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The Ph. D. Process : a Student's Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences

Author: Dale F Bloom; Jonathan D Karp; Nicholas Cohen
Publisher: New York : OUP USA, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This guide is a chronicle of the graduate school years that describe the intellectual and emotional experience of obtaining a Ph. D. in a scientific field. Readers will learn what to expect, how to prepare for oral exams and dissertation writing, reap the long-term benefits and acquire strategies for survival and success.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale F Bloom; Jonathan D Karp; Nicholas Cohen
ISBN: 0195119002 9780195119008
OCLC Number: 952755046
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents: 1. Deciding to go to Graduate School ; 2. Selecting an Advisor: Whose Lab is Right for Me? ; 3. Stages of Graduate School ; 4. Classes, Journal Clubs, Lab Meetings, Seminars ; 5. The Absent Professor ; 6. How You Learn ; 7. Deciding on Research Projects for Your Dissertation ; 8. Networking ; 9. The Scientists as a Specialist ; 10. Picking a Dissertation Committee/Defending the Proposal (The Preliminary Oral Exam) ; 11. The Life of a Graduate Student ; 12. Lab Notebooks ; 13. Lab Etiquette ; 14. Competition ; 15. The Role of Luck ; 16. Do I Belong Here? Insecurity and Stress ; 17. Foreign Students: Unique Problems and Stresses ; 18. On the Art of Scientific Writing ; 19. What Should Your Goals Be While in Graduate School? ; 20. Times They Are a'Changing ; 21. The End's in Sight: Writing the Dissertation
Responsibility: by Dale F. Bloom, Jonathan D. Karp, Nicholas Cohen.

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