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ERIC Number: ED516288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 174
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-3980-7923-9
Being Bright Is Not Enough: The Unwritten Rules of Doctoral Study. Third Edition
Hawley, Peggy
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd
This third edition has been well revised and continues with the ideas expressed in the previous two editions. The details and reactions in light of experiences of the intervening years have been updated and expanded. This particularly interesting book is written from a student advocacy perspective, intended to speak to non-traditional students as well as those typical of past generations. Specific topics include: (1) how doctoral study differs from previous pursuits; (2) choosing a dissertation topic; (3) your chair, your committee, and you; (4) writing the proposal; (5) the dissertation; (6) defense of the thesis; and (7) spouses, family and friends. In making the unwritten rules of doctoral study more explicit, the author has attempted to be insightful rather than scientific, personal rather than objective, and practical rather than theoretical. This guide will therefore help to pave the way for those recipients who will pursue and capture academe's highest award: the terminal degree in a particular field of study. An index is included.
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd. 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62704. Tel: 800-258-8980; Tel: 217-789-8980; Fax: 217-789-9130; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A