3. Graduate School

  1. Prosanta Chakrabarty Ph.D.

Published Online: 25 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch3

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

How to Cite

Chakrabarty, P. (2012) Graduate School, in A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch3

Author Information

  1. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960417

Online ISBN: 9781118317211

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Keywords:

  • graduate school;
  • graduate diploma, doing work that one has always wanted to do;
  • learning in graduate school, and writing scientific papers;
  • writing constantly, with practice, practice, practice!;
  • seminars, the best places to showcase one's accomplishments;
  • six categories, in presenting a scientific talk;
  • one's primary advisor, being the most important person;
  • graduate program, ways of filtering out students;
  • being a Teaching Assistant (TA);
  • choosing a dissertation topic, one's own and the committee's

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Hard Truth About Grad School

  • Seminars

  • Tool Up Early

  • The Notebook and the Pencil

  • Different Kinds of Advisors

  • Candidacy

  • Working with Other Graduate Students

  • Classes

  • Publications

  • Being a Teaching Assistant

  • Tips on Managing Your Time

  • Picking a Dissertation Topic and Writing Your Thesis

  • Choosing a Committee

  • Grants and Thesis Proposals

  • Meetings/Societies

  • Knowing When to Finish

  • Summary