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Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision To Go To Grad School

Author : Adam Ruben
ISBN : 9780307589453
Genre : Humor
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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.

Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision To Go To Grad School

Author : Adam Ruben
ISBN : 9780307589446
Genre : Humor
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An irreverent primer for overwhelmed grad students is a whimsical assortment of essays, lists and charts that celebrates the lighter side of graduate school life, from convincing applications of fudge data to pranks played on undergrads. Original.

The Ultimate Grad School Survival Guide

Author : Lesli Mitchell
ISBN : 1560795808
Genre : Education
File Size : 62. 4 MB
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Provides grad school success tips

Succeeding In Graduate School

Author : Steven Walfish
ISBN : 9781135657321
Genre : Psychology
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Psychology students who want to continue their education today are confronted by a bewildering variety of possibilities. Succeeding in Graduate School offers them much needed practical help. Written by experienced mentors, this book: *explains the options provided by a bachelor's degree, describes what each of the many available programs at the master's and doctoral levels prepares one to do, helps in selecting the most appropriate program, and enhances one's chances of being admitted; *gives reader-friendly tutorials in teaching, research, and clinical/consulting skills; *describes the stresses of life as a graduate student; *suggests ways to cope with the management of difficult professors, the search for the optimal advisor-mentor match, and other political and emotional problems that can make or break a graduate career; *offers advice on overcoming obstacles to completing a thesis or dissertation; and *provides guidance on navigating beyond graduate school: maintaining one's ethical focus, getting into and completing the internship that is a requirement of many programs, obtaining a license for those requiring one to work, and in general, building a career beyond the degree. Clear, crisp, and comprehensive--with extensive references for further exploration--Succeeding in Graduate School is must reading for undergraduates and graduate students alike.

The Grad School Handbook

Author : Richard Jerrard
ISBN : 0399524169
Genre : Reference
File Size : 50. 92 MB
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A comprehensive guide to graduate school helps prospective students decide whether and where to go, what to study, how to apply, how to pay for it, and how to excel in it, and features advice from admissions officers and experienced students. Original.

57 Ways To Screw Up In Grad School

Author : Kevin D. Haggerty
ISBN : 9780226280905
Genre : Education
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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.

Graduate School

Author : David Gerald Mumby
ISBN : 0968217362
Genre : Education
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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.

Pinball Wizards

Author : Adam Ruben
ISBN : 9781613735930
Genre : Social Science
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Pinball's history is America's history, from gambling and war-themed machines to the arcade revolution and, ultimately, the decline of the need to leave your house. The strangest thing about pinball is that it persists, and not just as nostalgia. And pinball didn't just stick around—it grew and continues to evolve with the times, reflecting the zeitgeist of every era it passes through. Somehow, in today's iPhone world, a 300-pound monstrosity of wood and cables has survived to enjoy yet another renaissance.Pinball is more to humor writer Adam Ruben than a fascinating book topic—it's a lifelong obsession. Ruben played competitive pinball for more than a decade, rising as high as the 80th-ranked player in the world. Then he had kids. Now, mired in 9,938th place—darn kids—Ruben tries to stage a comeback, visiting pinball museums, gaming conventions, pinball machine designers, and even pinball factories in his attempt to discover what makes the world's best players, the real wizards, so good.Pinball competitions are on the rise, thanks in part to modern phenomena, like "nostalgia bars," with several hundred International Flipper Pinball Association–sanctioned events occurring annually—yet they're only a small corner of the pinball world. Pinball Wizards examines the bigger story of pinball's invention, ascent, near-defeat, resurgence, near-defeat again, and struggle to find its niche in modern society.

Grad School Essentials

Author : Zachary Shore
ISBN : 9780520963269
Genre : Study Aids
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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.

Piled Higher And Deeper

Author : Jorge Cham
ISBN : 0972169504
Genre : Education
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A collection of the first five years of "Piled Higher and Deeper," the unique and popular comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in graduate school, as it originally appeared in Stanford University's "The Stanford Daily Newspaper" and online at www.phdcomics.com "Piled Higher and Deeper" the comic strip is currently published in several newspapers and online, where it is read by grad students from over 1000 universities and colleges in the US and from around the world.

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