Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide To Earning An M.a. Or A Ph.d. by Robert PetersGetting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide To Earning An M.a. Or A Ph.d. by Robert Peters

Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide To Earning An M.a. Or A Ph.d.

byRobert Peters

Paperback | April 11, 1997

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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.

Robert L. Peters received his Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University. A conservation biologist, he lives in Washington, DC.
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Title:Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide To Earning An M.a. Or A Ph.d.Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6.08 × 1.16 inPublished:April 11, 1997Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read This Book This was an amazing help to me. The author is brutally honest about the realities of grad school and loads the book with the tools required to succeed, including how to play politics. This book is certainly intended for an American audience, but at least 90% of the information is applicable to a Canadian audience. This is a great book if you're already in Grad School, but best purchased part way through third year of undergrad if you're even considering going on.
Date published: 2000-08-01

Editorial Reviews

"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 he has produced a definitive piece of work." -Dr. Gene Woodruff, Dean of the Graduate School, University of Washington, Seattle, President of the Association of Graduate Schools, Chairman of the GRE Board