Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
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.
Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
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.
Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Random House LLC
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.
Author: David Gerald Mumby
Publisher: Proto Press
Release Date: 2012-01-20
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.
Author: Adam Ruben
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release Date: 2010-04-13
This is a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal. They lead the lives of the impoverished, grade the exams of whiny undergrads, and spend lonely nights in the library or laboratory pursuing a transcendent truth that only six or seven people will ever care about. These suffering, unshaven sad sacks are grad students, and their salvation has arrived in this witty look at the low points of grad school. Inside, you’ll find: • advice on maintaining a veneer of productivity in front of your advisor • tips for sleeping upright during boring seminars • a description of how to find which departmental events have the best unguarded free food • how you can convincingly fudge data and feign progress This hilarious guide to surviving and thriving as the lowliest of life-forms—the grad student—will elaborate on all of these issues and more. www.facebook.com/stupiddecisiontogogradschool From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: David Wilkening
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Release Date: 2008
Although there are graduate schools all across the country, only a select group of people are admitted to these programs each year. Many people become overwhelmed by the process of choosing and applying to grad school, as well as the possibility of rejection. However, with this new book, you can significantly increase your chances of being accepted to the grad school of your choice. This new, carefully researched book contains valuable information for those who are still in college and intend to apply for grad school and those who are returning to school after a hiatus. Whether you are applying to grad school to prepare for a profession, get a specific job, potentially earn more, or simply for personal achievement, this book will explain exactly what you need to know in simple, easy to understand terms. You will learn how to choose a school, how to determine a program of interest, how to resolve unforeseen problems, such as a lost transcript or delinquent recommendations, how to conduct research online, how to request transcripts, how to ace the personal interview, how to deal with rejection, and how to accept or reject an offer.In addition, you will create an application timeline, take practice Graduate Record Exams (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Tests (GMAT) to determine how much preparation time you need, draft highly effective letters of intent and reference, write an engaging statement of purpose, apply for financial aid, choose samples of your work to submit with your application, and conduct informative on-site visits. Whether you are applying to law school or medical school or you are pursuing your doctorate in a liberal arts field, this book will provide you with all the information you need to ensure that you achieve your academic goals. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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.
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.
Author: Donald Martin
Publisher: Donald Martin
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Genre: Study Aids
Road Map for Graduate Study is written by a career insider who seeks to educate and enlighten individuals not only about the inquiry and application process, but also about how to succeed in graduate school. Readers are taken from A to Z with respect to the graduate school experience. The book covers research on graduate programs and institutions, the application process, and how to succeed once enrolled. Prospective students will have the tools to navigate the journey to earning a master's or doctoral degree. Road Map features personal questions to ask about your motivation to earn a graduate degree, a twelve-month checklist before applying, seven ways to get recognized as an applicant, seven deadly sins for applicants, how to respond if wait listed, denied or admitted, how to make the final enrollment decision, and fifteen essential pointers on thriving in grad school.
Author: Julie R. Posselt
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2016-01-11
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.
Written by a former social work admissions director at a top-ranking school of social work, this book helps master of social work (MSW) applicants improve their graduate school applications and decide which school of social work is right for them. With examples of tracking sheets, interviews, and biographical statements, this resource reveals the qualities admissions committees look for in applicants. A listing of schools accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work is included with a checklist of questions to ask when visiting schools. Candid answers from surveys of the admissions staff at social work graduate programs throughout the United States also point out the most common mistakes applicants make. This new edition has been updated to reflect current trends in social work education.
Author: Nedda Gilbert
Publisher: The Princeton Review
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