Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 7, 2005 - Education - 319 pages
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Many graduate students continue to be regarded as "apprentices" despite the fact that they are expected to design and teach their own classes, serve on university committees, and conference and publish regularly. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the attrition rate for American Ph.D. programs is at an all-time high, between 40% and 50% (higher for women and minorities). Of those who finish, only one in three will secure tenure-track jobs. These statistics highlight waste: of millions of dollars by universities and of time and energy by students. Rather than teaching graduate students how to be graduate students, then, the guide prepares them for what they really seek: a successful academic career.

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Review: Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities

User Review  - Jerzy - Goodreads

Pretty harsh. But you do need to be able to take it if you want to get anything out of grad school. Focused very much on humanities, but still has some useful points that relate to grad school in STEM ... Read full review

Review: Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

This book ought to be read by everyone who is contemplating or currently attending graduate school in the humanities. Straightforward, comprehensive, and insightful look at what you need to do in ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Gregory Colon Semenza is assistant professor of English, University of Connecticut.

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