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Everything posted by kendalldinniene

  1. kendalldinniene

    Coping Reads

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Actually came up in several faculty interviews today at SMU so that was fun!
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    Campus Visits

    Sounds excellent!
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    2018 Blooper Real*

    2019 edition! I definitely wrote Penn State instead of UPenn on my SoP for that school. Three times. Was able to correct it last minute but holy hell I still feel ashamed. Wrote “additionally” twice in the last paragraph of my SoP for Loyola. Got waitlisted though so I guess they didn’t care? Better to think that than to think it was the mistake that moved me from the admit to the waitlist pile, which of course it couldn’t be. Of course 😛
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    Current English PhD students - Q&A

    @NoodleKidoodle thank you so much for the info! I teared up reading it because I’m so excited for grad school (and clearly the biggest nerd alive). Getting insight into a typical week is so helpful!
  5. Bumping this because I feel like there's a lot of good advice and might be helpful to folks in the next month or so.
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    Campus Visits

    I asked about funding and was told there might be some but they don’t know yet, and I should just book. Luckily my mom had a ton of air miles and Hilton points so my flight and stay came to about $20 out of pocket. I wonder though if current grad students might be willing to put someone up?
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    Campus Visits

    Just booked my flight and hotel! Thank you mom for your air miles! Lets get a drink GC friends!
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    2019 Applicants

    Everything is still so up in the air for me...I'm just hoping I have a choice to make. Every program I'm waitlisted to/interviewing at have their real pros and cons. Honestly I just hope I get to go somewhere. Ireland is seriously the best! I've got my fingers crossed for you, of course. I'm going to send you my 2019 poetry doc! I really loved getting your feedback last time. @warelin I fully plan on remaining active here whether I get in this time or not. But I doubt I'll ever be the wealth of info and encouragement you have been! I'll try my best, though.
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    2019 Applicants

    Heart warmed also!!! Please keep us (me) updated on your plans for the next year. Especially if you go to Ireland (have you been before??? I’ve been a few times and it’s legit the best place in the world imo). Also if you want to keep swapping creative work and edits, I’m super down!
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    2019 Applicants

    @Bopie5 and @jadeisokay can I just say I missed you both and I’m really happy to see you both back here.
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    Campus Visits

    Got into the ma and waitlisted at the PhD as well. Coming from Cali so not sure yet if I can make it work but I’m going to try to be there! Would love to meet you both!
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    dress code for visits??

    You’re a freaking gem and impressive as hell and you and your boots have nothing to worry about.
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    2019 Acceptances

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    2019 Applicants

    That’s just weird. Is your app status still pending? It was just an email to check the portal this am so I assumed they would have sent it to everyone.
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    2019 Applicants

    Finally got that UConn rejection. Just waiting on you now, UO and Berkeley. Gimme your politely-worded yet utter lack of interest!
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    Dogs and Graduate School

    Either way, my answer is c a t s
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    Dogs and Graduate School

    Lol are you recommending cats as an alternative to dogs or as interactive toys for dogs?
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    Looking Back

    I would have applied to more lit and culture hybrid programs. I would’ve talked less about my desire to teach and more about where I’d like to take my research in the future. I would have tried to reach out to grad students and POI at some of the schools I applied to. I would have looked more at publications of recent graduates to see if there might really be an interest in and a place for me at all of my programs. I would have applied to more funded MAs. I would have gotten involved in these forums way sooner!
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    2019 Applicants

    That kind of stuff makes me so mad, it’s straight up rude and also has undercurrents of racism, ableism, and classism. We should all be better than that. Boo to those people.
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    2019 Applicants

    Really enjoyed waking up to a second notification of my rejection at JH 🤣
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    Balance Work and App?

    I prepared my materials for my first cycle while taking 18 credits and working 3 jobs. If it’s where your heart is, you find time! Good luck! I think you will find that your heartbreak this year, and probably even your work experience over the next, will help your application and your confidence going into a program. I know that accruing new skills and managing new relationships always makes me more confident about going into another new situation.
  22. As someone who worked in student government and mainly on issues of funding and affordability, and access for marginalized students, within the state of Oregon (which MASSIVELY underfunds all its pubic education) I have so much to say about this...but I’ll refrain. It’s so frustrating. Long story short: YEP
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    2019 Applicants

    Yes. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this process it’s that it needs to be standardized. As a humanities person I know saying that is basically heresy, but it’s true.
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    2019 Applicants

    I left my app open to Irish lit by mentioning some work I did on Irish identity as Other but it's not my focus. Honestly I can't recommend enough looking at the work published by recent graduates of the program. Pretty sure I totally lucked out applying to SMU this year because their one student who seemed to be doing what I do graduated last spring. I read her work and we have a ton of overlapping interests. But who knows, like you said, there may have been a ton of other applicants with similar interests. Here's hoping something works out for you in the end this cycle! I'm getting kind of irritated about not getting my rejections from UofO and UConn. The latter already sent out waitlist notifications so I know it's a reject...but I need them to pop the last, aged, sad balloon of hope I'm dragging around by a string. I really wish all the programs would send out all notifications on the same day, well before April.

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