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historygeek last won the day on August 19

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About historygeek

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  • Birthday 02/15/1997

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    Saint Louis
  • Interests
    Comparative gender history (Italy and the US), immigration history, the intersection of gender and ethnicity, urban history
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    History PhD

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  1. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Thank you! Here's hoping. Thank you! Don't worry-- I told my parents and boyfriend first!
  2. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    This isn't grad school related, but I'm so excited that I had to tell someone... I got the news today that I was awarded a grant! My first ever!
  3. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    You're not overstepping at all! I appreciate it! And thank you all for your words of wisdom and encouragement. 🙂 I've found a power yoga class offered by my university that will probably be keeping me sane next semester.
  4. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Okay, I'm not gonna lie, I'm already freaking out and it's not even December. I'm only applying to schools where my POIs have said I would be a good fit, but I'm terrified my stats (3.45 gpa, 160v and 5.5aw) will be the kiss of death. I know my LORs will be great, my SOP is strong (if I do say so myself), and I'm incredibly proud of my writing sample. But I'm still terrified I won't get in anywhere.
  5. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    From what I saw, they match them as soon as they get them. Screenshot to show what that looks like on my Columbia status page.
  6. historygeek

    Statement of Purpose and Plaigarism

    My two cents as someone applying and has my SOPs written: if you have to ask if plagiarism is okay, you're off to a bad start. When I wrote my SOPs, I struggled with editing my interests down so they met the word limit. I get it. When you're passionate and excited about something, you don't want to limit yourself to 500-1,000 words (most of which won't be dedicated to your research interests anyway). But if we can all write SOPs within these word limits without plagiarizing, you can, too.
  7. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    This is actually the history forum!
  8. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I didn't include any classes on my CV. I totally get where you're coming from about overthinking because of the stiff competition (my overall GPA is only a 3.45 and my verbal GRE was only 160), but I feel like grad schools will mainly want to see awards, internships, languages, etc. on a CV. As for the page limit, yes, the page limit refers to the primary content. Works cited pages aren't counted in the page count.
  9. historygeek

    SOP Admissions Counseling

    Yes! You can post a request for a swap or review!
  10. historygeek

    SOP Admissions Counseling

    Honestly, I wouldn't spend the money to go through a service! I was able to submit a strong statement with the help of this forum, Reddit, and my professors.
  11. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Christmas break is going to be KILLER. At least in the latter half of January, I'll have my classes and Phi Alpha Theta to keep me busy...
  12. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I feel this! I hope I can get into literally one school at least. That's all I need!
  13. historygeek

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I decided to write about a superstition that my great-grandmother had for me (don't sit on the corner of the table; you'll never get married!) and applied to that to the way I retained my own cultural presuppositions when I studied abroad, then explained how this led to me developing my research interests.
  14. historygeek

    Anyone else already submit their applications?

    Thank you! You too! The amount of documents for that school is super weird to me.
  15. historygeek

    Anyone else already submit their applications?

    I've submitted all of my applications, just need to pay 2 more application fees and get my letters of recommendation in. I absolutely can't wait another 1-4 months to find out!

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