Graduate Admissions Essays Fourth Edition

Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607743224
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Study Aids

The fully updated fourth edition of the go-to guide for crafting winning essays for any type of graduate program or scholarship, including PhD, master’s, MBA, MD, JD, postdocs, DDS, DVM, Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright--you name it. Based on thousands of interviews with successful grad students and graduate admissions officers, Graduate Admissions Essays deconstructs and demystifies the ever-challenging and seemingly more impersonal application process for getting into graduate and scholarship programs. The book presents 50 sample essays in a comprehensive range of subjects, detailed strategies that have proven successful for some of the most notoriously competitive graduate programs in the country, as well as sample letters of recommendation, essays for residencies and fellowships, and postgrad applications.

Graduate Admissions Essays

Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9781607743217
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Study Aids

Offers tips on writing an essay for admission to graduate school, provides an explanation of the admissions process, gives advice on securing letters of recommendation, and features resources for locating scholarships.

Graduate Admissions Essays

Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Random House LLC
ISBN: 9781580088725
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Study Aids

Veteran higher-education consultant Donald Asher demystifies the graduate school application process and offers a detailed action plan that has proved successful for some of the most competitive programs in the country. The 50 sample essays-selected from thousands of candidates-showcase the best of the best, while the Essay Hall of Shame identifies common pitfalls to avoid. Sample letters of recommendation and essays for scholarships, residencies, fellowships, and postgraduate and postdoctoral applications cover all stages of the application process. Teaches how to craft a winning essay with 50 state-of-the-art samples to inspire, instruct, and all but guarantee a top-of-the-pile application. Updated third edition includes an entirely new chapter dedicated to online applications and how they're managed, processed, and considered. Previous editions have sold 100,000 copies.

Graduate Admissions Essays

Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 1580080421
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Education

Includes information on: business, law & medical schools, masters, doctoral & postdoctoral programs, scholarship, residency & fellowship applications, letters of recommendation.

The Grad School Handbook

Author: Richard Jerrard
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 0399524169
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Reference

A comprehensive guide to graduate school helps prospective students decide whether and where to go, what to study, how to apply, how to pay for it, and how to excel in it, and features advice from admissions officers and experienced students. Original.

Inside Graduate Admissions

Author: Julie R. Posselt
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674915664
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Education

Advanced degrees are necessary for careers that once required only a college education. Yet little has been written about who gets into grad school and why. Julie Posselt pulls back the curtain on this secret process, revealing how faculty evaluate applicants in top-ranked doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission

Author: Patricia Keith-Spiegel
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781135673413
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Genre: Psychology

Should I go to graduate school? How do I choose where to apply? Are my grades and accomplishments good enough to get in? Who should I ask to write recommendation letters for me, and how should I approach these people? How do I write my "personal statement?" When will I hear my fate, and how should I make my final decision? These are just a few of the many questions to which this well-researched, thorough, and extremely user-friendly book offers answers. Students who are contemplating graduate training in psychology, counseling, and related fields are often apprehensive and confused about applying to graduate school, but this book takes the guesswork and anxiety out of the process. The tone and features (such as the Q&A format, timeline for application-related tasks and activities, and special advice for special populations) that made the first edition so successful, eliciting hundreds of thank-you notes and e-mail messages to the author, are just as evident in this new edition. The book has been thoroughly updated to include coverage of new topics such as use of the internet and e-mail, as well as changing trends in the professions. The most obvious difference is that the book is now significantly shorter as a result of meticulous rewriting, making it even easier to use. There have been attempts since the publication of the first edition to copy the format of this book, but none of the others have successfully duplicated the depth of research-based advice and the supportive style that make this book the guide of choice for thousands of graduate-school bound students and their advisors.

Good Grad

Author: Joseph W Gangestad Ph D
Publisher:
ISBN: 0988972603
Release Date: 2013-04
Genre: Graduate students in engineering

A graduate student in the sciences and engineering has to attend conferences, write journal articles, navigate collaborations, negotiate for lab equipment, mediate between squabbling lab mates, indulge eccentric professors, teach undergraduates, and secure funding every semester. Undergrad teaches you none of these skills, and no one warns you before you start grad school that you need them. "Good Grad " is a practical-and politically incorrect-guide for current and future grad students trying to unravel the mysteries of the master's degree and Ph.D. For most of your time in grad school, you're not worrying about looking good to an admissions committee or beefing up a resume. Instead, you're hoping that you'll get that teaching position next semester so you can pay the rent; you're working late into the night to get that conference abstract submitted before the deadline; you're wondering how to get forms signed when your advisor is out of town; you're hoping you won't have to spend the weekend feeding rats in the lab. "Good Grad " contains the hard-fought wisdom of those who have gone through these trials by fire and come out the other side. For budding scientists and engineers, "Good Grad " is an indispensable resource at every stage of a graduate career, from when you're deciding whether to attend grad school at all to when you're finally defending your thesis, and all the years in between. Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Going to Grad School Chapter 2: The Milestones of Grad School Chapter 3: Your Advisor Chapter 4: The Research Group Chapter 5: Your Research Chapter 6: Funding Chapter 7: Going to a Conference Chapter 8: Publishing a Journal Article Chapter 9: The Bureaucracy Chapter 10: Getting a Job Epilogue: Social Life

Business School Essays that Made a Difference

Author: Nedda Gilbert
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375763511
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Essays That Scored What makes business school applications so brutal? For most applicants, it’s the number, length, and complexity of the essays they have to write. Most top schools require multiple essays, and this book is your best bet for acing them all. 1. Forty-four real-life essays critiqued by admissions officers from Tuck, Chicago, MIT, Michigan, Babson, and more 2. Eight case studies of b-school applicants–what worked and what didn’t 3. Essay question translations–what they’re really asking 4. Insider advice from admissions officers and current MBA students at the following schools: Columbia Business School; Freeman School of Business, Tulane; Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson; University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business Inside you’ll find application essays from the following business schools: Freeman School of Business, Tulane Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC–Chapel Hill McCombs School of Business, U Texas–Austin Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University Rutgers Business School Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, U of Rochester Sloan School of Management, MIT Tippie School of Management, University of Iowa Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business University of Michigan Business School Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve

Grad s Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays Examples from Real Students Who Got Into Top Schools

Author: Colleen Reding
Publisher:
ISBN: 1618213938
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Study Aids

Grad,Äôs Guide to Graduate Admission Essays provides more than 50 successful admission essays straight from the source--recent college graduates making the transition to earning advanced degrees at highly selective graduate programs. Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Northwestern are just a few of the universities to which these students were admitted. Each of the essays contains designated segments highlighting the particular characteristics that make them outstanding admissions essays. Additionally, the essays are interspersed with segments labeled ,ÄúWriter,Äôs Words of Wisdom,Äù which contain statements from the author of the particular essay with advice on the admissions process. By offering guidance from successful graduate school applicants, readers can glean advice from a variety of perspectives, while still obtaining the critical information as it relates to well-written essays for programs within a variety of fields including law, business, medicine, education, and humanities.

How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement

Author: Mark Alan Stewart
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 9780768936735
Release Date: 2012-03-26
Genre: Study Aids

The admissions process for law, business, medical, or graduate school is more competitive today than ever before. Peterson's How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement provides essential tips on how to create and write personal statements that respond to the questions that appear on the applications of many popular graduate schools. The guide also offers great insight on whom to approach for letters of recommendation and how to make the best impression at the interview. How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement features 30 actual samples of successful application essays as well as recommendations from admissions officers on winning strategies that have guaranteed students admission into business, law, medical, and graduate school. How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement offers step-by-step instructions on style, format, concept, and theme; preparation strategies for the personal interview; tactics on whom to ask to write letters of recommendation; top 10 DOs and DON'Ts for writing the essay; tips from admission officials from Columbia, Michigan, and other high-profile schools; and much more!

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250127563
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Study Aids

With talented applicants coming from the top high schools as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it’s no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful tasks high schoolers face. Add in how hard it is to get started or brag about accomplishments or order stories for maximum effect, and it’s a wonder that any ever get written. To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, edited by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, gives readers the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nation’s top ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered in these essays open applicants up to new techniques to put their best foot forward. It teaches students how to: - Get started - Stand out - Structure the best possible essay - Avoid common pitfalls Each essay in this collection is from a Harvard student who made the cut and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson where strengths and weakness are detailed to show readers how they can approach their own stories and ultimately write their own high-caliber essay. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays’ all-new essays and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft essays that get them accepted to the school of their dreams.

Living with Music

Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780375760235
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Music

Examines the musical life of Ralph Ellison as seen through his fictional and non-fictional essays that include profiles of famous musicians.