From Dr. Wendy Carter of TA-DA! Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Make It Work for You: The Research Assistantship

The previous newsletter dealt with a number of ways to help you through graduate school more quickly. In my own opinion, how you support yourself financially also determines how quickly you finish your degree. One of the best options is a paid research assistantship.

To begin with, this position can help you complete your degree more quickly than with other funding options. According to the National Research Council (NRC), students with the shortest time-to-degree (TTD) generally received some type of funding assistance in the form of fellowships, traineeships or research assistantships. Those with teaching assistantships and other forms of funding – such as loans – generally took longer to complete their degree.

To read the entire article, Making Graduate School Work for You, The Research Assistantship, click here.

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