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  1. I would for now say - write first, then edit. I always find that order way easier. And sometimes it helps to take some distance for a bit.
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    The Positivity Thread

    I'm sorta happy I left UVa 'on time' to get my flight, not sure how I would have left Cville with this messy weather haha. But also sad to miss it.. Cville is growing on me..
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Travellin for 35 hrs is not good for my body..
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    had the first 8 hrs of my 38 hr journey :')
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Its all gonna be fine... eventually.
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Only need an abstract and fix my title page.. And I'm exactly on 15 pages.. (excludign references, abstract, and title page), so that's perfect. Was not able to do a superoptimal lit review but its def good enoguh.
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tired.. worst ever..
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    As for admission committees. My intel (transferring to an ivy through the normal applications) is that my advisor can demand to take me in, regardless of the ad comm (given that he has no students now as well). So POI's may/may have not some sort of 'veto' in the say. Given that fit is so important, I know that here at my current school POIs do also have quite a say in it. I also know that somewhere in Canada I applied all the applications will basically be given to the POI and the ad comm has far less say in it.
  9. ^what the person above me says. And also be mindful of what you want to do AFTER your Ph.D. The extension of J1 for a postdoc can be nice, but if you don't have one lined up it can be a problem if you'd get one in a later point in time as you'd have to wait a year before another J1 visa can get issued. Same goes for academic jobs that go on a J1 visa (so you cant transfer from a J1-student visa to a J1-prof visa directly; you'd have to wait a year). Similarly, the OPT that is tied to a F1 can be great for people looking to get work experience after their PhD.
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    time stress.. and yet I only got to work at 11 am coz my brain had the hardest time to wake up.
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    The Positivity Thread

    writing against time sucks.
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    this is true. And sometimes then even within a department it can be different as I got a skypeinterview basically around the same time others came from interview (and they were obviously notified earlier I assume)..
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    That awkward moment when...

    Just make sure to get it right if you actually get to the interviews These things happen!
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    Fall 2019 Social Psychology Applicant Thread

    TA-ing, we're supposed to do 10, but at this point, i do way less. We get sections from 2nd year though, so then it's more or less that amount. Also varies per class. However, we basically shouldnt do more than 10..... Lab work: Currently none, I usually use RA's and lot of Mturk or existing datasets. Lot of it is also just surveys that can be done online... Classes: I think I spend approx 6- 10 hrs in class (depending on the nr I take), preparation maybe 5 - ish atm? Of course more when a paper or presentation is due, but i usually write on topics related to my research so I don't really see it as 'classes'.... Am transferring next year though >.<
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    That awkward moment when...

    hahah wrong version? Still, the departmetn knows, so let's hope they won't tell ad comm or use both letters...

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