ERIC Number: ED421914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
The African American Student's Guide to Surviving Graduate School. Graduate Survival Skills, Volume 5.
This book offers African American graduate students practical advice concerning all aspects of graduate study. It is organized into 11 chapters which address the following topics: (1) what graduate school is, advanced degrees, and the importance for African Americans of obtaining graduate degrees; (2) choosing a graduate school and financing graduate education; (3) developing a master plan and the need to set goals and plan a program of study; (4) "staying in the game" (the value of mentorship; support from other students, family and friends; managing finances; and maintaining personal health); (5) "knowing when to leave the party," loving oneself, social life, alcohol and drugs, and love relationships; (6) effective strategies for good study tactics, writing papers, making connections, and the comprehensive examination; (7) selecting and managing one's major professor and advisory committee; (8) the thesis or dissertation (common fears, the dissertation format and process); (9) the dissertation defense; (10) completing the degree; and (11) dealing with racism. (Contains 22 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Black Students, College Choice, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Racial Bias, Self Management, Student Educational Objectives, Study Skills, Theses
SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-0382-8, $21.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-7619-0381-X, $42).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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