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In this exciting new book, experienced author, professor, and teacher Greg Privitera—2013 Advisor of the Year at St. Bonaventure University and recipient of the SBU Award for Professional Excellence in teaching in 2014—draws on his extensive expertise to give students a step-by-step plan for success in preparing for and applying to graduate school. Broad in scope and rich in detail, Getting Into Graduate School includes insights into how graduate school selection committees decide on candidates, a concrete freshman-to-senior-year plan, and samples of application materials, resumes, and cover letters. This empowering book provides everything students in psychology and the behavioral sciences need to map their course to academic and professional success.
Chapter 1: Making the “Grade” in College
Making the “Grade” in College
Is College Worth It? Of Course It Is!
“Education is the best provision for life’s journey.”
So much is made of the question “Is college worth it?” It is a silly question with a simple answer: Yes, absolutely it is. What you need to realize is that college is more than just an investment; it is an experience—and experiences are what you make of them. For the purposes of being transparent here, consider the following:
- Is college expensive? Yes, it can be very expensive.
- Will you go into debt after you graduate college? Likely; about two-thirds of students graduate with student loan debt.
- Are textbooks included in tuition costs? No, they typically are not.
- Are textbooks expensive? Yes, they are.
- Do college ...