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Sci. STKE, 10 July 2007
Vol. 2007, Issue 394, p. tr3
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.3942007tr3]


Instructing Graduate Students to Tackle the "Real World": A Course Description

Randen L. Patterson*

Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.

Abstract: This Teaching Resource describes a course designed to expose graduate students to various hurdles they will encounter during their development as scientists. This course aims to train students in such elements of scientific life as working within a research group, presenting research, writing proposals, and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts and to provide them with the tools necessary to accomplish these tasks. A critical element of this course is that it is designed to provide students with valuable "real world" experiences. A course description and a syllabus are provided.

*Contact information. E-mail: rlp25{at}

Citation: R. L. Patterson, Instructing Graduate Students to Tackle the "Real World": A Course Description. Sci. STKE 2007, tr3 (2007).

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