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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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2008 - Education - 288 pages
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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 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 recommendations, 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.
BR>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.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

 

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Contents

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

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About the author (2008)

David Wilkening is a former newspaperman who has worked in Chicago, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Orlando. He also was involved as an advisor and consultant in politics before becoming a freelance writer who specializes in travel and business real estate. He has written numerous travel articles and guides. He lives in Orlando and collaborates at times with his wife, Suzanne, who is also a writer.

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