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Author Peters, Robert L., 1951-

Title Getting what you came for : the smart student's guide to earning a Master's or a Ph. D / Robert L. Peters ; illustrations by the author.

Imprint New York : Noonday Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    378.24 PET 1997    Available
Edition Rev. ed.
Description xii, 399 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-386) and index.
Contents This book can help (and you probably need it!)--What is graduate school like? -- Do you need to go? -- Should you work first? -- Choosing a school: the thesis adviser -- Choosing a school: secondary aspects -- Application and admission -- Improving your credentials for admission -- Financial aid -- The master's degree: history and hurdles -- The doctorate: history and hurdles -- Managing yourself -- Playing politics: building a reputation -- Master's comprehensive and Ph. D. qualifying examinations -- Choosing and managing your thesis committee -- The thesis topic: finding it -- The thesis proposal -- The thesis: writing it -- The thesis defense -- Oral presentations: the key to being a star -- Dealing with stress and depression -- The social milieu -- Swimming with the mainstream: returning students, women, minorities, and foreign students -- Bringing it all together: the job -- Appendix A: Buying your computer and software -- Appendix B: Useful internet addresses.
Subject Universities and colleges -- United States -- Graduate work -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dissertations, Academic -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 0374524777
9780374524777 : $16.00

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