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  1. Tybalt

    Choosing Specialization?

    In my undergrad nerd-herd, I was the Chaucerian. That was my thing. I was the one our friends went to for questions on the Tales. Then I graduated and taught high school for a few years, and I realized something. While I still loved Chaucer, I wasn't particularly driven by it. But I lived for the Shakespeare unit. I couldn't get enough of it--teaching it, talking about it, thinking about it, etc. So when I eventually went to grad school, I specialized in Renaissance drama. So as far as advice, I would suggest you think about what you might be interested in for a span of 30+
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  2. @hippyscientist. @Cat_Robutt. - My exoskeleton research isn't iron man level awesome, but I think it's pretty cool. I'm working on developing balance recovery assistance control for the exo. Basically, it means I push you and help you not fall down. So much code debugging crammed into 3 days while I had access to the robot. Now I have a gig of data to process, but hopefully it's the last I'll need for my masters thesis!
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  3. Hopefully they will be understanding, as it's only 2 days late right now. I would also give them a phone call today in addition to the email though. They might not see the email until awhile later!!
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  4. Hi Virtua! 1. I found universities with funded graduate positions by looking at the university webpages. Usually, the department webpage will have some information about funding. If it's not on the department webpage, you might be able to find it from the Graduate Office webpage. If there is no information available at all, then I would contact the appropriate person from the department contact list. You should always check but generally Masters programs are not funded in the US and PhD programs are funded. But this is just a generalization. 2. This is a good question---sometimes the
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  5. taeslp

    SLP- getting in

    I am speaking from personal experience but I can have a similar story to you. I graduated with my undergrad degree and had a 3.3 GPA. I decided that I needed something to set me apart when applying so that schools would not discount me for my GPA. I decided to take the first year off and got a job at a school for children with special needs. I then ended up taking a second year off and work as an SLPA for individuals with IDD. I also took this time to really prep for the GRE to obtain the highest scores I could, continued to volunteer/shadow SLPs, and thoroughly researched the schools
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  6. I received my I-20 in the mail today. Just one step closer to the dream!
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  7. Jewish forced labor in Romania during WWII.
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  8. I recommend that you first prioritize your academic interests (albeit provisionally) and from that ordering, your search for programs and POIs may be a bit easier. That is, if you were to list your interests which combination hits the sweet spot between what you want to do and with whom you want to work? Twentieth century American history African American history The Cold War American foreign relations (does not necessarily incorporate the Cold War.) World War I World War II Military history (A historian focusing on a specific war will often have
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  9. People definitely know LSE in DC. Not sure about Sciences Po but it's much less likely from what I've seen
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  10. It's okay. I fully expect most people on these boards to vanish in a few months, never to be seen again. But it sounds like everything is coming along for you. I'm glad!
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  11. Don't forget that the sticker price of a school may be very deceiving! It's good to research schools to assess their capacity for funding - many students have turned down "cheaper" programs for more expensive ones that offered assistantships/TA positions/GTFs. Also some out-of-state schools offer in-state tuition for various reasons. WGRP is one such program: http://www.wiche.edu/wrgp ?
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  12. I've donated, sold, or handed off SO many items, as well as clothing, during this packing/moving process. It's actually been a big relief since I will have to move mostly major furniture items (a couch, two IKEA book shelves, dining table/chairs, kitchen side table, and 4-drawer dresser), clothing, books, and DVDs. I thought I was going to be buried in stuff, but it turns out...not so much. How is everyone else's packing/moving business going?
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  13. Totally, I work nights so I didn't get the letter until 11pm last night! I'm going to call just as soon as they open. Update. Called. Woo! I'm on the list.
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  14. Aww. The faculty member I graded for this semester sent the chair of the department I'm attending (and me) a glowing letter of appreciation in regards to my effort in his class. That was awfully nice of him.
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  15. Yup! I mean, I'll be okay. I can take out an extra thousand a year in student loans if I have to. I don't want to, but I have the option. I feel worse for people that I know who are in less favorable situations than I am.
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  16. Okay, so Oklahoma just is in a bit of a tight spot financially, and in response to this tightness, they've just passed legislation to remove the state EITC. I'm probably in a minority here, but I'm poor, married, with a child. It's absurd, absolutely absurd that politicians think it's okay cut financial incentives from the poor. Did you know the federal EITC sometimes makes up 20% of my yearly income? If the federal one instantly vanished, I would no longer be able feed my family, and it's not even a question of me spending frivolously. I have no car payment, no credit card payments, and
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  17. I am wanting to know response to this query as well. Would average DC employer know about LSE or Sciences Po (outside of British and French embassy)?
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  18. There are quite a few questions you can ask your professor(s) as well as anyone working at the school to address those goals. Here are a few resources I pulled off of Google, for your convenience: https://quantumfrontiers.com/2014/05/25/top-10-questions-for-your-potential-phd-advisergroup/ https://me.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/advice_paper_web.pdf http://education.seattlepi.com/good-questions-ask-potential-phd-adviser-3094.html Keep in mind that professors are great sources, but overworked and not altogether unbiased. School staff (admissions, student affairs) and cu
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  19. The usage of strict rankings for MPP/MPA seems dubious to me, so I'm not sure how you'd determine which schools are "elite" versus "just really good." From what I'd consider "elite," Yale and Princeton are very generous. Berkeley doesn't seem especially generous in terms of scholarships, but its lower tuition and availability of TA/RA positions make it more affordable than many. Tufts seems to give out a solid amount. I have no idea about Stanford. I'm not sure if you'd consider them elite, but Duke and Michigan seem to offer a good amount.
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  20. This is unhelpful, but I want to say that I absolutely agree with what most people have said here about reminding PIs but for Christ's sake, it shouldn't be that hard for grown people to keep their own deadlines in check. Directed at the PI, not you, OP. Yes, sure, it's your responsibility to make sure they get their letters in but at some point it also becomes their responsibility as well. I feel like in academia we have become so used to professors using "busy" as an excuse for poor deadline adherence, particularly when it comes to recommendation letters. Everybody's busy; professors do not
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  21. EESpeechie

    SLP- getting in

    As far as the 60 units go, try taking some easy filler classes if you can to add units which will make your GPA higher
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  22. shrimps

    2016 Results Thread

    I've spent so much time on this forum in the past year-plus. I can't imagine having tried to navigate this process without all the years of info here. Hope this helps to pay it forward just a bit! Undergraduate School (Name, type, or tier): Top LACUndergraduate GPA: 3.64GRE Scores: 165 V / 163 Q / 5.5 AWPrevious Work Experience (Years, Type): 6 years out of undergrad. I spent the first three years working as a practicing artist and then transitioned into working in arts/service nonprofits.Math/Econ Background: Because I went to a liberal arts school with very loose division requirements,
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  23. Cat Time

    Ed School Stigma

    Prestige can be a never ending cycle. I've seen STEM students put down arts students as a whole, med students put down business students, business students put down law students, law students put down public policy students (I've also seen Yale law students ridicule HLS students, most of whom didn't get into Yale) , and policy students put down others, all based just on faculty/ school. Things can then be broken down within schools, with some people looking down on certain concentrations and programs, and then of course after graduation the focus shifts to job prestige. I think it's tr
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  24. Nice try, bsack. You're going to have to be more inconspicuous than that, though. Creating a profile who just happens to only upvote your own posts isn't going to fool anyone.
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  25. day_manderly

    Ph.D. in Higher Ed?

    Hello. I am planning to do theoretical work in the domain of Higher Ed research. Does anybody know whether Peabody, Vanderbilt has any notable professors who work in the field of higher ed, theoretical dimension, specifically?
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  26. Hi Guys, This thread is for those of you who feel that having a study partner or a group would be beneficial for acing the GRE test. I have found out the best way to study, motivate and progress on GRE in study groups. It is not through online forums or skype. Both of these platforms are effective but not the efficient ones. They tend to make you waste more of your valuable time. Statistically, what seems to work is a whatsapp study group. Think about it. We waste a lot of time on Whatsapp scrolling the forwards in numerous groups without any purpose and as a habit we ke
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