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Writing the Personal Statement
Writing the Personal Statement The personal statement, your opportunity to sell yourself in the application process, generally falls into one of two categories: 1. The general, comprehensive....
Examples of Successful Statements
Examples of Successful Statements Statement #1 My interest in science dates back to my years in high school, where I excelled in physics, chemistry, and math. When I was a senior, I took a first-year....
What is a Personal Statement or Essay?
What is a Personal Statement or Essay? A statement of your interests and goals A reflection of your writing ability An opportunity to tie all of the pieces of your application together ....
Graduate/Professional School Application Checklist
Graduate/Professional School Application Checklist Develop a list of schools that offer programs in areas that interest you. Gather information about the programs and rate them. Obtain....
Letters of Recommendations for applying for graduate schools
Who do I ask for my Letters of Recommendation? Graduate programs are looking for assurance of your strong academic dedication and performance. Get at least one letter from a major professor....
Graduate Admissions Essay Dos and Don'ts
By Tara Kuther, Ph.D., About.com Most, if not all, graduate school applications require you to write an admissions essay, sometimes referred to as a personal statement. This component of the graduate....
Writing the Graduate Admissions Essay: What to Include and Not Include
By Tara Kuther, Ph.D., About.com Students often wonder how to approach writing the graduate admissions essay, also known as a personal statement. What do you include? What don't you mention? Read these....
Preparation and Your Graduate Admissions Essay
By Tara Kuther, Ph.D., About.com The admissions essay, sometimes referred to as a personal statement, is a vital part of the graduate application that most students stress over. Although the assignment....
How to Organize Your Graduate Admissions Essay
The admissions essay or personal statement is an important part of the graduate school application. It provides the admission committee a chance to distinguish you from other A+ applicants and the opportunity....
MBA Essay Tips
It may be only 500 words, but the admissions essay portion of a business school application can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection. How you write your MBA essay shows the admissions committee....
Getting distinctiveness into your MBA application
Getting distinctiveness into your MBA application, even if you think you don’t have any By A.V. Gordon One of the biggest problems I have as an MBA admissions adviser is explaining to clients....
Five things to consider when choosing a business school
5 things to consider when choosing a business school By A. V. Gordon Choosing which business school to apply to requires detailed, hands-on research about each institution, culture, curriculum....
Advice from Admissions Representatives
Advice from Admissions Representatives Lee Cunningham Director of Admissions and Aid The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business The mistake people make most often is not to look at what....
Personal Statement: Top 10 Rules and Pitfalls
Personal Statement: Top 10 Rules and Pitfalls Writing the Personal Statement: Top 10 Rules Strive for depth rather than breadth. Narrow focus to one or two key themes, ideas or experiences ....
Is Graduate School Right For Me?
Is Graduate School Right For Me? Pursuing an advanced degree is an extensive commitment in terms of time (5-7 years if you go for the Ph.D.), money and hard work. Graduate school is not a plan; it is....
Graduate and Professional School Interviews
About Graduate and Professional School Interviews An interview may or may not be required by the program. Remember, it's an information exchange. This is a great time to find out more about....
A computer science graduate school survival guide
Brief description A computer science graduate school survival guide, intended for prospective or novice graduate students. This guide describes what I wish I had known at the start of graduate school....
Graduate School Survival Guide
Graduate School Survival Guide This guide provides concise suggestions for: Getting the most out of the relationship with your reseach advisor or boss Meet regularly - you should insist on meeting....
Should You Go to Graduate School?
Should You Go to Graduate School? By Tara Kuther, Ph.D. Is graduate school right for you? Only you can answer that question. Don't take the decision lightly. Consider your interests, goals, dreams,....
Opinion and Advice for Graduate School in the Humanities
Graduate School in the Humanities: Just Don't Go By Thomas H. Benton Nearly six years ago, I wrote a column called "So You Want to Go to Grad School?" (The Chronicle, June 6, 2003). My purpose....





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