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During my senior year at Iowa State University I attended a McNair conference in which Donald Asher the author of “Graduate Admissions Essays” presented several workshops discussing how to effectively write a statement of purpose. I took several notes during the conference and then purchased his book to use as a resource during my writing process. Now as a graduate student I still refer to this book for my own professional development as well as to use with students that I advise.

Adapted from Donald Asher's Graduate Admissions Essays (Ten Speed Press), used with permission.
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Both post-grad service and post-grad education often require essays or personal statements. The tips below will help in either situation. These tips were gleaned from a lecture by Don Asher on “Graduate Admissions Essays” at Marquette University in March 2010.

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(as paraphrased from Asher's Graduate Admissions Essays -- What Works, What Doesn't and Why)
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Mr. Asher is known throughout the United States as being an expert in all areas of the job search, including negotiations. He presented the salary negotiations session at the MBA CSC. He has published such books as ; ; ; Life Launch and Re-Launch for Everyone Under 30, or, How to Avoid Living in Your Parents’ Basement; Graduate Admissions Essays (the best-selling guide to getting into graduate school); ; The Best Scholarships for the Best Students, and several others. Therefore, to get the information for the negotiation section of the survival guide, we decided to bypass the normal routes and go straight to the source, Donald Asher. The following will not only provide answers to the questions you may have, but also a few tips from Asher that are sure to help you in your next negotiation.