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  1. My tips for the GRE Verbal (don't ask me about Quantitative): Go through the the Magoosh flashcard app and create a personal list of words you don't know. This should probably take between 1hr-2hrs, depending on how many words you don't know. It is tedious; do it anyway. Once you've created your list, go through about three words each day. I would to add to that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9oqR-C-E_E&list=PL0BE1A07536688372. Watch about three videos a day. Finally, to further strengthen vocab, read some articles on aldaily.com each day. For the text completion and sente
  2. Hello, When I applied to PhD programs last year, I was unaware that funding packages varied so much from school to school. I found a program (and got into said program) that I thought was a good fit for me, but I'm starting to think that I should have focused less on fit and more on the financial packages each program offers. I opted to not apply to some programs with more robust financial packages because they did not fit as well with my research, even though they were programs where I thought I might have a decent shot and could have made (with a lot of stretching) my topic fit. I
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    FLAS delays

    Do all schools find out at once? I just went to a visit day the other day for one of my options, and they said it had been renewed for them. As long as it pays for tuition, I'm happy. I've lived off very little money for my whole life, and another year doesn't worry me.
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    FLAS delays

    The thing is we must accept by the 15th and we won't know until mid-July if we will we get FLAS funding or not :/. The master's programs have given me some funding, but not enough to feel secure if FLAS falls through.
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    FLAS delays

    Deciding on a school (that will arguably impact our future careers) without having all of our financial information feels unfair. I have offers from two master's programs and a PhD program. I would like to go the master's route, and I am a finalist for FLAS at both master's programs, but, as is, I cannot choose the master's programs because I might not get FLAS, which would result in big tuition bills at both master's programs. That means I have to go with the safer route, the PhD, despite preferring the other schools. I've asked for extensions from the schools, but none of them wa
  6. Thank you for responding. The first thing that comes to my mind is "letters of recommendation" for future applications if I decide to switch programs. How would that work? We've actually been together for many (many) years now. Two of those years have been apart, so I think we will manage. We've decided to alternate visiting months, as they need to stay where we currently are for the next year and a half for work.
  7. Hello, I'm considering three programs: 2 MAs and 1 PhD. I am unsure whether to just dive into the PhD or do an MA first, as I'm taking my PhD admission without an MA as a sign that I might be able do even better after an MA and I don't want to sell myself short. UC Davis-PhD (History) Pros: 5 years of funding Some summer travel money Some conference travel money Some big names in my field to work with. Cons: Worried about job prospects coming out of Davis. The feeling of regret that I could have maybe done an MA and avoided underunempl
  8. Hello everyone, I was wondering if the more experienced posters could comment on whether the two paths are treated differently in any noticeable way on the job market? When I say BA-->PhD I don't mean necessarily direct. I'm also including people who may have worked before entering their doctoral programs but did not do an MA.
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