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Graduation : Challenge Accepted

Author: Alexander de Haan; Elianne de Regt
Publisher: The Hague, The Netherlands : Eleven International Publishing, Portland, OR : International Specialized Book Services, [2014] [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How are you going to make sure that your graduation represents you and everything that you are capable of, instead of what all students in your program can do? The only way to do this is to make your thesis entirely your project. And, the only way to do that is to continuously take initiative, stay active, and, most importantly, stay in charge of your work. This book will challenge you and your current perspective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)887856197
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander de Haan; Elianne de Regt
ISBN: 9789462741645 9462741646 1336022906 9781336022904
OCLC Number: 897810733
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; TABLE OF CONTENTS; 1 GRADUATION:CHALLENGE ACCEPTED; 1.1 Our alternative approach to graduation projects; 1.2 Overview of the book; 2 WHAT STORIES AND MYTHS EXIST ABOUT GRADUATION PROJECTS?; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Five myths about graduation projects; 2.2.1 'Whatever I do, I will have to change it the way they want'; 2.2.2 'Graduation is about finding the truth, which is impossible'; 2.2.3 'Graduation has to be scientific, which is very difficult'; 2.2.4 'My professor and my supervisor are never satisfied'; 2.2.5 'I can never defend my work, my committee always knows better' 2.3 Examples of realistic research2.4 Time for action; 3 ARE YOU READY TO SET SAIL?; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Personal goals for a graduation project; 3.3 Essential building blocks; 3.4 People who make you perform; 3.5 Taking the lead; 3.6 Time for action; 4 WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET PEOPLE ON BOARD?; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Creating interest and momentum; 4.3 Meeting potential team members; 4.4 Proposing research: the basics; 4.5 Time for action; 5 WHO IS IN CHARGE OF YOUR GRADUATION PROJECT?; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Boss versus leader; 5.3 Being the manager of your project; 5.4 Time for action. 6 HOW TO DEAL WITH THE UNAVOIDABLE SETBACKS?6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Accepting the challenge; 6.3 Well prepared is half delivered; 6.4 Time for action; 7 HOW DO YOU ENVISION THE FINAL STEPS?; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Finalizing is a joint decision; 7.3 The floor is yours; 7.4 Time for action; 8 GRADUATED: WHAT'S NEXT?; WHO ARE WE?; FURTHER READING; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Solving Complex Problems.
Responsibility: Alexander de Haan, Elianne de Regt.

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How are you going to make sure that your graduation represents you and everything that you are capable of, instead of what all students in your program can do? The only way to do this is to make your thesis entirely your project. And, the only way to do that is to continuously take initiative, stay active, and, most importantly, stay in charge of your work. This book will challenge you and your current perspective on your upcoming graduation project. In seven chapters, the book's authors offer their views, ideas, and practical tips of what it means to be in charge of one's own graduation, how.

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