The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission: Psychology and Related Programs / Edition 1

The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission: Psychology and Related Programs / Edition 1

by Patricia Keith-Spiegel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805806385

ISBN-13: 9780805806380

Pub. Date: 01/28/1990

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The ultimate handbook for those seeking advanced degrees, this step-by-step guide provides definitive "how to" information for successfully selecting and gaining admission into master's and doctoral programs. Reflecting the author's extensive experience as a graduate school counselor, this valuable book offers solid data drawn from exhaustive surveys of people

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The ultimate handbook for those seeking advanced degrees, this step-by-step guide provides definitive "how to" information for successfully selecting and gaining admission into master's and doctoral programs. Reflecting the author's extensive experience as a graduate school counselor, this valuable book offers solid data drawn from exhaustive surveys of people involved in all aspects of the application process. Every task facing the prospective graduate student is covered, from deciding where to apply — to deciding where to attend. Applying to graduate school can be a confusing, frustrating process; this clear and comprehensive guide will make that process easier, and in all likelihood, more rewarding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805806380
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 10.02(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface: "A Letter to My Reader." Part I: Overview of the Pursuit of Graduate Study in Psychology and Related Fields. Introduction: A User's Guide. Timetable & Checklist. Other Applicant Categories. What Are "They" Looking For? What Do You Want?: More Than Just a Matter of Degree. Part II: Enhancing Your Chances — For Those With Some Time. Attracting Support of Others. Academic Factors and Strategies. Research and Practicum/Field Experience. Professional Organizations and Meetings. How to Do Your Best on Tests. Part III: Making Your Choices. Gearing Up to Go Fishing. Get Out of Town!: The Case for Applying to Schools Away From Home. Part IV: The Application Process. What to Do as Soon as You Decide Where to Apply. Letters of Recommendation I: How Important Are They? Letters of Recommendation II: Best Sources. Letters of Recommendation III: How and When to Ask. Letters of Recommendation IV: What Information to Provide to Referees and How to Follow Up. Filling Out Application Forms. Statements of Purpose and Other Essays I: What They Are Like and How to Prepare Them. Statements of Purpose and Other Essays II: Doing Them! When and How to Send Your Applications. Part V: The Post-Application Period. Waiting It Out. The Preselection Interview I: Preparing Yourself. The Preselection Interview II: The Experience. How to Accept (and Reject) Offers. Twixt and Tween: The Dilemma of Alternate Status. Handling Rejection and What to Do Next. Epilogue: Going Ahead — A Look Down the Road. Appendices: Additional Graduate School Training and Career Planning Resources. Notes for Selected Student Groups: Women, Underrepresented Ethnic Minorities; Gays and Lesbians; Physically Disabled Students; Foreign-Born and International Students. What Departments Can Do to Assist Their Students With Graduate School Plans. How to Create Your Resumé. Evaluators' Survey: Items and Descriptive Data. Final Selection Survey: Items and Descriptive Data. Letter Writers' Survey: Items and Descriptive Data.

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