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    Art History/East Asian Studies

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  1. Valorship98

    Undergraduate Thesis Writing

    Hello, does anyone have any tips as far as undergraduate thesis writing? What are some things I can do in the thesis that will be good for future writing samples? Has anyone written their thesis and have any warnings?
  2. I have heard that pages for bibliography (and images, in the case of my field art history) generally do not count; I would encourage you to include them.
  3. Valorship98

    Music Fall 2019 applicants

    Eastman ❤️
  4. Valorship98

    Stanford Master's Degree

    Hello, has anyone here completed, applied to, been accepted to the MA program at Stanford in East Asian Language and Culture Studies? I am thinking about using this as an entry point to apply to the PhD in art history there. I think I could do the degree in 1-1.5 years considering I will have already completed the language requirement in undergrad. Two of my recommenders went to Stanford.. recently (however one was nationally recognized by an art journal, and the other is technically still finishing her PhD). Will this be a significant bonus to my application for a PhD? TIA
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    Fall 2019 Applicants

    When you're trying to go to a PhD in modern and contemporary Chinese art history. There are like 10 specialists that tenured in the country.
  6. Everyone has this 'inner saboteur," an inside voice that tells you you are not good enough. If other people are (aka the adcom admitting you) then counter that inside voice with your accomplishments. You did indeed earn that accomplishment so do not let the saboteur deter you.
  7. Hi, I am interested in attending Grad School, however most of the professors I want to work with are very late in their career, my top choice telling me he would be retiring prior to my proposed completion date. I could still attend this school but propose to work with him while he is there, but other professors once he leaves, my main supervisor being someone other than him. I am interested in contemporary Chinese art history, so I could easily be supervised by a contemporary or a Chinese specialist. Does it really matter if I am working with a professor who is well known, or is the school the most important part. Most of the times art history PhDs gain professorships only if they attended at a top 10.
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    UChicago Art History

    Thank you for the reply! I did not know about the automatic MA consideration, that is great news. My mentor and professor told me to apply to Harvard, even after hearing my GPA (which simply is not Harvard quality lol) and I was blown away! I think I will take your advice and hopefully gear up for 7 years of hard work!
  9. Valorship98

    UChicago Art History

    Hello, I am a contemporary Chinese art historian (as far as what I want in my Masters / PhD studies). I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about the Master of Arts Program in Humanities at UChicago? I would be focusing in art history since they have one amazing Chinese specialist and a second Chinese specialist. I want to get a Master's rather than a PhD (at least for now). The reason I would choose against applying to the PhD at UChicago is due to my lack of confidence in an acceptance. In addition, I am a first-generation student. I am wondering if getting into grad school is as difficult as I think it will be? How weighted is GPA if everything else about my application (rigor, languages, prior research, AMAZING thesis and other writing, great recommendations)? Two of my rec letters will be from Stanford PhD's, should I apply to Stanford to see? Will this give me an edge over other applicants? Every school with a professor that interests me is retiring, should I apply to work with their contemporary specialist then, rather than their contemporary Chinese specialist? Right now the schools I am interested in are Harvard, Cornell, NYU, Columbia, UChicago, Princeton, Williams College, BU, Stanford, OhioSU, UPitt. Harvard, NYU, Columbia are more because I want to do a masters and those schools offer that program, however, I feel like all of these schools are a long shot since I just do not have any clue what chances I have. I feel because I am a first-generation I do not feel like I belong in academia. Thank you.

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