grad skool rulz – the book!
For the last five years, I have written an advice column for graduate students called “grad skool rulz.” Readers have often asked: “When will the book come out?”
Grad Skool Rulz: Everything You Need to Know about Academia from Admissions to Tenure is now here. I collected all the columns, edited them, and added 50% more material. There are now 59 chapters. The book includes new topics like applying to graduate school, why graduate school isn’t the right choice for everyone, and the dissertation proposal hearing. There is a whole new second half on the tenure track and post-docs. You can see the table of contents here.
The book is available from Smashwords.com, an e-book distributor. You can sample the first 10% at the book’s website. The book has a very modest price ($2) and you can read it on just about any device, such as personal computers, iPads, smart phones, Kindles, and Nooks. You can choose between a text document for your computer (.PDF or .rtf) or a file readable by your Kindle or Nook. If the 30+ Rulz posts helped your graduate school career, you can now have a single easy to read document.