How to Get Into the Top Graduate Schools: What You Need to Know about Getting into Law, Medical, and Other Ivy League Schools Explained Simply

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Although there are graduate schools all across the country, only a select group of people are admitted to these programs each year. Many people become overwhelmed by the process of choosing and applying to grad school, as well as the possibility of rejection. However, with this new book, you can significantly increase your chances of being accepted to the grad school of your choice.

This new, carefully researched book contains valuable information for those who are still in ...

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Overview

Although there are graduate schools all across the country, only a select group of people are admitted to these programs each year. Many people become overwhelmed by the process of choosing and applying to grad school, as well as the possibility of rejection. However, with this new book, you can significantly increase your chances of being accepted to the grad school of your choice.

This new, carefully researched book contains valuable information for those who are still in college and intend to apply for grad school and those who are returning to school after a hiatus. Whether you are applying to grad school to prepare for a profession, get a specific job, potentially earn more, or simply for personal achievement, this book will explain exactly what you need to know in simple, easy to understand terms. You will learn how to choose a school, how to determine a program of interest, how to resolve unforeseen problems, such as a lost transcript or delinquent recommenders, how to conduct research online, how to request transcripts, how to ace the personal interview, how to deal with rejection, and how to accept or reject an offer.

In addition, you will create an application timeline, take practice Graduate Record Exams (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Tests (GMAT) to determine how much preparation time you need, draft highly effective letters of intent and reference, write an engaging statement of purpose, apply for financial aid, choose samples of your work to submit with your application, and conduct informative on-site visits.

Whether you are applying to law school or medical school or you are pursuing your doctorate in a liberal arts field, this book will provide you with all the information you need to ensure that you achieve your academic goals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601382153
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/12/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,516,788
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword 6 Preface 9 Chapter 1 First Things First 11 Chapter 2 Life as a Graduate Student 37 Chapter 3 The Practicalities of Applying 71 Chapter 4 Things to Keep in Mind Throughout the Process 139 Chapter 5 Choosing Samples of Your Work to Submit 183 Chapter 6 You Are In...What Now? 229 Conclusion 283 Bibliography 285 Author Biography 286 Index 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2009

    Great for students of all ages and stages!

    This is a must have book for anyone considering a graduate degree. The information provided is so detailed that you could create a wonderful plan for getting into graduate school even before you have completed your undergraduate degree. It takes you from preparation to the application process and through what graduate school is really like. Rather than just being a lot of information that should be common sense, the book focuses on a lot of factors that would not generally be considered.

    In fact, the only thing that could make this book better is actual checklists and worksheets. The bulleted lists, tips, and step by step instructions are wonderful and easy to follow. There are also a lot of web resources mentioned that can really help you through the graduate school application process as well as through getting the degree itself.

    This book would especially benefit those who have not yet entered undergraduate studies. In creating a lifelong educational and career plan, you need to have as much detail as possible to be successful. By reading this book in preparation for even an undergraduate degree, students can gain a better understanding of what they need to accomplish in college before it's too late and the time to apply for graduate school has arrived.

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  • Posted July 15, 2009

    Perfect for Anyone Considering Grad School

    How to Get Into the Top Graduate Schools, by David Wilkening, is one of the best resources for students interested in getting accepted to any of the top graduate schools in the country. This book gets into detail about the application process, what to expect, and a timeline for completing the numerous steps involved. I found it to be a very thorough book; all of my questions about applying for graduate school were answered by the time I finished reading.
    How to Get Into the Top Graduate Schools starts with general information about graduate programs and why getting a graduate degree is important. From there, the author covers the importance of letters of recommendation, and how to get a great one, how to evaluate a graduate program, how to ace the personal interview, and more. There are tips for how to make your graduate school application stand out, how to get off of a waiting list and into the program, taking the GRE, and even how to handle rejection and use it to improve your application for the next time.
    This book is easy to understand, and has everything that a prospective graduate student may need to get started in the application process. There is even a resource section in the rear of the book for readers who would like to learn more. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is seriously considering applying for a graduate program at any school.

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  • Posted November 11, 2008

    Grad schools

    This step-by-step process of how to apply and maximize your chances of being accepted to a top graduate school is extremely thorough. I found it to be very supportive of prospective students that set their goals high and useful by providing a breakdown of how to master the application process. The author outlines explicit guidelines, including tips for entrance exams and setting a schedule for applying that can be very beneficial when in a competitive situation. This book gives readers an ¿edge¿ over other candidates by detailing exactly what committees and faculty advisors are thinking on the other end of your submission. Star rating:4

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  • Posted November 3, 2008

    Graduate School Admission Advice ... easy to understand and implement

    Don¿t let the title fool you. There is nothing simple about getting into graduate school. But in this ¿How To¿ book, Wilkening gives you easy to understand steps to accomplish this goal. <BR/><BR/>If you have ever even thought of going to graduate school, this book is a must read. It lays out the benefits of pursuing a graduate degree and what it means in terms of your career and future. Wikening inspires you to go after your graduate degree by examining case studies on how an advanced degree can open doors of opportunity. <BR/><BR/>From what life as a graduate student will be like to how much an advanced degree will cost, you will find all you need to prepare for applying to a top school. Included are tips and tricks for Ivy League admission. Improving test scores, getting the right reference letters, as well as interview techniques are all simply explained to boost your likelihood of being selected by the school of your choice. No longer will grades alone get you noticed. Find out how you can become one for the accepted.<BR/><BR/>**** (4 out of 5 star rating)

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

    An invaluable tool for graduate students

    The GRE is daunting enough; let alone the application process, essays and interviews necessary for the graduate program. As an undergraduate preparing to attend graduate school, this book has been invaluable. <BR/><BR/>With chapters on applications, letters of recommendations, and living as a graduate student, I feel better prepared for my next academic adventure. And since I will also being financing my education with grants and scholarships, reading this book has given me an edge to getting the money and acceptance letter to the schools I want. <BR/><BR/>My graduate level education will be exceptional and easier with the knowledge gained in reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2008

    Great for students!

    Being a student myself, I was very interested in this book right off the bat. It explains many myths and truths about graduate school. What you think will get you in, may not, but this book is full of tips and websites to help you get into that Ivy League school every student dreams of and every parent hopes for. It also helps you in choosing which samples of your work to submit, so you have a higher chance of being accepted. It provides a sample résumé, so you know how to write one out when applying to the school. It also helps you with your student loans, deciding on how much you¿ll need and how to pay it back.<BR/><BR/> While reading this, I found many helpful ideas and tips. Any student needs this book. This would also be good for those people who are getting ready to continue their education after years of not being in school. A 5/5 for this one. It¿s a very important book to own

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