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Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:29:03 +0000

 



Sample Grad School Recommendation Letter by a...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Does GPA Really Matter for Graduate School...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Sample Graduate School Recommendation Letters

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Getting into Grad School: What Grad Schools...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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?



Example of a Professor-Written Graduate School...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



How to Tell if You Have a Good GRE Score

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Before Writing a Recommendation Letter for...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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?



Thank Your Profs for Writing Your Recommendatio...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Graduate Record Exam FAQs

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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How to Write a Grad School Recommendation...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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?

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



What an Effective Grad School Recommendation...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

An effective recommendation is detailed, like this example






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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What You Need to Know about Graduate School...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



8 Characteristics of Effective Grad School...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Is it OK to Give My Professor a Gift?

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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?



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



How to Ask for a Recommendation Years After...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



PhD in Psychology or PsyD?

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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?



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

What can you expect during the graduate admissions interview?



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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?



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



How to Write the Graduate Admissions Essay

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What admissions essay questions and topics can...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What's a PhD?

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

The PhD, defined. Graduate School.



36 Common Med School Interview Questions

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Expect Grad Students to Interview You During...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Revised GRE Score Release Dates

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z




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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What You Should Ask During an Academic Job...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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.



Is Medical School Right for You?

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



The Different Types of Financial Aid for...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



How to Decline an Offer of Admission to...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Questions to Expect During Your Grad School...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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






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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Letters of Recommendation at Online Universities

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Nontraditional Students: 3 Tips for Grad School...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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






Is a PsyD for You?

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What Not to Include on Your CV

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What to Get a Grad Student

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Classes You Should Take Before Applying to Law...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What Is the Difference Between Allopathic and...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Questions to Ask During a Graduate Admissions...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Why You Need Different Study Skills for Grad...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What's a Doctoral Candidate or ABD?

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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






5 Books for Dissertation Writers

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

What can you expect in medical school?



How Much Does Medical School Cost?

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

What to expect to pay to earn a medical degree.



Should You Go to Graduate School?

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

Is graduate school right for you?



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Should You Take a GRE Prep Course?

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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?



Three Common Reasons for Medical School Rejection

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



How a Teaching Assistantship Works

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Types of Medical School Interviews

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



How to Write an Effective Graduate Admissions...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Tips for Writing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Requesting a Grad School Recommendation from...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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?



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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.






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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



What to do When Your Grad School Recommendation...

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



Why You Should Not Go to Law School

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Is Returning Recommendation Letters in Signed,...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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?



7 Tips for a Better CV

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



5 Signs that You're Ready for Law School

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



5 Reasons to Make Grad Student Friends

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

In grad school its who you know that matters - even when it comes to peers.



5 Things to Expect in Graduate School

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



How to Ask Your Professor for Help

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

Definition of MSW. Graduate School.



8 Mistakes to Avoid in Grad School

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Read Faster and with Better Retention with SQ3R...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



Should You Email Professors at Potential Grad...

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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



How Graduate School Is Different from College

2017-01-20T11:29:03Z

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