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Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook for Getting a PhD in Biblical Studies and Beyond
Gupta, Nijay K.

Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011 pp. viii + 156. $19.00


Description: What if you had a guidebook that you could turn to at each stage of your academic journey to help you navigate through the process of getting a PhD in biblical studies and succeeding in the academic world? This book is precisely intended to fill that need. From theory to practice, you will find discussions and answers to the most pertinent and pressing questions that prospective and current doctoral students are faced with: How do I choose a program? How can I gain admission into an elite program? How do I choose a research topic? Alongside the "big" questions about the process, there are also a host of smaller matters: How do I publish an article? What conferences are out there in my field? Where do I start looking for a job? How do I get teaching experience? How do I write a syllabus? This guidebook tackles all of these questions and many more in three parts: Prepare focuses on getting into a PhD program; Succeed guides you through the doctoral program, especially the writing of the dissertation; and Advance treats issues that relate to success in the academic world such as conference participation, publishing, employment, and best practices in teaching.

Subjects: Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Michael K. W. Suh
Published 10/2/2014
Citation: Michael K. W. Suh, review of Nijay K. Gupta, Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook for Getting a PhD in Biblical Studies and Beyond, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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