Based on a conversation today with a former student who got into three of the top schools in her field and was able to talk them into a bidding war that netted her two years of fellowship and four years of guaranteed teaching:
- Read all the assigned material.
- Read related material.
- Discuss this material during office hours.
- Work on the quality of your prose.
- Learn how to edit for clarity.
- Get a Masters degree from Cambridge.
Follow these six simple steps and you too can attend the graduate school of your dreams.