the limitations and instability of Europe's colonial projects, Russia's repertoire of exploitation and differentiation, as well as the "empire of liberty"—devised by American revolutionaries and later extended across a continent and beyond. With its investigation into the relationship between diversity and imperial states, Empires in World History offers a fresh approach to understanding the impact of empires on the past and present.


Graduate School

Graduate School

Author: David G. Mumby

Publisher: PRTPS

Published: 2012

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780968217368

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Aimed at college and university students in all major fields of study, this book covers everything one needs to know about how to apply successfully to graduate school in North America.


Crash Course

Crash Course

Author: Kim Bearden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2015-07-21

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 1451687710

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"The inspiring true story of a teacher's experiences with her students and the life lessons she learned that can help others find joy and success. Crash Course chronicles the life lessons that Kim Bearden has learned during an award-winning career in education that has spanned three decades. Kim has taught more than 2,000 students, and each has shown her something about the world and the abundant capacity for love, resilience, and appreciation that we all possess. By sharing her students' stories, she teaches their inspiring lessons to us all. Throughout the ups and downs of her professional and personal life, Kim found that her students were the light that illuminated her path; they were her sanctuary in the storm. From her challenges as a first year teacher, to her triumphs as the cofounder of the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, Kim shares how children can teach each of us the importance of building relationships, abandoning fear, embracing one's unique gifts, and living with passion. Full of honesty, humor, heartbreak, and humanity, Kim's experiences show how children can help any one of us, despite life's obstacles, find the joy and significance in both our personal and professional lives"--


Academic Writing for Graduate Students

Academic Writing for Graduate Students

Author: John M. Swales

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13:

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New material featured in this edition includes updates and replacements of older data sets, a broader range of disciplines represented in models and examples, a discussion of discourse analysis, and tips for Internet communication.