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Published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:24:52 +0000

 



Writing a Grad School Recommendation for an...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How to Tell if You Have a Good GRE Score

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Sample Graduate School Recommendation Letters

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Does GPA Really Matter for Graduate School...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Thank Your Profs for Writing Your Recommendatio...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



PhD in Psychology or PsyD?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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?



An Example of an Effective Graduate Student...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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.



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



36 Common Med School Interview Questions

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



What's a PhD?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

The PhD, defined. Graduate School.



What an Effective Grad School Recommendation...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

An effective recommendation is detailed, like this example



Sample Grad School Recommendation Letter by a...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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.



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Getting into Grad School: What Grad Schools...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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 You Need to Know about Graduate School...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



The Different Types of Financial Aid for...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Will a low GPA wreck your grad school admissions chances?



What's a Doctoral Candidate or ABD?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How Much Does Medical School Cost?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

What to expect to pay to earn a medical degree.



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How to Write the Graduate Admissions Essay

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Your admissions essay can make or break your grad school application. Plan it well.



8 Characteristics of Effective Grad School...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Graduate Record Exam FAQs

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



What is an Associate Professor?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

The associate professor: Defined



What You Need to Know About Careers in Social...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Careers in social work provide opportunities to help people. Plus social work is a growth field and requires only a master's degree.



What is a Recommendation Letter?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Letter of recommendation for graduate school - brief definition.



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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?



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



8 Tips for Taking Notes from Your Reading

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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.



What You Should Do When You Miss Class

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Questions to Expect During Your Grad School...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Classes You Should Take Before Applying to Law...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How to Decline an Offer of Admission to...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How to Write an Effective Graduate Admissions...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Is it OK to Give My Professor a Gift?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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?



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How to Get a Letter of Recommendation for...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



What Is the Difference Between Allopathic and...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Definition of MSW. Graduate School.



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Time Management Tips for Graduate Students

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How to Ask for a Recommendation Years After...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



What Is a Doctoral - PhD - Dissertation?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

What is a doctoral dissertation?



Read Faster and with Better Retention with SQ3R...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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.



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



What is a Master's Degree?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

What is a master's degree? Graduate School.



Thank Profs for Writing Your Recommendation...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



What admissions essay questions and topics can...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



6 Reasons to Read Before Class

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Reading. Professors assign it and expect you to read it before class. Most students don't complete the reading. Here's why you should.



Common Questions About Graduate Admissions Essays

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

How should you approach writing the graduate admissions essay? Answers to common questions.



8 Things to Know About Becoming a Teacher

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

We all think we know what it's like to be a teacher. Do you really know?



What Classes Will You Take in Medical School?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Coursework that you can expect to take as a medical student in the US.



About Masters and Doctoral Comps

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How to Write a Grad School Recommendation...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Is Returning Recommendation Letters in Signed,...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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 to Ask During Your Med School Interview

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



What Not to Include on Your CV

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How Write Emails to - and Get Responses from -...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

When you should contact a professor at a grad school you hope to attend -- and how to do it right.



Where do Lawyers Work?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Where do you find lawyers? Graduate School.



Graduate Admissions Essay Dos and Don'ts

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Writing an effective graduate admissions essay is about following rules. Here are basic rules, the dos and don'ts, of writing admissions essays.



Want to Write an Effective Graduate Admissions...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Applying to Medical School? Follow this...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Tips for Writing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



6 Tips for More Efficient Reading in Grad School

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Grad school entails a ton of reading. Here's how to read more efficiently and get more out of your reading in less time.



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How to Read Academic Texts Quicker and with...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Ever read an assignment and remember nothing even a few minutes later? Try these strategies to improve your reading skills.



5 Books for Dissertation Writers

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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.



What Info Should I Give My Letter Writers?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

How do you get a good letter of recommendation to graduate school? Be sure to provide your letter writes with the information that they need to write letters that will enhance your application to graduate school



Nontraditional Students: 3 Tips for Grad School...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Questions to Ask During a Graduate Admissions...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Should You Discuss a Low GPA in Your Graduate...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Your best bet always is to focus on your strengths. Is it ever ok to talk about a poor GPA?



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



About the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

If you're planning on law school, you can't avoid taking the LSAT.



Why You Need Different Study Skills for Grad...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How Graduate School Is Different from College

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



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

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

What can you expect during the graduate admissions interview?



Training Models in Clinical and Counseling...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Applying to programs in clinical or counseling psychology? Different programs emphasize different types of training - be sure that your application reflects that.



Top 4 GRE Test Prep Books

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Prepping for the Graduate Record Exam? Try these GRE Test Prep books.



Should You Seek an MSW, PhD, or DSW for a...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

How do I become a social worker? Is an MSW, DSW, or PhD needed for a career in social work?



All About the Psychology GRE Subject Test

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Should you take it? What can you expect?



7 Common Admissions Essay Mistakes

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Should You Go to Graduate School?

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Is graduate school right for you?



8 Mistakes to Avoid in Grad School

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



How a Teaching Assistantship Works

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



What to Know about Yourself Before You Write...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Ask yourself these questions to help you plan and organize your admissions essay.



Applying to Grad School? Don't Forget Your...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

While you're wrestling with the hard parts of your grad school application, don't forget the easy stuff, like submitting your college transcript.



What You Should Ask During an Academic Job...

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

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



Timeline for Applying to Law School

2016-09-27T11:24:52Z

Plan to apply to law school? Follow this timeline to make the application process smoother.