PhD Applicants: Strengthening Your Candidacy

By - Apr 10, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

The previous post in this series addressed some of the issues an informed PhD applicant should be aware of and consider prior to applying (such as the state of the academic job market). Once you’ve made the decision to apply for a PhD field, how can...

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GRE Question of the Day (April 10)

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Verbal Philby secretly loathed the host of the party that he was attending, but it seemed _______ to say so publicly. ❑ recondite ❑ tactless ❑ clever ❑ malign ❑ deft ❑ impolitic Correct Answer – B and F – (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) Question Discussion & Explanation GRE Question of...

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How to Choose X Essay Questions to Answer from Y Choices

By - Apr 7, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you face multiple essay questions on an application, how are you going to choose which one(s) you should answer and which one(s) you should skip? What factors should you consider when choosing the best essays for you? Appreciate Your Options! First, options are good! But they...

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GRE Question of the Day (April 7)

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Verbal Romley: The Laurence Papyrus, a manuscript on the circulation of blood, was made about 1700 B.C. However, the text is in a language that had not been in common use since 2700 B.C. So the Laurence Papyrus must be a copy of an older manuscript,...

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GRE Question of the Day (April 6)

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Math Working at their respective constant rates, machine I makes 240 copies in 8 minutes and machine If makes 240 copies in 5 minutes. At these rates, how many more copies does machine If make in 4 minutes than machine I makes in 6 minutes? A) 10 B)...

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GRE Question of the Day (April 5)

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Math Water started leaking from a tank yesterday at 12:00 noon at a constant rate of 0.5 ounce per second and continued leaking at this rate until the tank was empty. If the tank was empty before 8:00 yesterday evening, which of the following could have...

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GRE Question of the Day (April 4)

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Math In City X, the range of the daily low temperatures during June 2012 was 20° Fahrenheit, and the range of the daily low temperatures during July 2012 was 25° Fahrenheit. Quantity A Quantity B The range of the daily low temperatures in City X for the two-month period...

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Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!

By - Apr 3, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

One of things admissions committee members tell us again and again is that they wish – really, truly wish – that applicants would not try to write what they imagine the adcom wants to hear, and instead would just be themselves. Admissions committee members time...

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Understanding the Job Market for PhDs

By - Apr 3, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

The job market for PhDs – across all disciplines – is continuing to tighten. That’s one finding of the most recent NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates. According to Inside Higher Ed, the survey found that US universities awarded over 54,000 research doctorates in 2014 – the...

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GRE Question of the Day (April 3)

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Verbal In the late nineteenth century, numerous African American women’s literary clubs met regularly to discuss literary works. Although clubwomen often called their literary meetings “classes,” their practices were radically different from those found in turn-of-the-century academic settings. For example, the culture of reading cultivated by...

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