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yasking

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About yasking

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    2017 Fall
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    PhD in Political Science
  1. I can definitely relate to this dilemma (lol). I definitely suggest keeping things formal until the individual you're speaking with explicitly asks you to call them by their first name. Otherwise, if the individual you're speaking with has a PhD, always address them as "Dr. InsertLastName" If the person you're speaking with isn't a doctor, but nonetheless further along in formal education than you are (e.g. if you have an ABD/graduate student as a course instructor), address the individual as "Professor InsertLastName" or "Mr./Ms./Mrs. InsertLastName" Of course, you could also make things a lot easier on yourself by just flat-out asking the individual how they prefer you to address them. Ya dig.
  2. I was wondering if it is possible to delete the thread that I started that has not yet been commented on by other users? I'd like to re-start the thread at a later date if possible.
  3. Hey everyone! I created this thread for those who have been accepted to graduate programs at Washington University in St. Louis starting fall of 2017. I just found out I have been accepted to the PhD program in political science, and given that Washington University was my first choice, I'm almost positive I'll be attending WashU this fall. That said, I'm hoping to get in contact with some of the other individuals who have also been accepted to WashU (regardless of program), so please feel free to comment on this thread or pm me if you've been accepted and/or are planning to attend WashU beginning this fall (2017)! To give a little more information about myself, my name is Santos and (as I already mentioned) I've been accepted to the Ph.D. program in political science. Specifically, I'll be studying American politics (law, courts, judicial politics, empirical legal studies, etc.) and quantitative methodology. I was born and raised in the southeastern United States and, to be completely honest, I've never even been to the state of Missouri. That said, I think St. Louis seems like a great area and I'm looking forward to the experience of getting to know a new region of the country.
  4. Greetings fellow forum goers. I've recently been accepted to my first choice grad school (which I'm stoked about), but I'm expecting the program to be fairly intense (especially the quantitative methods training aspects). That said, I've been thinking about contacting some of my future professors to ask if they have any suggestions for readings/materials I can review prior to beginning the program that might be helpful in preparing me for the first and second semesters. I ran this idea by a friend of mine, and they tried to tell me it's frowned upon to ask professors for class-related materials prior to the start of a course. That said, can anyone tell me if this is in fact true? Should I refrain from contacting professors to inquire about materials that may assist me in preparing for a course before the course actually starts?
  5. Greetings fellow forum goers, I just found out that I've been accepted to the PhD program in political science at Washington University in St. Louis. Given that the majority of my interests fall under the categorical confines of empirical legal studies and judicial politics, I'm fairly certain that I'll end up attending WashU for graduate study. That being said, I'd love to get a head start in getting to know my (potential) cohort, so if you or anyone you know has gotten in to the PhD program in polisci at WashU, please let me know! Best, CS
  6. Greetings fellow forum users, I just found out that I've been accepted to the PhD program in political science at Washington University in St. Louis (beginning August 2017). Given that I am primarily interested in empirical legal studies and judicial politics, I'm fairly certain that I'll end up attending WashU for graduate study. That said, I'd like to try and get in touch with other individuals that have also been accepted by WashU just so I might get a head start in getting to know my cohort. So, if you or anyone you know has also been accepted to the PhD program in political science at WashU, please contact me! Best, CS