ERIC Number: ED402867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Negotiating Graduate School: A Guide for Graduate Students.
Rossman, Mark H.
To succeed in completing a graduate degree program, graduate students need to be aware and in control of as many aspects of the process as possible, and be skillful, tactful negotiators. This guide describes the process of completing a graduate degree, identifies relevant questions and concerns, and provides practical solutions and suggestions. Chapter 1 helps the student to clarify reasons for being in graduate school, describes possible barriers to success, identifies positive motivators, and discusses the need for support at work and at home. Chapter 2 offers information about developing and completing the program of study, such as financing graduate education, selecting the right degree program, understanding the program of study, managing time, and controlling frustrations. Chapter 3 describes the roles and functions of the members of the graduate committee and gives advice on selecting committee members. Chapter 4 describes the comprehensive examination, and outlines how to prepare for it and successfully complete it. Chapter 5 is a discussion of the content of the proposal and its connection to the content of the thesis or dissertation. Chapter 6 addresses the preparation and completion of the oral defense, and the final chapter gives practical suggestions of what to do after degree completion. (Contains 61 references.) (PRW)
Descriptors: Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Masters Theses, Research Directors, Research Proposals, Student Development, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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