Seven Steps to Success in Graduate School (and Beyond)

Adapted from N. J. Halas

The following is a list of essential skills that all successful researchers have developed. Without these skills, you cannot expect to succeed in research. If you fully develop your abilities in each of these areas, you will lay a strong foundation for the rest of your research career that will lead directly to success in research. The responsibility for the development of these skills is entirely your own. Your research advisor can provide guidance and assistance, but your graduate education is your personal responsibility.

This list is meant to serve as a personal barometer for you to analyze your strong and weak areas.

Last modified: Wed Jan 12 17:01:26 CST 2000 Richard G. Baraniuk.