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About tonydoesmovie

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    IL, USA
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    CW MFA - Fiction, Roosevelt University

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  1. tonydoesmovie

    Fall MFA 2018

    To all reaching out regarding decision moves and notices, this might be your best source for immediate information: MFA 2018 Notifications
  2. tonydoesmovie

    Fall MFA 2018

    I applied to a few programs internationally but what only accepted domestically. I think this likely varies by school. Above all else, your quality of work should and will speak for itself. A program isn't going to turn you away because of international status if you've incredible application materials.
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    Fall MFA 2018

    Best of luck to all the 2018 applicants. I am pulling for your acceptance in the program that, while not necessarily your first choice, will propel you to the heights you desire to reach in your MFA pursuits.
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    Suggested Colleges Please

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    Spending most of the stipend on housing?

    Agree with much of the above. Also, in my experience, some schools have resources to 1) connect you with other students that are looking for or are offering off-campus housing and/or 2) local complexes that the school recommends as off-campus housing. It may not hurt to reach out to Residence Life and see if they have any information or resources that could help you keep more of your stipend.
  6. Refurbished through Apple store? Or through another vendor? I'm really intrigued to buy refurbished, as I had felt it would be a more economical choice to go PC to attain similar specs. I'm looking currently at the Apple site, and it shows refurb Air 13" for $979 ($170 off, or a savings of 14%) and new for $999. I'm not good with maths, but that doesn't feel $170 off.
  7. tonydoesmovie

    Fall 2017 MFA

    Has there been enough time to discuss things we've learned, mistakes we've made, advice moving forward, knowledge to pass on to those of us here now, or those who will join us, in applying for the next cycle?
  8. tonydoesmovie

    Fall 2017 MFA

    So what's everyone got going on these days? What're you working on? What're you reading or writing? What has you inspired?
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    Asking about financial aid decision

    How recently did you last e-mail either a contact or the financial aid office? I would recommend following up with the financial aid office to see if you can get a response that way.
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    Chicago, IL

    Not a local, so take with a grain of salt: Hyde Park is not exactly south of Midway - that said, I've heard and been told by Lyft drivers the same - use your head and listen to your gut about the areas you're in when you're that far south. Hyde Park is good, safe, and relatively inexpensive neighborhood to live. From my time in Hyde Park, it seems cars are pretty common - it isn't as "city" as the Loop. However, because Hyde Park is a ways off any L-stop, so consider taking the bus up to the city or to an L-stop. Also, you could consider utilizing the Metra. From talking to Lyft drivers and locals, if you don't have to drive (and moreover park) in the city, don't. Lincoln Park and Lake View are a simple ride up the Red Line. The ride, I would imagine, would be just as time consuming as driving and parking (if not less so) and more cost effective - as a student, you will be given (rather you'll have to pick it up) a U-Pass which you pay for in your student fees to travel the L "free" of charge - this would not be effective until Fall semester though, although you could request to purchase it for the summer term. Hope this helps and that others can confirm (or refute!).
  11. tonydoesmovie

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I wrote a sitcom pilot on this exact thesis. I think there is a generational divide between over that precise issue. So take solace in knowing it's a seemingly universal experience.
  12. tonydoesmovie

    Application Advice

    It seems strange that they would request an interview and not have interest in your application. I don't believe they would look to set-up an interview if it was all just an elaborate ruse. If I were hiring for a job, I wouldn't call you in for an interview just to tell you we offered the position to someone else. If money/time is your issue, you may be able to request an interview via Skype or the like.
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    Please grade my english essay....

    Could not agree with this more. I read the first paragraph, realized there was no thesis providing your reader a "destination," moved onto the last paragraph and felt there had been no progress made in presenting an essay. Start with a thesis, as @exitiumax stated. The paragraphs that follow will respond directly in support of this thesis. I would possibly start from scratch and begin again, then return to seek guidance on the writing, grammar, etc. Also, your works cited is does not feel quite right. In the penultimate paragraph, you cite Trump.com without adding it to your works cited. In the paragraph before that, you cite (Clinton) without an accompanying work. As one last little bit, this isn't going out in the future is it? It's already quite dated as a response considering we are past the presidential election cycle by nearly six months. I wonder what this essay is responding to or informing us of as it is not readily clear from your writing outside of "illegal immigration is both an issue and it is important."
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    Why Grad School is Fucking Awesome

    Cue contrived: "You get out of it what you put into it." In that regard, I feel it depends on 1) your relationship with your education and 2) your field of study. If you love what you do, the work will be fun and rewarding intrinsically. If you have to search for the fun, maybe that's a clue into your long-term passion for your field or at least that particular area.
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    Is it time to Give Up Hope?

    You could follow up requesting that, while you know you can't be given a concrete date, could they offer a timeline in which to expect responses to begin and/or end. Be polite and respectful. Explain your inquiry is based on the info you gave us regarding summer pre-registration. Use this as an opportunity to also get more information on that end as well.

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