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Academic Community
MLA: Modern Language Association
CFP: Call for Papers
AWP: The Association of Writers and Writing Programs 
The 4 Cs: Conference on College Composition and Communication
Literature Conferences Worldwide
The Chronicle of Higher Education **
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Forums **

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PhD Preparation Resources
Is grad school right for you?
The Impossible Decision
Princeton Review Master's vs. PhD Programs
Graduate School in the Humanities: Part One
Graduate School in the Humanities: Part Two

 Choosing a grad school
U.S. News and World Report 7 Steps to Find the Right Graduate School
Graduate School Rankings

Applying to grad school
Princeton Review Grad School Application Timeline

Writing the Statement of Purpose
Princeton Review Writing the Statement of Purpose
Dos and Don'ts in Graduate School Essays
Statement of Purpose Tips Sheet

Additional Reading
Getting What You Came For: A Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or a Ph.D (New York: Noonday, 1997)discusses the graduate school experience from “Is It Worth Going?” to “Should You Work First?” to “Choosing a School” to “Application and Admission.”

The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure (Chicago: University of Chicago press, 2001) comprises of three professors’ insights and advice on a career in academia with each professor taking turns to answer each question.   


LMU Organizations & Publications
LA Miscellany
Alpha Sigma Nu
Sigma Tau Delta


Advice for Graduate Students
From the MLA: Advice for Graduate Students from Application to Career
Questions To Ask When Thinking About Pursuing a Ph.D.
Requesting References
Publishing Advice for Graduate Students


Being a Member of the LMU Community
LMU Community Standards


Pictured above: Olive Gilbert’s Narrative of Sojourner Truth, First Edition, 1875; Sarah H. Bradford’s Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, First Edition, 1869. Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, LMU.