Category Archives: New York Times

July 16, 2011 Law School: What You Need to Know

Amidst the recent flurry of articles about the crushing debt and terrible job market associated with law school, prospective law school students may find themselves thinking: Should I even bother? Well, yes–that is, if and only if you are passionate about the law, and think you will be able to gain admission to a relatively high-ranking law school. Don’t…
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July 26, 2011 Is the Master’s the New Bachelor’s?

Yes, according to The New York Times. The master’s is currently the fastest-growing degree, and is on its way to becoming the entry degree to a wide variety of professions, especially now that degrees are specific and utilitarian (think supply chain management) and often with internships built in. So why the trend? Some blame the devaluing…
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Attn Juniors: Start Your Essays

  You’ve got a few months off which means, yes, more work. But trust us, you want to do it now before the chaos of senior year takes over your life. Here are six tips from the NYT’s Choice blog for working on your college essay over the summer: 1. Clear your head. Find some solitude and have a good…
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May 3, 2011 The New GRE: The Good and the Bad

On August 1st, it’s coming: the revised GRE. The Good: The new GRE will more accurately measure test-takers’ skills that they will need in graduate school. This means no more analogies, but much more reading comprehension. (Check out the linked Times article for sample questions.) And students will be allowed to use calculators. Test-takers will also be…
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