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ClassyBrat420

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About ClassyBrat420

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    Nonbinary
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  • Location
    Syracuse, NY
  • Interests
    critical whiteness studies and critical race theory; somatic experiencing; trauma theory; the rhetorics of oppression and resistance; social justice movement work
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    MA rhet/comp

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  1. Hey folks, I'm the asst. editor of QED Journal of Queer Worldmaking and we're accepting submissions of academic work. Right now is a general call for submissions, so any subject in any field so long as it relates to Queerness/LGBTQ studies in some way. We've got a repertoire of notable authors in past issues so this is a good opportunity to get your name out there. Graduate student submissions are accepted! http://msupress.org/journals/qed/subguide/?id=50-214-F Please feel free to message me if you have any questions or concerns.
  2. Hey folks, I'm the asst. editor of QED Journal of Queer Worldmaking and we're accepting submissions of academic work. Right now is a general call for submissions, so any subject in any field so long as it relates to Queerness/LGBTQ studies in some way. We've got a repertoire of notable authors in past issues so this is a good opportunity to get your name out there. Graduate student submissions are accepted! http://msupress.org/journals/qed/subguide/?id=50-214-F Please feel free to message me if you have any questions or concerns.
  3. Yes! It's a work study on the QED Journal of queer worldmaking, and a 60% tuition waiver. I wish it was a full waiver but I decided it was worth it.
  4. After a stellar campus visit and a decent funding offer, I officially accepted at Syracuse University's MA in Composition and Rhetorical Studies! Nervous to move up north for two years but excited about the cohort and the faculty.
  5. @E. Coronaria, @LexHex, @Sandra Kruse, @JustPoesieAlong thanks y'all for your perspective! I feel more comfortable now accepting the GAship, esp since I already know I like WC work.
  6. ClassyBrat420

    Let’s talk books

    Y'all a bunch of lit nerds making me doubt my nerd status with your smart books. I'm over here reading sci-fi. Albeit, great sci-fi. Lilith's Brood by Octavia butler is PRIMO. Followed closely by Parable of the Sower, which was just adapted into the queerest, radicalist, bombest play I've seen ever.
  7. Hey! So the one solid acceptance with funding I got doesn't do TAships for Masters students. Instead the funding is a Graduate Assistantship with the Writing Center. I love WC work and feel good about this, but I was wondering if it's gonna hurt my PhD applications to not have teaching experience. Side note, this would mean that I have 4.5/5 years of Writing Center experience by the time I'm applying to PhDs, if that helps. Advice from the more experienced? Do I NEED that TAship? Thanks!
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    Syracuse CRS anyone? anyone?

    Ps. this is the CRS website: http://vpa.syr.edu/academics/crs/ and this is the CCR: http://wrt.syr.edu/Graduate/Welcome.html
  9. Seems like all the grads applying to Syracuse are going for the CCS program, so I haven't learned much at all about my program, the Masters in Communication and Rhetorical Studies, or CRS. They're two separate departments, which is confusing. So yeah, anyone out there for CRS? Any news? Anything?
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    It's not stupid, because panic is real and I know what that's like. I'm not trying to minimize your experience, but offer comfort if it helps to hear this: you can rest assured that declining is not going to hurt anyone's feelings, and there's no reason (other than the realness of anxiety) to feel guilty. In fact, you declining is good news, because the schools can cross you off their lists and offer those spots to other people who are prolly anxious as hell on the waitlist (like myself). You could even post in one of the waitlist threads which spots you declined, so that the people watching those spots can jump for joy at their chances increasing.
  11. ClassyBrat420

    Fit vs very close to home

    I'm also currently chewing on this one. My situation is a bit different though, in that I don't have more money and a better fit far away, the money situation would be about comparable for me. One thing I'm considering is how important is my family/support system to me. Moving means starting over with building these relationships and forever changing the friendships you have now. Not to say that you shouldn't, because ultimately your friends and family should support you doing what's right for you, but I wouldn't underplay the difficulty of this if your support circle is something you heavily rely on. That being said, especially if you've never had the experience of going to a new place on your own and starting from scratch, it's a really great experience that teaches you about your own strengths and weaknesses, and helps you grow in your resilience and other life skills, potentially enhancing the kinds of education you'll be getting by moving. That plus the fact that you've got better money offers and a better fit, I'd go for it and move if I were you. Be prepared to suffer through the adjustment, but know that you can and will grow from it. Like another poster said, unless you've got someone who's only got a few valuable years left to their life that you want to be present for, your relationships should survive the move and you shouldn't limit yourself for fear of leaving the nest. Good luck, and congrats on your offers!
  12. Still #2 on the waitlist for funding at Syracuse's CRS Masters. Fingers crossed, though I know it's unlikely since their cohorts are SOOO small. I just want it so bad!!
  13. ClassyBrat420

    MA in rhet comp- worth the debt?

    Thank you so much @renea, @mk-8, and @Daenerys! Seriously your input has helped me get my head straight about it and avoid a potentially huge mistake. I was already thinking this but was getting caught up in how good I think the program is, so a reality check is what I needed. Thank you!!!
  14. Feeling so much regret that I didn't apply to more schools. bleh!

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    Waitlist likelihood?

    @nooorebecca Thanks, it's Syracuse so their cohorts are REALLY small. Though, it's unclear to me whether PhD and MA students are in the same pool with the same cohort number or whether they're separate. The website only seems to provide information about the PhD program, and I don't see any MA students listed in their student profiles either on the department website. I'm going to visit the campus for the prospective grad student event at the end of the month, so I think I'll wait to ask in person.
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