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As more women undertake graduate school, their need for guidance increases. The good news is, as the number of women who finish graduate school increases, so do the available resources. The Women's Guide to Surviving Graduate School is an excellent resource for women embarking on this educational journey. It is written by women, specifically for women. It provides information and advice relevant to both American and Canadian women, and focuses on elements related to graduate schools in both countries. The book begins with basic information about selection, applications, and acceptance processes, and goes on to guide women through such issues as determining how much their degree program is likely to cost and how to find funding. The authors also provide valuable advice on determining the best methods for planning a course of study and selecting programs. Finally, this book provides women with practical suggestions for becoming successful students and finding employment after graduation. The Women's Guide to Surviving Graduate School is the ideal, practical, and handy guide for professionals, students, and faculty in all areas.

Swimming Rather Than Sinking
Swimming rather than sinking

At some point, you may decide that you are in over your head. This may be because you failed to adjust your study patterns to the demands of graduate school or because unanticipated emergencies created havoc out of your otherwise well-organized schedule. If this happens, you have a few options you might want to consider before dropping out of the program, depending how far along in the semester you are.

Negotiating Deadlines

If it is early enough, it may be possible to negotiate deadlines for deliverables with or without penalties. Each faculty member handles it differently. Some will allow you to set a new deadline with them as long as it isn't done the day the paper is due. Others ...

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