The start of the academic year can provide a sense of a new beginning. Let's start the academic year off right by envisioning the completion of that thesis, proposal, coursework, or dissertation by the end of the academic year.
10 Mistakes Graduate Students Should Avoid:
Mistake #7: Assuming Your Advisor/Principal Investigator Knows More about Your Project than You
Success in graduate school requires a certain degree of confidence and maturity. You will need to be able to defend your ideas and take constructive criticism — of your writing, working style, your experiments, or your ideas. Let's face it, you and you alone are in charge of your program and the degree that you will get has one name on it, yours. Expect and demand to be treated like an adult and a colleague; act like one and you will be treated like one. Read the entire article.