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Graduate School 101

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For me, being a graduate student is very different from being a undergrad student. Doors open that were closed before, funds become available, that did not exist before and you get more 1on1 time with  your favorite supervisor.

But being a grad student means not only you got a new job – you also got a new family (your research group). It’s a entirely new game and you need to know the rules if you want to be successful.

I personally found the grad skool rulz from orgtheory.net to be most enlightening. It really gives you soem insights into the “doing research” business that are hard to get from the outside. Hopefully this will help you to take the right decisions during your grad student time.

Personally, I especially liked the parts about dissertation writing:

#11: What to do while you are working on the dissertation.

#12: Writing your dissertation, part 1.

#13: Writing your dissertation, part 2.

#14: Sorry, you can’t write your dissertation in 15 minutes a day.

Have fun reading and leave a comment if you found this information to be helpful! Also feel free to link to more ressources that you did find helpfull during your grad student time / writing your dissertation.

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Written by Martin Glanert

June 29, 2009 at 12:18 pm

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