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  1. I would be shocked if any applicant did not know this to some extent. That people are still here, still trying, might be because the prospect of doing something they love and worrying about career prospects later is more appealing than worrying about finding career prospects (in fields they’re less interested in) now. Some might be blindly hoping the situation will improve, or that they will be the lucky ones, too. This is an issue that has been, is being, and will be discussed on this forum and elsewhere for a long time. Every year I have been here multiple members have come out, citing the s
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  2. Me neither as well, I sent them an email just double checking that I did every step and when we will get an official acceptance letter, hopefully they’ll reply soon and I’ll relay that info here.
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  3. I think this could be helpful for current and future applicants. Comment below: Your "candidate profile" (whatever this means to you, possibly including: majors, minors, gre scores, gpa, publications, work experience, etc.). To which schools/programs you applied. What your interests/focuses would be. [Optional] Update when you hear back from the schools
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  4. Sure, a master's would be helpful too. More is always better - and if he wants to go to a top 10 program, he should take some more classes. But this guy is going to be able to handle the coursework, so I'm just suggesting what will help him get in the door at a decent school.
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  5. Just wanted to chime in that I had a similar academic profile and trajectory (non math major from an Ivy, took a bunch of non-degree math courses at a state school) and I had good results this year. I agree that with your computing skills, GRE scores, and more unique motivation for entering statistics, you'll probably be a very attractive candidate once you get Linear Algebra and Real Analysis under your belt. For online courses, check out the Harvard extension school. I don't say this because of the Harvard name (I don't think that carries much weight as an online extension program), bu
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  6. The first thing I would do is look up the rules in the archives you're going to be using. For example, for my work, French libraries have very variable photography policies, while the local archives are require by the state to allow photographs and often have a photography rig for you to use if you want. Other archives allow photographs, but don't allow tripods. And a DSLR is clunky and hard to deal with if you don't have a tripod. I work on medieval diplomatic instrumenta - 12th to 13th c. legal documents - and I have found that for 95% of what I want to do, my cell phone or tablet camer
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  7. With the ivy background, high GPA, and perfect GRE, you're obviously in great shape. Obviously you're missing linear algebra - you should take this. Look for a cheap state college that offers a course in it (ASU and other schools have an online one if there are no local options, I think). I'm not sure what your financial situation is, but if you take linear algebra, you'd get into some decent PhD programs right now (you might even get into some if you just convince them you know some linear algebra). Then you can get a definitely funded master's in route to PhD sooner, and cut your total t
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  8. I was accepted at UIC but chose to attend another program. Hoping that means an opening will be created for someone on the UIC waitlist. Good luck to all who are still waiting.
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  9. Hey! So you were were correct. Here’s the response from Juliana Lopez below in case anyone else is wondering the same! “Accepted Students Day is more of a social event to meet other students and faculty. Pre-Orientation is designed to guide you in registering for classes and provide you information on what to expect for your field placement. We encourage you to attend both. If you can’t attend Pre-Orientation please let me know and I will send you an electronic guide.”
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  10. Yes there is !! McMaster Slp class of 2021
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  11. The advice above me is really good. However: You're a little late to start as soon as you'd like. Applications for funded MAs in philosophy are already long past (the last one was like February or so -- most are due in Dec-January). I don't know of any funded MA program that admits students (with funding) mid-way in the year. So, you're looking for starting either a non-funded MA Fall '19 or Spring '20, or starting Fall 2020. Prep this Summer and start putting in applications Nov/December. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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  12. I agree with @maxhgns I probably wouldn't because you are not going to have enough knowledge about the field at this point. I would wait until you are a couple years into PhD coursework (or really after comprehensive exams) before you start submitting solo author work to a journal or work with a faculty member who really understands the academic publishing process and can mentor you. You also need to know which journals to target, acceptance rates, and the type of research that the journal typically publishes so you are more likely to get in and frame your work appropriately. I say
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  13. I got SSHRC Doctoral, but got only a score of 12. something on 20. But I have to decline it anyways, so someone on the waitlist is going to have that scholarship hopefully.
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  14. Ramzi Fawaz ("The New Mutants") teaches at U Wisconsin-Madison English, and hails from GWU American Studies. He's also currently working on the new Keywords book for Comics Studies, co-editing with Shelley Streeby at UCSD (used to be Literature, nowadays Ethnic Studies). I know at UW (the other one, U Washington) there are several people doing comics work in their PhD - in English, and also in History. Honestly, though, I'd take a look at the leadership and conference line-ups for ICAF and the Comics Studies Association, then trace who's teaching where, and perhaps email some folks. I say
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  15. You might also want to consider schools with experimental/non-traditional Rhetoric programs. My former supervisor, an Eisner-winning scholar in visual rhetoric and comic studies, did her PhD in Composition & Rhetoric at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her dissertation focused on Lynda Barry, and she is now not only the Director of Rhet/Comp but also Director of the new Comic Studies Program (an undergraduate program) at Portland State University.
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  16. Martin1994

    DAAD 2019-2020

    No news here... You should not expect anything soon coz usually the canceling of the funding happens in August or September, I guess... 😕
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  17. The short answer is that they probably won't be publishable, because you won't yet be sufficiently familiar with work in the area to generate a new piece of scholarship. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try, just that you shouldn't go in expecting too much of yourself. As a new PhD student, you're still just learning the ropes. Now that all that's out of the way: in order to do this, you'll need to explicitly set out to do it, and that means choosing your paper topics with care. You'll need them to make an original contribution, and that means having a good grasp of the relevant literature
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  18. It's her decision, not yours. If she's graduating from undergrad now, that means she's probably 21-22 and old enough to make that decision for herself (whether you agree or not). In all actuality, a degree from a top-name institution doesn't mean that much after you get a bachelor's. Work experience trumps a degree in many instances. Worldly experiences look good on a resume but do not determine your intellectual ability or how much you retain from such experiences. I'm currently a fourth year graduating senior at one of the most popular and largest institutions in the nation (also on a policy
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  19. IsLaNdness

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Warning: if you feel like the results section is too much and you don't want any more of anything similar, this is not for you. I found this on reddit: (someone did a comprehensive summary of the GC results section) It might be helpful if you would like to get a sense of when to expect what. (scroll a few posts down for linguistics)
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  20. Agradatudent

    Recipe Swap

    Ironically I am in the US, but I'm in Pennsylvania, which has some of the strictest Alcohol laws I've seen on the East Coast. No alcohol (even cooking wines) in grocery stores. Beer cannot be sold in the same store as liquor and wine. So there's beer stores and then there's "wine and spirits." It's annoying.
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