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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from unwelded in Lessons Learned: Application Season Debriefings   
    My top advice is to setup a timeline of application process. I started 8 months before they were due. This helped out immensely because I was really able to think about my application, research interests, and potential profs/schools. I literally sketched out a timeline with important deadlines. I found that this was really good practice for when it came to writing my honors thesis.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from orchestraldreamer in 2020 application thread   
    I saw the DGS yesterday - all the emails are out as well as the waitlist. HMES and HEAL is different story though, I'm not sure what is going on with them, but I bet they follow a similar pattern.
    I just want to say congratulations to everyone admitted to Harvard and that i look forward to seeing you all very soon during visiting students day! 
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from Sigaba in 2020 application thread   
    I saw the DGS yesterday - all the emails are out as well as the waitlist. HMES and HEAL is different story though, I'm not sure what is going on with them, but I bet they follow a similar pattern.
    I just want to say congratulations to everyone admitted to Harvard and that i look forward to seeing you all very soon during visiting students day! 
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from snackademic in 2020 application thread   
    We had the faculty meeting on graduate admissions on Monday, so most likely individual POIs are beginning to send out emails/make calls.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from historyofsloths in 2020 application thread   
    We had the faculty meeting on graduate admissions on Monday, so most likely individual POIs are beginning to send out emails/make calls.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from Milyd in 2020 application thread   
    We had the faculty meeting on graduate admissions on Monday, so most likely individual POIs are beginning to send out emails/make calls.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from Pikepride2000 in 2020 application thread   
    We had the faculty meeting on graduate admissions on Monday, so most likely individual POIs are beginning to send out emails/make calls.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from time_consume_me in 2020 application thread   
    We had the faculty meeting on graduate admissions on Monday, so most likely individual POIs are beginning to send out emails/make calls.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from orchestraldreamer in 2020 application thread   
    If anyone is admitted to Harvard, DM me if you would like some information on the faculty, graduate students, program, school, etc, etc. I am a first year PhD there, a member of the HGSA and helping to coordinate this years admissions visit.
     
    Tomorrow is the official faculty meeting on graduate admissions, so everyone who applied should receive something in the next week or two.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from historyofsloths in 2020 application thread   
    If anyone is admitted to Harvard, DM me if you would like some information on the faculty, graduate students, program, school, etc, etc. I am a first year PhD there, a member of the HGSA and helping to coordinate this years admissions visit.
     
    Tomorrow is the official faculty meeting on graduate admissions, so everyone who applied should receive something in the next week or two.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from ignoredfab in 2020 application thread   
    If anyone is admitted to Harvard, DM me if you would like some information on the faculty, graduate students, program, school, etc, etc. I am a first year PhD there, a member of the HGSA and helping to coordinate this years admissions visit.
     
    Tomorrow is the official faculty meeting on graduate admissions, so everyone who applied should receive something in the next week or two.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from time_consume_me in 2020 application thread   
    If anyone is admitted to Harvard, DM me if you would like some information on the faculty, graduate students, program, school, etc, etc. I am a first year PhD there, a member of the HGSA and helping to coordinate this years admissions visit.
     
    Tomorrow is the official faculty meeting on graduate admissions, so everyone who applied should receive something in the next week or two.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from Carrots112 in 2020 application thread   
    If anyone is admitted to Harvard, DM me if you would like some information on the faculty, graduate students, program, school, etc, etc. I am a first year PhD there, a member of the HGSA and helping to coordinate this years admissions visit.
     
    Tomorrow is the official faculty meeting on graduate admissions, so everyone who applied should receive something in the next week or two.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from historygeek in How to take notes- in history specifically?   
    If it is lecture based, I typically bring a notebook and pen and put down some scribbles. For discussions and seminar style classes, I bring a notebook but I don't take notes. I just jot down any ideas, books, people, etc, that I find important.
    Most likely the theory and methods course, much like my "Writing History" course in the upcoming semester, will be a series of discussions about the reading material assigned that day. In that case, I typically take detailed notes, usually one or two sentences per page, and then a chapter summary. Of course, all of this depends on the amount assigned. I'll write better notes if it is only one book compared to three.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from TMP in How to take notes- in history specifically?   
    If it is lecture based, I typically bring a notebook and pen and put down some scribbles. For discussions and seminar style classes, I bring a notebook but I don't take notes. I just jot down any ideas, books, people, etc, that I find important.
    Most likely the theory and methods course, much like my "Writing History" course in the upcoming semester, will be a series of discussions about the reading material assigned that day. In that case, I typically take detailed notes, usually one or two sentences per page, and then a chapter summary. Of course, all of this depends on the amount assigned. I'll write better notes if it is only one book compared to three.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from Balleu in Applications 2019   
    Who did you write to work with? I'm visiting the department next week - I can feel out some specific people if you'd like me to.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from historygeek in Applications 2019   
    Haha, same! I have an honors thesis to write, archives to go through, and man, it is tough. Although there is a great sense of stability that I feel now.
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    urbanhistorynerd reacted to historygeek in Applications 2019   
    Does anyone have worsened "senioritis" after being accepted?
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from Anama in Applications 2019   
    Who did you write to work with? I'm visiting the department next week - I can feel out some specific people if you'd like me to.
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    urbanhistorynerd reacted to schlesinger1 in Applications 2019   
    I wouldn't. That strikes me as bad form. 
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    urbanhistorynerd reacted to psstein in Applications 2019   
    It's not an outright awful choice, but part of graduate education is designed to expose you to new ways of thinking and other departments.
     
    It very heavily depends. If you get all three of your degrees from a mid-tier program, that's going to be a problem. People with three degrees from HYP or comparable places don't have that problem nearly as much.
    You can ask, but they're probably going to deny you the ability to look at it. Part of keeping recommendations confidential is also preserving interpersonal relationships. Letters have a tendency to be quite honest, as you're putting your name behind someone. If that someone isn't capable, you can lose a lot of standing.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from historygeek in 2019 Visit Days/Decisions   
    Go with the one who funds, that being School B, unless you hear back on funding from School A. I'm sure they would offer funding for the PhD at School A, so it might be the MA you'd have to pay for. In this case, I would recommend School B. One, you'll get funded, and if they fund for an MA, that usually indicates that there is other money there (research assistant, more chances to TA for extra cash, etc) for MA students. Two, it'll probably give you more flexibility if you are still wanting to change fields. From what I know about MA to PhD programs is that you start the beginnings of your diss in your MA or at least work on some foundations for it. Even if School B isn't that hot on medieval/early modern, an MA is mostly just classes & I'm sure you could probably do an independent study or two on a specific history that isn't offered there.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from spacea in Applications 2019   
    I heard back from Harvard - admitted w/funding. To my knowledge they have sent out all their admits, waitlists, and rejections.
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    urbanhistorynerd got a reaction from chicago_style in Applications 2019   
    I heard back from Harvard - admitted w/funding. To my knowledge they have sent out all their admits, waitlists, and rejections.
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    urbanhistorynerd reacted to chicago_style in Applications 2019   
    The anxiety is a small part of the larger transitional period into grad school... Not knowing where we're going to be in six months, not knowing about living situations, etc. Just knowing anything would be nice? Pretty please? 
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