Education Guides

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

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

What's Your Most Memorable Textbook?

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

3 New Years Tips For Cooling Off Debates

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  Civil discussion and debate is critical to Physics…
textbook

The Birth of a Physics Textbook

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  It is said that you should accomplish three things…
introphysics

So I Am Your Intro Physics Instructor

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

5 Problems with Self Studying Mathetmatics

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

Resources for High School Physics at Home

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A year long high school Physics course is important preparation…
mathiq

Am I Cut Out for Mathematics or Sciences?

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

Secrets of Successful Science Projects

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

A Guide to Going Back to School For Math or Science

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

Your Curriculum Vitae As a Physics Graduate

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    I am going to backtrack a little bit…
physics doctoral

How to Get a Postdoctoral Physics Position

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

How to Get a Physics Job!

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    In the previous chapter, we have reached…
thesis defense

Your Physics Thesis Defense Guide

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    At this point, you have completed writing…
doctoral thesis

Writing Your Doctoral Thesis/Desertation As a Physics Major

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    At this stage, you have performed your…
oral presentation2

Oral Presentations - Addendum

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

Publishing in a Physics Journal (Addendum)

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

Oral Presentations As a Physics Major

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    I mentioned earlier that there are two…
masterdegree

Writing a Master Degree Thesis As a Physics Major

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

Publishing in a Physics Journal As a Physics Major

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

Research Work and The Lab Book As a Physics Major

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

Choosing a Research Area and an Advisor As a Physics Major

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    In the previous part, I described the…
grad exam

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

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

Entering Physics Graduate School From Another Major

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

Guide to Publishing in Peer Reviewed Journals

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

Alternative Careers for a Physics Graduate

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    We are still discussing the final year…
physics career

The US Graduate School System For Physics Majors

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    We are still stuck in the discussion…
before grad school

What Physics Majors Should Expect from Graduate School

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

Applying for Physics Graduate School

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

The Life of a Physics Major

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

How to Become a Medical Physicist in 3653 Easy Steps

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

Mathematical Preparations For a Physics Major

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  Part III: Mathematical Preparations In most…
surviving college

Surviving the First Year of College As a Physics Major

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

Early Physics Education in High Schools For Physics Majors

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

How I Overcame Learning Challenges That I Faced Studying Science

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