Writing Better Letters of Recommendation

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Faculty Handout

Education and Graduate Pay

Faculty Form

Best Sources and Writing Exercises

Questions to Ask

Why Apply Early?

Funding Graduate School

How to Pay for Graduate Education

How to Shave a Year off a Ph.D.

Resources to help students find graduate programs: 



Google Advanced Search (limit to .edu sites) 

Best Practices Agreement: Council of Graduate Schools "April 15" Resolution

Alt-Ac Resources: 

Going Alt-Ac: How to Begin (Inside Higher Ed) 

Alt-Ac Careers (Inside Higher Ed) 

Alt-Ac Advisor

#alt-academy: a media commons project 

Useful Publications: 

Graduate Admissions Essays

Best Scholarships for the Best Students

The PhDictionary 

What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School: 299 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career