Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr 11, 1997 - Study Aids - 400 pages
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Is graduate school right for you?
Should you get a master's or a Ph.D.?
How can you choose the best possible school?

This classic guide helps students answer these vital questions and much more. It will also help graduate students finish in less time, for less money, and with less trouble.

Based on interviews with career counselors, graduate students, and professors, Getting What You Came For is packed with real-life experiences. It has all the advice a student will need not only to survive but to thrive in graduate school, including: instructions on applying to school and for financial aid; how to excel on qualifying exams; how to manage academic politics—including hostile professors; and how to write and defend a top-notch thesis. Most important, it shows you how to land a job when you graduate.

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User Review  - ircpaslagos - LibraryThing

“This is an excellent book. I don’t know how Robert Peters was able to assemble all this highly relevant and valuable information after only one pass through the system known as graduate school, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - skinglist - LibraryThing

An interesting read at primarily academia-tracked grad school. Also very much in the early stages of the internet. I enjoyed the book, although it showed a very different track to the one I took prior ... Read full review

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