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  1. switching to lit

    Hey Zaq, If you have a significant number of credits in English/Literature classes, it might balance out your major - particularly if you're applying to Masters not PhD programs. I would get your former English professors to write about your ability to do critical work in their rec letters. If you have a strong a writing sample, GRE score, and SoP, I think it's totally possible (I'm not coming from a strictly critical background myself). You may have better luck checking under the Literature, Rhetoric and Comp section of GradCafe, if you're leaning more toward critical work rather than creative writing. I found this thread with some funded MAs, but I am sure there are more if you poke around.
  2. This is exactly how I feel about my shiny-new Rochester rejection. I was really enamored with the idea of it and had heard such great things about living in the city, I tried to force a fit where there maybe wasn't one.
  3. 2018 Acceptances

    Congratulations! I'm amazed at anyone who has managed to pull off landing two people at one institution. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! I know I don't actually know you, but I'm freaking out for you anyway! I am so happy for you! You (both) worked so hard and so deserve this!!
  4. Hey fellow CUNY waitlister! Good luck to us.
  5. 2018 Acceptances

    Congrats on getting an offer at one of your top choices! Fingers crossed that funding gets cleared up.
  6. 2018 Acceptances

    Thanks @Melvillage_Idiot @punctilious that's my gut instinct, but I waver. I'll definitely poke around more for placement info when I visit. @FreakyFoucault Thanks! I'll give it a scroll.
  7. Anyone else married with children?

    I think I've been associating this with jobs that seem more like consistent employment, like adjuncting for another school or a 9-5. It seems strange that this would apply to something like freelance writing, particularly since publishing is somewhat the goal in the program. I'm trying to parse out that delineation where getting into a journal gets a gold star, but meeting a deadline for Salon gets you in trouble.
  8. Anyone else married with children?

    I like the cut of your jib.
  9. 2018 Acceptances

    Congratulations!! I hope your username is sincere, because I remember seeing the words "most snow on earth" in a news report this year.
  10. Anyone else married with children?

    Holy cow, wait. This applies to freelancing/writing/editing gigs as well, you think? I mean, there is no ambiguous wording, so of course it does, I just don't know why I didn't think of that. Thank you for posting this. I'm going to need to look through handbooks too, I guess.
  11. 2018 Acceptances

    I got an acceptance at the University of Mississippi! This is super early, even given the last timeline I was told, but my acceptance was attached to a different fellowship so that may be why. Did we ever get that "How important are rankings anyway?" thread up and running? Because I love Ole Miss so much and everything about their program just gels with me...but I feel like I should probably defer to more experienced voices in regards to how much weight I should give that.
  12. 2018 Acceptances

    Congratulations @jpbends @WildeThing @mads47 @Akillesheel and @Cormacc on your NYU MA acceptances! There seem to be a lot of gradcafe success stories from people who are very glad they did they accepted the MA option (though I know this is touchy because of funding). Congratulations, whatever you decide :-)
  13. What makes research compelling?

    Are you...me? Are we...the same? This is exactly my experience/fear. When I was interloping in English classes during my MFA I could speak about the works we were studying in nonspecific terms, but then someone would say, "Oh yeah, like [insert name]'s theory of [word]" and I would nod and say "yeah, totally" and then google the reference as soon as I got home. If anyone sent you books/youtube videos to buff up theory pass them along. (Also, you name-dropping Saussure to make your point about imposter syndrome gave me imposter syndrome.)
  14. Campus Visits

    "Hi. I'm in...Delaware." If you guys don't say that as soon as you cross state lines, in exactly that way, I may never forgive you.
  15. Campus Visits

    Ah! I totally missed Newark and mentally put in Wilmington. And this is actually me being better at geography. When I came to Philadelphia I thought Delaware was just the capital of Maryland.