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Negotiating Graduate School: A Guide for Graduate Students / Edition 2

Negotiating Graduate School: A Guide for Graduate Students / Edition 2

by Mark H. Rossman


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Negotiating Graduate School: A Guide for Graduate Students / Edition 2

Based on the education system in the United States, this clearly written book is an indispensable survival guide for undergraduate students of all ages and commitment, part-time and full-time. The author offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of developing and completing a programme of study including: the preparation of a thesis or dissertation; sitting examinations; and dealing with students' fears. Many chapters are complemented with helpful checklists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900761924844
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Mark H. Rossman has been advising graduate students for his entire academic career of more than 30 years. He is Senior Faculty at Capella University and has served Capella University as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Vice President for Residencies. He was Professor and former Chair of Education at Walden University and National Specialization Lecturer and Dissertation Advisor at Nova Southeastern University. He has been Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Studies at Ottawa University, Associate Professor of Adult Learning and Head of the Department of Higher & Adult Education at Arizona State University, and Assistant Professor and Head of Adult Education at the University of Massachusetts. He has chaired doctoral dissertation committees and master's thesis committees for more than 150 graduates and has served on 300+ graduate committees. His graduates have received recognition for outstanding dissertations at Capella University, Nova Southeastern University and Walden University. He has received two awards as an outstanding dissertation advisor. Among his other honors and awards are the Distinguished Service Award from the Commission on Adult Basic Education, a Certificate of Commendation from the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, a Fellowship from the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, recognition as a Visiting Scholar from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, and a Master of Humane Letters honorary degree. He is the author or coauthor of 8 books, 10 evaluative reports, and 40 chapters or articles. He has produced one film, nine self-contained instructional modules, and two audiovisual tape curriculum units. He has served on the editorial boards of four professional associations and has presented 77 papers in 12 states and seven foreign countries.

Table of Contents

Can I Really Complete a Graduate Degree?
The Program of Study
The Graduate Committee
The Comprehensive Exam
The Proposal and the Thesis/Dissertation
The Defense
Now What?

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