Advice to Students Page
The plan is for this page to provide students with a variety of helpful links and pages having
to do with both undergraduate and graduate school.
Undergraduate Related Topics:References & Suggested Readings
Graduate School Related Topics:
- Short essays that I think are worth reading In particular, check out:
- Are YOU an A student? Take this quiz and find out.
- How should grades be interpreted? Ever wonder what the difference between an A and a B (etc.) really means --or SHOULD mean-- to a teacher and a student?
- Don't be the stereotypical student!
- Study tips!
- MORE study tips! Actually more like a trouble-shooting guide.
- Test taking advice!
- What to do to make yourself more competitive for grad-school (jobs, etc.).
- Top 20 things to do to keep your GPA as LOW as possible!
- What you may be doing WRONG in the classroom!
- What's the deal with getting letters of recommendation?
- What are some good books for finding out about psychology graduate programs, etc.?
- Here's a ranking of the top 185 PhD programs.
- Dr. Armstrong's advice to students interested in grad-school.
- Should I go for a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree?
- Should I go for a Psy.D. or a Ph.D.?
- Here is a nice resource for seeing what sorts of jobs there are, etc.
- What's a Post-Doc?
- What is (and what goes into) a vita?
- How do I choose a graduate school advisor/mentor?
- American Psychological Association (1993). Getting in: A step-by-step plan for gaining admission to graduate school in psychology. Washington, D.C.: Author.
- American Psychological Association. (Updated annually). Graduate study in psychology. Washington, D.C.: Author.
- Appleby, D. (1997). The handbook of psychology. Reading, MA: Longman.
- Brems, C., Lampman, C., & Johnson, M. E. (1995). Preparation of applications for academic positions in psychology. American Psychologist, 50(7), 533-537.
- Cannon, C. B. (2006). How to flunk out of a community college: 101 surefire strategies that guarantee failure, 2nd Ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
- Ellis, D. (2000). Becoming a master student. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
- Fretz, B. R., & Stang, D. J. (1990). Preparing for graduate study: Not for seniors only. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
- Hayes, L. J., & Hayes, S. C. (1989). Writing your vita. APS Observer, 2(3).
- Improving your chances for survival under thermonuclear attack (1961). Research Institute Recommendations, 12(49).
- Keith-Spiegel, P. (1991). The complete guide to graduate school admission: Psychology and related fields. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Landrum, E., Davis, S., & Landrum, T. A. (2000). The psychology major: Career options and strategies for success. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
- McWhorter, K. T. (2001). College reading and study skills, 8th Ed. New York: Longman.
- Norcross, J. C., Sayette, M. A., & Mayne, T. J. (1996). Insider's guide to graduate programs in clinical and counseling psychology. NY: Guilford Press.
- Pyrczak, F. (2000). Completing your thesis or dissertation: Professors share their techniques and strategies. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak.