grad skool rulz table of contents
Update: Here’s the link to book – available for download to PC’s, Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and other devices. $2- cheap!
Thanks to all my friends who helped me with the Rulz manuscript. I’ve spent sometime this week pulling it together and prepping it for upload into Smashwords, the self-publishing website. Still working on the text. Once I’m done, you can download a single document that you can read on PC’s, iPads, smartphones, Nooks, Kindles, and just about anything else you got. The document will have all the Rulz plus additional materials for post-docs and tenure track profs. There’s also a lot of new rulz on topics like the MA thesis and the dissertation prospectus. Here’s the complete table of contents:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Do Not Go to Graduate School
Chapter 2: Picking a Graduate Program
Chapter 3: Don’t Pay for Grad School
Chapter 4: Get the Rules!
Chapter 5: Learn the Unspoken Rules
Chapter 6: Course Work
Chapter 7: Time Off: Summers and Leaves of Absence
Chapter 8: Develop Good Taste
Chapter 9: Passing the Tests
Chapter 10: The M.A. Thesis
Chapter 11: Make Some Friends
Chapter 12: Picking the Advisor and Finding a Mentor
Chapter 13: The Rest of Your Committee
Chapter 14: The Dissertation Topic
Chapter 15: The Dissertation Prospectus and the Prospectus Meeting
Chapter 16: While You’re Working on that Dissertation…
Chapter 17 – Writing Your $^#@@ Dissertation
Chapter 18: Sorry, You Can’t Write Your Dissertation in 15 Minutes a Day
Chapter 19: Working with Your Committee
Chapter 20: What Can You Say to Your Advisor?
Chapter 21: About Teaching
Chapter 22: All in the Family
Chapter 23: Words for Women
Chapter 24: For Students of Color
Chapter 25: When to Quit
Chapter 26: Publishing in Grad School
Chapter 27: The Publishing Process
Chapter 28: Publication Strategies for Graduate Students
Chapter 29: Conferences
Chapter 30: Am I Done Yet?
Chapter 31: The Job Market
Chapter 32: What Jobs Should I Apply For? What about Post-docs?
Chapter 33:The Job Talk
Chapter 34: Getting Non-academic Jobs
Chapter 35: Wrapping It Up
Chapter 36: What Professors Can Do to Help
Chapter 37: Rulz for Post-Docs and Junior Faculty
Chapter 38: What is a Post-Doctoral Appointment?
Chapter 39: Should I Do a Post-Doc? How Do I Get a Post-Doc?
Chapter 40: Issues with Post-Doctoral Appointments
Chapter 41: Visiting Professor Appointments
Chapter 42: What is Tenure?
Chapter 43: How Does Getting tenure Work?
Chapter 44: What Counts for Tenure? How Much Do I Need?
Chapter 45: Publication Strategy
Chapter 46: Working With Graduate Students
Chapter 47: Keep Everything in a Box
Chapter 48: Service, Time Management, Saying No
Chapter 49: Professional Obligations, Conferences and Referee Requests
Chapter 50: Grants and Fellowships
Chapter 51: Department Conflict
Chapter 52: Be Nice to the Staff
Chapter 53: Midterm Review and Yearly Reviews
Chapter 54: The Tenure Dossier
Chapter 55: The Actual Tenure Review Process
Chapter 56: Early Tenure and Switching Jobs
Chapter 57: Success
Chapter 58: Failure
Chapter 59: Conclusion
About the Author
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