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.

Graduate School

Author: David Gerald Mumby
Publisher: Proto Press
ISBN: 0968217362
Release Date: 2012-01-20
Genre: Education

This book provides college students with the information they need to apply successfully to graduate school. Misconceptions about graduate school are revealed and dispelled, including the most common myth – that one must have excellent grades to get in, and that excellent grades are all one needs. Other factors that may play a bigger role than GPA are discussed, and the reader discovers how the process of selecting applicants actually works in most graduate programs.

Guide to American Graduate Schools

Author: Harold R. Doughty
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101162958
Release Date: 2009-02-24
Genre: Education

For students planning further study after college, the Guide to American Graduate Schools puts the necessary information at their fingertips. Completely revised and updated, this long-trusted and indispensable tool features comprehensive information on every aspect of graduate and professional study, including: • Alphabetically arranged profiles of more than 1,200 accredited institutions, including enrollment, locations, libraries and other facilities, and housing situations • Fields of study offered by each institution and types of degrees conferred • Admissions standards and requirements, recruitment practices, and degree requirements • Tuition costs and opportunities for financial aid • Details on scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, and internships Organized in a clear, straightforward, easy-to-use format, this is the essential source with which to begin planning for the future.

Who Gets Promoted Who Doesn t and Why

Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9780307797698
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Do your job, do it well, and you'¬?ll be rewarded, right? Actually, probably not. According to career guru Donald Asher advancement at work is less about skill sets and more about strategy. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'¬?T, AND WHY details exactly what puts one employee on the fast track to an exceptional career, while another stays on the treadmill to mediocrity.Whether you'¬?re new to the workforce or feeling stagnant and overlooked, this book is your ticket to advancement. Learn: why timing is more important than talent how corporations really make promotion decisions how to avoid career mistakes you don'¬?t even know you'¬?re making and the ten proven strategies for advancement regardless of your industry and experience If you want to know how to begin controlling your own destiny, the solution is not to work harder but to work smarter. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'¬?T, AND WHY can help you do just that! ReviewsKennedy-Krannich Top 10 career book pick of the year: "A brilliant book by a top career consultant offers startling new conclusions (timing is more important than talent, for example) based on interviews with hundreds of fast-track careerists who reveal how corporations really make promotion decisions."-Los Angeles Times Syndicate"A little book with a big message . . . Must-reading for anyone who is interested in building their career."-About.com"I doubled my income with the tips in this book!"-Adele Liss, public relations executive, San Francisco From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

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 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.

The Graduate School Mess

Author: Leonard Cassuto
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674495616
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Education

American graduate education is in disarray. Graduate study in the humanities takes too long and those who succeed face a dismal academic job market. Leonard Cassuto gives practical advice about how faculty can teach and advise students so that they are prepared for the demands of the working worlds they will join, inside and outside the academy.

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!

Why We Write

Author: Meredith Maran
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101602829
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Reference

Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life. Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with it? In Why We Write, twenty well-known authors candidly share what keeps them going and what they love most—and least—about their vocation. Contributing authors include: Isabel Allende David Baldacci Jennifer Egan James Frey Sue Grafton Sara Gruen Kathryn Harrison Gish Jen Sebastian Junger Mary Karr Michael Lewis Armistead Maupin Terry McMillan Rick Moody Walter Mosley Susan Orlean Ann Patchett Jodi Picoult Jane Smiley Meg Wolitzer