Archive | Student Life

Yes, there is life after TOEFL. And for most test-takers, student life is what comes after you pass the exam. Read on to learn all about applications, admissions, and the campus experience!

Diversity in Education

I have written quite a bit about schools in the US, applications, graduate degrees and such. Today I will talk of what international students are studying in the USA and why. Being an international student myself, I was very clear about why I had chosen a higher degree here- very high standard of education and […]

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The PhD Application Process at Rutgers University

I remember asking myself “Where should I apply for my PhD?” multiple times last fall. I had already appeared for my GRE and TOEFL and was ready with transcripts. What I lacked was the right approach to start looking for schools! So after some detailed online research and talking with other PhD applicants I decided […]

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Letters of Recommendation

I have spoken at length about the various components of the application package. Quite often we tend to overlook one critical element amongst everything-letters of recommendation (LOR). Quite frankly, these can make or break your case! No matter how good a student or researcher you are, unless there are qualified individuals (who have in some […]

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Meet Priyanka, Magoosh’s Newest Student Blogger!

Hello everyone! I am Priyanka Singhvi, the new kid on the block at Magoosh’s TOEFL blog. I just finished my graduation in Computer Science and Engineering from India. Along with keeping you all informed about fun ways of making English your second nature, TOEFL and other quirky off-the-shelf topics, I will also join Tesco as […]

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Pursuing Your PhD in the USA

I have spoken about pursuing doctoral studies, popularly called PhD, in the US in the past. US universities offer excellent infrastructure and facilities, brilliant faculty and an unparalleled exposure. A PhD from the US is highly rated and the primary reason why thousands of international students choose a US doctoral education is its high career […]

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The US Admissions Timeline

After much deliberation and discussion you have decided to head to the US for your education, graduate or undergraduate. I have spoken at length about how to go about the application process but let me put all that in a timeline now. This timeline will prompt you when to take a necessary step and give […]

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Combined Masters and PhD Programs in the US

I was asked by a reader if one can opt for a joint master and PhD program in the United States right after an undergraduate degree. My answer to that question would be YES. Most universities in the US accept students into their PhD programs right after a bachelors degree. US universities work according to […]

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What to Expect After You Pass the TOEFL: Listening and Speaking on Campus

Today, we’ll look at what listening and speaking will be like at the English-language university you go to. Listening and speaking are being looked at together because in “real” campus English, these two skills are much more integrated than they are on the TOEFL. In fact they are fully integrated. Once you’re actually at your […]

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