7 Deadly Sins for Applicants
Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students
by Dr. Donald C. Martin
Published July 2009
According to Dr. Martin the seven deadly application sins are:
1. Rude or arrogant behavior
3. Too much contact
4. Not following directions
5. Sending wrong or non-proofed information (essays, recommendations, etc.)
6. Asking questions you could answer for yourself
7. Leaving something completely unaddressed, or making excuses when addressing it
For the Seven ways to get Positively Noticed as an applicant, 10 do’s and don’ts in the application process, and much more, go to Dr. Martin’s website and order his book, Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students. The website address is www.gradschoolroadmap.com.
Dr. Donald C. Martin is an expert in the fields of enrollment management, student affairs and higher education administration. From 1980 to 2008 he managed divisions including admissions, financial aid, student development, registration/advising, and career, disabled and international services.
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