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Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:20:03 +0000

 



Sample Grad School Recommendation Letter by a...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Writing a letter of recommendation and don't know where to start? Here is a sample template recommendation letter for a student applying to graduate school.



Thank Profs for Writing Your Recommendation...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Thanking those who write letters of recommendation on your behalf is not just good manners, it's solid professional advice.



Writing a Grad School Recommendation for an...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Here is a sample letter of recommendation written by an employer for an employee who is applying to graduate school.



Sample Graduate School Recommendation Letters

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Writing a recommendation letter for an aspiring graduate student? These examples of graduate school recommendation letters might help you begin.



How to Tell if You Have a Good GRE Score

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Do You Have a Good GRE Score? GRE Verbal and Quantitative Score Percentiles



Example of a Professor-Written Graduate School...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Every recommendation letter is unique. Here is a sample letter written by a professor for a student who is applying to graduate school.



Does GPA Really Matter for Graduate School...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What role does your grade point average (GPA) play in admission to graduate school? Do grad schools care about GPA?



Before Writing a Recommendation Letter for...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Most grad school applicants struggle to find three letters of recommendation and must approach professors who know them little outside of class. If you are that professor, what should you consider before writing a recommendation letter for a student you don't know well?



Dos and Don'ts for Requesting a Grad School...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

How you request a recommendation influences its quality. What to do (and not do) to get a grad school recommendation letter that helps your cause.



Getting into Grad School: What Grad Schools...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

One of the most important steps in preparing an effective grad school application is knowing what admissions committees look for. What is an ideal applicant?



Thank Your Profs for Writing Your Recommendatio...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Thanking those who write recommendations on your behalf is not just good manners, it's solid professional advice. Here's a simple but effective sample.



I've Got a Low GPA: Should I Bother Applying to...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Will a low GPA wreck your grad school admissions chances? Read on for a thorough look at GPAs and graduate school admissions.



An Example of an Effective Graduate Student...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

This effective recommendation letter for graduate school, written by a faculty member, provides clear examples of the student's competencies.



Graduate Record Exam FAQs

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Your GRE score can determine whether your grad school application gets read. Here's what you need to know about the Graduate Record Exam.



My Prof Told Me to Write My Own Recommendation...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

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How to Write a Grad School Recommendation...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

An employee has asked you to write a letter of recommendation for graduate study. Here's how to write a helpful recommendation letter..



Accepted to Grad School! Now What?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

The waiting is finally over.... you're accepted to one or more graduate programs. What happens next?



What an Effective Grad School Recommendation...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

An effective recommendation is detailed, like this example



Say Yes! Sample Email Accepting Admission to a...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

How to accept an offer of admission to a graduate program: Sample email/letter



Is an OK GPA Enough to Get You Into Grad School?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What if your grades and GRE scores are just ok? What if you have no out-of-class experience? Should you still apply to graduate school?



What's the Difference Between a Master's Degree...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Is a master's or doctorate right for you? What's the difference between an MA and PhD?



What You Need to Know about Graduate School...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Looking for a recommendation letter for grad school? Here's who to ask - and how to do it



8 Characteristics of Effective Grad School...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Writing a letter of recommendation isn't easy. Effective letters of recommendation have these 8 characteristics in common.



12 Don'ts for Getting Letters of Recommendation...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

There are lots of things that you can do to improve your chances of getting a good letter of recommendation from faculty . But, what shouldn't you do?



How to Ask for a Recommendation Years After...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

I need a recommendation letter for grad school but I've been out of school for years - how do I ask?



Graduate Admissions 101: How to get into grad...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What you need to know about the application process so you can get into grad school.



Is it OK to Give My Professor a Gift?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

You're grateful for your professor's help. You think your prof is awesome. Should you give your professor a gift to show your appreciation?



PhD in Psychology or PsyD?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

If you want to earn a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology to practice as a psychologist, what's your best choice: PhD or the PsyD?



I Graduated 5 Years Ago: How do I Get a Letter...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

You've been out of school for several years and want to go to grad school. What do you about getting letters of recommendation?



How to Get a Letter of Recommendation for...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

How do you get a great letter of recommendation that will win you a spot in graduate school?



Can a Recommendation Letter be Bad? Yep - See...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Take care in requesting your recommendation letter because not all letters are helpful. Here's an example of a poor letter.



Graduate School Admissions Exams: GRE, MCAT,...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Thinking about graduate study? Which admissions test will you need to take?



What to Expect on Your Grad School Interview -...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What can you expect during the graduate admissions interview?



Can You Apply to Grad School in a Different...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Can you pursue an undergraduate degree in one field and then a graduate degree in another? Are you limited by your college major?



What does it take to earn a master's degree?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

How to earn a master's degree. Graduate School.



How to Write the Graduate Admissions Essay

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Your admissions essay can make or break your graduate school application. Make sure you plan it out well using these tips.



36 Common Med School Interview Questions

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Getting ready for your interview for medical school? What should you expect? Prepare with these medical school interview questions.



The Different Types of Financial Aid for...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Trying to figure out how to pay for grad school? Learn about the different types of financial aid offered to graduate students.



What's a PhD?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

The PhD, defined. Graduate School.



What admissions essay questions and topics can...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Graduate admissions committees want to know specific things about you, your competencies, and your goals.



Choose & Improve Your GRE Scores:...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Improve your odds of graduate school admission by choosing which GRE scores to send grad schools and using the GRE Diagnostic Service to increase your scores.



Do You Need to Be a Premed Major to Apply to...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Must you major in premed to apply to medical school? Not necessarily, but it helps.



What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Don't know if you should become a doctor? Consider the pros and cons of becoming a doctor before making a decision.



What is a Recommendation Letter?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Letter of recommendation for graduate school - brief definition.



Expect Grad Students to Interview You During...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Most graduate school applicants don't realize that grad students take part in admissions interviews.



Is Medical School Right for You?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Should you apply to medical school? Is a career as a doctor for you?



Letters of Recommendation at Online Universities

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

My Bachelor's Degree Is From an Online University: How Do I Get a Letter of Recommendation?



Common Questions About Graduate Admissions Essays

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

How should you approach writing the graduate admissions essay? Find answers to common questions in this article.



Is a PsyD for You?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Many debate the relative merits of the psychology PhD and PsyD. Is a PsyD a good choice?



What to do When Your Grad School Recommendation...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What happens if the all important grad school recommendation letter doesn't arrive?



Questions to Expect During Your Grad School...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Prepare for your grad school interview by considering this list of common questions.



What to Do When You are Accepted to Grad School

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Accepted to graduate school? Congratulations! Here's what to do next.



What You Should Ask During an Academic Job...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Got an academic job interview? Here's what to ask to determine if that faculty position is for you.



How Much Does Medical School Cost?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What to expect to pay to earn a medical degree.



Nontraditional Students: 3 Tips for Grad School...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Thinking about grad school at age 40? Beyond? How do you get recommendation letters?



Do you need a master's degree to apply to PhD...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Is a master's degree required to get into a doctoral program? Sometimes but usually not. There are pros and cons to earning a master's before applying to PhD programs.



Beat Writer's Block to Write Your Graduate...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Don't know how to begin your graduate admissions essay? Here are some ideas to break through writer's block.



How to Decline an Offer of Admission to...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Decided to decline an offer of admission to graduate study but don't know how? Use this model letter as a guide.



The Dos and Don'ts of Graduate School...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What to do (and not to do) on your graduate school admissions interview.



What Not to Include on Your CV

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

You may know what goes into an effective CV, but do you know what to leave out?



What is Medical School Really Like? What to...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What can you expect in medical school?



Types of Medical School Interviews

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Got an invitation to interview for medical school? Learn about the various interview approaches and be prepared.



Questions to Ask During a Graduate Admissions...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

The graduate school admissions committee is interviewing you, but you are also interviewing them.



How to Choose a Field of Graduate Study

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Graduate study field what to study grad school discipline field area grad study what to study choose a field discipline major



How a Teaching Assistantship Works

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

A teaching assistantship can help you pay your way through grad school.



7 Common Admissions Essay Mistakes

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Common errors that can stop your graduate school application in its tracks.



Classes You Should Take Before Applying to Law...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

If you are considering applying to law school, take classes to round out your education and improve your application



Three Common Reasons for Medical School Rejection

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Increase your odds of admission to medical school by keeping these common reasons for rejection in mind.



What's a Doctoral Candidate or ABD?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What is a doctoral candidate? What does it mean to be ABD?



You Don't Need to be a Clinical Psychologist...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

There are several ways to become a therapist that don't entail earning a PhD in Clinical Psychology



What Is the Difference Between Allopathic and...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

There are two basic types of medical training: allopathic and osteopathic. How do they differ?



Didn't Get into Grad School? Can You Reapply...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

If you didn't get into graduate school, can you reapply next year? Is it a good idea?



How to Write an Effective Graduate Admissions...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Writing an essay for your grad school application? Organize it well to get your point across - and get into grad school.



Should You Take a GRE Prep Course?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Some say it’s the best way to prepare for the GRE and others say it’s a scam. Is a GRE review course right for you?



Why You Should Not Go to Law School

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Make sure that you're informed before you apply to law school. Consider these reasons why law school may not be a good idea.



Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Associate...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

An associate professor is typically tenured and participates in three types of duties: teaching, research and service.



7 Steps to Writing a Student's Recommendation...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Student ask you to write a recommendation letter? Should you? What info should you request from the student?



5 Books for Dissertation Writers

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

The dissertation-stage is the most difficult period of graduate school. These books will help you add structure to your dissertation and complete your dissertation more quickly.



Should You Go to Graduate School?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Is graduate school right for you?



How to Choose Faculty to Sit on Your Dissertati...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

You have lots of choices. How do you determine which professors to approach to sit on your dissertation committee?



Should You Get a Master's or PhD for a Career...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Will a master's degree or PhD best prepare you for a career in therapy? Here and some considerations and questions to ask yourself.



What to Get a Grad Student

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

What do you give your favorite graduate student this holiday season?



How to Write Grad School Recommendation Letters

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

A student approaches you for a letter of recommendation. What do you do?



I Didn't Get into Grad School! Now What?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

It's difficult to learn that you're not among a graduate program's top choices, but rejection is common. Here's how to deal.



Should You Email Professors at Potential Grad...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Is it a good idea to contact faculty at the programs to which you are applying? How do you?



Any reference is good, right? Nope! 7 Tips for...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Some letters of recommendation actually hurt students. Here are 7 characteristics of bad letters - what not to do when writing a recommendation.



You Need 3 Letters to Apply to Grad School: Who...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Recommendation letters can make or break your grad school application. How do you choose professors to write on your behalf?



Requesting a Grad School Recommendation from...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Is your personal therapist or psychologist a good source for a recommendation letter to graduate school? What about if you’re applying to psychology doctoral programs?



Questions to Expect During an Academic Job...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Be prepared for your academic job interview with answers to these questions.



Tips for Writing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Think it's too soon to prepare a curriculum vitae or CV? It's never too early. Here's how to start.



GMAT: Introduction to the Graduate Management...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

The GMAT is the first step towards getting into business school.Here's what it's all about.



What to Ask During Your Med School Interview

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

The success of your med school interview relies not simply on your responses but on the questions you ask.



How to Ask Your Professor for Help

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

At some point in college or grad school you'll have to ask for help. How do you ask a professor for help?



Why do you have to write an essay to apply to...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

The graduate admissions essay is simply another hurdle to get into grad school. Understand its purpose in order to write an effective essay and gain admission to graduate school.



5 Things to Expect in Graduate School

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Wondering if grad school is right for you? Here are 5 ways in which grad school is different from college.



How Graduate School Is Different from College

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

How do you make a smooth transition to graduate school? First be aware that graduate school is very different from undergraduate college.



What Is a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW)?

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Definition of MSW. Graduate School.



How Much Time Should I Give My Prof to Write My...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

How much time does my recommender need to write a good letter of recommendation for my graduate school application?



How to Ask Professors to Sit on Your Dissertati...

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

How to choose a dissertation committee and approach faculty to enlist their help.



5 Signs that You're Ready for Law School

2016-12-08T11:20:03Z

Should you go to law school? Five signs that law school may be right for you.