Veteran higher-education consultant Donald Asher demystifies the graduate school application process and offers a detailed action plan that has proved successful for some of the most competitive programs in the country. The 50 sample essays-selected from thousands of candidates-showcase the best of the best, while the Essay Hall of Shame identifies common pitfalls to avoid. Sample letters of recommendation and essays for scholarships, residencies, fellowships, and postgraduate and postdoctoral applications cover all stages of the application process.
Teaches how to craft a winning essay with 50 state-of-the-art samples to inspire, instruct, and all but guarantee a top-of-the-pile application.
Updated third edition includes an entirely new chapter dedicated to online applications and how they're managed, processed, and considered.
Previous editions have sold 100,000 copies.
About Donald Asher
DONALD ASHER is the author of eleven books on careers, job search, and higher education. He is a contributing writer for numerous publications and career sites and is a tireless speaker, making more than 150 appearances at college and corporate campuses across the United States each year. Recent teaching engagements have also taken him abroad to India, China, South Korea, and Germany. When he isn’t traveling, Donald Asher divides his time between northern Nevada and San Francisco, California. Visit www.donaldasher.com.