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  1. swarthmawr

    2019 Acceptances

    I must learn this optimism (or basic faith in humanity...). I hope you get it too!
  2. swarthmawr

    UChicago Doodle Poll

    Thanks for this information!
  3. swarthmawr

    UChicago Doodle Poll

    Didn’t someone in another thread say they were trying to get away from their cut-throat reputation? This doesn’t illustrate that to me, in all honesty.
  4. swarthmawr

    2019 Acceptances

    It kind of gives me the impression that the more slots people are available for, the more likely they are to be interviewed, which I really hope isn’t the case since I’m only available one day (by chance, otherwise I work full time). To quote the email: “The department will not be able to interview all of the candidates at this round of the admissions process, so not all of you will receive a request for an interview.”
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    2019 Acceptances

    I also do question some of the results page info quite a bit! So don’t lose hope. The email said “this round of interviews,” maybe there are multiple groups! Also, I probably didn’t get an interview at all, it’s very odd and disconcerting
  6. swarthmawr

    2019 Acceptances

    I’m not an international student.
  7. Did every UChicago applicant receive a Doodle poll for a potential interview? Or is this indicative of anything?
  8. swarthmawr

    2019 Applicants

    Oops, I missed that! I don’t see what anyone gets out of trolling about stuff like this. Thanks for the reassurances.
  9. swarthmawr

    2019 Applicants

    Oh, I wish I could stop worrying! But this at least assuages the feeling a bit; I’m still going to assume I don’t get in anywhere and think of back up plans.
  10. swarthmawr

    2019 Applicants

    Anyone else see the recent interview posted on the results page for UChicago? Is this one spam too?
  11. Thank you all! Not sure what I was so freaked out about— I emailed the dept head (we had a previous correspondence) and he responded minutes later with an “all is well.”
  12. Hi all— I’m in kind of a pickle. I turned in all of my applications on time, and the one for Purdue was due Jan 1. One of my LOR writers asked me in December to confirm everything was in, and I checked every program but forgot Purdue (because I’m a dolt, and of course that’s the one she never submitted). Looking at last year’s results board, people heard from Purdue around the end of January. My undergrad school doesn’t return from winter break until January 21. This specific prof really helped me with my applications— she was super involved and that ended up taking up a lot of her time. I don’t want to rush her during the holidays, and I know LOR uploads get a bit of leeway, but do you all think this is important enough for me to bother her during winter break? I emailed her so hopefully she’ll check it, but what would happen if she doesn’t see it until Jan 21? Does that screw up my chances completely? Thanks in advance for your insight!
  13. Hi all! I'm wondering if anyone can comment on what might be appropriate for crediting theorists in my SOP (due today, ack!) I originally had MLA style in-text citations in my SOP with a short works cited page, but all of the feedback I'm getting is that it's a bit disruptive. How do i combat this? Remove quotations entirely? Switch to Chicago Style footnotes even though that's not usually the citation method in papers? Not cite at all? I have 3-4 short phrases that I use and think are important to my SOP, but not necessarily fundamental if they are going to imply I do not understand the format of the SOP. I don't want to appear as if I'm not properly crediting people either, though. Example usage: Smith's research investigates XYZ, what he calls "blah blah blah," the implications of which are highly important to my research and life story yada yada (Smith 10).
  14. swarthmawr

    Roll Call 2019

    I'm probably going to be classified as a cultural studies candidate (which is worrisome for some of the English depts I'm applying to) but I'm focusing on Asian-American and African-American textual/visual culture, specifically Afro-Indian discourse. Not sure which pool(s) I'll be in!
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    citation of quotes in SOP?

    I have a works cited page (for programs that allow uploads instead of silly paste-in text boxes). I initially didn't have one, but I happened to meet an admissions person from UChicago and they suggested I have one. I'm not sure if it's the norm, but I don't know how it could hurt to properly cite.

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