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    tie reacted to VirtualMessage in Have you transitioned from Lit to Rhet/Comp? I want to hear how that goes   
    Granted, I am no scholar of rhetoric and composition, so I'll amend my post to exclude the historical claim:
     
    You hit the nail on the head. "Composition as Management Science" is a damning indictment of the WPA who manages adjuncts and often dictates pedagogy to them. And it seems most Rhet/Comp PhDs are groomed to be WPAs. 
     
    Yes, I am envious of the placement stats, but I don't think I could stomach the work.
     
    I am burning with anticipation to see what GIF will now be used to admonish me. Is this a new pedagogical tool suggested by CCCCCCC?
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    tie got a reaction from mckparis in Anyone else losing their damn mind?   
    I keep checking the websites as well, and then I wonder if the schoosl look at how often I check. I'm sure they don't but they would think I am obsessive if they did!!
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    tie got a reaction from Amayan in Anyone else losing their damn mind?   
    I keep checking the websites as well, and then I wonder if the schoosl look at how often I check. I'm sure they don't but they would think I am obsessive if they did!!
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    tie got a reaction from music in Sh*t people say when you are applying to grad school   
    I went out to lunch yesterday with one of the few people who know and several who don't. She didn't mention my applications or grad school at all. God bless her.
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    tie got a reaction from NightGallery in Which school or admissions habit got you your nerves?   
    The waiting was by far the worst part for me.
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    tie got a reaction from nugget in Sh*t people say when you are applying to grad school   
    I went out to lunch yesterday with one of the few people who know and several who don't. She didn't mention my applications or grad school at all. God bless her.
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    tie got a reaction from danieleWrites in I'm older and okay with that.   
    Nah, you aren't too rare. I am 45 and just starting the PhD program. I haven't even thought about being too old. Guess I should start worrying about that too!
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    tie got a reaction from lib87 in Which school or admissions habit got you your nerves?   
    The waiting was by far the worst part for me.
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    tie reacted to ProfLorax in Final Decision Thread 2013   
    I spent a few days having some doubt, concerned that I rushed my decision. And then, two things happened within twenty four hours to remind me that I absolutely made the right choice.
     
    1. The University of Maryland recently approved a policy that guarantees six weeks of paid parental leave to graduate students! As I plan on having kids within the next few years, this news elicited a huge sigh of relief.
     
    2. The English Department upped my first year fellowship by $5,000! 
     
    I am happy to report that all feelings of doubt are gone.
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    tie reacted to dazedandbemused in Final Decision Thread 2013   
    If I were you, asleepawake, I'd say fuck the rankings and go to WVU. From what you've said they have great people and archives that you want to work with. Not to mention, they have a much better placement rate than Buffalo. Then again, I'm in the "I want a job" camp, not the "I want an important prestigious job" camp.

    YMMV.
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    tie reacted to Datatape in Final Decision Thread 2013   
    Officially attending the University of Nevada, Reno!
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    tie reacted to GodelEscher in Waitlisted - waiting for your school AND everyone else's   
    I got in! After all my complaining! I got in. I am going to Phd program in counseling. I am so excited
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    tie got a reaction from Goobah in Waitlisted - waiting for your school AND everyone else's   
    I got off the waitlist and am in. I am in shock. I actually took a picture of the email and asked someone to read it and verify that I read it correctly. Now I am afraid to check my email now in case they change their minds.

    All that worrying and now a weird feeling of shock and a different type of fear. This process is nuts. To think of the emotions I have gone through and I still haven't gotten excited. Maybe tomorrow...
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    tie got a reaction from NightGallery in Waitlisted - waiting for your school AND everyone else's   
    I got off the waitlist and am in. I am in shock. I actually took a picture of the email and asked someone to read it and verify that I read it correctly. Now I am afraid to check my email now in case they change their minds.

    All that worrying and now a weird feeling of shock and a different type of fear. This process is nuts. To think of the emotions I have gone through and I still haven't gotten excited. Maybe tomorrow...
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    tie got a reaction from Faith.Ze in Waitlisted - waiting for your school AND everyone else's   
    I got off the waitlist and am in. I am in shock. I actually took a picture of the email and asked someone to read it and verify that I read it correctly. Now I am afraid to check my email now in case they change their minds.

    All that worrying and now a weird feeling of shock and a different type of fear. This process is nuts. To think of the emotions I have gone through and I still haven't gotten excited. Maybe tomorrow...
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    tie got a reaction from MammaD in Waitlisted - waiting for your school AND everyone else's   
    I got off the waitlist and am in. I am in shock. I actually took a picture of the email and asked someone to read it and verify that I read it correctly. Now I am afraid to check my email now in case they change their minds.

    All that worrying and now a weird feeling of shock and a different type of fear. This process is nuts. To think of the emotions I have gone through and I still haven't gotten excited. Maybe tomorrow...
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    tie reacted to asleepawake in Waiting for Guffman (the waitlist thread)   
    LOL @ thestage downvoting my gif explosion of celebration for gwwg. What a terribly rotten party pooper.

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    tie got a reaction from CHagen in Waitlisted - waiting for your school AND everyone else's   
    I got off the waitlist and am in. I am in shock. I actually took a picture of the email and asked someone to read it and verify that I read it correctly. Now I am afraid to check my email now in case they change their minds.

    All that worrying and now a weird feeling of shock and a different type of fear. This process is nuts. To think of the emotions I have gone through and I still haven't gotten excited. Maybe tomorrow...
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    tie got a reaction from RubyBright in Waitlisted - waiting for your school AND everyone else's   
    I got off the waitlist and am in. I am in shock. I actually took a picture of the email and asked someone to read it and verify that I read it correctly. Now I am afraid to check my email now in case they change their minds.

    All that worrying and now a weird feeling of shock and a different type of fear. This process is nuts. To think of the emotions I have gone through and I still haven't gotten excited. Maybe tomorrow...
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    tie got a reaction from Cesare in Waitlisted - waiting for your school AND everyone else's   
    I got off the waitlist and am in. I am in shock. I actually took a picture of the email and asked someone to read it and verify that I read it correctly. Now I am afraid to check my email now in case they change their minds.

    All that worrying and now a weird feeling of shock and a different type of fear. This process is nuts. To think of the emotions I have gone through and I still haven't gotten excited. Maybe tomorrow...
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    tie got a reaction from misskira in Does it mean there is no hope if there is still no news up to now?(math)   
    I wouldn't give up hope yet. Have they sent out rejections or only offers? If they have sent rejections and you haven't gotten one yet, I see that as a good sign. I don't know about funding, though. It seems like funded offers would have gone out by now, but who knows. Are people still getting funding offers this late in the game?
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    tie got a reaction from socatoa in What would you do differently?   
    I like this. And I am going to steal it.

    I am still waiting to hear from one program that I am very interested in. But I am done worrying. Thanks, Porridge, for the reminder that I can't control the outcome, but I can control how much I worry about it.
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    tie got a reaction from JazzHands in Why is this so tense?   
    This is my backup plan as well!
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    tie got a reaction from Timmer Lin in The "rejected" dream   
    It sounds so easy doesn't it? Just relax because there is nothing we can do. But it isn't really that easy, although I am doing much better this week when I accepted that it is out of my hands, but I still have my moments.
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    tie got a reaction from socatoa in A Little Help??? (Reputations of English Programs)   
    Cabin Fever, don't give up on gradcafe because a few people are mean. Just ignore them and listen to those who respond nicely. But if you ask for advice/opinions, remember that you might not get responses that you want to hear. You may hear that the schools you are considering aren't ranked highly and that a few people think you are crazy for thinking of those schools. That is their opinion and you asked for their opinion. You can't fault people for disagreeing with you. Also remember that everyone's situation is different, so you have to make the decision that works for you.
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