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Negotiating graduate school : a guide for graduate students

Author: Mark H Rossman
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Negotiating Graduate School, Second Edition provides realistic answers to the questions and concerns most often raised by students in graduate school. Incorporating three decades of personal experience working with master's and doctoral candidates, Rossman addresses such critical issues as the research proposal, forming a committee, preparing for comprehensive written and oral exams, avoiding emotional letdowns,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Guide (Descripteur de forme)
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark H Rossman
ISBN: 0761924841 9780761924845
OCLC Number: 48951228
Description: x, 133 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Can I Really Complete a Graduate Degree? --
2. The Program of Study --
3. The Graduate Committee --
4. The Comprehensive Exam --
5. The Proposal and the Thesis/Dissertation --
6. The Defense --
7. Now What? Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Can I really complete a graduate degree? How this book can help you ; Why am I in graduate school? ; Three categories of learners ; Motivation ; Barriers to learning ; Time management ; Self-directed learning ; Becoming a self-directed learner ; Need for support --
The program of study. Financing your graduate degree ; Am I in the right graduate degree program? ; Defining the program of study ; Developing the program of study ; Know yourself ; Controlling frustrations --
The graduate committee. Functions of the graduate committee. Roles of committee members ; Getting to know potential committee members ; Becoming known by potential committee members ; Choosing your committee ; Committee member selection guide --
The comprehensive exam. Purpose of the comprehensive examination ; The comprehensive examination process ; Evaluating the comp ; Preparing for the comprehensive exam ; Taking the comprehensive exam: tips for the written exam ; Tips for the oral exam --
The proposal and the thesis/dissertation. Developing the proposal ; The thesis/dissertation ; Connecting the proposal to the thesis/dissertation ; Chapter 1: the problem ; Chapter 2: the literature review ; Chapter 3: methodology ; Presentation, conclusions, and recommendations ; Concluding thoughts --
The defense. Understanding the defense ; Preparing for the defense ; What to do at the defense ; The decision --
Now what? Binding your thesis or dissertation ; Copyrighting your work ; Publishing your work ; Making up lost "quality time" ; Commencement ; Using the title "Doctor" ; Avoiding emotional letdowns ; Putting your degree to work --
References and suggested readings. References cited ; General style guidelines ; Guides to writing a proposal, thesis, dissertation, or research paper ; Guides to researching and writing in the disciplines --
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Responsibility: Mark H. Rossman.
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