Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice

Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice

by Donald Asher

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Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice by Donald Asher

The fully updated fourth edition of the go-to guide for crafting winning essays for any type of graduate program or scholarship, including PhD, master’s, MBA, MD, JD, postdocs, DDS, DVM, Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright--you name it.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607743217
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 07/24/2012
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 495,779
Product dimensions: 7.89(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

DONALD ASHER is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on higher education, the transition from college to career, and the admissions and graduate admissions process. He tours more than 100 college campuses annually, lecturing and teleconferencing to hundreds of thousands of students and faculty. He is the author of 12 books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: How to Use This Book xi

1 Should You Go to Grad School, and How Are You Going to Pay for This? 1

2 Choosing a School or Program 14

3 Planning and Managing Your Application Process 29

4 What Happens to Your Application 48

5 Getting Ready to Write 57

6 Your First Draft: From Your Heart onto the Page 66

7 Subsequent Drafts: From the Page into the Reader's Brain 82

8 Samples, Samples, Samples 92

9 Letters of Recommendation 215

About the Author 234

Index 235

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BrooklynDiva More than 1 year ago
I love this book it has help shape me tremendously
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Great resource!!