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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:55:09 +0000

 



Sample Grad School Recommendation Letter by a...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Accepted to Grad School! Now What?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Sample Graduate School Recommendation Letters

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Thank Your Profs for Writing Your Recommendatio...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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.



Example of a Professor-Written Graduate School...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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.



Before Writing a Recommendation Letter for...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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?



Getting into Grad School: What Grad Schools...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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?



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

What can you expect during the graduate admissions interview?



How to Tell if You Have a Good GRE Score

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



How to Decline an Offer of Admission to...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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...

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



Questions to Expect During Your Grad School...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



What to Do When You are Accepted to Grad School

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



Expect Grad Students to Interview You During...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Graduate Record Exam FAQs

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



PhD in Psychology or PsyD?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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?



What an Effective Grad School Recommendation...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

An effective recommendation is detailed, like this example



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



What You Need to Know about Graduate School...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



What admissions essay questions and topics can...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



How to Write a Grad School Recommendation...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

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



An Example of an Effective Graduate Student...

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



How to Write the Graduate Admissions Essay

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Applying to Graduate School? Here's What to Do...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Applying to graduate school is a carefully orchestrated affair. Here's what you need to do -- and when to do it.



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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36 Common Med School Interview Questions

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Questions to Ask During a Graduate Admissions...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



How to Ask for a Recommendation Years After...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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 Get a Letter of Recommendation for...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



8 Characteristics of Effective Grad School...

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



What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



What's a PhD?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

The PhD, defined. Graduate School.



The Different Types of Financial Aid for...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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.



What Is the Difference Between Allopathic and...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



What You Should Ask During an Academic Job...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Is a PsyD for You?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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.



Is Medical School Right for You?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



How Much Does Medical School Cost?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

What to expect to pay to earn a medical degree.



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Types of Medical School Interviews

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



I'm Wait Listed for Grad School, Now What?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

What does it mean to be wait listed by a graduate program and what can I do about it?



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

What can you expect in medical school?



What Not to Include on Your CV

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Classes You Should Take Before Applying to Law...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Applying to Medical School? Follow this...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Timing is everything when it comes to successfully applying to medical school.



What's a Doctoral Candidate or ABD?

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



What to Ask During Your Med School Interview

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



5 Books for Dissertation Writers

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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.



4 Tips to Prepare for Your Med School Interview

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Much of a successful medical school interview is a matter of preparing well. Here are 4 tips to help you ace your med school interview



Nontraditional Students: 3 Tips for Grad School...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



How a Teaching Assistantship Works

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



9 Tips for Your Skype Grad School Interview

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Skype interviews for graduate school are just as important as real-life interviews but are accompanied by special challenges. Don’t let technological issues get in the way of a successful interview.



What You Need to Know About a Graduate Program...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Before you begin that graduate school application, ensure that you know these 12 things about the grad program.



Read Faster and with Better Retention with SQ3R...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Tackle the mountain of graduate school reading with the SQ3R Method, designed to help you read faster and retain more.



8 Mistakes to Avoid in Grad School

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Good grades do not guarantee success in graduate school. The most successful grad students avoid committing these common mistakes.



How to Write an Effective Graduate Admissions...

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



Why You Need Different Study Skills for Grad...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Graduate school is very different from college. It requires a different skill set.



Want to Write an Effective Graduate Admissions...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Don't be bewildered by the graduate admissions essay. Understand your motivations and writing will come easily to you.



Three Common Reasons for Medical School Rejection

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Should You Take a GRE Prep Course?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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?



8 Tips for Taking Notes from Your Reading

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Graduate study entails a great deal of reading. Don't waste your time reading without having a system for recording and recalling what you learn.



Tips for Writing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Should You Go to Graduate School?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Is graduate school right for you?



Why You Should Not Go to Law School

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Time Management Tips for Graduate Students

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Time management is essential for success in graduate school. The best way to avoid burnout in graduate school is to keep track of your days and maintain daily progress towards your goals



Is Returning Recommendation Letters in Signed,...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Recently a reader asked me whether it's an imposition to ask faculty to not only write letters of recommendation but to return them to the student, each in a separate signed and sealed envelope. Is it too much to ask? Is organizing all that paperwork unreasonable?



What is a Master's Degree?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

What is a master's degree? Graduate School.



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

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Definition of MSW. Graduate School.



About Masters and Doctoral Comps

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

One of the biggest milestones of graduate study is passing your comps. What are comprehensive exams?



Common Questions About Graduate Admissions Essays

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



7 Tips for a Better CV

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Improve your CV and make yourself stand out from the crowd to land an interview.



What Is a Doctoral - PhD - Dissertation?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

What is a doctoral dissertation?



Should You Earn an MSW?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

The MSW degree prepares graduates for careers in therapy, policy, and administration.



Requesting a Grad School Recommendation from...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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?



Study Tips and Advice for Graduate Students

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

It's back to school time. Time to get ready for another year of graduate study. This back-to-school collection of resources will help you start the semester right.



Are You Ever too Old for Grad School?

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Thinking about going to grad school but you're not a kid? It's never to late to earn a graduate degree.



Letters of Recommendation at Online Universities

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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



Graduate School Admissions Outcomes: What to...

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

What can you expect after graduate applications are submitted and reviewed?



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

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

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 You Should Do When You Miss Class

2017-02-24T11:55:09Z

Everybody misses a class once in a while. You can redeem yourself, at least a little. Learn how.