My major is IO Psychology. As a graduate student, I must be proficient in statistics and research design. Thus, I am learning SPSS, R, SAS and etc. In addition, it is important to have critical thinking ability and use it in academic works.

My plan of study shows my academic goals and the course plan.

XiangG_Academic Plan of Study

There are my academic assignments samples:

INYO502 Grad Transitions Int’l Stds II, a course to guide the matriculation materials. Followed this course instructions, I finished my materials step by step. There is a sample of academic reflection from this course:

XiangG_Being an International Student

EAP507 Grad Comm in Disciplines II, a course to equip with advanced academic writing conventions and practice how to write a literature review. In this course, I engaged in a group project. We are supposed to finish a literature review and engage in a poster colloquium at the end of this semester. There is a sample of the part of our project:

Xiang_Research Outline

PSYC754 Quantitative Methods III (Regression), a course to dig into advanced regression. I use SPSS to operate the process and learn to interpret the results from SPSS, which will be useful to conduct future research and write a primary research article. There is a sample of course project:

XiangG_Project 3

The following document is my statement of purpose in order to apply for the Master program at GMU:


My academic references include my professore frin INTO pathway program and Department of Psychology. The information includes name, course ID, and email.

Dr. P.J. Moore

Course: EAP 506-P02, INTO pathway program


Dr. Leah Adams

Course PSYC 611-P01, Department of Psychology