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Can I get into graduate school with a low GPA? Part 2

In our last post, we gave some suggestions for graduate school applicants with low undergraduate GPAs.  Remember, a low undergraduate GPA does not mean you have to kiss your graduate school dreams goodbye.  Here are some more tips on how … Continue reading

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I Want To Go To Graduate School To Study Stuff!

Far be it from me to discourage anyone from going to graduate school, but this Xtranormal video, which has been floating around for quite a while, demonstrates exactly the kind of vague and unfocused thinking that is exactly wrong for … Continue reading

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Grad School Application Woes: Another Recommendation Tip

Here’s a sixth critical thing to know about getting a letter of recommendation: request an alternate, immediate method of getting in contact with your recommenders!  A personal email address or phone number, for example, would be good to have. Long … Continue reading

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Preparing for the GRE: Psych Student Psyches Himself Up for the GRE

Three thousand vocabulary flashcards, hundreds of hours of practice, a Testmasters GRE prep-course, private tutoring, and a trip to the psychiatrist- this is what it took for me to get the competitive GRE score I needed. English is not my … Continue reading

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Soliciting Letters of Recommendation: 5 Critical Things to Know

Too bad I didn’t go to clown college…because then maybe it’d be easier to juggle all of these applications!  Haha…ha… Ahem. Before I delved into all the statement of purpose writing, resume updating, form filling, score sending, transcript requesting, and … Continue reading

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After the GRE: Four Things to Start

The apocalypse has come and gone, and I am still alive and kicking.  I’ll be taking the next several days to recharge, but unfortunately no longer than that.  The GRE is only one part of the grad school admissions process. … Continue reading

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Grad School Advice: The Counsel of Elders

A couple weeks ago, I finally (finally!) got around to emailing one of my former computer science professors for a letter of recommendation.  Part of the reason I put it off for so long was that I didn’t (and still … Continue reading

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