Graduate education

Advice for Wannabe Profs

Terri E. Givens considers what to tell a would-be graduate student about the job market and life as an academic.

Perfectionism - I

Peg Boyle Single explains how some of the qualities that got you into graduate school can make it extra hard to finish up.

Making the Grad

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Rob Weir offers his take on the debate over getting a graduate degree in the humanities.

Procrastination -- II

Peg Boyle Single offers tips on how to make the best use of the time you have to write.

Stop Admitting Ph.D. Students

Professors can help the job market if some of them refuse to accept more doctoral candidates, writes Monica J. Harris. That's what she's doing.

Am I Done Yet?

When should a graduate student go on the market? Fabio Rojas offers suggestions.

Mentoring Teaching Assistants

Samuel Gorovitz describes an approach to teaching graduate students how to grade.

Academe as Meritocracy

Maybe The Economist and other critics of Ph.D. programs that admit more students than can expect to find good academic jobs are missing the benefits of the system, writes Joshua A. Tucker.

The Part-Time Grad Student

Departments need to recognize this cohort, and provide help that will lead to jobs later, writes Cory Owen.

Advice for Grad Students

Stephen C. Stearns offers advice on taking charge of a doctoral program.

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