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ltr317

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ltr317 last won the day on September 18 2017

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About ltr317

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    Male
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    NYC
  • Interests
    19th century U.S. history, modern Britain.
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    History PhD

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  1. ltr317

    Comps!

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  2. ltr317

    How strong is my application really?

    Professor Diner has in the past written about other ethnic immigrations--e.g. Irish.
  3. I was in a similar situation years ago. I don't know your particulars, but for me the best thing was to rest and free my mind for several weeks. I wanted to pursue some of my interests during that period, but I realized the best thing was to unburden myself of thought instead of substituting one form of thinking for another. In the end, I went back to school with a clear head--tabula rasa--and found myself refreshed and motivated for learning. During that time, I did a lot of hiking, listening to nature, and did some fishing. Even tried meditation. I quit my FT job when I returned to school and found PT work instead. Since I had savings I could afford to supplement my reduced earnings. I don't know what type of writing you're interested, but I would stay away from academia during the summer. By the time you finished a summer program you won't have time to practice what you've learned. You'll be immersed in tons of reading and writing in your FT program come fall. If you really want to write this summer, just rent a cabin in the woods and write. Your situation and mindset may not be the same, so take my advice with a grain of salt.
  4. ltr317

    Is a 3.45 GPA good enough?

    Everyone has given you sound advice on the application process. Just concentrate on the things you have control over in the next 6-7 months. Unless I missed it, you didn't specify whether you're planning on applying to MA or PhD programs.
  5. My experience is similar to @TakeruK. That question was asked on some of my applications. Just be honest--academia is based on integrity. In your case, it seems the infraction was minor and should not cause a problem.
  6. ltr317

    Where Top-Tier PhD Students Got Their BA/MA

    Are you quoting from American Psycho?
  7. ltr317

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Congrats! Maybe I'm not seeing something since I'm looking from the outside, but a funded PhD offer from Washington U seems more attractive than any of the MA offers.
  8. ltr317

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Declined my Fordham offer, perhaps it will help someone on this forum.
  9. ltr317

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Same here.
  10. ltr317

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    No, I spoke to my POI.
  11. ltr317

    2018 Acceptances

    Congrats! I've heard people say that Harvard is the WUSTL of the East!
  12. ltr317

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I was accepted at Fordham yesterday but without funding. I'm going to ask for tuition waiver and if they say no, then I'll be attending Stony Brook unless I'm admitted off the waitlist at CUNY. At least this long and grueling application cycle is almost over. Good luck to everyone who is still waiting for a decision(s).
  13. ltr317

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I'm out at UConn and Rutgers but have moved up the waitlist at the CUNY GC.
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