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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 3: Freshman Year— Find a Direction
Freshman Year— Find a Direction
Welcome to College
“There isn’t a child who hasn’t gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn’t return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes.”
For many of you, college will be your first experience away from home; for others, it is just another experience. Regardless, college is a unique experience that comes with unique expectations and challenges. College is like a job in that you should plan on putting in “full-time hours” of studying and class time. College is not like a job, however, in that you have full control over your time. Whether or not you attend classes or study is entirely up to you. You need to own ...