Author Archives: Ben F.

Conquering the New GRE Verbal Reasoning Section: Part 1

Approximately 2 years ago, I visited the ETS GRE testing center for my very last time. After writing two analytical writing essays, a 30-minute verbal section, and a 45-minute quantitative section, I was prepared to see my score and hit … Continue reading

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Is Online College For You? Part II

Welcome back readers! In the previous post about online colleges, we began to explore the advantages and disadvantages of online college. After considering the convenience, cost, and the nature of the online environment, you have likely started to decide whether … Continue reading

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Is Online College For You?

Yesterday I met someone who expressed an interest in going to Online College. My first reaction upon hearing this was an overwhelming sense of skepticism. As someone who was fortunate enough to have the time and means to attend a … Continue reading

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Funding Graduate School: Where’s the Money and How do I Get It? Part 2

Hello again! As a follow-up to the previous discussion about funding, I’d like to share some more information for people, such as myself, who are in an alternative financial situation during their graduate school. First and foremost, it’s not the … Continue reading

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Funding Graduate School: Where’s the Money and How do I get it?

Your anxiously awaited graduate school acceptance letter has arrived. Hooray! Assuming that this is the school for you, one of the next steps is to consider the financial implications of choosing this institution. There are huge variations between graduate programs. A … Continue reading

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What Is Grad School Like? A First Year Grad Student’s Reality Check

Hello readers! It’s been a few weeks since I last posted. I’m definitely glad to be back to share my latest experiences as a first year grad student. After 6 months in a doctoral program, my perspective on academia has … Continue reading

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Should I Take a Year Off Before Grad School? What a Year Off Did For Me

A competitive graduate student application should ideally include a high GPA, a competitive GRE score, applied work experience, and professional presentations (e.g. publications). If you are like one of the many applicants that actually had a social life during college, … Continue reading

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Applying to Graduate School: 5 Tips for Interview Day

It’s February 2011 and graduate school faculty members all across the country are sifting through massive stacks of applications, deciding who will be invited to attend the oh-so-exciting INTERVIEW DAY! Not all graduate school programs require in-person interviews, but for … Continue reading

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