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Useful Resources

www.cgsnet.org - This excellent website was created by the Council of Graduate Schools. Click on "Resources for Students" to get more detail, data, and other perspectives on the topics outlined on this site.

www.gre.org - Very helpful information on the GRE, including free study materials.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/rankguide/rghome.htm - US News & World's Report's ranking of 100 graduate programs in English, with links to other relevant sites.

http://www.newsdirectory.com/college.php - A list of colleges and universities by state, with links to their homepages.

Chronicle of Higher Education - A weekle publication devoted to issues in higher education. Browsing through some recent issues can help give you a sense of what it's like to have an academic career. Parts of the website are accessible; others require a subscriber code. The whole thing is available in hard copy at UW-Stevens Point library, and in the Department of English lounge.

Profession - An annual publication of the Modern Language Association, devoted to articles and studies on graduate education, employment, and professional issues in English.

The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School Through Tenure. John A. Goldsmith, John Komlos, and Penny Schine Gold. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. - An annual publication of the Modern Language Association, devoted to articles and studies on graduate education, employment, and professional issues in English.

Great Jobs for English Majors. Julie Degalan and Stephen E. Lambert. New York: McGraw Hill (2000). - This book has sections on non-academic career paths, in addition to information about graduate school. You can peruse it in The Department of English office.