Traditional vs. Online Graduate Programs – Pros and Cons

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by Dr. Khia on May 14, 2013

There are a myriad of choices to be made once you’ve finally committed to continuing your higher education. Now that you’ve decided “I will,” where should you go? Is a traditional or online grad program the best one for you?

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How Hard Is It To Get Into Graduate School?

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by Dr. Khia on March 13, 2013

Just a few days ago, I posed a question to the Your Grad School Coach Facebook page (if you’re not connected, you can do so here):

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“If you had ONE question about graduate school, what would it be?”

Shout out to YGSC fan Brooke for posing the following question: “Is it really that hard to get into grad school? Should I be as worried as I am? I worried a lot for undergrad and it wasn’t even that big of a deal.”

Wouldn’t it be some kind of crazy to get all worked up about getting accepted to graduate school – only to find out that you were making a big deal out of nothing? Just how hard is it to get into grad school? [click to continue…]

Do I Really Want A Ph.D.?

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by Dr. Khia on March 7, 2013

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This may come as a surprise, but my professional advice to many has been: “You SAY you want a Ph.D., but you REALLY DON’T.”

Nine times out of ten, my advice has absolutely nothing to do with their aptitude, qualifications, or level of motivation. [click to continue…]

I Have a Confession to Make…. I’m a Procrastinator

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by Dr. Khia on February 6, 2013

Eeeeek! How’s that for a scary admission of guilt?grad school procrastination

Oh…. you don’t say? You have the same problem?

Procrastination Defined

Procrastination is the art of replacing high-priority tasks with frequently more enjoyable low-priority tasks. You put the high priority task off until later… and later…. and later….

Then the dreaded procrastination guilt cycle kicks in. And you push the guilt aside and promise to get back to the “I should have done it already” task to an even later undisclosed time and date. [click to continue…]

Guessing and Skipping Strategies for the GMAT

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by Dr. Khia on May 22, 2012

Learn what sophisticated GMAC research reveals about last-minute time-crunch strategies on the GMAT.

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It’s All About Timing

Of course, learning to solve problems under time pressure is an important part of preparing for the GMAT.  Of course, you should do everything you can do to maximize your ability to perform at the highest level on as many questions as possible.  Of course, that’s what any responsible person preparing for the GMAT will strive to do.

All true, but as our friend Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) reminds us, the best laid plans of mice and men go oft astray.  As well as you prepare, as diligently as you practice, you may find yourself at the end of a section on a real GMAT running out of time. What should you do? Guess randomly or omit the question? [click to continue…]