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  1. Columbia isn't taking anyone (https://english.columbia.edu/content/guidelines-prospective-applicants). Absolutely sucks. I applied there last year but got rejected and I decided to take a year off to reapply.
  2. I'm so glad this thread exists! Since I'm going out of the 2020 application season with a deferred acceptance for 2021, I'm definitely in a good place, but I am planning on reapplying to select schools, as the school I accepted and deferred is on the West coast and I would love to be closer to my home in Upstate New York (and also I...hate the sun). My decision to reapply despite being accepted is mostly motivated by fit, since it's a great school but not exactly what I'm looking for, but I anticipated that there might be fewer spots in the 2021 cycle and decided that if things don't work out
  3. @WildeThing @CulturalCriminal @Bumblebea @renea Thank you for your thoughtful answers! To clarify: I think part of why I am feeling burnt out is that I went straight into a Masters from undergraduate and I am doing my MA at the same institution. It's a great program with lots of opportunities, and my professors know and like me, but part of why I wanted to reapply was because I had really been hoping to get into a different program. I buggered my personal statement in my applications last year and got rejected, and at the time I was upset but content with the program I did get into.
  4. I am currently a Master's student; the program is great and I am confident that I could get a lot from it, but I am feeling burnt out and unable to engage meaningfully with the material. I am thinking about withdrawing from the program after this semester, but I am curious how that would affect my chances of getting into other schools. What I would ideally like to do is reapply for a Master's program this semester, withdraw after this fall semester is over, and then hopefully resume my studies Fall 2019. Naturally, there is the potential of not getting in, and I wouldn't want to either a
  5. I am currently a Master's student; the program is great and I am confident that I could get a lot from it, but I am feeling burnt out and unable to engage meaningfully with the material. I am thinking about withdrawing from the program after this semester, but I am curious how that would affect my chances of getting into other schools. What I would ideally like to do is reapply for a Master's program this semester, withdraw after this fall semester is over, and then hopefully resume my studies Fall 2019. Naturally, there is the potential of not getting in, and I wouldn't want to either a
  6. I am currently enrolled in a Masters degree at McGill University in English literature, but I was hoping to do a degree in England, specifically at Oxbridge, as the programs there best align with my interests and are more in-depth than the Masters program I am currently enrolled in. Does it make sense to apply and potentially have two Masters-level degrees, or more sense to simply go into a PhD? Since you don't know much about me specifically, I am curious just in a more general sense if doing another Masters degree will be seen as a silly circumlocuitous decision or as potentially beneficial?
  7. In general, but also for English literature; which is better, generally?
  8. Ahahaha I'm American too so probably two strikes against me right?? Turned down Edinburgh so Scotland is safe from my North Americanisms for another year.
  9. I have been accepted to both U of T and McGill's English M.A. programs, and I really love both!! I have done my undergraduate degree in English at McGill, and if I return for the two-year thesis program, I have been offered a $1500 RAship w/ a supervisor of my choosing. Because I have spent the past four years here, I have strong connections with my professors and am familiar with the expectations of the program. However, U of T has some really appealing options. It is a one-year non-thesis program, which potentially might make me a less enticing PhD candidate (although I do have an
  10. I have received an offer from McGill, University of Toronto, and University of Edinburgh's English Masters programs. I have to accept one of the offers by the end of next week, and I would like some input from others about which school would be better and which school would be more likely to get me into a better American PhD program. McGill Pros: I received my undergraduate education from McGill and am on good terms with the professors here. I have also been offered a $1500 RA-ship with my current supervisor, should I accept. The program is two years long, which provides some
  11. I am currently applying for an MA degree in English literature and have sent in all my applications. However, I recently found out that one of my papers was accepted to an undergraduate English conference, and that I will have the opportunity to present my paper on a panel this March. Should I email the schools to which I am applying to inform them of this news? If so, how? Should I email the admissions office? Ahh help!
  12. I applied to the MPhil English Modern and Contemporary at Cambridge and got a rejection email today. I also applied to Oxford's MSt English 1900-Present program. However, I used different research proposals for both, with one focusing on the 1890s and the other focusing on the 1920s, but is it pretty much just a given that if I get rejected from Cambridge, I'll get rejected now from Oxford too, despite the different proposals? Please let me know what you think
  13. I applied to Cambridge University's MPhil program for Modern and Contemporary Literature. I have been unable to find information online regarding the MPhil interview process, though I am fairly certain that one does occur. Does anyone have any knowledge regarding this application process? Is there an interview, and if so, at what point (roughly) does the university reach out to request one?
  14. I just submitted my grad application, and I realized that I, like a fool, left my class information (MLA format heading w/ my name, professor, class, and date) at the top. The school didn't want me to leave that information on, but how bad is it that I did in your opinion?
  15. Hello! I was wondering if there were any Oxford students who are doing a MSt programme. I was curious what the personal statements should be like/contain and if I should reach out to the faculty in the programme now (I am entering my final year of my undergrad). Also, I am interested in applying for the English literature (1900-present) programme specifically - if anyone is in that one, what has their experience been like? Pros and cons? Etc.?
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