• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Getting a Running Start
Getting a running start

In this chapter, we address how to get focused early in the program so that as the workload and the stresses begin to mount, you will have a structure in place that will make succeeding more likely.

Study Space and Other Necessities

Most women live in households with others, whether it is family by marriage or birth or roommates. If this describes you, you may not carve out sufficient space for yourself when you get ready to go back to school. It takes a great deal of space to become expert in an area, and graduate school is about becoming expert in an area.

In college, you got a little knowledge in a lot of areas and some focus in a ...

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