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  1. NotAlice

    The Positivity Thread

    I'm going to make it through this week! 😎
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I'm moving to my new city in phases. I'm keeping my current home as I'm a non-traditional student living in an inter-generational home, so I don't have to move out all of my stuff. Everything is a mess of boxes, piles of books and clothes. Some I'm taking this week, some next when I'll have more help. I pulled a muscle in my neck and would rather waste time looking at new rugs online. The next few days are going to be hectic, fun and exciting but hectic.
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    Anyone else having a tough time apartment hunting?

    I'm moving about 90 minutes away, to a more expensive rental market. I've been procrastinating and tomorrow is the day I start making phone calls. I've already done a drive-by some places to get an idea of location, which ended up knocking some of the cheaper options off the list because of one reason or another. I did reach out to students and people I know there for recommendations, that helped immensely. Thankfully, it doesn't appear to be super competitive. Best of luck in your continued search. I agree with going in person.
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    My advisor is ghosting me?

    I'm starting an MA program in the fall. I've been in touch with my advisor and the admin assistant who handles department paperwork. Both have said that for my school things don't get rolling until the end of June or beginning of July, when the new fiscal year starts I think. I'd be more curious about the GA positions.
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    "Let's just TALK about it..." Decision Edition

    I found out this week that I'm off the wait list for funding at my school. It's a funded master's, so I'm very happy. I finish my undergraduate in two weeks and then I think about all the logistics for fall.
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    Pens/Pencils which brands do you prefer?

    I realize that most of this thread is older, yet I'm trying to get an idea of what others use. Right now I use Zebra M301 or Uni Kuru Toga for pencils. For pens, it's either Zebra or Pilot G2, depending upon what notebook I'm using. This semester I'm using Muji B5 notebooks - which are lightweight and affordable. I also carry a folder with regular sized filler paper. I like the B5 size, and I'd like to find some notebooks with more pages that are as cost efficient and with as quality paper as the Mujis.
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I'm finishing my undergraduate this semester and I hate that sense of detachment that is happening.I'm a nontraditional student, so it's similar to when I know I'm leaving a job. I'm excited about starting graduate school, but sad about this ending. Beginnings and endings often look alike, you just have to determine which way to face so it's not a sad event. I've also had a few instances where people who are part of a student organization I run have disappointed me, nothing major, just my every emotion feels so raw right now. Between grad school apps, decisions, all the things I have to finish this semester, and a part time job I took that eats all of my weekend time, I'm more than a bit stressed and overly anxious. I have a vacation/conference (not presenting) scheduled for right after I graduate, so I'm planning on chillin' and enjoying myself then.
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    "Let's just TALK about it..." Decision Edition

    I turned down one acceptance with funding for an MA program. I have another acceptance. I would have waited to make a decision, but they were pressing me for one, they were not the best fit for my research, and even though the program looked great, I just didn't see myself being happy there. It was hard, and I talked with my advisor and few other professors before doing so. After it was done, I felt a wave of relief.
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    "Let's just TALK about it..." Decision Edition

    I'm waiting to hear on funding, not sure when that will be. I have two acceptances for MA programs (yes, there is hope of funding with both of them). I have enough to keep me distracted, but still obsessively checking my email.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Just as an FYI, Madden is at Saint Louis University, not WUSTL.
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I am in my final semester of my undergraduate. I am tired and everything hurts as I recently said yes to a part-time weekend job in a field I want to work after grad school. So, now I have no free days and have to restructure my sleep and study schedule as I already had full days at school due to classes and other obligations. I'm a non-traditional student and my body doesn't respond like I'm 25 anymore. Only 12 more weeks, then it will all be manageable. I am currently eating cereal for dinner.
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    2018 Blooper Real*

    I had two bloopers on one of my applications. I put the wrong semester as a start date for a class tutor. Caught that after one application. Also, my writing sample has a stupid footnote error. I edited it and forgot to change one footnote to ibid. It's noticeable (now, of course) because there are several cites from the same book on that page both before and after. So it's book cited, ibid, ibid, ibid, same book cited, ibid, ibid, ibid.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    So, as/if acceptances arrive, what is a good crafted response, proper etiquette I guess, to let a department know you've received notification but are waiting to commit until you hear from other schools or funding?
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    Grad. School Supplies?

    I had a desktop built by a computer savvy family member. One thing I did was buy two monitors, which has been extremely helpful. I ended up with a Dell that pivots, so you can work vertically. It's not a necessity, however, it is nice when I'm writing papers.
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    Medieval Applicants (2018)

    Medievalist here, applying to MA programs for next fall. My senior thesis involved 12th century English charters and I'm at the intermediate level in both Latin and French. Currently procrastinating on French homework.

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