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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: 0520963261
  • Category: Study Aids
  • 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.

The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career

The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career

A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure

  • Author: John A. Goldsmith,John Komlos,Penny Schine Gold
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226301495
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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Is a career as a professor the right choice for you? If you are a graduate student, how can you clear the hurdles successfully and position yourself for academic employment? What's the best way to prepare for a job interview, and how can you maximize your chances of landing a job that suits you? What happens if you don't receive an offer? How does the tenure process work, and how do faculty members cope with the multiple and conflicting day-to-day demands? With a perpetually tight job market in the traditional academic fields, the road to an academic career for many aspiring scholars will often be a rocky and frustrating one. Where can they turn for good, frank answers to their questions? Here, three distinguished scholars—with more than 75 years of combined experience—talk openly about what's good and what's not so good about academia, as a place to work and a way of life. Written as an informal conversation among colleagues, the book is packed with inside information—about finding a mentor, avoiding pitfalls when writing a dissertation, negotiating the job listings, and much more. The three authors' distinctive opinions and strategies offer the reader multiple perspectives on typical problems. With rare candor and insight, they talk about such tough issues as departmental politics, dual-career marriages, and sexual harassment. Rounding out the discussion are short essays that offer the "inside track" on financing graduate education, publishing the first book, and leaving academia for the corporate world. This helpful guide is for anyone who has ever wondered what the fascinating and challenging world of academia might hold in store. Part I - Becoming a Scholar * Deciding on an Academic Career * Entering Graduate School * The Mentor * Writing a Dissertation * Landing an Academic Job Part II - The Academic Profession * The Life of the Assistant Professor * Teaching and Research * Tenure * Competition in the University System and Outside Offers * The Personal Side of Academic Life

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.

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

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.

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.

Research and Writing in International Relations

Research and Writing in International Relations

  • Author: Laura Roselle
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315508486
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 178
  • View: 4836
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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.

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.

Statistics Unplugged

Statistics Unplugged

  • Author: Sally Caldwell
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285402588
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6738
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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.

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).

Curtains?

Curtains?

The Future of the Arts in America

  • Author: Michael M. Kaiser
  • Publisher: Brandeis University Press
  • ISBN: 1611687047
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 168
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In this clear-minded but sobering book, Michael M. Kaiser assesses the current state of arts institutions-orchestras; opera, ballet, modern dance, and theater companies; and even museums. According to Kaiser, new developments in the twenty-first century, including the Internet explosion, the death of the recording industry, the near-death of subscriptions, economic instability, the focus on STEM education in schools, the introduction of movie-theater opera, the erosion of newspapers, the threat to serious arts criticism, and the aging of the donor base have together created tremendous challenges for all arts organizations. Using Michael Porter's model of industry structure to describe how industries evolve, Kaiser argues persuasively that unless steps are taken now, midsized performing arts institutions will have all but evaporated by 2035. Only the largest arts organizations will survive, with tickets priced for the very wealthy and programming limited to the most popular and lucrative productions. Kaiser concludes with a call to arms. With three extraordinary decades' experience as an arts administrator behind him, he advocates passionately for risk-taking in programming and more creative marketing, and details what needs to happen now-building strong donor bases, creating effective boards, and collective action-to sustain the performing arts for generations to come.

The Arts Dividend

The Arts Dividend

Why Investment in Culture Pays

  • Author: Darren Henley
  • Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781783962778
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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The Arts Dividend looks in depth at seven key benefits that art and culture bring to our lives: encouraging the UK's creativity; advancing education; impacting positively on health and wellbeing; supporting innovation and technology; providing defining characteristics to villages, towns and cities; contributing to economic prosperity; and enhancing England's reputation for cultural excellence on the global stage. This book encourages us to consider the country's unique levels of creativity and the invaluable rewards to be gained from the public investment that enables great art and culture to be a part of everyone's lives, no matter who they are or where they live. Having spent a year traveling the length and breadth of England, Darren Henley shares his reflections on the UK's national arts and culture landscape in 2016, offering a snapshot of the remarkable creativity on display from Cumbria to Kent and from Cornwall to Northumberland.

Blunder

Blunder

Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions

  • Author: Zachary Shore
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 9781608192540
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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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.

AP® Calculus AB & BC All Access Book + Online

AP® Calculus AB & BC All Access Book + Online

  • Author: Stu Schwartz
  • Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
  • ISBN: 0738687944
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 456
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All Access for the AP® Calculus AB & BC Exams Book + Web + Mobile Updated for the new 2017 Exams Everything you need to prepare for the Advanced Placement® Calculus exams, in a study system built around you! There are many different ways to prepare for an Advanced Placement® exam. What's best for you depends on how much time you have to study and how comfortable you are with the subject matter. To score your highest, you need a system that can be customized to fit you: your schedule, your learning style, and your current level of knowledge. This book, and the online tools that come with it, will help you personalize your AP® Calculus prep by testing your understanding, pinpointing your weaknesses, and delivering flashcard study materials unique to you. REA's All Access system allows you to create a personalized study plan through three simple steps: targeted review of exam content, assessment of your knowledge, and focused study in the topics where you need the most help. Here's how it works: Review the Book: Study the topics tested on the AP® Calculus AB & BC exams and learn proven strategies that will help you tackle any question you may see on test day. Test Yourself and Get Feedback: As you review the book, test yourself with 9 end-of-chapter quizzes and 3 mini-tests. Score reports from your free online tests and quizzes give you a fast way to pinpoint what you really know and what you should spend more time studying. Improve Your Score: Armed with your score reports, you can personalize your study plan. Review the parts of the book where you are weakest, and use the REA Study Center to create your own unique e-flashcards, adding to the 100 free cards included with this book. Visit The REA Study Center for a suite of online tools: The best way to personalize your study plan is to get frequent feedback on what you know and what you don't know. At the online REA Study Center, you can access three types of assessment: topic-level quizzes, mini-tests, and a full-length practice test. Each of these tools provides true-to-format questions and delivers a detailed score report that follows the topics set by the College Board®. Topic Level Quizzes: Short, 15-minute quizzes are available throughout the review and test your immediate understanding of the topics just covered. Mini-Tests: Three online mini-tests cover what you've studied. These tests are like the actual AP® exam, only shorter, and will help you evaluate your overall understanding of the subject. 2 Full-Length Practice Tests - (1 for Calculus AB and 1 for Calculus BC): After you've finished reviewing the book, take our full-length practice exams to practice under test-day conditions. Available both in the book and online, these tests give you the most complete picture of your strengths and weaknesses. We strongly recommend you take the online versions of the exams for the added benefits of timed testing, automatic scoring, and a detailed score report. Improving Your Score with e-Flashcards: With your score reports from the quizzes and tests, you'll be able to see exactly which AP® Calculus topics you need to review. Use this information to create your own flashcards for the areas where you are weak. And, because you will create these flashcards through the REA Study Center, you can access them from any computer or smartphone. REA's All Access test prep is a must-have for students taking the AP® Calculus AB & BC exams!

Grad's Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays

Grad's Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays

Examples from Real Students Who Got into Top Schools

  • Author: Colleen Reding
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1618213954
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 225
  • View: 5633
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Grads' Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays provides more than 50 successful admission essays straight from the source--recent college graduates making the transition to earning advanced degrees at highly selective graduate programs. Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Northwestern are just a few of the universities to which these students were admitted. Each of the essays contains designated segments highlighting the particular characteristics that make them outstanding admissions essays. Additionally, the essays are interspersed with segments labeled "Writer's Words of Wisdom," which contain statements from the author of the particular essay with advice on the admissions process. By offering guidance from successful graduate school applicants, readers can glean advice from a variety of perspectives, while still obtaining the critical information as it relates to well-written essays for programs within a variety of fields including law, business, medicine, education, and humanities.

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.

AP® Calculus AB & BC Crash Course Book + Online

AP® Calculus AB & BC Crash Course Book + Online

  • Author: Joan Rosebush
  • Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
  • ISBN: 0738612197
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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REA's Crash Course for the AP® Calculus AB & BC Exams - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time 2nd Edition - Updated for the 2017 Exams Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Calculus AB & BC exams yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the tests? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exams AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® Calculus AB & BC is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP® Calculus AB & BC course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exams, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Written by an experienced AP® Calculus instructor, the targeted review chapters prepare students for the test by only focusing on the topics tested on the AP® Calculus AB & BC exams. Our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in AP® Calculus AB & BC and covers functions, graphs, units, derivatives, integrals, and polynomial approximations and series. Expert Test-taking Strategies Our author shares detailed question-level strategies and explain the best way to answer AP® questions you'll find on the exams. By following this expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score! Take REA's Practice Exams After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exams (one online for both Calculus AB and Calculus BC) features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. Each exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® Calculus AB & BC student must have. When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® Calculus AB & BC!

Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Journal

100 Days of Gratitude Will Change Your Life

  • Author: Natalie Fox
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780993538209
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 236
  • View: 6545
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This is no ordinary gratitude journal. This book will take you on a journey for the next 100 days to retrain your mindset and be more positive. Revised and updated, this second edition brings you extra pages and activities to cultivate the feeling of gratitude.....just writing a list simply won't do! This book will teach you how to practice the feeling of gratitude and take that with you throughout the day. Use this book however you will. Colour in it, draw on it and get creative. The aim is to 'rewire' your brain to adopt a new gratitude mindset so that it becomes your default way of being. Commit to a daily gratitude practice with this book and feel good!