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About cokitty

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  • Location
    Moscow, Russia
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Russian / Slavic Studies

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  1. Hi all, It's now the end of January and I haven't heard anything from any grad programs that I applied to. Should I be worried at this point/accepting that I haven't gotten into any programs this cycle? For clarification my programs are: Yale Berkeley USC (Southern California) UCLA UIUC Northwestern Thanks!
  2. Thanks so much! You are always so helpful.
  3. So where should I post this? It seems like Applications was not right.
  4. I'm crossposting this to Waiting it Out. I'm wondering if anyone has tips for finding the statistical profiles or program statistics for particular programs. I'm having a bit of trouble and have only found 3 of my 7 programs. If you have any tips or ideas on how to locate this information, it would be much appreciated! For reference, I'm still looking for (all in the Slavic program): Northwestern Berkeley Uni of Southern California Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign
  5. Looking for someone willing to critique my SOP. I'm on my second draft but I think I've missed the mark. If you're interested, comment and I'll PM your or PM me and I will send you a link to the Googledoc where I'm working on it. Thanks so much!!
  6. You always know what's up, Fuzzy. Thanks for all of your contributions to the forums here.
  7. Thanks so much. I think that because I feel totally lost in writing this I've kind of defaulted to my personality instead of perhaps discovering the best things to write about.
  8. I'm trying to scrape together my diversity statement for UC schools and I'm really struggling (as I think many would). To that end, my personal sense of humor is definitely coming out a bit more – somewhat self-deprecating, dry humor, etc. I'm wondering if a humorous tone is appropriate or acceptable? I wouldn't say I'm making a joke out of it, but I definitely don't take myself too seriously. I've had a bit of a charmed life educationally but come from a strange family background (parents with a 20 year age gap, autistic/ID younger sibling, poor, etc). Any advice when it comes to this? My SOP is definitely very serious and, honestly, the diversity statement sounds more like "me", but it's not as serious in tone. Is this appropriate? Do I need to rework so that I have a less sarcastic/humorous tone?
  9. Door mat
  10. Thread bump/updates! My fully developed list of programs is: Yale USC UCLA Northwestern Berkeley Illinois U-C
  11. Haha oh my god, I'm totally tuned out. Thanks. I'll delete.
  12. x (posted by mistake, please ignore)
  13. Well, Russian is a Slavic language, so I tend to just lump it all together. What's been the process to find professionally vs academically focused programs? It does seem pretty difficult.
  14. Yes, I've had all three of my profs (none of which went to Harvard) say as much to me. I'm trying to stay hopeful. And, in the end, if academia doesn't work out for me, then I've still spent time doing what I love and I won't have felt like I've wasted my time Anyway, like I said, although academia is #1, if it doesn't work out, that's ok, in the end.
  15. Yeah, Bloomington is waaaay better than U-C. You can't always get what you want, I guess. I've been dabbling a bit more in 21st century lit, but 19th and 20th are my core areas of interest and focus. Northwestern's program does look good but honestly I'm a little scared by the fact that they don't require GRE scores. It seems to me that every other place requires GRE, so why wouldn't they? Lack of rigor? I don't know. Yeah, UChicago isn't even accepting applications... it's so strange! I wish it said why. It's my dream to be a professor (ha), so that's really what I'm working towards. I know the market is pretty sad at the moment, but there aren't a plethora of SLAC PhDs and it seems like a lot of faculty might be aging out in a few years...