Education Guides

What Academic Advice Would You Tell Your 18 Year Old Self?

We asked our PF Advisors to tell us what academic advice would…

What's Your Most Memorable Textbook?

We asked our PF Advisors to tell us their most memorable or influential…

3 New Years Tips For Cooling Off Debates

  Civil discussion and debate is critical to Physics…

The Birth of a Physics Textbook

  It is said that you should accomplish three things…

So I Am Your Intro Physics Instructor

I posted this elsewhere (on my personal blog), and someone mentioned…

5 Problems with Self Studying Mathetmatics

For several years already I have been trying to help people who…

Resources for High School Physics at Home

A year long high school Physics course is important preparation…

Am I Cut Out for Mathematics or Sciences?

We often get threads by new members asking whether they are cut…

Secrets of Successful Science Projects

Abstract Over the past few years, the author and his wife have…

A Guide to Going Back to School For Math or Science

Motivations for creating the series I came to Physics Forums…
physics course

Your Curriculum Vitae As a Physics Graduate

    I am going to backtrack a little bit…
physics doctoral

How to Get a Postdoctoral Physics Position

    If you intend to pursue an academic/research…
physics jobs

How to Get a Physics Job!

    In the previous chapter, we have reached…
thesis defense

Your Physics Thesis Defense Guide

    At this point, you have completed writing…
doctoral thesis

Writing Your Doctoral Thesis/Desertation As a Physics Major

    At this stage, you have performed your…
oral presentation2

Oral Presentations - Addendum

I'll try not to make a habit out of this, but I believe there's…
physics journals2

Publishing in a Physics Journal (Addendum)

  When I first wrote this part of the series, I…
oral presentation

Oral Presentations As a Physics Major

    I mentioned earlier that there are two…

Writing a Master Degree Thesis As a Physics Major

Your First Scientific Paper Ought to be good! Structure and…
physics journals

Publishing in a Physics Journal As a Physics Major

    At this stage, you are well into your…
lab work

Research Work and The Lab Book As a Physics Major

    Now where were we? Oh yes! You have now…
advisor research

Choosing a Research Area and an Advisor As a Physics Major

    In the previous part, I described the…
grad exam

First years of Graduate School from Being a TA to the Graduate Exams

  You are now entering your first year of graduate…
other majors

Entering Physics Graduate School From Another Major

    I have decided to tackle this issue because…
publishing in journals

Guide to Publishing in Peer Reviewed Journals

From Concept to Manuscript You've done the science.  You had…
alternative careers

Alternative Careers for a Physics Graduate

    We are still discussing the final year…
physics career

The US Graduate School System For Physics Majors

    We are still stuck in the discussion…
before grad school

What Physics Majors Should Expect from Graduate School

  We are still discussing the final year of your…
physics grad school

Applying for Physics Graduate School

  We have now reached the final year of your undergraduate…
physics major

The Life of a Physics Major

  So far, I have covered what I believe a student…
medical physics

How to Become a Medical Physicist in 3653 Easy Steps

For many physics students, Medical Physics is that branch…
math preparations

Mathematical Preparations For a Physics Major

  Part III: Mathematical Preparations In most…
surviving college

Surviving the First Year of College As a Physics Major

  Part II: Surviving the First Year of College This…
Early Physics Education in High schools

Early Physics Education in High Schools For Physics Majors

So You Want to Be a Physicist: 22 Part Guide   Introduction:…
ADHD studying

How I Overcame Learning Challenges That I Faced Studying Science

For the past few days, during my summer break, I have been intensively…