The Ph.D. Process

The Ph.D. Process : A Student's Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences

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This guide is a lively chronicle of the intellectual and emotional experience of obtaining a Ph.D. in a scientific field. Readers will learn what to expect from professors and advisers, and how to prepare for oral exams, simplify the dissertation writing, reap the long-term benefits of the Ph.D. process and acquire strategies for survival and success. Tips on applying, and information for foreign students, are included.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 330g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0195119002
  • 9780195119008
  • 1,548,249

Table of contents

1. Deciding to go to Graduate School ; 2. Selecting an Advisor: Whose Lab is Right for Me? ; 3. Stages of Graduate School ; 4. Classes, Journal Clubs, Lab Meetings, Seminars ; 5. The Absent Professor ; 6. How You Learn ; 7. Deciding on Research Projects for Your Dissertation ; 8. Networking ; 9. The Scientists as a Specialist ; 10. Picking a Dissertation Committee/Defending the Proposal (The Preliminary Oral Exam) ; 11. The Life of a Graduate Student ; 12. Lab Notebooks ; 13. Lab Etiquette ; 14. Competition ; 15. The Role of Luck ; 16. Do I Belong Here? Insecurity and Stress ; 17. Foreign Students: Unique Problems and Stresses ; 18. On the Art of Scientific Writing ; 19. What Should Your Goals Be While in Graduate School? ; 20. Times They Are a'Changing ; 21. The End's in Sight: Writing the Dissertation
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About Jonathan D. Karp

Dale F. Bloom, PhD, received her graduate degree from the Behavioral Neuroscience division of the Department of Psychology at UCLA, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at the University of Rochester, and is a full-time author.Jonathan D. Karp, PhD, received his doctorate in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and his postdoctoral training in Psychoneuroimmunology at the University of Rochester. He is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Rider University.Nicholas Cohen, PhD, received his doctorate in Biology from the University of Rochester, and his postdoctoral training in Immunology from UCLA. He is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Psychiatry, and Oncology at the University of Rochester.
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