Author: Colleen Reding
Product Code: 3938
ISBN: 9781618213938
Pages: 256
Availability: In stock.

Grad’s Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays provides more than 50 successful admissions essays straight from the source—recent college graduates making the transition to earning advanced degrees at highly selective graduate programs. Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Northwestern are just a few of the universities to which these students were admitted. Each of the essays contains designated segments highlighting the particular characteristics that make them outstanding admissions essays. Additionally, the essays are interspersed with segments labeled “Writer’s Words of Wisdom,” which contain statements from the author of the particular essay with advice on the admissions process. By receiving guidance from successful graduate school applicants, readers can glean advice from a variety of perspectives, while still obtaining the critical information as it relates to well-written essays for programs within a variety of fields including law, business, medicine, education, and humanities.


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by Elizabeth
on 6/22/2015
from Chicago
A Must Read for Future Grad Students!
This book was extremely helpful as I prepared for the stressful application process. This compilation is a great mix of essays that shows the gamut of what graduate students used to apply to top tier schools across the country. It is super helpful that the book is separated by discipline for ease of reading as well. The smart commentary and direction made this by far the best graduate school guide out there. Tips were pointed out throughout the book that I never would have considered; these examples were dissected and communicated clearly so I could easily apply to my own essay. I truly recommend it to anyone looking for a thorough, reliable manual on how to wow an admissions council with your essay!
by Marcus
on 5/24/2015
from Madison, WI
Useful and Efficient Tool for Writing the Graduate School Essay
I have found Grad’s Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays to be a useful and efficient tool for navigating the essay writing process for graduate admissions. The collection of essays from successful grad students and tips from the author get right to the point to explain what is necessary to draft my own graduate essay.  
by Mary Frances
on 5/24/2015
from Milwaukee, WI
A Gem Among Graduate Admissions Books
Grad’s Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays is a gem among other graduate admissions books. Not only do these essays serve as exemplary models written by actual graduate students accepted to some of the world’s most prestigious and selective graduate programs, but Ms. Reding’s honest comments and insightful tips, along with the “Writer’s Words of Wisdom”  tidbits, will help any prospective student through the daunting process of graduate admissions. I highly recommend for anyone considering applying to grad school as it has been an especially helpful tool for me. 
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Review: American MENSA - April 24, 2015
While the undergraduate essay is the focus of many books, the graduate school essay is just as, if not more, important to your acceptance into graduate level programs. Colleen Reding has helped to fill that gap with her new book Grad’s Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays, published by Prufrock Press. This collection of essays provides grad school applicants with models of successful medical school personal statements as well as successful essays from law school, business school and general graduate school students, all of whom attended Georgetown with Ms. Reding for their undergraduate degrees. These essays go beyond the standard “I have always wanted to be a lawyer” and “I really just want to help people,” instead weaving personal experiences into the story of why they are the ideal candidate for admission. Readers will get a good sense of what competitive graduate programs are looking for in applicant essays, and models they can use when drafting their own. Equally helpful are writing tips provided throughout the explaining why the essay was particularly effective—writing style, choice of theme, integrating examples, etc.

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