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Everything posted by jujubea

  1. Yes thank you. Accepted to Middlebury! Rejected for Mandarin CLS Fingers crossed Middlebury/Davis Fellows comes through with funding otherwise it's a no-go for me on immersive language learning this year. Congratulations to all you semi-finalists! Fingers crossed for the next stage!
  2. Hello - how were you notified of acceptance? I received an email that says "Welcome to the Language School" but doesn't anywhere say "you've been admitted" or "congratulations" or anything like that.
  3. Hello? Um... Did I get into Middlebury? The email contains a header graphic that says "Welcome to the Language School" but no where does it say "congratulations" or "you've been admitted" or anything like that ...? But the rest of the email is instructions on how to prepare for the school...
  4. Hey! we had a good run but stopped about two months ago. I work regularly and am down to team up if you'd like, it definitely benefits me - we can DM here, or check in here - what do you think?
  5. Is your scholarship amount enough to pay for your dependents? Or are you using other funding for that? There's no right answer, just the facts.
  6. Are you fully funded by the school? Make sure that is apparent somewhere, then you can put either self or organization. It really only matters when a student is NOT on a scholarship/fellowship/stipend.
  7. Yes, absolutely include it. Some possibilities: If this was part of a job or paid position or internship or professional volunteering, you could include it as a bullet point under that position. For the job that asks for "research contributions" - I myself would put it there. You can structure your CV so that it has a "Research Experience" section, which can include this paper. Text looks something like: "Utilized XYZ (name or type) databases to conduct XYZtype research on XYZ migration" or "Conducted interdisciplinary research on XYZtype migration through inter
  8. Hi @snow_owl- good luck on your app! Good luck @WorldTraveler111 I also finished mine a few days ago. Fingers crossed everybody! Separately - re: Middlebury.. I didn't attach my transcript in time for the priority deadline, but submitted the actual application and fee on time. Does anyone know if I will still get considered for the Dec 15th decision? (It would be so nice to have some lead-time for planning purposes y'know?)
  9. If you go here: https://clscholarship.org/apply and scroll down, on the right side it says "Download PDFs" and in that list is the "2021 CLS Application Essays Worksheet." Within that worksheet is a prompt for a "Statement of Purpose" but no length-limit is defined. Do you think that's the one that corresponds to the 500 limit in the portal? I haven't checked out the portal yet.
  10. Does anyone know what they look for in the MIDDLEBURY letter of recommendation?
  11. Basically just copy-paste the citation form of all sources I ever read into the Master Biblio document. It works better when you are more consistent about it ........ 😬 As for the master reading notes, I guess it's more like a master thought-notes. It's where my impressions of reading materials go when they don't belong in any current writing project. In other words, if I am reading something to find a citation to include in something I am actively writing, I inevitably find other interesting material in the manuscript that is not useful for my present projects, so I will take those extra
  12. Mmmm. You raise some good points that I must consider, as my tower of papyri (hah! get it?!) begins to loom magnificently overhead........
  13. In the Essay Worksheet you can download, the Statement of Purpose doesn't have the word count or word limit listed but all the other short essays do. Does anyone see this word limit anywhere else? How are everyone's apps coming along? I am excited to do the program whether it's overseas or not - like was mentioned above, I don't have any other structured options for my language and level. Very hopeful for the support! But yes, of course it would be missing out on a massive element without physically immersing overseas.
  14. Re: timing and time organization: For my first year or two I just swam as hard as I could as long as I could and didn't really take any time or days off until I collapsed. I could handle about a year of that and should have stopped then. Now, I make sure I have one full day off from all responsibilities every week. It changes according to the timing of each term's teaching and studying responsibilities. I feel this is enough for me, and sometimes even find myself working on schoolwork anyway because I am interested. But the point is you have at least one day every week where you are "allo
  15. Agree it may be more helpful to ask the schools directly. In particular, get in touch with the department admin and see if they can put you in touch with a current student who has successfully done this, or if the admin can tell you about it.
  16. Are you not interested in a PhD? There are a few programs where master's is en route to PhD
  17. I don't know, maybe you can also be an up-and-comer and tow this as part of your angle? That's kind of what I'm going for, tbh, since I don't really see a need for caution when the employment possibilities are so limited anyway. Sure nobody had to listen to me since I'm not established in the field, but also, newness and newbies, we're kind of known for shaking things up a little aren't we?
  18. You mean to say, no one else is prepping 3-4 months before the first deadline? 😁
  19. Ok awesome. Maybe we should start a Middlebury thread? Or can we change this one to a combo CLS and Middlebury thread?
  20. Note to all: even before the essays, etc., save your application often 😳 ...the system kicks you out regularly.
  21. Hey, I'm probably going to apply for Mandarin... having a hard time figuring out my study-hours equivalents. I am really hoping they'll do virtual programs if summer 21 is still on lockdown instead of cancelling outright! I'm also applying to the Middlebury programs.
  22. Hi there - can I ask folks on this thread who were accepted or put on finalist lists, who wrote your letters of recommendation? Thanks!
  23. Join other graduate writers from the forum this Wednesday at 10am Central. DM me for the details!
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