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Grad School Essentials

Grad School Essentials

A Crash Course in Scholarly Skills

  • Author: Zachary Shore
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520288297
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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What’s the hardest part of grad school? It’s not simply that the workload is heavy and the demands are high. It’s 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.

Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

  • Author: Adam Ruben
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN: 0307589455
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 176
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This is a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal. They lead the lives of the impoverished, grade the exams of whiny undergrads, and spend lonely nights in the library or laboratory pursuing a transcendent truth that only six or seven people will ever care about. These suffering, unshaven sad sacks are grad students, and their salvation has arrived in this witty look at the low points of grad school. Inside, you’ll find: • advice on maintaining a veneer of productivity in front of your advisor • tips for sleeping upright during boring seminars • a description of how to find which departmental events have the best unguarded free food • how you can convincingly fudge data and feign progress This hilarious guide to surviving and thriving as the lowliest of life-forms—the grad student—will elaborate on all of these issues and more. www.facebook.com/stupiddecisiontogogradschool From the Trade Paperback edition.

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School

Perverse Professional Lessons for Graduate Students

  • Author: Kevin D. Haggerty,Aaron Doyle
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022628090X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 201
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Every year almost half a million people start a graduate program of some sort. For many, grad school is the critical step toward a career as a researcher or teacher in higher education. Others might be pursuing a masters or a doctorate for personal fulfillment or to obtain the skills and credentials for a career outside the academy. No matter which group you are in, this book provides brilliant and unflinching advice about how to make a disaster out of graduate school.Kevin D. Haggerty and Aaron Doyle--two veteran directors of graduate programs and recipients of mentoring awards--have seen it all, the good and the bad. Here in this funny and shrewd book they lay out the fifty-seven ways to screw up grad school...so that you can avoid them. Their litanies of foul-ups are organized by theme and cover the grad school experience from beginning to end: from how to select your university and program, to your interactions with your advisor, committee, and fellow students, to balancing your personal and academic lives, through the pitfalls of completing your thesis and hunting for a job or postdoctoral fellowship. Although the authors guarantee that following their 57 step program will result in a spectacular crash and burn, their primary goal is to breathe some life and humor into a concise, accessible, and engaging guide for students and potential students on how to navigate and ultimately succeed in graduate school.

Breeding Bin Ladens

Breeding Bin Ladens

America, Islam, and the Future of Europe

  • Author: Zachary Shore
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801885051
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 223
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Zachary Shore asserts that the growing ambivalence of Europe's Muslims poses risks to national identities, international security, and the transatlantic alliance. Through in-depth interviews with Muslims living across the European Union, he gives voice to people of deep faith who speak of the conflict between their desire to integrate into their adopted societies and the repulsion they feel toward some of what the West represents.

Effective College and University Teaching

Effective College and University Teaching

Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate

  • Author: William Buskist,Victor A. Benassi
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506319785
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 256
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Using empirical research, Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate gives faculty and graduate teaching assistants the tools for understanding why certain teaching practices work and how to adjust their teaching to changing classroom room and online environments. The majority of books on college and university teaching are "how to" books. This book takes a unique approach and provides both the rationale and a detailed guide for how to use and teach these practices to others. Written by leading scholars and expert master teachers, this book outlines, reviews, and discusses the best practices for preparing graduate students to become effective in their duties as teaching assistants and as teachers of record and for new faculty teaching earlier in their careers. The book provides full coverage of those topics central to developing efficacious training practices aimed at the professional development of teachers at the college and university level.

Good Grad!

Good Grad!

A Practical Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences and Engineering

  • Author: Joseph W Gangestad Ph D,Joseph W. Gangestad
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780988972605
  • Category: Graduate students in engineering
  • Page: 228
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A graduate student in the sciences and engineering has to attend conferences, write journal articles, navigate collaborations, negotiate for lab equipment, mediate between squabbling lab mates, indulge eccentric professors, teach undergraduates, and secure funding every semester. Undergrad teaches you none of these skills, and no one warns you before you start grad school that you need them. "Good Grad " is a practical-and politically incorrect-guide for current and future grad students trying to unravel the mysteries of the master's degree and Ph.D. For most of your time in grad school, you're not worrying about looking good to an admissions committee or beefing up a resume. Instead, you're hoping that you'll get that teaching position next semester so you can pay the rent; you're working late into the night to get that conference abstract submitted before the deadline; you're wondering how to get forms signed when your advisor is out of town; you're hoping you won't have to spend the weekend feeding rats in the lab. "Good Grad " contains the hard-fought wisdom of those who have gone through these trials by fire and come out the other side. For budding scientists and engineers, "Good Grad " is an indispensable resource at every stage of a graduate career, from when you're deciding whether to attend grad school at all to when you're finally defending your thesis, and all the years in between. Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Going to Grad School Chapter 2: The Milestones of Grad School Chapter 3: Your Advisor Chapter 4: The Research Group Chapter 5: Your Research Chapter 6: Funding Chapter 7: Going to a Conference Chapter 8: Publishing a Journal Article Chapter 9: The Bureaucracy Chapter 10: Getting a Job Epilogue: Social Life

A Guide to Academia

A Guide to Academia

Getting Into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs and a Research Job

  • Author: Prosanta Chakrabarty
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470960418
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 175
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Explains the academic career path and guides the reader on a successful path from undergraduate to Assistant Professor.

Research and Writing in International Relations

Research and Writing in International Relations

  • Author: Laura Roselle
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315508486
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 178
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Research and Writing in International Relations offers the step-by-step guidance and the essential resources needed to compose political science papers that go beyond description and into systematic and sophisticated inquiry. This text focuses on areas where students often need help–finding a topic, developing a question, reviewing the literature, designing research, and last, writing the paper. Including current and detailed coverage on how to start research in the discipline’s major subfields, Research and Writing in International Relations gives students a classroom-tested approach that leads to better research and writing in introductory and advanced courses.

Graduate School

Graduate School

Winning Strategies for Getting In

  • Author: David Gerald Mumby
  • Publisher: Proto Press
  • ISBN: 9780968217368
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 241
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This book provides college students with the information they need to apply successfully to graduate school. Misconceptions about graduate school are revealed and dispelled, including the most common myth – that one must have excellent grades to get in, and that excellent grades are all one needs. Other factors that may play a bigger role than GPA are discussed, and the reader discovers how the process of selecting applicants actually works in most graduate programs.

Getting What You Came For

Getting What You Came For

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

  • Author: Robert Peters
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9780374524777
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 400
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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.

Statistics Unplugged

Statistics Unplugged

  • Author: Sally Caldwell
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285402588
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3634
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Learn statistics the easy way with STATISTICS UNPLUGGED! Written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, this practical book takes the intimidation out of statistics and helps you understand the relevance of statistics to your own life. Interesting examples throughout the book allow you to see what is really going on with the numbers instead of being overwhelmed by the numbers themselves. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Anatomy of Orofacial Structures

Anatomy of Orofacial Structures

A Comprehensive Approach

  • Author: Richard W. Brand,Donald E. Isselhard,Elaine Satin
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323227848
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 567
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A combined text and student workbook, Anatomy of Orofacial Structures: A Comprehensive Approach, Enhanced 7th Edition, makes it easy to understand oral histology and embryology, dental anatomy, and head and neck anatomy. Now in full color, the book includes more than 800 images, as well as review questions and detachable flashcards for convenient, on-the-go study. Clear coverage provides a solid foundation for students in dental assisting and dental hygiene programs. From longtime dental educators Richard Brand and Donald Isselhard, this book provides a complete learning package! Comprehensive coverage of oral histology and embryology, dental anatomy, and head and neck anatomy - makes this a single source for oral anatomy. More than 800 detailed anatomical illustrations support the material, including labeled line drawings, radiographs, and clinical photographs.Text/Workbook format includes a perforated workbook section with chapter-by-chapter questions.Removable flashcards feature an image of a tooth on one side and that tooth's identifying/important information on the other side, providing an easy and effective study tool.A logical organization puts the most foundational information first, starting with dental anatomy and followed by oral histology and embryology, and then head and neck anatomy. NEW! Full-color art program features more than 800 images - illustrations, clinical photos, and radiographs.

Principles of Data Management and Presentation

Principles of Data Management and Presentation

  • Author: John P. Hoffmann
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520289951
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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-The world is saturated with data. We are regularly presented with data in words, tables, and graphics. Students from many academic fields are now expected to be educated about data in one form or another. Yet the typical sequence of courses--introductory statistics and research methods--does not provide sufficient information about data, learning to work with data sets, or how to present data to various audiences. This book is designed for these purposes. It discusses how data are used in research projects, where to get data, how to manage them with software, and how to present them so that one's message comes through clearly. With few expectations beyond some familiarity with basic statistics and research methods, this book provides a comprehensive set of principles for understanding and using data as part of a research project---Provided by publisher.

The Professor Is In

The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

  • Author: Karen Kelsky
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN: 0553419439
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 448
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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

I'm Not a Writer...I'm Just in Graduate School

I'm Not a Writer...I'm Just in Graduate School

A Guide to Writing Critically, Clearly and Coherently

  • Author: Vernetta K. Williams
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781533392916
  • Category:
  • Page: 142
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Too many graduate students struggle unnecessarily with their writing. Yes, writing expectations, demands and requirements of master's and doctoral programs are daunting. At the doctoral level especially, the statistics are alarming yet real: approximately 50% of people who start a Ph.D. program leave without their degree. However, writing is a skill that can and must be mastered. I'm Not a Writer provides practical information, skills and techniques for graduate students to experience anxiety-free writing and develop as scholarly writers.Topics Include* Strategies to organize ideas and research * Writing expectations of faculty* Elements of a well-developed and supported body paragraph* Coherence devices to unify writing* The steps of the writing process* The difference between revising and editing* Ways to develop an authoritative research voice* Techniques to critically read, critically think and critically write* Advice from actual graduate students on research, writing and coursework

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students

  • Author: Shamil Naoum
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136409912
  • Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Page: 224
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Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students is the only how-to guide for BSc and MSc students. Covering topic selection, research planning and methodology to structuring and writing the dissertation, this book includes everything needed for a successful write-up. A new chapter on Supervision and Assessment as well as updates to references and case studies ensures students know what is expected of them and how they will be assessed. The clear, concise, step-by-step text illustrated with examples of best case practice makes this an ideal resource for anyone involved in research in this field.

What Hitler Knew

What Hitler Knew

The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy

  • Author: Zachary Shore
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195182618
  • Category: History
  • Page: 159
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What Hitler Knew is a fascinating study of how the climate of fear in Nazi Germany affected Hitler's advisers and shaped the decision making process. It explores the key foreign policy decisions from the Nazi seizure of power up to the hours before the outbreak of World War II. Zachary Shore argues persuasively that the tense environment led the diplomats to a nearly obsessive control over the "information arsenal" in a desperate battle to defend their positions and to safeguard their lives. Unlike previous studies, this book draws the reader into the diplomats' darker world, and illustrates how Hitler's power to make informed decisions was limited by the very system he created. The result, Shore concludes, was a chaotic flow of information between Hitler and his advisers that may have accelerated the march toward war.

Blunder

Blunder

Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions

  • Author: Zachary Shore
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 9781608192540
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 3372
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For anyone whose best-laid plans have been foiled by faulty thinking, Blunder reveals how understanding seven simple traps-Exposure Anxiety, Causefusion, Flat View, Cure-Allism, Infomania, Mirror Imaging, Static Cling-can make us all less apt to err in our daily lives.

Tokyo on Foot

Tokyo on Foot

Travels in the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods

  • Author: Florent Chavouet
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462906400
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 208
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This prize-winning book is both an illustrated tour of a Tokyo rarely seen in Japan travel guides and an artist's warm, funny, visually rich, and always entertaining graphic memoir. Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth with a pouch full of color pencils and a sketchpad, and visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures. It isn't the Tokyo of packaged tours and glossy guidebooks, but a grittier, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives and the scenes and activities that unfold on the streets of a bustling metropolis. Here you find business men and women, hipsters, students, grandmothers, shopkeepers, policemen, and other urban types and tribes in all manner of dress and hairstyles. A temple nestles among skyscrapers; the corner grocery anchors a diverse assortment of dwellings, cafes, and shops—often tangled in electric lines. The artist mixes styles and tags his pictures with wry comments and observations. Realistically rendered advertisements or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes, like a housewife walking her pet pig, a Godzilla statue in a local park, and an urban fishing pond that charges 400 yen per half hour. This very personal guide to Tokyo is organized by neighborhood with hand-drawn maps that provide an overview of each neighborhood, but what really defines them is what caught the artist's eye and attracted his formidable drawing talent. Florent Chavouet begins his introduction by observing that, "Tokyo is said to be the most beautiful of ugly cities." With wit, a playful sense of humor, and the multicolor pencils of his kit, he sets aside the question of urban ugliness or beauty and captures the Japanese essence of a great city in this truly vital portrait.

Writing in Political Science

Writing in Political Science

A Brief Guide

  • Author: Danielle LaVaque-Manty,Mika LaVaque-Manty
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780190203931
  • Category: Academic writing
  • Page: 224
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Writing in Political Science: A Brief Guide applies the key concepts of rhetoric and composition--audience, purpose, genre, and credibility--to examples based in political science. It is part of a series of brief, discipline-specific writing guides from Oxford University Press designed for today's writing-intensive college courses. The series is edited by Tom Deans (University of Connecticut) and Mya Poe (Northeastern University).