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Being Bright Is Not Enough: The Unwritten Rules of Doctoral Study
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Publication date May 14, 2010
Pages 160
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780398079246
ISBN-10 0398079242
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Original list price $32.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This third edition has been well revised and continues with the ideas expressed in the previous two editions. The details and reactions in light of experiences of the intervening years have been updated and expanded. This particularly interesting book is written from a student advocacy perspective, intended to speak to non-traditional students as well as those typical of past generations. Specific topics include: (1) how doctoral study differs from previous pursuits; (2) choosing a dissertation topic; (3) your chair, your committee, and you; (4) writing the proposal; (5) the dissertation; (6) defense of the thesis; and (7) spouses, family and friends. From the Preface: 'Looking back upon my academic career, one of the memories that brings me the most pleasure are the words students used to pass along to each other, 'If you have a problem, go see Peggy Hawley.' My distress at seeing bright students drop out and my interest in social science research combined to provide the impetus for writing this book. On a year-long sabbatical leave I interviewed hundreds of doctoral students and dozens of professors across the nation. Then as professor emeritus, I finally found the time to put my thoughts into words . . . .' In making the unwritten rules of doctoral study more explicit, the author has attempted to be insightful rather than scientific, personal rather than objective, and practical rather than theoretical. This guide will therefore help to pave the way for those recipients who will pursue and capture academe's highest award: the terminal degree in a particular field of study.

Editions
Hardcover
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3 edition from Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd (June 14, 2010)
9780398079239 | details & prices | 160 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $52.95
About: This third edition has been well revised and continues with the ideas expressed in the previous two editions.
2 edition from Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd (November 1, 2003)
9780398074395 | details & prices | 7.25 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $58.95
About: This particularly interesting book is written from a student advocacy perspective, intended to speak to non-traditional students as well as those typical of past generations.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780398058487 Book cover for 9780398074401 Book cover for 9780398079246
 
The price comparison is for this edition
3 edition from Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd (May 14, 2010)
9780398079246 | details & prices | 160 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $32.95
About: This third edition has been well revised and continues with the ideas expressed in the previous two editions.
2 edition from Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd (November 1, 2003)
9780398074401 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $38.95
About: The first edition of BEING BRIGHT IS NOT ENOUGH was well received, and so this new edition has not altered the ideas expressed there.
from Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd (May 1, 1993)
9780398058487 | details & prices | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $39.95
About: This particularly interesting book is written from a student advocacy perspective, intended to speak to non-traditional students as well as those typical of past generations.

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