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ERIC Number: ED318311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 198
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-316-32684-4
Beyond the Ivy Wall: 10 Essential Steps to Graduate School Admission.
Greene, Howard; Minton, Robert
This guide for students, who are considering graduate school, offers specific guidelines organized in the form of 10 "steps". The introductory chapter identifies three goals in graduate study: to qualify professionally, to improve career posture, and to provide the satisfaction that higher learning offers. A chapter is given, devoted to each of the following 10 steps: (1) identify yourself as a potential professional making sure you are suited by temperament and aptitude for a particular graduate program; (2) gain an understanding of graduate education and admission procedures; (3) explore graduate program opportunities and the variety of degree offerings; (4) determine your academic qualifications for graduate school; (5) prepare for crucial graduate tests; (6) strengthen your writing skills in preparation for submitting personal statements or essays in the application process; (7) get "real world" experience in a job or internship in the desired field; (8) market your strengths to admissions committees; (9) examine the many ways to finance graduate education; and (10) prepare applications carefully keeping records of all correspondence. A variety of suggestions and a checklist are provided for each of the 10 steps. Appendixes provide brief case histories and sample letters of recommendation. The bibliography cites 59 references. (DB)
Little, Brown and Company, 34 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A