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About BionicKris

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    Double Shot
  • Birthday 09/13/1987

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    Charlotte, NC
  • Interests
    Reading, walking, SUNSHINE, playing video games, movies, intellectual conversation, writing.
  • Application Season
    2016 Fall
  • Program
    African/American Studies/English

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  1. Congratulations to everyone! So happy that your admits are rolling out! And hang in there to everyone else!
  2. @unfriendlyblackhottie Sadly, no. Keeping hope alive though! Also having stress-induced dreams where I'm either stuck in a never-ending cycle of refreshing my screen to see if a decision has come, or having a dream within a dream where I've been admitted. I'd like to start getting answers either ways so I can at least start sleeping through the night again
  3. I haven't heard that. Their website does say that students admitted are invited for a recruitment weekend, but I didn't see anything about interviews. KInda don't want to call because if I do, and they say that they've sent out requests for interviews - my hopes'll be crushed.
  4. Hi Everyone! Late to the thread - but I've applied to some of the same schools as you in similar combinations - African/American Diaspora Studies, American Studies; English Lit at Northwestern, USC, UT Austin, U Mich, Emory, Yale, with UT being my top choice (fingers crossed!). I have been obsessively checking my email for the last 2 weeks. I know it's too early, but I can't help it! Good luck to everyone and I hope you all get into your top choices *with funding.*
  5. Hello everyone! I'm also gearing up to apply to grad school in the fall. I'm not looking forward to either of my GREs but reading the advice posted here has given me a bit of hope.
  6. I hated my program, too. So, I left. It seems like a lot of people on this forum are ready to jump down your throat about classwork being irrelevant - but I'm sure quite a few of us have felt that way at some time or another. My program in particular didn't allow us to tailor our classes to represent what we'd be studying. We were all lumped into a group - so if you wanted to study cancer, you took cancer courses. Neuro, you took neuro courses. It makes it a bit frustrating when your focus is a little more interdiscplinary than that, and your stuck having to fight to get into classes that are
  7. is leaving her program.

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    2. Sparky


      I'm sorry things didn't work out. But I'm really glad you're taking care of yourself. :)

    3. beanbagchairs


      I wish you the best for all of your future plans

    4. BionicKris


      Thanks so much guys!

  8. I know this post is rather old, but I figured I'd post anyway. I've been told on multiple encounters with 2nd and 3rd years in my program that we are all supposed to feel this way. I've been given the same story over and over again, but no methods on how to really cope with it. I left my SO, my family and my friends behind in NC and starting over in a small town was very difficult for me. It still is. I'm drowning in classwork that everyone says is unimportant while simultaneously stating that we have to maintain a certain GPA. If I have to maintain a certain GPA, then the classes are importan
  9. More coffee!? I think that is definitely the answer. Let me know when you go to Greyhouse/Starbucks next time. I might join you!
  10. I have a similar question and didn't think it warranted initiating an entirely new post - can anyone give me a guide, really good website, etc that'll help me start a CV. I'm not even all to sure of what it is because I've only ever used my dinky undergrad resume. I'd appreciate a little bit of education on the matter. Thanks a bunch!
  11. Send stuff to publishers!? I'm working my way up to that. It's much easier to be entirely too scared to function and use that as an excuse to allow my writing folder to grow like a fungus and consume my hard drive. It is quite true that a lot of my favorite authors do not have MFA's. In fact, one of them (L.K. Hamilton) has an undergraduate degree in biology. *Sigh* I will do as you all bid. MFA = worse death than PhD. I will take the lesser of two evils, and just write my pain away. LOL
  12. is thinking that her 830 AM Biochem course will sorely miss her presence.

  13. Hi Sparky - I don't think it'll be magic - not in the least. I just think it would be a better fit. But, as you said, I am a first year and it is my first semester. My classes blow (mostly because grading is subjective and I can't give you the answer you want unless you actually tell me what it is), and lab, while stimulating, is always a lesson in what I don't know. Whenever I'm there I find myself thinking "I could be writing right now." However, it would be foolish to decide after 1/2 of a semester that this bio program isn't for me, especially when they've invested so much time and mone
  14. Hello Everyone - Let me start by saying that I haven't been on the forum in quite a while. I've missed you guys! Now, on to the meat... I'm currently enrolled in an interdisciplinary biology program that I thought I would absolutely love. My plan was to get a PhD so that I could teach at the undergraduate level and mentor to students interested in pursuing degrees/jobs in the sciences. To sum it up, I hate my program for a variety of reasons. My question for the Cafe world is - have any of you out there transferred/applied to a program in a different discipline after 1 semester of your
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