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  1. kendalldinniene

    Re-take GRE for better scores in AW?

    I wouldn’t retake. Your writing sample and SOP will be much better indicators of your writing skill than that score, and the adcomm will pay far more attention to them.
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    When You Never Hear Back

    I’ve gotten 3 rejection letters from Johns Hopkins if that makes you feel any better. And a rejection from BU where I removed myself from the waitlist over a month ago because I’d accepted another offer 🤦🏼‍♀️
  3. kendalldinniene

    2019 Applicants

    Dude you’re so on the ball! I’m not going down until next month to look for housing. Wish I had it all sorted now though, that’s for sure. Congrats on your cute house!
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    2019 Applicants

    THAT IS FREAKING AWESOME!!! Congrats 🎉!!!!!!!
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    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

    Can anyone tell me how common cockroach infestations are? Also I’m wondering about scorpions. Are they just a fact of life in the summer?
  6. Hey y’all! Returning to my favorite corner of the interwebs to chat preparation for starting grad school this fall. What are y’all doing? I don’t mean strictly school related stuff, perhaps you’re taking the time to hang out with friends and family you’ll be moving away from/read what you want to read/travel, etc. Personally I’m doing most of the above, but I also contacted my future advisor to ask what he’d recommend I do to set myself up for beginning coursework. I’m looking at taking an intro to Spanish course over the summer, and I also got a list of reading to do from Dr. Sae-Saue, which I’ve started on excitedly. Right now I’m reading The Revolt of the Cockroach People and City of Night. What are you all up to?!?!
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    Prepping for Fall 2019

    So exciting! I can’t afford to visit my friend in Germany this year so she’s coming to see me in Dallas once I get settled. Not exactly the same, haha. Have so much fun! Good luck with Irish, that language is amazing and, imo, terrifying. I’d really like to learn a little of it, so I’ll be curious to hear from you if it’s as tricky as I’ve built up in my mind. And yessss about the relief of returning to school after a year. I reorganized my collection of research articles in celebration. Typing that I realize that is a weird thing to do, but....well you guys understand.
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    Prepping for Fall 2019

    I’m stoked for you, damn Chicago is so cool and I hope you have an amazing experience!
  9. kendalldinniene

    2019 Applicants

    Can you send me the link too please? So excited to read it!!!
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    2019 Decisions Thread

    Congrats on making your decision! I know Texas is a big state, but maybe I’ll run into you at a conference or something in the future!
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    2019 Decisions Thread

    Ooooo I love this idea
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    2019 Decisions Thread

    There should be no limit to reacts today!!! Congrats everyone ❤️ We did it! I’m so glad to have been a part of this community, for all the support, and for all the joy in seeing folks’ dreams come true. I just know in the future whenever I see some truly incredible thing happening in our field, I’m going to proudly be like hmmmm, I bet there’s a GCer behind that.
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    2019 Applicants

    Too bad for them but great for UConn! Congrats on accepting your offer ☺️
  14. kendalldinniene

    2019 Decisions Thread

    You did it!!! Hooray!
  15. @A_N_M let me know if you get the call!!!
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    2019 Applicants

    Ooooo where??? Trust your gut!
  17. kendalldinniene

    2019 Applicants

    CONGRATS!!!!!! That is incredible!!!
  18. kendalldinniene

    2019 Applicants

    Ok that’s just bizarre. Hm.
  19. kendalldinniene

    2019 Applicants

    I was in communication with Jonathan Foltz and he was extremely communicative, even getting me in touch with a current grad to ask questions, and answering my questions himself as well. He always got back to me within like a day. Try him!
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    2019 Applicants

    Yeah my initial waitlist email (and I’m sure yours as well, of course) said they may not alert until April 16th...🙃🙃🙃 made it easier to decline them, that’s for sure. I hope you don’t have to wait much longer!!!
  21. I applied (the first time) in my last year of undergrad. I highly recommend you do the same. Firstly, there are some schools that have application fee waivers that you won’t qualify for if you’re no longer in school. Secondly-and I know this sucks- but you may very well not get in the first go round. So that gap year, should you take one, could then turn into two or even three. For me, being out of school is agony, so I really didn’t want to wait. Since I didn’t get good offers last year, I still had to take a year, and it’s been, frankly, miserable. I’m so excited to not go through that limbo for an additional year! Being in school still, you have fresh writing assignments you can tweak, and connections with professors and what not for letters of req as well as, hopefully, lots of feedback on your application materials. I’d say if you want to apply, just do it! All that being said, I’m an older student with a lot of working/living experience already, so for me a gap year was really just returning to the wretched working world I escaped in undergrad. Other folks with different experiences may get a lot out of that year, and I wouldn’t want to negate that. Good luck!!!
  22. kendalldinniene

    How long to wait to accept?

    Hold out!!!
  23. kendalldinniene

    2019 Applicants

    Maybe I’ll get one of those soon as well, just for good measure 🤣
  24. kendalldinniene

    SMU

    Attending this fall for English Lit!
  25. kendalldinniene

    2019 Applicants

    HELL YEAH! Congrats!!!
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