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  2. The Cafe

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    2. IHOG: International House of Grads

      A place for international students to come together. Sorry, no pancakes.

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      What can I get you? Chit-chat here!

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  3. Applying to Graduate School

    1. The April 15th is this week! Freak-out forum.

      You're not the only one who is confused as heck. If you have questions about how to accept or decline an offer, this is the place for you.

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    3. Questions and Answers

      This is a new forum where users can ask a question and then any user vote on the best answers, which rise to the top.

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    4. Waiting it Out

      No, checking your mail ten more times a day won't get the notice there any faster.

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    5. Decisions, Decisions

      You've got some admits, now what? How do you decide between schools? Are you really making the right decision?

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    6. The Bank

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  4. Grad School Life

    1. Meet and Greet

      Meet other newbies enrolling at the same school you are.

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    2. Officially Grads

      Now that you're in, what about relocating, school supplies, housing, Grad Life, etc.

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    3. Coursework, Advising, and Exams

      What do I take? What about my grades? What about my *$%^ advisor? What about comps/quals/becoming ABD?

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    4. Research

      How do I pick a research topic? Organize my notes? Find data? Pick which lab to join? Ask and answer questions about how to do research here.

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    5. Teaching

      I have a TA position, now what?

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    6. Writing, Presenting and Publishing

      This is the place to discuss writing (theses, conference and journal papers, etc.), presenting (powerpoint, LaTeX/Beamer??) and publishing.

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    7. Jobs

      Whoa. You're about to graduate. What now?!?!

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    • ALDO92  »  Erica91

      Ciao Erica, credo sei italiana.
      Ho letto i tuoi commenti inerenti allo stage nato. Mi potresti dire come è andata a finire poi? Ti hanno risposto tramite mail o sulla propria area utente. Per quanto mi riguarda ho sempre la voce 'APPLICATION RECEIVED /  SUBMITTED' dunque non ho ricevuto alcuna risposta alcuna. Qualsiasi info aggiuntiva sarebbe d aiuto. 
      Grazie in anticipo
      Aldo
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    • speechfan222  »  Beals

      Hello!
      For some reason, it's not letting me leave a reply comment, but I noticed your comment on the Evening food/dining thread and wanted to let you know that budgetbytes looks like a really good website. Thanks for sharing with us.
       
      I'm also curious, what is this group for? I saw your comment and had to look into it as Beals is my last name!
      Hope to hear from you soon,
      -Megan
      · 3 replies
    • a_girlhasnoname  »  KAMALAGRAD

      Hi,
      I saw your advice to someone on writing samples to be submitted to grad school and I was wondering if you could help me out. I am applying for masters in Journalism program and I do not have much prior experience. I worked as an content writer (intern) for a month and have done some freelance work. But both cannot be considered as journalistic work. Can you please suggest to me what kind of writing samples should I submit?
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    • Skocpol-Wannabe  »  jazzrap

      Hello! 
      I found your answer to one of the forum questions and you were one of those few people who mentioned methodological aspects when it comes to choosing gradschools. The impression I get from making my research into Political Science PhD programs at major US schools is that it's mostly quantitative. Can you, please, if you know, tell me how the top 25 schools in the US break down when it comes to methodology, quant vs qual? 
      Thank you!
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    • SRod2015  »  Crimson Wife

      Hello. I saw your response to someones question about taking the MAT instead of the GRE. I am taking the GRE on Monday, August 8th. I do not feel very confident about it. I was wonderinf how do I find out if a school I am interested in applying to accepts the MAT instead of the GRE. Do you have a list of schools that do accept the MAT instead of the GRE? Thank you
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