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  1. Hey, fellow Rhet/Comp people! It's hard to keep track of R/C in the Decisions thread, so I wanted to ask here if anyone has officially accepted anywhere yet! Especially interested to see whether or not anyone will be joining me at Syracuse in the Fall.
  2. I officially accepted at Syracuse on Thursday! I couldn’t be more excited.
  3. Hi all! I’m wondering who else might be going to Syracuse this fall. I’m going to be entering the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric PhD program! Let’s all pump ourselves up/convince ourselves that we’ll be able to handle all the snow.
  4. Got my first acceptance! Syracuse Composition and Cultural Rhetorics sent me a very lovely email. I’m crying from the happiness and excitement.
  5. Just got an acceptance email from Syracuse. I’m crying from happiness!
  6. The waitlist w/o interview was two years ago, and the rejection w/o interview was last year. I'm guessing that it just varies on the person. I'm new to interviews in general--this was my first one--so I'm just info-dumping stuff I've heard from fellow students in my program. My advisor gave me the best advice (I think) on this and just said that the interview absolutely doesn't mean you're accepted, but it's never a bad thing, and that no school is going to do an interview with people they aren't interested in. So whatever happens, we can all feel good about getting the interview. I know that for me, even if this application round doesn't work out, I'm happy to know that a school was interested enough in my work to want to hear more.
  7. Just a tidbit of info I have-- two people I know applied to Syracuse in previous years. One was rejected and never had an interview, one was waitlisted and never had an interview.
  8. Both times I've applied to grad programs, I've thanked my letter writers with a nice handwritten card and I've baked something for them. It was my way of doing something a *little* extra for them, but without the complicated monetary aspect. All three of my letter writers this time around love either my handmade raviolis or biscotti, so they got packages of either one.
  9. Hi everyone! Just thought I'd add my voice to the mix very late in the game. I also got a phone interview with Syracuse, and I think (???) I did well? Both people on the phone seemed to like my answers (or they at least had good follow up questions), and they both said they were very interested in my work, so I guess now is when I just cross my fingers and wait for the end of the month. At least I have company!
  10. Thanks for the advice everyone! I've been weighing the options and I'm thinking I'm going to go for an iPad. I'm mostly interested in note-taking apps (Goodnotes sounds divine). I've switched to digital note-taking even though I prefer handwritten because I end up rewriting all of my notes anyway, so I might as well save some paper. I also figured that it would be nice to have something for recreation too--I have a super bad habit of trying to focus on Only Work At All Times, so I feel like something that encourages more opportunities for rest will be good for me. I'm looking into the iPad Pro (it just looks really nice) but the keyboard is a whopping $150. Hooray for student discounts, at least?
  11. Hey everyone! I hope the accept/decline period of this process has been treating you all well. Here's my situation: got a text from my grandma asking about a graduation present and she told me she wants to either get me a new computer or buy me an iPad. I just upgraded my computer over the summer, so that's not necessary, but I'm looking into the iPad. The thing is, she's being very generous with this gift and I want to make absolutely sure that it's worth it to get an iPad. I would hate to say I want one and then it turns out that there's not much I can use it for and it was a waste of her money to get it. So, those of you with iPads- what do you use it for? Are there any apps that are especially helpful for an MA student? What are the benefits of using an iPad in class as opposed to just bringing my computer or taking notes by hand (which I've done the entirety of my undergrad)? Thanks to anyone who answers!
  12. My top choice school was a January 15th deadline. I was advised by a lot of my professors (many of whom also wrote my letters) to call them if I hadn't heard back by today. Called this morning and found out that they've been about three weeks behind on decisions but they're sending out the first round of acceptances via snail mail and email today and tomorrow. This is bringing a whole new meaning to "wine, wait, and whine". Can't wait till my classes are over so I can bust out some Syrah. I'm also wearing a very Stevie Nicks inspired outfit today in order to give me some witchy confidence vibes. Good luck to everyone else who is waiting, and congratulations to those of you getting acceptances!
  13. Hi everyone! I hope the waiting process is somewhat tolerable for you all. I'm crossing my fingers for those of you still waiting! Would anyone happen to know anything about when UW-Madison sends out notifications for MA applicants? I'm very anxious to hear back.
  14. Another gem from Purdue's PhD in Sociology: "Not gonna come to this school anyway if I got accepted! Already decided to join WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better school! Who the f*** wanna live for five years in Indiana (I mean it is in the middle of corn fields)? *evil laugh*" ...... what?
  15. Stanford University, English (PhD): "In hindsight, it was probably a bad decision to include an LOR from Guy Fieri."
  16. I'm a huge Stevie Nicks fan, so I borrowed a line from "Gold Dust Woman". It works on two levels-- one for Stevie Nicks and one for the fact that my nickname from my grandmother includes "queena" since it rhymes with my name.
  17. Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely be calling the department.
  18. Hi everyone! I just heard back from University of Louisville- I was accepted into the MA program! Does anyone know how to find out what's going on with funding? I've haven't received any information about how to check that.
  19. Our McDonald's just got Shamrock Shakes back so I'm about to stress eat (& drink?) the hell out of some deliciously terrible fast food.
  20. How's everyone hanging in there with the wait? The one (1) entry for my top choice/program on the results board (that's from all the way back in 2008, I might add) quoted February 4th as the day they were notified. So basically I'm all kinds of stressed today. To relax a little, my friend and I are going to see the Vagina Monologues (my university does them every year) and go for milkshakes and greasy diner food afterwards. I'm not yet sure if this will actually be a good enough distraction, but it'll be fun nonetheless.
  21. Ooooh! I'd love to get some confetti. Congratulations!
  22. I had 3 apps due on January 15th, and 3 on the 31st. Got an acceptance from one of the Jan. 15 schools via email five days after the deadline with an invite to visit (and they're paying for me to come out, too, which is ace). My top choice school was a 1/15 deadline as well. There's only one posting on the results page and it dates back to 2008, so I'm not sure how accurate it is, BUT they said they were notified on February 4th. So basically I'm losing my mind waiting. As far as how I'm staying sane? Netflix. So much L Word and Arrested Development. Oh, and some nice red wine. Gotta quell the anxiety somehow.
  23. Hi everyone! I'm just wondering what the etiquette is for calling a program and asking about when they generally send out notifications. I was looking on the results search to try and get a feel for when they send their notifications on average, but the only entry I saw was from 2008. So, basically- would it be rude of me to ask when they think they might be sending information out? Would it hurt my chances at all? I just want to get some advice before I consider calling and asking.
  24. I applied to UW Madison, University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville, EMU, and Minnesota State for WGS. (I applied to ISU for rhet/comp). I was accepted at Cincinnati, but I'm on pins and needles to hear back from Madison.
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