Posts tagged 'grad school'

Time is Citations: How I Plan My Days

In business, time is money. But in academia, the currency is not published units but citations of your publications. For someone to not only read your paper but understand and cite it, you need to produce high-quality, readable papers. And that requires deep work.

How to fail (and sometimes win) at graduate fellowships

The title of this post is rather tongue-in-cheek, but is also meant to be a reality check. In applying to fellowships, you should apply to as many as possible because in all likelihood, you will not get one. You need to try as hard as possible to get one, combing …

How to request a letter of recommendation

Hopefully your recommendation letter is more specific

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This post is aimed at undergraduate juniors/seniors who are planning to apply for graduate/professional school in Fall 2012. Disclaimer: I am not an expert in requesting letters. This is a guide from my application experience and advice from faculty, as well as MD and PhD …