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Getting What You Came For

The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D.

Author: Robert Peters

Getting What You Came For

Getting What You Came For

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About This Book

This valuable resource for graduate students in both the humanities and sciences, and at every stage of the Ph.D. process, gives step-by-step directions on applying to school and for financial aid. It then shows how to excel on qualifying exams, how to manage academic politics, and how to write and defend a top-notch thesis, discussing everything from how to deal with hostile professors to conquering writer's block and the fear of public speaking.

Page Count
416
On Sale
04/11/1997

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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.

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN

9780374524777

In The News

“This is an excellent book. I don't know how Robert Peters was able to assemble all this highly relevant and valuable information after only one pass through the system known as graduate school, but he has produced a definitive piece of work.” —Dr. Gene Woodruff, Dean of the Graduate School, University of Washington, Seattle, President of the Association of Graduate Schools, Chairman of the GRE Board

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Getting What You Came For

Getting What You Came For

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