''Negotiating Graduate School, Second Edition provides realistic answers to the questions and concerns most often raised by students in graduate school. Incorporating three decades of personal experience working with master's and doctoral candidates, Rossman addresses such critical issues as the research proposal, forming a committee, preparing for comprehensive written and oral exams, avoiding emotional letdowns, defending the thesis or dissertation, and publishing a dissertation. In addition to addressing the needs of graduate students in traditional settings, this revised edition includes new information responding to the concerns of graduate students in online or distance education programs. In addition, it contains many new URLs and reflects the influence of the Internet on graduate education.
1. Can I Really Complete a Graduate Degree?
2. The Program of Study
3. The Graduate Committee
4. The Comprehensive Exam
5. The Proposal and the Thesis/Dissertation
6. The Defense
7. Now What?
References and Selected Readings
General Style Guides
Guides to Writing a Proposal, Thesis, Dissertation, or Research Paper
Researching and Writing in the Disciplines
About the Author