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Why you should aim for a three year Ph.D. degree
Why not get your Ph.D. in three years? Can’t you learn what is needed in this time frame? This may sound ridiculous to an American who may hardly even have identified a thesis topic by their third year. How did … Continue reading
Posted in behavioral ecology, Graduate school, Managing an academic career Tagged critical thinking, goals, Graduate school, Ph.D., Research, writing 5 Comments
What is behavioral ecology and why should I take this course?
Answers to this main question comes in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), a powerful way of communicating and something I’ve covered before here. What is behavioral ecology? It is the study of why organisms behave as they do … Continue reading
The value of study questions – a set on The Selfish Gene
How do you know what is important? Have you ever read a chapter carefully, even taking the three times, once quickly, second time carefully, third time to confirm, and then still done poorly on the test? You took notes, right? … Continue reading
Posted in The joy of teaching Tagged critical thinking, Richard Dawkins, study questions, The Selfish Gene, undergraduate 7 Comments