“Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond” helps guide PhD students through their graduate student years. Filled with practical advice on getting began, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting began and making it through. At the same time as mainly directed at PhD students in the sciences, the book’s scope is broad enough to encompass the obstacles and hurdles that the majority PhD students face all over their doctoral training. Who must read this book? Students of the physical and life sciences, computer science, math, and medicine who are thinking about entering a PhD program; doctoral students firstly of their research; and any graduate student who is feeling frustrated and stuck. It’s never too early – or too late! This second edition comprises a number of new material, including additional chapters on how to be in contact better with your supervisor, dealing with difficult people, how to find a mentor, and new chapters on your next career step, after you have your coveted doctoral degree in hand.
Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond