Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way Into the Graduate School of Your Choice

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Ten Speed Press, 2008 - Study Aids - 242 pages
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Veteran higher-education consultant Donald Asher demystifies the graduate school application process and offers a detailed action plan that has proved successful for some of the most competitive programs in the country. The 50 sample essays-selected from thousands of candidates-showcase the best of the best, while the Essay Hall of Shame identifies common pitfalls to avoid. Sample letters of recommendation and essays for scholarships, residencies, fellowships, and postgraduate and postdoctoral applications cover all stages of the application process.

  • Teaches how to craft a winning essay with 50 state-of-the-art samples to inspire, instruct, and all but guarantee a top-of-the-pile application.
  • Updated third edition includes an entirely new chapter dedicated to online applications and how they're managed, processed, and considered.
  • Previous editions have sold 100,000 copies.

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Review: Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice

User Review  - Luisa - Goodreads

This book gave some good ideas for writing strong admissions essays. The sections with different tips for applying to different types of programs were very helpful. A lot of the book focuses on how to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dan Gorman - Goodreads

Invaluable resource for applying to grad school. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Career consultant DONALD ASHER is a featured speaker at more than 100 colleges and universities every year, coast to coast. A columnist for MSN Encarta and contributor to the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com, he divides his time between Nevada and San Francisco.

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