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Students entering their first year of
psychology graduate school need to know
that anything worth having requires effort.

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Graduate study in psychology takes a lot of
mental fortitude, as it is a world beyond
undergrad programs.

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Preparing for psychology graduate school
is a mental exercise, as the graduate learner
must understand time management and
proactive learning to succeed.

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Managing Time
Completing psychology
graduate school should be
about thriving by truly
learning the foundations of
psychology, which is
imperative to becoming a
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Graduate learning requires much more
reading, comprehension and critical
thinking.

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To be able to treat patients and practice
psychology effectively, a graduate student
must make an effort to internalize these
studies, and also have a firm handle on
statistics, research design and treatment
practices.

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A motivated first year psychology student
needs to create a study plan, keep a
thorough to-do list and stay on top of
readings and assignments.

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Proactive Learning
A successful psychology student should be
a proactive learner, always looking for
information in various sources.

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In this way, a graduate student gets the
most out of his or her reading materials,
committing them to memory and
internalizing the content – something that is
very important in the field of psychology.

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Researcher Edgar Dale theorized that we
retain only a minimal percentage of the
information that we see, read or hear. But
we retain up to 90% of the information that
we interact with or teach.

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In addition to actively reading, psychology
graduate school students need to be able to
find sources and critically evaluate them.

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Also, it is important to keep a list of all
sources that are read throughout a graduate
program, with brief summaries of each one.
This helps the psychology student build an
information library, one which he or she
can draw upon in future contexts.

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Having a great first year
With proper mental preparation and time
management, graduate education can be
exciting and interesting.

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A psychology graduate school student, who
proactively seeks information and looks at
things with a critical eye, will find the first
year an invaluable learning experience.

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