Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond
Gosling, Patricia, Noordam, Lambertus D.
2nd ed. 2011, XII, 239p. 7 illus..
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Packed with highly-valuable insights for doing or considering a PhD, especially in natural sciences
This second edition features new chapters on choosing the right team, interpersonal relations, group dynamics, and a hospitable work environment
"Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond" helps guide PhD students through their graduate student years. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. While mainly directed at PhD students in the sciences, the book's scope is broad enough to encompass the obstacles and hurdles that almost all PhD students face during their doctoral training. Who should read this book? Students of the physical and life sciences, computer science, math, and medicine who are thinking about entering a PhD programme; doctoral students at the beginning of their research; and any graduate student who is feeling frustrated and stuck. It's never too early -- or too late!
This second edition contains a variety of new material, including additional chapters on how to communicate better with your supervisor, dealing with difficult people, how to find a mentor, and new chapters on your next career step, once you have your coveted doctoral degree in hand.
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Keywords »Graduate school - Graduate student guide - Organizing PhD work - PhD guide - PhD student - Planning a PhD thesis - Social networking