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Bird Vision

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  • Birthday 07/26/1997

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    Santa Barbara, CA
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    PhD Economics

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  1. I have not tried this technique, but I want to comment how measured and useful it could be. I believe one will find that, given they are in the situation to use this, it is easy to justify one's prior decision ex post and feel good about it. I will be recommending this to others.
  2. I think you should take a step back and examine why you feel this way about the individuals in your cohort, rather than speak poorly of them and pass judgement.
  3. Assuming you have a decent AW, yes your scores are good.
  4. What's the quality of your school? What math classes have you taken?
  5. Good luck! My math camp starts tomorrow. Also excited.
  6. What econ courses have you taken? What math courses have you taken? How does your GRE score break down into Verbal/Quant? What is your GPA on a four point scale? Who will write your letters of recommendation? What interests do you have in economics? All of these questions will help us guide you.
  7. Congrats! I'm really excited to be going the other way. In fact, many of my second-year classes will be 6 weeks. For semester classes, the big thing is when your breaks are, and how often. My old school had no breaks but a week off two weeks before classes were over. That semester hurt.
  8. Keep in mind that I have no experience with this; I am purely interpreting the information you wrote here. Ask your contacts at the school you got your master's at. The only reason it must come up is if you were formally dismissed, which I doubt. It seems to me that the application is looking more for behavioral/conduct issues than poor performance and I do not see it as unethical to not offer that information. That being said, I believe it is possible to use it to your advantage. You learned a valuable lesson and defined your academic interests.
  9. You are not capable of moving posts, a mod has to do it. I do not believe you can delete posts more than 60 minutes after they have been made. Site traffic picks up quite a bit in the Fall. I imagine you'll have better luck then.
  10. This is very school-dependent. Look at the school's housing website to find all this information.
  11. You should get to know the site before posting on it. That way you will understand where your question fits best (after already searching to see if the question has been answered before) and this is a non-issue.
  12. This question is incredibly vague. What field? What are your subfield interests? What are your qualifications?
  13. I do not know if a top-30 program will accept you, due to your poor grades and the academic dishonesty. I can't really advise beyond that, as I do not know exactly how your dishonesty will affect you. But maybe you could do a master's degree to compensate for the bad grades?
  14. People self-select out of higher universities. I did this, as I knew there was virtually zero chance that I'd get into MIT, so I saved my money. Also, this can be calculated in different ways, so the statistics aren't as comparable as you might think.
  15. When they replied to you, they kept your originally posted scores (the correct ones) in mind. Otherwise, what they said would have made no sense. I think you'll struggle to get admitted to these schools, but it's possible. Make sure your letters of recommendation are superb, and have a native English speaker edit your SoP.
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