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Author Archive | Linda Abraham

Writing About Resilience in the Face of Failure

Essay questions dealing with failure, risk, mistakes, and difficult interactions or conflict often cause applicants to cringe, squirm, and bite their nails. After all, like all of our clients, you want to show yourself succeeding and conquering the world in your essays and personal statements, not falling down. But there’s a reason why these questions […]

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5 Tips for Acceptance to a Physician Assistant Program

Over the years, I’ve helped many students get accepted into Physician Assistant (PA) Programs across the country. To apply to PA programs, you will use the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). To help you send in an application that effectively presents your qualifications, I’m including five tips below to ensure that you, too, […]

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Approaching the Diversity Essay Question

Many applications now have a question, sometimes optional, encouraging people with minority backgrounds, unusual educational histories, or unusual family histories to write about their background. How Are YOU Diverse? First the easy answer: If you are an immigrant to the US, the child of immigrants, or someone whose ethnicity is considered a minority in the […]

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When Should You Apply to Grad School?

Congratulations! You’ve decided to go for an advanced degree. Are you wondering when to apply and how to get started? Here are some things that will help you determine your readiness to apply: 1. You have a specific goal that needs a graduate degree. If you want to become a lawyer, doctor, or researcher, then […]

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More Ways to Deal with Your Low GPA

Several months ago we shared 3 tips on dealing with a low GPA. Here are 2 more tips to get you out of that GPA rut and help you create a strong application, despite your low stats. 1. Add context to your low GPA   Despite taking additional classes and having a great test score, […]

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