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  2. Sigaba

    Amazon Kindle for historians

    The answers to your penultimate question will be on a case by case basis; some files provide page numbers that correspond to the printed version of a work, others just give a location. Amazon has a cloud reader for Kindle at https://read.amazon.com/ . The ability to access it will depend upon each institution's IT policies. IME, some primary source materials will provide guidance on how to cite an ebook. The Chicago Manual of Style also provides guidance.
  3. rayray1

    GRE Essay - Please review!

    Prompt: SuperCorp recently moved its headquarters to Corporateville. The recent surge in the number of homeowners in Corporateville proves that Corporateville is a superior place to live than Middlesburg, the home of SuperCorp's original headquarters. Moreover, Middlesburg is a predominately urban area and according to an employee survey, SuperCorp has determined that its workers prefer to live in an area that is not urban. Finally, Corporateville has lower taxes than Middlesburg, making it not only a safer place to work but also a cheaper one. Therefore, Supercorp clearly made the best decision. Response: The following argument is flawed for numerous reasons. The arguement assumes that non-urban places are safer to live, that the number of homeowners in an area is indicative of how popular it is to live in that area; and that people always want to live close to where they work. The argument assumes that all non-urban areas are safer places to live then urban areas. Though this generalization may hold true in many cases, it is not always true. For example, some of the safefast places to live can be found within some of America's largest citites such as New York City and Chicago. This fact allows us to assume that some non-urban areas can actually be more dangerous to live in than some urban areas; meaning Corporateville could acutally be a less safe place to live than when compared to Middlesburg. If Corporateville is actually more dangerous than Middlesburg Supercorp could be losing potential employees that hold a safe work environment as a priority when seeking out a job. The arguement also assumes that an increase in number of homeowners is a reflection of how people feel about living in an area. However, this logic is flawed. Corporateville could be having a surge in the number of homeowners due to the fact that the housing market has crashed. If this were the case houses everywhere, not just in Corporateville, would be more affordable. Therefore, the surge in the number of homeowners seen in Corporateville could be occuring nationwide and not an indication of how people feel about living in that area. Lastly, the argument assumes that people want to live close to where they work. While a shorter commute can be enticing to many some people prefer to keep some distance between where they work and live. Just because someone may perfer to live in non-urban area they may enjoy working in the high paced environment that a city has to offer. By assumming all employees would prefer to live in the same area that they work Supercorp could be losing potential employees who prefer to keep their work like more separate from their personal life Because the argument makes several unwarranted assumptions it is not valid. Moving the headquarters from Middlesburg to Corporateville could have been a smart decision for Supercop to make but the reasons listed do not provide the support necessary to make this arugement valid.
  4. Sigaba

    Reasons for Rejection

    I would find a way to ask the questions informally. I would keep the questions phrased in terms of being a more competitive applicant. I would not expect specific answers to questions sent via email. Risk management is increasingly important. If Student A were told that his/her application materials for X, Y, and Z weren't up to standard, and later found out that other applicants had lower Xs, Ys, and Zs, there could be...controversy.
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  6. Evelyn.D

    SJSU MSW Fall 2019

    @Britbree and @Pleasantnerd! I'm so sorry to hear about your rejections. Did you apply to other schools? Would you mind stating if you applied for the online program or the on-campus programs?
  7. Pacifist101

    PhD funding

    I want to add that while many schools don't offer good (or any) funding packages for master's students, there are some that do. I'm doing my master's now, and it's fully funded with a livable stipend and some funding for research. So if you're not sure about doing a PhD but may want to do a master's first, you could look around and find schools that would offer you funding. I had several offers from master's programs all of which were fully funded. Don't look for these offers at top-20 schools, because they generally only offer funding to PhD students, but check out schools that are lower ranked but support their MA students.
  8. With your profile, I would apply to mostly top 10 programs. I don't see reason not to apply to all of the top 10. I think undergrad institution counts for a lot - most people I know with decent GPAs from an ivy league school got into most of the schools they applied to. Btw I had a similar profile, feel free to PM me
  9. bibliophile222

    I failed my thesis.

    I know, I'm kind of worried. She hasn't been on for days, which is unusual! Hopefully she's just decided to take a break from Grad Cafe, but I am a little worried about her mental state right now and I hope she's okay.
  10. eracic14

    Any word from Valdosta State?

    I got accepted there april 29th via website and then I got a letter in the mail. I made a facebook group so please join if you were accepted for fall 2019. its called Valdosta State CSD Fall 2019
  11. palyndrone

    Reasons for Rejection

    You can definitely ask how to improve your application or if there were specific reasons for rejection. Whether or not you get a response will probably depend on the size of the program/how many applicants they get. If you got to the interview stage, they're probably more likely to tell you something useful.
  12. MARTINt

    Amazon Kindle for historians

    Hey there, Does anyone here work with a Kindle for research? I'm considering getting one but can't figure out how the pages go. Are you able to locate the page number of the printed edition through the device, for footnotes or references? Also, can you open ebooks from your library's website on it?
  13. ResilientDreams

    I failed my thesis.

    Oh no. I've been off GradCafe for a while. Is Adelaide gone??
  14. ssr12013

    WWS vs. SIPA

    Congrats! I'm sure WWS will be a great experience. I, unfortunately, didn't get off their waitlist so I'm heading to SIPA. Saving that money would've certainly been nice but, given that SIPA is a great fit for me on numerous fronts, I'm okay with making this investment and am very excited for the next two years. Best of luck at WWS
  15. nguyen16041

    Has anyone taken chemistry online?

    I have always struggled with chemistry, bio and all the other sciences are fine, I just have always found chem to be very dry... so that made the class a bit challenging so I could never focus. Thank goodness my professor just tested us by multiple choice - I knew some friends that had to actually had short answers 😂😂😂 GIRL, I wouldn't even know where to begin. But I mean.... Online was the easy route, I thank goodness I did that. 🙌🏼
  16. xypathos

    Claremont School of Theology and Process Studies

    To process theology/philosophy broadly, I'd take a look here - http://whiteheadresearch.org/relations/graduate-programs/ The website looks up to date at quick glance. I can only directly speak to Roland Faber (CST) and Catherine Keller (Drew). Keller took a student, I think, two years ago so she may be up for another student by the time you're applying (guessing for next Fall 2020?) CST/CGU is a really cool and fascinating school. Unfortunately, their financial aid for PhD students is, probably without any competition, the worst in the US. I've heard through the grapevine that their acceptance rate is high but it's because they're hoping to eventually get someone to come. They do have some generous scholarships but the competition is fierce and they've been known to skip over cohorts if they feel no one deserves it. On the plus side, there's a large number of schools in the area and I've been told their students generally have multiple adjunct offers once they're post-coursework. Does CGU still offer a joint MA/PhD? I think it's where you got the MA in Philosophy but did the PhD in Religious Studies. If you're looking at process thought seriously, I'd aim for applying to PhD programs at this point. Undergrad in the field and two M* is, generally, more than enough for a non-biblical studies field. Given the contemporary nature of the field, you'll certainly need reading ability in French and German, depending on the school. I'd focus on German though, enough so that even if you failed the translation exam, they could look at the score and see that you've at least started.* *I had a cohort member that was accepted that said (on their app) that they had an intermediate, almost strong reading ability in French. Their translation exam score suggested that if shown a passage in French and one in Arabic, they wouldn't be able to tell which was which. I exaggerate some but it's all the faculty could talk about for weeks. They were given 90 days to cram, they failed again, they were excused from the program. Not at all related to your situation but I still chuckle when sharing the story. Getting a job for everyone is hard, it is what it is. If this is where you feel called, do it for that and then sort the rest out. Depending on the school, you'd be eligible for philosophy of religion in a RS department, teaching theology, or some combo of philosophy and RS at a SLAC.
  17. Anyone else accepted into UNR?
  18. I took it online at ENMU. Easy A with a little bit of effort. Professor is super nice too. 10/10 do recommend. Let me know if you have any questions!
  19. Hey guys, briefly speaking, my defense date is after I-20 expiration date and the thing is my school offers early summer deadline when I don’t have to enroll for summer and I can graduate later after Spring graduation deadline (about 3 weeks after). Now, my question is that okay? I’ve already emailed my school’s ISS but I won’t hear from them till Monday.
  20. Carly Rae Jepsen

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Boy problems! Who's got em? I got 'em too!
  21. SR31

    2019 MPH CANADA

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone that has been waitlisted for Brock MPH has heard back from them regarding their admissions.
  22. PizzaGirl

    2019 MPH CANADA

    Hi! Anyone who accepted an offer from Queens MPH still looking for a roommate? Also, is the June 14th orientation mandatory?
  23. I think you need to do more research on these programs and get a sense of the tangible outcomes, the instructors/professors, and alumni placement. I really don't know much about either program, but my impression is that they are very similar to the San Francisco culinary school I attended for six months after undergrad. After the first three months, I had the sinking feeling that the school was focused more on making money from people who were not perhaps savvy enough to do their research. Despite the school closing a few years ago, I have a crap load of loans related to my short stint there. I suggest that you do your due diligence before committing to any program that is not within a traditional academic setting. Again, I have heard virtually nothing about either program so I could be very, very wrong. In that case, I'd love to hear more from others in the forum.
  24. So I am entering my final year of M.Div studies and things have taken a turn for the strange. What I thought was going to be a fairly straight forward journey to obtaining a credential for chaplaincy has turned into writing a thesis on the search for a common theological language for dialogue between Christianity and Neopaganism. As I've worked on this topic, I've come to realize that common ground isn't to be had so much between Neopaganism and Christianity proper as between Neopaganism and process theology. The mutability of God, a panentheist view of experienced reality, and the general evolutionary/unfolding view of both humanity and God are things largely accepted in Neopaganism. My project is quickly becoming the creation of a Neopagan theology communicated in process language. I am in the very early stages of contemplating further study, but I am curious, what are admissions like for CST? Who else does process theology? What should I do in terms of languages and coursework to prepare (An STM/Th.M is not out of the question as I have enough GI Bill left)? Are there realistic placements for this field given it appears to be small? In terms of a topic, I would likely focus on how a process framework affects gendered concepts of divinity in religious devotion (e.g. the male architect-God of being vs. the female-mother Goddess of becoming). Background: BA Philosophy and Math, SUNY (3.75/4), MAR Theology from YDS (N/A weird grading system), M.Div from a small ATS accredited mainline school (3.8-3.9/4). Languages: Spanish, Persian (Long Story) Thanks in advance.
  25. Darroush

    DAAD PhD scholarship results 2019-2020

    Hello Almasa, You will need the certified documents for the admission at the university, and of course, all documents must be certified.
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  27. GG27

    Online MPH programs

    Hi all, I’ve been accepted to two online MPH programs — Michigan and Dartmouth — and am having a lot of trouble deciding between the two. Both will cost me about the same. I plan to work full time during the program and use the degree to move up within my current field (management consulting). I understand Michigan has an actual School of Public Health, whereas Dartmouth’s program is housed within the medical school. Does this matter? Which will look better to employers (should I decide to move firms)? Both programs look fascinating but focus on different areas of public health. Dartmouth’s program is hybrid (requires 3 campus visits a year) and has a heavy emphasis on quality improvement, policy, and data analysis. Michigan’s program is completely online and more of a traditional MPH. I have one week to make a decision! Any feedback/input would be greatly appreciated!
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