Planning Your PhD


Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013745
Category: Education
Page: 136
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A compact book offering students specific, succinct guidance to the core process and major hurdles involved in undertaking a PhD. As well as offering practical advice, such as how to shape initial ideas, the book also encourages students to find and value their own pathways and approaches within academia.

Completing Your PhD


Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230356818
Category: Education
Page: 112
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Concise and well-presented, this guide will be invaluable to any Ph.D. student seeking to successfully complete their thesis. Based on students' direct experiences, topics include developing your argument, planning your time, editing, what examiners are looking for, talking about your research, and the viva.

The Exam Skills Handbook

Achieving Peak Performance
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013567
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 288
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Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.

How to Survive Your PhD

The Insider's Guide to Avoiding Mistakes, Choosing the Right Program, Working with Professors, and Just How a Person Actually Writes a 200-Page Paper
Author: Jason R. Karp
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402247486
Category: Study Aids
Page: 224
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How to Survive Your PhD is your insider's guide to avoiding mistakes, choosing the right program, working with professors, and just how a person actually writes a 200-page paper When you're getting your PhD, you never know what surprises to expect. But now, you can be prepared! How to Survive Your PhD is your step-by-step guide to the right way to tackle every part of the doctoral process. Getting your PhD is not an easy process, and the decisions you make before and during your doctoral work can mean the different between having a PhD in four years or eight, Jason Karp has been there and made the mistakes and he shows you just what to avoid, what you should be doing, and how to make the best use of your time and resources. Plus insider tips on: Choosing Your School Dealing with Finances Picking the Right Academic Advisor Researching the Dissertation Managing Your Time The Exams Tricks of the Trade The Defense And so much more

Mastering Your PhD

Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond
Author: Patricia Gosling,Lambertus D. Noordam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642158476
Category: Science
Page: 240
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"Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond" helps guide PhD students through their graduate student years. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. While mainly directed at PhD students in the sciences, the book's scope is broad enough to encompass the obstacles and hurdles that almost all PhD students face during their doctoral training. Who should read this book? Students of the physical and life sciences, computer science, math, and medicine who are thinking about entering a PhD program; doctoral students at the beginning of their research; and any graduate student who is feeling frustrated and stuck. It's never too early -- or too late! This second edition contains a variety of new material, including additional chapters on how to communicate better with your supervisor, dealing with difficult people, how to find a mentor, and new chapters on your next career step, once you have your coveted doctoral degree in hand.

Postgraduate Study in the UK

The International Student's Guide
Author: Nick Foskett,Rosalind Foskett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878091
Category: Education
Page: 224
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'This is an exemplary book... I would recommend it to anyone involved in giving advice to UK students intending to undertake postgraduate study' - ESCalate This accessible book provides essential guidance for all students who are thinking of studying for a postgraduate qualification in Britain. Alongside detailed information about the British university system (from the application process to the viva) Nicholas and Rosalind Foskett provide readers with an introduction to other essential pastoral and practical aspects to study in Britain: Immigration regulations; living and working in Britain; cultural mores and expectations of student life; finance and support systems. Postgraduate Study in the UK: The International Student's Guide is easily accessible and is essential reading for anyone thinking about, or already enrolled on, a postgraduate course in the UK who is less familiar with the unique character of the British HE system and unfamiliar with British culture in general.

Getting Your PhD

A Practical Insider's Guide
Author: Harriet Churchill,Teela Sanders
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184860758X
Category: Education
Page: 240
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`Getting your PhD will no doubt establish itself as a firm favourite' - ESCalate `Packed with practical advice on all aspects of the PhD process, new and continuing research students should find this book of great help' - Professor Malcolm Tight, Lancaster University, UK How to get your Ph.D is an original study guide aimed at prospective and current postgraduate students, covering the process of accessing, undertaking and completing doctoral research in the social sciences and the humanities. The content is unique in incorporating discussion of the less recognised personal, emotional and organisational demands of independent study. Drawing on a variety of student experiences, the authors apply a case study approach to examine the dilemmas and complexities of postgraduate study. The book is organised into four parts covering the research process; writing, publishing and networking; shifting identities and institutions and relationships of support. Each chapter includes an easy to use format including real-life accounts, tips and strategies for problem solving and guidance for additional resources. The guide includes accessible advice and guidance across a spectrum of methodological, personal, emotional, practical and institutional issues.

How to Publish Your PhD


Author: Sarah Caro
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026569
Category: Reference
Page: 144
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How to Publish Your PhD is the first book to provide emerging researchers with a comprehensive and authoritative guide to publishing their research. Drawing on nearly twenty years in the book business Sarah Caro explains in a clear and accessible way the key issues facing the would-be author. Within the context of today's fast changing world where new technologies and increasing globalization continue to impact on academia and the world of academic publishing, key issues are discussed ranging from whether publishing your PhD is always the best way to enhance your career prospects to whether you should focus on journals or books. A wealth of practical information and advice is included on: choosing a publisher revising your thesis putting together a proposal surviving the review process negotiating a contract working with your publishers marketing department. The book is designed to be an easy to use, one stop guide with examples, chapter summaries and further reading. It will be an invaluable resource for emerging researchers across the broadest range of the humanities and social sciences and for all those teaching and advising them, in Europe and the US. 'Every PhD student should buy a copy of How to Publish your PhD before and not after they enrol for a doctoral degree. Informative, practical and insightful, Sarah Caro will become the mentor of every successful PhD student. A mine of information and practical advice, this text is the definitive nuts-and-bolts manual on how to do it. A safe and sure guide' - Bryan S. Turner, Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor, Wellesly College

Dissertation and Research Success

Hands-On Coaching for Doctoral Success Before, During, and After Your Dissertation
Author: Robin Buckley PHD,Timothy Delicath PhD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479764299
Category: Education
Page: 212
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It would be easier to quit. Completing a doctoral program is not easy, and trying to complete a dissertation at the end of your program when the last of your energy and motivation is hanging by a string, can seem insurmountable. So, yes, it would be easier to quit. There are even individuals out in the world who proudly use the acronym ABD (all-but-dissertation) as their terminal degree on resumes, business cards and such. But in all honesty, I can tell you what ABD really stands forquitting. Youve invested too much time, energy and money into your doctoral experience to give up. With that being said, this is not an easy journey. Finding resources and support to help you navigate through your doctoral program in the most efficient and painless way is an absolute.

The Dissertation Journey

A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation
Author: Carol M. Roberts
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761938873
Category: Education
Page: 225
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Roberts provides concise information on the dissertation process, from conceptualizing a topic to publishing the results.

101 Tips for Planning, Writing and Surviving Your Dissertation


Author: Sara Wickham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517071158
Category:
Page: 146
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Are you wondering how to start your research or dissertation journey, swimming through a sea of papers or looking for help knitting your discussion together? Do you need advice for getting the most out of your tutor or how to keep on track with your thinking, writing and analysis? What is critical analysis, in fact, and how do you do that while still having a life? The 101 tips in this book cover a wide range of areas from how to create a good question and keywords to what to do when someone publishes a ground breaking new study on your topic the week before you're due to submit your work. Written in an accessible, friendly style and seasoned with first-hand advice and comments from others who have trodden the path, this book combines sound, practical tips from an experienced academic with reminders of the value of creativity, chocolate and naps as investments in your work. Dr Sara Wickham has written three dissertations of her own, served as the editor of three professional journals and authored fifteen books. She also lectures internationally. This book draws upon Sara's experience of midwifing hundreds of people on their research journeys.

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Planning Your Financial Future, 3rd Edition

The Easy-To-Read Guide to Planning for Retirement
Author: Kenneth M. Morris,Virginia B. Morris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743225376
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this informative retirement planning handbook offers a detailed study of pensions, Social Security, estate planning, salary reduction plans, IRAs, insurance, and more and explains how to take advantage of a variety of financial options to provide a comfortable retirement. Original. 100,000 first printing.

Your Research Project

Designing and Planning Your Work
Author: Nicholas Walliman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849204616
Category: Science
Page: 378
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In the third edition of this bestselling book, you'll find everything you need to embark upon your research project and write your proposal with confidence. Written with the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as practitioners in mind, Your Research Project will guide you through the process of formulating a research question, choosing your research methods, planning your research, and writing your proposal. Fully updated and revised, the new edition features: o A comprehensive introduction to the purpose and nature of research o Expanded coverage of writing a research plan or proposal o An overview of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis, as well as more on mixed methods research designs o New sections on digital media and online research methods o Exercises and examples to provide students from across the social sciences with the practical tools needed to succeed in their project. Nicholas Walliman is Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University.

Getting a PhD

An Action Plan to Help Manage Your Research, Your Supervisor and Your Project
Author: John Finn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134284179
Category: Education
Page: 208
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This highly practical guide provides information that will help research students avoid needless mistakes. It informs and advises you about many of the important facets of postgraduate research, including: what it means to conduct research at doctoral level the requirements for independence, contribution to knowledge, originality and suitability for publication planning a research project over a period of time responsible research practice criteria used in the examination of a PhD. Getting a PhD is an essential handbook for PhD students and provides plenty of useful advice for Masters students or undergraduates conducting a research project.

Planning Your Time in Retirement

How to Cultivate a Leisure Lifestyle to Suit Your Needs and Interests
Author: Robert A. Stebbins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442221607
Category: Self-Help
Page: 184
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As the greying of our population continues, retirees are enjoying more and more healthy years of retirement, and those years can be productive, enjoyable, and rewarding. This work speaks to those retirees who wish to enjoy their golden years doing things they enjoy.

Planning a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciences

Making Informed Choices
Author: Avrum I. Gotlieb
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128025700
Category: Science
Page: 144
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Planning a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciences presents useful information, insights, and tips to those pursuing a career in the biomedical and life sciences. The book focuses on making educated choices during schooling, training, and job searching in both the academic and non-academic sectors. The premise of Planning a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciences is that by understanding the full path of a career in either the biomedical or life science fields, you can proactively plan your career, recognize any opportunities that present themselves, and be well prepared to address important aspects of your own professional development. Topics include choosing your training path, selecting the best supervisor/mentor, and negotiating a job offer. Provides strategies on evaluating biomedical and life sciences education and professional development opportunities in a thorough and systematic fashion. Discusses possible pitfalls and offers insight into how to navigate them successfully at various points of a scientist’s career. Offers valuable advice on how to make the best choices for yourself at any stage in your career.

How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation


Author: Bryan Greetham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113738977X
Category: Education
Page: 408
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Using examples from all disciplines, this essential guide teaches students how to plan and research using qualitative and quantitative techniques and instruments, and how to construct arguments using evidence and language consistently. New features include 3 new chapters, helpful checklists, timelines and a feature looking at employability skills.