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grad skool rulz – buy the book!

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Fabio

This is a collection of graduate school advice columns I have written. They are now collected in an e-book called “Grad Skool Rulz: Everything You Need to Know About Academia from Admissions to Tenure.” You can read a sample  here and purchase the complete document for $2. You can read the first 10% for free. The book is available for personal computers, Nooks, Kindles, smartphones, iPads, and other electronic text readers. The book has 59 chapters, about 50% more material than the original columns. It’s also much easier to read than a series of blog posts. Please use the orgtheory search engine if you would like to read the original columns.

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July 27, 2007 at 8:39 pm

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  1. [...] grad skool rulz [...]

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  2. [...] making the best of it. They’re very good. And so are (3) My co-blogger Fabio Rojas’s Grad Skool Rulz. posted on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 at 2:08 pm Post a [...]

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  3. [...] Thinking about getting a Ph.D? Try lying down until the feeling goes away. Didn’t work? Try (1) Tim Burke on how to tell whether you really want a Ph.D. (Short answer: probably not.) If you persist anyway and find yourself starting a program somewhere at the moment, then (2) Total Drek provides 22 Unhelpful Hints about making the best of it. They’re very good. And so are (3) My co-blogger Fabio Rojas’s Grad Skool Rulz. [...]

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  4. [...] Thinking about getting a Ph.D? Try lying down until the feeling goes away. Didn’t work? Try (1) Tim Burke on how to tell whether you really want a Ph.D. (Short answer: probably not.) If you persist anyway and find yourself starting a program somewhere at the moment, then (2) Total Drek provides 22 Unhelpful Hints about making the best of it. They’re very good. And so are (3) My co-blogger Fabio Rojas’s Grad Skool Rulz. [...]

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  5. [...] grad skool rulz [...]

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  7. [...] ein interessanter Artikel aus Fabios Grad Skool Rulz, diesmal über die Lehre in Graduiertenkollegs, also aktiv, wenn man selbst eine [...]

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  8. very interesting.
    i’m adding in RSS Reader

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    January 6, 2008 at 11:13 pm

  9. [...] students who were contemplating the academic career. Of course, I recommended that they read the grad skool rulz. I gave them the basics of academic life – it’s about knowledge production, being [...]

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  10. [...] Read the grad skool rulz over at orgtheory.  All of them, but especially this one.  Read the comments, [...]

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  11. [...] See also: Fabio’s Grad Skool Rulz. [...]

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  12. [...] comments Have you read all 20 grad skool rulz and thought, “Geez, I really could use some extra feedback on loose coupling theory?” [...]

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  13. [...] grad skool rulz « orgtheory.net [...]

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  14. [...] her for feeling angry and bitter about this mess-up. Her dilemma reminds me of the importance of grad skool rulez #1 and [...]

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  15. [...] leave a comment » Previous grad skool rulz. [...]

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  16. [...] other topics should be in the rulz? Here is the list of previous rulz. Please put your suggestions in the comments. Thanks. Possibly related posts: (automatically [...]

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  17. [...] personally found the grad skool rulz from orgtheory.net to be most enlightening. I especially liked the parts about dissertation [...]

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  18. [...] the PhD track – then you’ll def­i­nitely want to head over to orgth​e​ory​.net for this com­pendium of posts with salient advice for the aspir­ing grad stu­dent. Lots of good­ness to be had [...]

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  19. [...] leave a comment » Eszter recently had a good post on the role of conferences. Here’s Eszter’s other professional advice columns. I think we’d agree on many points, but not on others. Here’s my take on the conference world. Previous grad skool rulz. [...]

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  20. [...] Grad Skool Rulz One to Twenty-Three [...]

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  21. A suggestion for the rules – might be good to discuss the two-body problem, and/or dissuade people from marrying within their program if they both intend to pursue academic careers. Note discussion here: http://chronicle.com.proxy.uchicago.edu/forums/index.php/topic,65355.0.html

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    Erica

    January 5, 2010 at 12:59 am

  22. [...] grad school rules have gotten lots of [...]

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  23. [...] This is a collection of posts by Fabio Rojas, a sociologist at IU and blogger at Orgtheory. The advice is fairly general (and [...]

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  24. I stumbled on this while searching for advice/suggestion/tips for “Choosing a topic for dissertation” .

    Writing is amazing piece of advice for novice or new entrants puzzle called research. I have already circulated in our groups and wish to make it on a list of reading for doctoral students. Thanks a ton.

    For readers of this post – do post links/references to articles relevant to this topic. Thank you very much.

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    santosh

    May 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm

  25. [...] leave a comment » Previous grad skool rulz. [...]

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  26. [...] leave a comment » Previous grad skool rulz. [...]

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  27. [...] leave a comment » Previous grad skool rulz. [...]

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  28. [...] Tips on academic job talks from Fabio’s valuable series. [...]

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  29. [...] leave a comment » This is a follow up to grad skool rulz #15: working with your committee. The other grad skool rulz are here. [...]

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  30. [...] of O&M’s recent “How to Read an Academic Article” and OT’s long running grad skool rulz, I figured I’d describe the proper way to review a literature for a research paper. I should [...]

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  31. [...] are often as interesting as their topical posts. orgtheory also has a fantastic series of thirty-plus posts with tips for grad students that has been indispensable for me since I discovered [...]

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  32. [...] a comment » One of the grad skool rulz, “Am I Done yet?,” has been reprinted in Inside Higher Ed. Check it [...]

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  33. [...] leave a comment » The grad skoolrulz [...]

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  34. [...] Previous grad skool rulz [...]

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  35. [...] translation of the full letter (including the subsequent nine letters — a precursor to grad skool rulz).  The German here (including other Rilke [...]

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  36. [...] Previous grad skool rulz [...]

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  37. [...] in part by the idea of an on-going series at org theory.net, (grad skol rulz), and my own desire to blog more frequently, I would like to launch a semi-recurring series of what [...]

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  38. [...] summer, the Grad Skool Rulz will reach its conclusion. I don’t have much else to add after five years of writing on [...]

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  39. [...] Previous grad skool rulz. [...]

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  40. [...] 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 [...]

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  41. [...] Fabio Rojas has published an ebook Grad Skool Rulz which expands upon a popular series of blog posts. I’ve read an earlier draft of the ebook; it presents no-holds-barred advice on [...]

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  42. [...] recently purchased copies of Fabio’s Grad Skool Rulz for myself and some students who are planning to go to grad school next year (and yes, I paid for [...]

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  43. [...] Fabio Rojas’s Grad Skool Rulz [...]

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  44. [...] If people ask you if they should go to grad school, tell them NOOOOOOOOOOO!! [...]

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  45. [...] the informal training of graduate school” which might be of interest to fans of Fabio’s grad skool rulz.  Similar to Fabio, David Shulman and Ira Silver discuss lessons they wish they had know while in [...]

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  46. […] 17. Grad School Rulz  […]

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