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)

By - Apr 3, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

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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Approaching The Diversity Essay Question

By - Mar 27, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

Many applications now have a question, sometimes optional, geared to encouraging people with minority backgrounds or unusual educational or family histories to write about their background. How Are YOU Diverse? First the easy answer: If you are an immigrant to the US, the child of immigrants or...

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GRE Question of the Day (March 27)

By - Mar 27, 05:58 AM   Comments [0]

Verbal Recent appraisals of developing media technologies, such as the Internet, have emphasized their potential to fragment audiences. This fragmentation is presumed to result because the technologies allow and even encourage people to narrow the focus of their media consumption to pursue their individualized news interests...

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How Can You Show Passion in Admissions?

By - Mar 24, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

When one thinks of passion, one doesn’t generally think of investment bankers. But the admissions committees are looking for passion in their applicants; so how are you – a computer guy, an engineer, a biology major, or yes, an investment banker – going to craft...

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Affordable Online Test Prep

By - Mar 22, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

We are now getting calls from applicants who plan to plan to apply in the summer, fall, and winter to matriculate in 2018. A few have all their ducks lined up – test score in place, school visits planned, a GPA they’re proud of,...

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One Size Does NOT Fit All – Resume Writing Tips

By - Mar 21, 09:15 AM   Comments [0]

“I don’t understand….. I already have a perfect resume…. I have used it in all of my job searches….. I don’t need to make any changes….. I really don’t need help with this.” This was from Carina, a prospective Master in Environmental Engineering student. I...

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GRE Question of the Day (March 17)

By - Mar 17, 15:06 PM   Comments [0]

Verbal The journalism professor’s first lecture tackled (i) ______ itself, challenging the journalistic trope that an article has to represent all sides—no matter how marginal—equally. Instead, the professor argued that this impulse to (ii) _______ even obviously (iii) _______ views in order to furnish opposing perspectives...

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GRE Question of the Day (March 16)

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Verbal The demands of ________ notwithstanding, a page or two in Dahl’s recent book on democracy that considered what public-choice economics has to say about “democratic failure” —or at least a clear signpost to that literature—would have been very well spent. ❑ clarity ❑ brevity ❑ comprehensiveness ❑ economy ❑ cogency ❑...

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