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Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide To Earning a Master's or a PH.D.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2007

    Great Book!

    I was working in a furtune 500 company, but not happy with my career. I had considered going to grad school to earn my Master's and then teach. I could relate to the information in the book so much that I did return to grad school and now have a happy and successful college teaching career.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2004

    Great if you are applying or already there

    The first half of the book tells about choosing and applying to graduate school. The second half focuses on organizing your research and writing the thesis. Since I am not writing my graduate thesis at the moment, I only skimmed this part. It holds great advise for anyone who can't seem to get a straight answer to their questions from real people. A great investment if you are considering this life path. I personally enjoyed the fact the author comes from a science background since I am a science undergrad. Scientific academia can be so different from all other disciplines at times, but the author makes distinctions when needed between fields. Don't let his background scare you off.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2003

    A terrific book to start the graduate school process

    I found this book to be incredibly helpful to me as I begin the very difficult and intimidating process of choosing to go on for graduate study, at either the masters or doctoral level. Because Dr. Peters' expertise is in the sciences, I did have some trouble relating his experience with my own, in the humanities, especially in my subspecialty, Theatre. However, he does a very good job of consistently relating whatever advice and experience he had in his time at Stanford, to what one may expect in any discipline, as far as logistics and rules of the process go. A great guide.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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