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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/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....
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....
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....
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....
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 ....
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....
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....
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....
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....
Pros And Cons Of Going To Graduate School
Pros And Cons Of Going To Graduate School By Staff Writer It is that time of the year when many students either plan to find a job or decide to go for the higher education. The decision to join....
Finding a Good Academic Advisor
Finding a Good Academic Advisor By Staff Writer Finding a good academic advisor is important for a doctoral course or other similar higher education programs. The choice of the academic advisor determines....
Surviving the Graduate School
Surviving the Graduate School By Staff Writer Graduate school is the business aspect of education. These institutions are populated by brilliant young people who are serious about gaining new....
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....
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,....
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....
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 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....
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....
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 ....





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