Applying to Graduate School: Assessment and Application - 2nd edition

  • Publish Date: 2012-06-12
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Milton Kornfeld Ph.D.
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Applying to graduate school is, after college, the most important educational decision you will make. Doing it right matters a great deal. This book's objective is to simplify the processes of finding and applying to the right graduate schools and to increase the likelihood that those applications will be successful. Using a careful and informed procedure to find the programs that best suit your needs and match your qualifications is the first step. The first half of this book, Applying to Graduate School: Assessing and Choosing Programs, will insure that your have begun the application process in a focused and expeditious manner. The book's second half, Applying to Graduate School: A Systematic Approach, addresses the other critical element of the application process, the statement of purpose. This part of Applying to Graduate School: Assessment and Application will help you to confront the challenge of writing about yourself by inviting you to think about your career goals and college achievements in a different way. It will help you to organize the various parts of your yourself effectively and help you to write a vibrant, concrete and interesting statement of purpose that will distinguish you from other candidates to your prospective graduate program[s]. This book contains multiple illustrations and tables that highlight and demonstrate its key points and a valuable annotated bibliography of web-based resources for finding financial aid and evaluating and applying to graduate programs.