Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TOEFL or no TOEFL?

I frequently get e-mails from students asking if I'll supervise them for a master's or Ph.D. degree. A letter I received a few days ago includes this text:
Whether do  i need to have GRE and TOFEL even i already had bachelor degree from USA and the coming master degree?
The acronym TOEFL (not TOFEL) stands for "Test of English as a Foreign Language".

A grad-student's command of the English language is a very important consideration. A word of advice. Make sure your cover letter isn't peppered with grammar mistakes.

2 comments:

  1. " A word of advice: make sure your cover letter isn't peppered with grammatical mistakes."

    Please write on the board 5 times.

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