Time: Fri 2:00-3:00pm
URL: http://www.cs.bu.edu/fac/richwest/cs697_spring_2009/ Email: TBA
This required two-credit course is designed to help guide entering Ph.D. students through the challenging transition into the graduate program in Computer Science. Topics we will try to address range broadly across issues of research and scholarship, including:
The course will not cover details of program requirements and milestones, nor will the class provide academic advice specific to individual students in the class. For these please consult the Graduate Student Handbook and your academic advisor, respectively.
+ Required Readings for Upcoming Class Meetings
The following are the required readings for each class meeting. Please note that the listing of a particular text doesn't mean that we agree with all, or even most, of what is in it. Our goal (and hope) is that these specific texts will stimulate discussion. Additional recommended references and readings are available below.
+ Materials from Past Class Meetings
Resources and ReferencesThe following is a comprehensive list of materials and references that have been collected over the many iterations of this class over the years. Feel free to suggest others to the instructors! The required readings for each class meeting are subsets of the references below.
On Being a Graduate Student
Choosing (and Managing the Relationship with) your Advisor
Take your advisor's perspective, by Tara Kuther's Guide to Grad School
Graduate Student Survival Guide by Wanda Pratt.
Reading and Reviewing Research Papers
Writing Research Papers
Presenting Research Work
On Being a Scientist
On Academic Careers