Is Graduate School Really for You

have five years to complete their programs; Ph.D. students have ten or twelve
years. Students who wish to ... to. getting. through. graduate. school? The short
answer: No. A longer answer: Some people think so, but I do not. The most
efficient ...

Author: Amanda I. Seligman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421404826

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 369

Landing a job in today's academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree—and those who support them—with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school. Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study—not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics. This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including • qualifications and admission guidelines • financial aid and graduate stipends • meeting expectations and residency requirements • coursework, theses, and dissertations • degrees, jobs, and academic careers • tenure, research, and peer review • social life (will you still have one?) Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you.

Getting Into Graduate School

Michelangelo The plan in this book has been structured to help you get through
just your years in college. Yet ideally the reason that you attended college was to
create opportunities for your future—a future that hopefully includes graduate ...

Author: Gregory J. Privitera

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483356736

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 997

In this exciting new book, experienced author, professor, and teacher Gregory J. Privitera—2013 Advisor of the Year at St. Bonaventure University and recipient of the SBU Award for Professional Excellence in teaching in 2014—draws on his extensive expertise to give students a step-by-step plan for success in preparing for and applying to graduate school. Broad in scope and rich in detail, Getting Into Graduate School includes insights into how graduate school selection committees decide on candidates, a concrete freshman-to-senior-year plan, and samples of application materials, resumes, and cover letters. This empowering book provides everything students in psychology and the behavioral sciences need to map their course to academic and professional success. “Privitera helps students to keep their eye on a goal and a prize from day one of college, and he helps them to understand that long-term thinking can enhance all areas of life.” —Ramani Durvasula, California State University, Los Angeles “The single most impressive aspect…is the concrete plan outlined for how students can plan for applying to graduate school, as early as their freshman year.” —Stacy Bender, Alfred University

The Graduate School Mess

There are workshops on getting one's bearings in graduate school, teaching for
the first time (“The Teaching Toolbox”), summer planning (through “Backwards
Design”), preparing for different kinds of job searches (including “Developing an

Author: Leonard Cassuto

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067472898X

Category: Education

Page: 309

View: 726

American graduate education is in disarray. Graduate study in the humanities takes too long and those who succeed face a dismal academic job market. Leonard Cassuto gives practical advice about how faculty can teach and advise students so that they are prepared for the demands of the working worlds they will join, inside and outside the academy.

Graduates of Predominantly Negro Colleges Class of 1964

The third line represents the most reliable proportion of those going to graduate
school without delay . We have seen that the Negro student takes longer to get
through college , and it appears that he will also take longer to get through his ...

Author: United States. Public Health Service




Page: 262

View: 382

The Women s Guide to Surviving Graduate School

GETTING A RUNNING START In this chapter, we address how to get focused
early in the program so that as the ... It takes a great deal of space to become
expert in an area, and graduate school is about becoming expert in an area. ...
Even if you are very computer literate, it is difficult to get through school paper

Author: Barbara Rittner

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452249512


Page: 168

View: 959

Written by women for women, this book provides practical information and advice on graduate schools in the United States and Canada. Basic information is provided for each graduate school about selection, applications and acceptance processes, likely cost and funding sources. The authors also provide valuable advice on how to determine the best methods for planning a course of study and selecting programmes.

Getting the Most from Your Graduate Education in Communication

Tell me who or what you found that helped you ( or continues to help you ) get
through . ” This question was designed to explore respondents ' support systems
and / or coping mechanisms used to get through graduate school . Based on their




Category: Communication

Page: 203

View: 380

The Black Student s Guide to Graduate and Professional School Success

If you are not accepted, call the schools that turn you down to find out what you
need to do to be more competitive, do what is recommended, and then reapply.
Taking risks is an essential part of getting into and through graduate school.

Author: Vernon L. Farmer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323119

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 152

Essays offer guidance for African American students pursuing advanced academic degrees, discussing such topics as choosing as advisor and interacting with students from other ethnic backgrounds.

How to Get Into the Top Graduate Schools

What You Need to Know about Getting Into Law, Medical, and Other Ivy League
Schools Explained Simply David Wilkening. instruction on finding, applying to,
and entering graduate schools. Compounding the problem is the misconception
by ...

Author: David Wilkening

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601382154

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 794

Although there are graduate schools all across the country, only a select group of people are admitted to these programs each year. Many people become overwhelmed by the process of choosing and applying to grad school, as well as the possibility of rejection. However, with this new book, you can significantly increase your chances of being accepted to the grad school of your choice. This new, carefully researched book contains valuable information for those who are still in college and intend to apply for grad school and those who are returning to school after a hiatus. Whether you are applying to grad school to prepare for a profession, get a specific job, potentially earn more, or simply for personal achievement, this book will explain exactly what you need to know in simple, easy to understand terms. You will learn how to choose a school, how to determine a program of interest, how to resolve unforeseen problems, such as a lost transcript or delinquent recommendations, how to conduct research online, how to request transcripts, how to ace the personal interview, how to deal with rejection, and how to accept or reject an offer.In addition, you will create an application timeline, take practice Graduate Record Exams (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Tests (GMAT) to determine how much preparation time you need, draft highly effective letters of intent and reference, write an engaging statement of purpose, apply for financial aid, choose samples of your work to submit with your application, and conduct informative on-site visits. Whether you are applying to law school or medical school or you are pursuing your doctorate in a liberal arts field, this book will provide you with all the information you need to ensure that you achieve your academic goals. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Paying for Graduate School Without Going Broke 2005 Edition

How do they support themselves during the summer ? Does the school
supplement medical insurance , and does the department provide professional
development money ? Are the students going to professional meetings and
getting ...

Author: Peter Diffley

Publisher: The Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375764226

Category: Study Aids

Page: 197

View: 663

Offers strategies for controlling the high costs of graduate school, discussing financial aid packages, applying for aid, educational loans, increasing eligibility, tax regulations, and additional sources of revenue and funding.

Playing the Game

"This book is lewd, rude and superb! Frank and Stein have written the first guide to grad school from a student's point of view; and the result is an irreverent, humorous and USEFUL book of advice.

Author: Fredrick Ulster Frank

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595304869

Category: Education

Page: 233

View: 608

"This book is lewd, rude and superb! Frank and Stein have written the first guide to grad school from a student's point of view; and the result is an irreverent, humorous and USEFUL book of advice. These foul-mouthed sages will help you get through a master's or doctoral program more quickly, with fewer blunders and less angst. I plan to recommend this book to all the graduate students I coach and teach." -Mary McKinney, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Dissertation Coach Yes, sports fans!, er, grad school fans Bad boys Fred and Karl are back with an updated version of their best selling self-help guide for grad students. This New and/or Improved Version is stocked with additional content, more lame attempts at humor, and a lower price (Karl threatened to moon the publisher unless his demands were met). Written with the attitude of a couple ill-mannered schoolboys who exhibit the insight and genius of the Ph.D.'s who wrote it, Playing the Game simplifies even the most complex aspects of grad school. Authors Frank and Stein have broken down Playing The Game into three hilarious and straightforward sections: Getting In, Getting Through, and Getting the Hell Out. In whatever stage of graduate school you find yourself, rest assured that you will never again grumble, "If only I had known! If only someone had explained this @%#! to me sooner!" Playing the Game simplifies the entire graduate school experience while imparting comically relevant stories and translating complicated graduate school jargon. This self-help guide helps grad students to comprehensively navigate their graduate school journey from application to matriculation. Unlike most of the material you'll be reading in grad school, Playing the Game is actually intelligible.

Getting in Without Freaking Out

Secret #96 There's Always Grad School In four years' time, there's -.1 good
chance the same kid you're so worried about today will be undergoing another
admissions marathon—this time aimed at getting into graduate school. Vi/'hy
should this ... grad-school tuition out of their own pockets, often through teaching
or 242 ...

Author: Arlene Matthews

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307420795

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 473

Is College Planning Driving You Crazy? Somehow, watching as your children decide which schools to apply to is as stressful for you as it is for them. If you’ve found yourself contemplating essay forgery, scheduling five college tours for a single holiday weekend, and obsessively checking the U.S. News and World Report rankings, you may be on the verge of freaking out. But as a parent, it’s important to (try to) remain calm and help keep everything in perspective. Written specifically for parents and their college-bound teens, Getting In Without Freaking Out is an insider’s guide to the application process by professional college coach Arlene Matthews. Years of experience have taught her the secrets of playing the admissions game without all the anxiety. Now, Arlene shares what admissions officers won’t tell you—that getting into a great college isn’t as hard as it seems! You’ll learn . . . • How to get into a top college without ever taking the SATs • Why a little procrastination never hurt anyone • Why applying to fewer schools increases the chances of acceptance • What really matters when your child goes off to college—and beyond As entertaining as it is practical and realistic, Getting In Without Freaking Out is the only guide of its kind—one that helps you get through the getting-in process with grace, good humor, and knowledge that will enhance your student’s chance of success.

Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana Chicano Educational Pipeline

99 I continued, “And that voice of self-doubt comes up time and again as I've
continued through academia. I mean, how did I get through educational
structures that systematically limit access to graduate school for Chicanas/0s?
How did I ...

Author: Tara J. Yosso

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136082581

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 598

Chicanas/os are part of the youngest, largest, and fastest growing racial/ethnic 'minority' population in the United States, yet at every schooling level, they suffer the lowest educational outcomes of any racial/ethnic group. Using a 'counterstorytelling' methodology, Tara Yosso debunks racialized myths that blame the victims for these unequal educational outcomes and redirects our focus toward historical patterns of institutional neglect. She artfully interweaves empirical data and theoretical arguments with engaging narratives that expose and analyse racism as it functions to limit access and opportunity for Chicana/o students. By humanising the need to transform our educational system, Yosso offers an accessible tool for teaching and learning about the problems and possibilities present along the Chicano/a educational pipeline.

Get Real Money for College

... of $cholar$hip Opportunities and Education Loan Options for Students from
Middle School Through Graduate School ... It not only increases the marketability
for getting jobs but also puts the student at a much higher salary scale with a few

Author: Naveen Krishnan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143438859X

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 255

The poetry within this book is an epitaph of love and friendship. The simplicity of these poems are reflections of people, current events and history. Poetry of hope and written with insight. I hope you enjoy the read.

Navigating Graduate School and Beyond

Maybe you've just walked through your undergraduate graduation ceremony (
and then a beach holiday). Maybe you've ... Or maybe you've been told that
getting a graduate degree is definitely a path toward upward career mobility!
Whatever ...

Author: Sundar A. Christopher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118671651

Category: Science

Page: 158

View: 430

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series. Graduate school can be an exciting, challenging time for students, but it can be scary and intimidating at the same time. Navigating Graduate School and Beyond: A Career Guide for Graduate Students and a Must Read for Every Advisor outlines the steps and skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and in your career. "Insider tips" help students better understand their advisors, leading to more productive advisor/student relationships. The importance of sowing well now with good habits and management techniques in order to reap big later is the central focus of the volume.

Developing a Learning Classroom

Many students will tell about some exciting event or special moment such as
winning a sports event, getting a new pet, taking a trip, and so on, ... We have
used variations of this with students of all ages from preschool through graduate

Author: Nic Cooper

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452271879

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 799

Discover powerful ways to connect with your students! All too often, managing a classroom means gaining control and implementing rules. Designed for any teacher struggling with student behavior, motivation, and engagement, this book explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through relationships, relevance, and rigor. Filled with classroom stories and immediate action steps, the book shows how to: Develop an interactive learning mindset Create a safe environment where students flourish Uncover a student's learning profile as well as your own teaching style Create classroom practices and procedures with student input Use brain-based instructional strategies to keep students engaged

Nation of Outlaws State of Violence

Florence Bernault is deserving of gratitude not only for relentlessly directing my
doctoral studies but also for ... Kobo, cheryl Sterling, ryan ronnenberg, and
Penelope Pack—whose friendship made getting through graduate school much
shorter ...

Author: Meredith Terretta

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821444727

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 845

Nation of Outlaws, State of Violence is the first extensive history of Cameroonian nationalism to consider the global and local influences that shaped the movement within the French and British Cameroons and beyond. Drawing on the archives of the United Nations, France, Great Britain, Ghana, and Cameroon, as well as oral sources, Nation of Outlaws, State of Violence chronicles the spread of the Union des populations du Cameroun (UPC) nationalist movement from the late 1940s into the first postcolonial decade. It shows how, in the French and British Cameroon territories administered as UN Trusteeships after the Second World War, notions of international human rights, the promise of Third World independence, Pan-African federation, and national citizenship blended with local political and spiritual practices that resurfaced as the period of European rule came to a close. After French and British administrators banned the party in the mid-1950s, UPC nationalists adopted violence as a revolutionary strategy. In the 1960s, the nationalist vision disintegrated. The postcolonial regime labeled UPC nationalists “outlaws” and rounded them up for imprisonment or execution as the state shifted to single-party rule in 1966. Nation of Outlaws, State of Violence traces the connection between local and transregional politics in the age of Africa’s decolonization and the early decades of the Cold War. Rather than stop at official independence as most conventional histories of African nationalist movements do, this book considers postindependence events as crucial to the history of Cameroonian nationalism and to an understanding of the postcolonial government that came to power on 1 January 1960. While the history of the UPC is a story that ends with the party’s failure to gain access to political power with independence, it is also a story of the postcolonial state’s failure to become a nation.

Towards Excellence

Graduate students at research universities are too focused when they leave
graduate school and therefore don ' t fit in well in a ... take you much longer to get
through graduate school , but you are very well prepared to be on the job market .

Author: John Ewing

Publisher: Amer Mathematical Society


Category: Education

Page: 261

View: 111

Most reports about resources for mathematics research have focused on federal funding, but this book is different: It focuses on the health of universities and especially on the health of doctoral mathematics departments. One goal of this book is to convince research departments that they should value quality instruction, not just because of its importance to the mission of the university, but also because of its importance to the overall health of a research mathematics department. To protect the resources you have in times of budget cuts or to seek increased resources, you must match what you are accomplishing with the mission and priorities of the university. ... You should never tire of reminding your administration that the existence of your doctoral program and your research are defining characteristics of the university. ... It is your responsibility to convince your administration that an excellent undergraduate mathematics program is worth paying for. We have a simple message: To ensure their institution's commitment to excellence in mathematics research, doctoral departments must pursue excellence in their instructional programs.

Removing Barriers

If individuals of this caliber had difficulties in getting through their graduate
programs, we can be sure that others found these difficulties insurmountable and
left the program. The problems the study participants had with their training
should, ...

Author: Jill M. Bystydzienski

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111739

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 877

Movement into academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been slow for women and minorities. Not only are women and minorities underrepresented in STEM careers, there is strong evidence that many academic departments are resistant to addressing the concerns that keep them from entering careers in these fields. In light of recent controversies surrounding these issues, this volume, examining reasons for the persistence of barriers that block the full participation and advancement of underrepresented groups in the sciences and addressing how academic departments and universities can remedy the situation, is particularly timely. As a whole, the volume shows positive examples of institutions and departments that have been transformed by the inclusion of women and recommends a set of best practices for continuing growth in positive directions.

Negotiating Graduate School

In almost every case , the program of study needs to be approved and signed by
various college administrators or department faculty . ... The importance of getting
to know your committee and getting to be known by them can't be stressed
enough . ... need to be filled out and who needs to approve the program of study ,
consider how your goals and objectives can be met through the program of study

Author: Mark H Rossman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

View: 690

The book is written in an easy-to-read format, taking a one-on-one dialog approach, rather than that of a scholarly treatise, of the graduate school process. This new edition reflects the growing influence of the internet and degree granting programs offered via distance education while updating information in the first edition relative to all aspects of the graduate school process. The book provides many useful exercises, tools, and techniques that encourage graduate students to take more control of the process of obtaining a graduate degree.

Unhooking from Whiteness

For the past seven years, I have been in the academy in graduate school and
teaching at the university level. ... Getting through my Masters and Doctoral
programs was a constant push and pull, but I never quit because of my
commitment to ...

Author: Cleveland Hayes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462093776

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 228

The purpose of Unhooking from Whiteness: The Key to Dismantling Racism in the United States is to reconsider the ways and strategies in which antiracist scholars do their work, as well as to provide pragmatic ways in which people – White and of color – can build cross-racial, cross-communal, and cross-institutional coalitions to fight White supremacy. Employing the methodology of autoethnography, each chapter in this book illustrates the individual journey that the chapter contributor took to “unhook” him or herself from Whiteness. Unhooking from Whiteness explains Whiteness in ways never conceptualized before. The chapters suggest approaches to “unhooking” from Whiteness, while sharing the authors’ continual struggles to identify and eradicate the role of Whiteness in education and society in the United States. The contributors to Unhooking from Whiteness offer us the invaluable gift of their stories, humble reflections on commitments to racial justice and complicities with racial injustice. But they aren’t merely stories – and this is the brilliance of the book – they are invitations into a reconsideration of the “common sense” discussions about the nature of white privilege, the possibility of white anti-racism, and the pervasive tug of whiteness. This is the rare book that shifts the angle and changes the conversation. Paul Gorski, Coordinator of the Social Justice Concentration, George Mason University