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  1. Thanks, and yes, I am aware of this reality too--I only think it may help my chances, but certainly not guarantee it. If anything, I am brutally honest with myself about the state of the job market, and I am doing things on several fronts to help. As far as TA, yes, I was responsible for my own classroom for two years, without observation, including grade, syllabus, etc.
  2. Thanks so much for your reply and that is all solid advice! I am aware that an MFA is a terminal degree, but this previous year (with just TA teaching mind you) I applied to countless jobs, including community colleges. I was able to get adjunct positions but no full time. I was advised that a PhD is pretty much what you need since the job market is so terrible. (I have many short publications, but no book length ones yet so that may also be a factor). In addition, I do honestly have some research interests (cognition and writing; circulation studies and writing across the curriculum) and I think the extra teaching experience and pedagogical support might do me some good.
  3. I graduated with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing last year and am looking to apply to Rhet/Comp programs this Fall (for 2019). Does anyone have any useful tips, seeing as I am not coming from a rhetoric/composition background? I have been working as a professional writer and will also be adjuncting at a community college this Fall. Thanks in advance for your advice!

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