Recommended Reading

Graduate School Admissions Adviser by Kaplan/Newsweek
This is a good general reference for students thinking about going to graduate school. It covers a variety of issues, including preparing your application, writing your personal statement, financing your education and more.

Graduate Admissions Essays by Donald Asher
This book is a must-read for Ph.D. applicants. It seeks to take the mystery and stress out of writing your personal statements, and it succeeds.

Graduate School Companion by Peter Diffley
With everything from a discipline-specific Q&A with recent Ph.D. recipients to how to handle adviser problems to how to create both academic and non-academic portfolios, this book prepares you not only for the process of gaining admission to graduate school, but also what to expect as a graduate student and beyond.

Brain Track's Colleges and Career Guide
A great wealth of information on degrees, colleges and careers.  It offers in-depth US college and career profiles as well as degree and wage statistics for over 400 occupations that commonly require college or university education for entry or advancement.

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