Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-07-24
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press

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Based on thousands of interviews with successful grad students and graduate admissions officers, Graduate Admissions Essays deconstructs and demystifies the ever-challenging and seemingly more impersonal application process for getting into graduate and scholarship programs. The book presents 50 sample essays in a comprehensive range of subjects, detailed strategies that have proven successful for some of the most notoriously competitive graduate programs in the country, as well as sample letters of recommendation, essays for residencies and fellowships, and postgrad applications.

Author Biography

Donald Asher is a veteran career and higher-education consultant and a featured speaker at more than 100 colleges and universities from coast to coast every year. A contributing writer to the MSN home page and for the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com, he divides his time between northern Nevada and San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: How to Use This Bookp. xi
Should You Go to Grad School, and How Are You Going to Pay for This?p. 1
Choosing a School or Programp. 14
Planning and Managing Your Application Processp. 29
What Happens to Your Applicationp. 48
Getting Ready to Writep. 57
Your First Draft: From Your Heart onto the Pagep. 66
Subsequent Drafts: From the Page into the Reader's Brainp. 82
Samples, Samples, Samplesp. 92
Letters of Recommendationp. 215
About the Authorp. 234
Indexp. 235
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