Some humorous advice on [History] graduate school admissions from a History professor

<p>Do</a> thy homework. The Edge of the American West</p>

<p>Some things are quite specific to grad school applications but others are much more generalizable. Interesting in any case though, I think.</p>

<p>Also, apparently a lot of undergraduate applicants end up emailing professors. Is this some sort of attempt to get an "in" on the admissions game? Regardless, good advice for your future sleuthing.</p>