Whether you’re thinking about going to graduate school, applying to grad school, choosing a grad school or just starting out in your first year, this is a VERY helpful book. Is graduate school the right choice for you? Do you want to get a master’s degree or a Ph.D.? How do you choose the right school? This book helps you answer each and every one of these very important questions. Once you do decide to apply to graduate school, how do you know what each school is looking for? Applying to graduate school can often seem very ambiguous and a daunting task. Schools often don’t very much information or guidance on admissions standards or average rates of acceptance. This book walks you through every step of your application from the GRE to personal statements and recommendations in order to make it the most successful it can be. Not only are you provided with criteria for choosing a school, you are given tips and tricks on how to be the most successful in graduate school as you can possibly be from beginning to end for both Master’s students and Ph.D. candidates. The author received his Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University and gathered a lot of the information by interviewing students, career counselors and faculty. The author packs each chapter full of real-life experiences from good to the bad and gives you a really good idea of what challenges you may face as a graduate. This book is a comprehensive guide to the dos and don’ts of every aspect of the life of a grad student and is definitely a must-read for anyone considering this postgrad path!