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Life of a grad school applicant poem please read and let me know what you think


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#1 Canadianlinguist

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:57 PM

Hey guys, I know this is very random, but for some reason I love writing poems like this. It helps me relax when I am stressed, i decided to post this one on here. I know its not grammatically perfect, i just wrote it one night when I couldn't sleep lol....anyways I am curious to know what you guys think. (of the content not the grammar lol)

The Life Of A Grad School Applicant


I had only one thought,

when I woke up today,

'Will the letter come?

and what will it say?"


As I walked to the kitchen,

I heard my roomate say,

"has any good news,

come your way?"


I answered "no",

with a heavy heart,

and got ready for another,

long day to start.


In my frist class, phonolgy,

I tried my very best,

but worrying about grad school,

just won't give my mind a rest.


After class my teacher,

who wrote me many a reference letter,

told me to just relax and belive,

that my life would get better.


Next, I went to the library,

thought I'd do some research there,

but all I really did was worry,

this waiting just isn't fair.


My worrying was interupted by,

a call from my boyfriend,

who told me what ever happend,

he'd still be there in the end.


After a while I couldn't take it,

so I won't home to run,

releasing my stress on the pavement,

was acutally kind of fun.


The moment I returned,

my parents gave me a call,

to ask if I heard good news,

as I said 'no' my hopes continued to fall.


My mom's next question was,

"Well when will you know?,"

As I said "I don't know,"

my frusteration was starting to show.


I hung up the phone,

and tried to do some homework,

it took all the energy I had just,

to read my text book.


I check my e-mail probably,

fifty times a day,

I really hate this uncertainty,

running my life this way.


A little latter at my boyfriends,

my stress level made me cry,

and I honestly cannot,

even explain why.


He made me feel a whole lot better,

and after a while,

I relaxed a litte,

and acutally had a smile.


Finally I went to bed, despert for sleep,

but worrying stood in my way,

I rested as much as I could,

before the next stressful day.


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Applied to: Univeristy of Minnesota Linguistics MA, Univeristy of Minnesota Second Language and Cultures MA, Syracuse Linguistics MA, Michigan State Linguistics M.A, Eastern Michigan Linguistics M.A, Unviersity of Colorado Boulder Linguistics M.A, Mankato State TESL

Accepte to: Syracuse (with no funding) Posted Image Mankato State TESL (deferred acceptance from last year)

Rejected: Univeristy of Minnesota Second Language and cultures

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

This is just great! A bit sad though...
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

I was really bored writing like that helps me release stress lo l
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Applied to: Univeristy of Minnesota Linguistics MA, Univeristy of Minnesota Second Language and Cultures MA, Syracuse Linguistics MA, Michigan State Linguistics M.A, Eastern Michigan Linguistics M.A, Unviersity of Colorado Boulder Linguistics M.A, Mankato State TESL

Accepte to: Syracuse (with no funding) Posted Image Mankato State TESL (deferred acceptance from last year)

Rejected: Univeristy of Minnesota Second Language and cultures

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

wame0601, any news from Boulder?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:50 PM

No and I am really really really shocked....I know I couldn't go since no one is funded...but if they reject me i'd still be sad
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Applied to: Univeristy of Minnesota Linguistics MA, Univeristy of Minnesota Second Language and Cultures MA, Syracuse Linguistics MA, Michigan State Linguistics M.A, Eastern Michigan Linguistics M.A, Unviersity of Colorado Boulder Linguistics M.A, Mankato State TESL

Accepte to: Syracuse (with no funding) Posted Image Mankato State TESL (deferred acceptance from last year)

Rejected: Univeristy of Minnesota Second Language and cultures

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

Don't worry. As far as I'm concerned, they initially offer admission to Americans, then to international students.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

ahhh makes sense.....us forigen kids have to wait longer I guess
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Applied to: Univeristy of Minnesota Linguistics MA, Univeristy of Minnesota Second Language and Cultures MA, Syracuse Linguistics MA, Michigan State Linguistics M.A, Eastern Michigan Linguistics M.A, Unviersity of Colorado Boulder Linguistics M.A, Mankato State TESL

Accepte to: Syracuse (with no funding) Posted Image Mankato State TESL (deferred acceptance from last year)

Rejected: Univeristy of Minnesota Second Language and cultures

All the rest pending




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