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A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum

A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum

"If you, like me, somehow convinced yourself that grad school will solve all your problems, I'm gonna need you to take a breath and step back. Before you do anything rash, flip through this book first.

This guide answers all the essential questions you should ask yourself whether you're thinking about going, already committed to going soon, or currently in a program. Grab a tin of Bookdarts (ask a bookseller what they are), a nice pen, and some sticky notes. Then you can decide what you really, really want to do.

[And if you, like me, foolhardily still decided to go to grad school then I wish you luck.]"

Lily R.

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Author Jessica McCrory Calarco
Publisher Princeton University Press
Publication Date 2020-08-25
Section Education - Higher Ed / All Staff Suggestions / Nonfiction Suggestions / Lily R.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780691201092

An essential handbook to the unwritten and often unspoken knowledge and skills you need to succeed in grad school

Some of the most important things you need to know in order to succeed in graduate school—like how to choose a good advisor, how to get funding for your work, and whether to celebrate or cry when a journal tells you to revise and resubmit an article—won’t be covered in any class. They are part of a hidden curriculum that you are just expected to know or somehow learn on your own—or else. In this comprehensive survival guide for grad school, Jessica McCrory Calarco walks you through the secret knowledge and skills that are essential for navigating every critical stage of the postgraduate experience, from deciding whether to go to grad school in the first place to finishing your degree and landing a job. An invaluable resource for every prospective and current grad student in any discipline, A Field Guide to Grad School will save you grief—and help you thrive—in school and beyond.

Provides invaluable advice about how to:

  • Choose and apply to a graduate program
  • Stay on track in your program
  • Publish and promote your work
  • Get the most out of conferences
  • Navigate the job market
  • Balance teaching, research, service, and life

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