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Graduate Study in Psychology: Your Guide to Success

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Overview

In Graduate Study in Psychology: Your Guide to Success author Tara Kuther takes the reader step-by-step through the graduate admission process. She begins with posing the question of whether graduate school is right for everyone and the differences between pursuing a master's degree or a doctoral degree. The following chapters contain information regarding what graduate school is like, how to evaluate and choose the right graduate program for you, and what graduate schools are looking for in an applicant. Kuther also addresses how to improve an applicant's chances of getting selected for graduate school by improving credentials and obtaining research and applied experience during college. This book offers advice on how to seek financial aid to fund graduate education and a timetable for complying with admission application requirements. There are chapters that detail how to study for the Graduate Record Exam, how to write an admission essay, how to prepare for interviews, and how to ask for letters of recommendation. Each chapter concludes with tips from graduate students about each challenge encountered. Graduate Study in Psychology closes with an appendix of resources and recommended readings and websites to help the reader at each stage of choosing, applying to, and succeeding in graduate school.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780398074791
  • Publisher: Thomas, Charles C. Publisher, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 198

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter
1 Considering Graduate School in Psychology and Related Fields 3
2 Locating and Choosing Among Graduate Programs in Psychology 26
3 Preparing for Graduate School: Improving Your Credentials 43
4 Overview of the Application Process 57
5 The Graduate Record Exam 77
6 Personal Statements and Admissions Essays 89
7 Letters of Recommendation 101
8 I've Submitted My Application: Now What? 114
9 The Interview 120
10 Decision Time 133
11 Transition to Graduate School 141
App.: Recommended Readings and Web Resources 167
References 179
Index 181
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