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WhaleshipEssex last won the day on July 18

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  1. WhaleshipEssex

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    My wintery vice of choice was mead but I think when PhD app season rolls around next year I might follow your lead.
  2. WhaleshipEssex

    Statement of Purpose and Plaigarism

    Plagiarizing isn't a great way to demonstrate to departments that they should accept you into their program. First of all, as @pudewen has stated, it's completely unethical. It also signals that you're not interested in actually doing anything new in your field and not worth the funding.
  3. If this is your response to @Sigaba's mild suggestion that you take a step back and reevaluate, then maybe they're not as off base with their comments as you want to think they are.
  4. Those are all good starts.
  5. I think there are more than a few who wish to have that 'problem'.
  6. WhaleshipEssex

    Whatcha reading?

    I'm alternating between The Discovery of Time by Toulmin and Goodfield and Champion's The Fullness of Time: Temporalities of the Fifteenth-Century Low Countries.
  7. WhaleshipEssex

    Can I get in to grad school?

    History grad programs place far more weight on your writing sample, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. That said, your Verbal and Writing scores need work.
  8. WhaleshipEssex

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I just saw that Tresch left Penn HSS for The Warburg Institute, gutting as he was on my shortlist for people to reach out to in a year when it comes time to think about PhD programs.
  9. WhaleshipEssex

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I wouldn't minimize that part about personalizing your SOP. If you're working off a base template and then plugging in a paragraph or so about each department, it will show.
  10. WhaleshipEssex

    What's a good GRE score?

    Verbal *should* be on the low end of good enough but, as has been repeated ad nauseam in this thread, taken with your SoP and writing sample you'll be fine.
  11. WhaleshipEssex

    Query Regarding South Asian History Graduate Programs

    I never said they were the same thing, but to your point I do believe they're linked. Yes, I will grant you that everyone starts somewhere and this forum is a great resource in finding out about programs. However, I'd assume someone interested in a phd would know a bit about the field they're interested in, which is why I questioned if they're ready. It had nothing to do with capability.
  12. WhaleshipEssex

    Query Regarding South Asian History Graduate Programs

    I'm sorry if this comes across as harsh, but if you're not familiar with the people and programs at the forefront of your field do you really think you're ready to apply to those top programs?
  13. WhaleshipEssex

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    For whatever it's worth, New Hampshire just hired a recent NYU PhD in Middle Eastern history this past fall. Given the list programs the majority of that department has come out of, it very well may point to that move upwards.
  14. WhaleshipEssex

    Whatcha reading?

    I'm currently working through a second reading of Paola Bertucci's Artisanal Enlightenment that came out last year. The argument is quite interesting and well researched but a bit lacking in terms of scope.
  15. WhaleshipEssex

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    @centinel Let me know if you have any questions about New Hampshire.

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