Frank Advice for New and Prospective Science Graduate Students

Marshall Dermer dermer at convex.csd.uwm.edu
Tue Sep 21 17:08:54 EST 1993


               "Where can new and prospective graduate students obtain
	   candid advice to enhance success in graduate school? Not from
	   most college science teaching journals which have almost
	   exclusively published advice for professors regarding teaching
	   undergraduates. Not from national organizations, graduate
	   schools, and university departments; for "official" advice is
	   rarely frank advice.  And not from all faculty and senior graduate
	   students as laboratory lore, unless one is a select "insider."
	   Elsewhere, I have asserted that faculty ought to provide new and
	   prospective graduate students frank advice about becoming
	   scientists and doing science; here I present such advice."
            
                Interested?  The manuscript "An Insider's Guide to Choosing a
	   Graduate Adviser and Research Projects in Laboratory Sciences"
	   appears in the _Journal of Chemical Education_, 1993, _70_,
	   303-306.  A slightly different version is available via Gopher:

           North America/USA/Wisconsin
                   /University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (academic)
                        /UWM Information/Psychology/GraduateAdmission/advice

           I look forward to comments!



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