Category Archives: Applying to Grad School

These are blog posts that appeared in my grad cafe blog in 2010, documenting my journey to get into a program. They are re-posted here as a resource for other students hoping to get into graduate school.

(Some Of) What Grad Advisors Wish Their Graduate Students Knew

So, I was curious — following a conversation with some of my peers concerning “what we wished we knew before we went to graduate school” — as to whether or not similar conversations took place among our advisors. Did they … Continue reading

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(Retro post) The Statement of Purpose, Part Two

This post originally appeared at the Grad Cafe on 21 March, 2011. You can catch Part One here. ….. Continued from Part One. We are now at draft five: Draft FIVE: The day I graduated from xxxxx University’s master’s program … Continue reading

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Retro Post: The Statement of Purpose (SOP), Part One

This post was originally published at The Grad Cafe on March 21, 2011. In it, I outline the first few iterations of the Statement of Purpose I wrote for my application to grad school, coupled with my own comments in … Continue reading

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Retro Post #2: Securing Letters of Recommendation

This post originally appeared on September 28, 2010 at The Grad Cafe. It deals with how to go about deciding who you want to write letters for you and asking professors for letters of recommendation. **************************************************************** I’m going to try … Continue reading

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Retro Post #1: Applying to Graduate School, Round Three

I’m going to begin this new blog by re-blogging posts from my graduate school application journey. Since I want this blog to serve as a record and a resource, it seems fitting that I bring all of my writings about … Continue reading

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