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Everything posted by kendalldinniene

  1. I just emailed BU with some questions and got a really nice response about enthusiasm for my application and saying movement after the visit day is likely. Fingers crossed for us both!
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    2019 Acceptances

    In off the waitlist at Loyola
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    Campus visit thoughts?

    I would definitely express your interest and ask to potentially meet with some grad students and faculty, if possible. Could you sit in on a class? Etc. They should like that you’re trying to get to know the program a little more before making a decision!
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    2019 Applicants

    I second this motion.
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    Acceptance for Fall 2019 and Regarding Funding

    Does the program website not give any details about funding? I’m in English and I feel all my programs mentioned funding somewhere online. Congrats on your acceptance!
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    So, you didn't make it in this year...

    I would have focused much less on my desire to teach and much more on my passion for research and projected course of research in my phd. I wouldn’t have tried to inject some earnest personality...I don’t think schools cared an ounce about it, haha. I would have approached researching programs differently, mostly looking at recent publications of recent grads and where’d they’d just graduated from. I would have gotten on the boards sooner and asked highly successful applicants from prior years to look over my samples.
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    Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page

    When your English PhD rejection letter has a typo... I'm not sure if I should feel relieved or even more mediocre for not being in the "less than a quarter" of applicants that were spared the "pleaseure" of reading this gem of a rejection letter
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    What would you choose?

    Does prestige really matter in MA programs? I feel like the quality of the work you produce in the program is far more important, and that will be highly impacted by a) having reduced stress about money and b) being in an institution that is truly wanting to invest in you. Good luck and congrats on your acceptances!
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    Turned Down Offers Thread

    Thank you for letting me know!!!!
  10. Yeah his email was just really lovely. Feels good to be wanted, haha!
  11. I asked my questions at Loyola and got a very kind and detailed response, which also let me know I am #1 on the waitlist. *excitement*
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    Current English PhD students - Q&A

    For me, funding is turning out to be a bigger deal than the idealistic Kendall of yesteryear (fall 2018) thought it would be. Maybe it's because of my age, but I have to be real with myself about what kind of lifestyle I'll be happy living for the next 6ish years. If I'm miserable and overly stressed about money, I will not be capable of doing my best work. The quality of my work is the most important factor in getting a job I want after graduation. Therefore money is a big deal. I also want to be at a program that values my work and my future enough to fund me a truly livable wage. This should be a baseline expectation, imo. However, in your case you're talking less of a time commitment, so maybe the funding doesn't have to be such a big deal. I think you should trust your gut- it's done well by you so far!
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    2019 Applicants

    There hasn’t been Playyyyyzure here in 25 years!
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    2019 Applicants

    Hahaha, I didn’t even see that error until y’all mentioned it. I kinda stopped reading after seeing the comically small font my name was in that didn’t match the body of the email (classy) and “regret”. However now I’m reading “pleaseure” (which my phone wants to change to “please uterus”) like some creep in an animated movie says “treasure”: playyyyyyyyyzure. What a great morning.
  15. I can only speak from my experience on Ohio’s waitlist last year and what BU told me about the waitlist this year: all bets are off until 4/15 or later. Not great news, I know, but that’s been my experience.
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    2019 Applicants

    Hahaha, my roomie my jr year was an accounting student from Germany and she struggled a lot with English comma usage, it’s so different from German. It was an undless battle for her 🤣
  17. Hey y’all, so with my offer from SMU I’m questioning staying on the waitlists at Loyola and BU. Really their respective attractions are Suzanne Bost and ranking. I’m thinking I’d like to email both and ask some questions that might make my decisions easier. For example: what’s the conference funding like? How easy is it for students to work interdisciplinary tracks? Etc. Do you think this is appropriate for a waitlisted student to do? Thanks in advance.
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    Vision and Dental?

    Hey y’all Can anyone tell me if university health insurance typically covers dental or vision? Trying to plan ahead. Thanks!
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    Vision and Dental?

    That's about what I figured. Congrats on your acceptance, btw!
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    Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page

    University Of Chicago English, Masters (F19) Acceptedvia E-mail on 8 Mar 2019 ♦ A 8 Mar 2019 report spam accepted to the MAPH after a PhD rejection, offered a comically-small scholarship given the comically-high tuition. in the immortal words of the bard: thank u next. 2a/2w/3r/0p
  21. I agree with you wholeheartedly but I would also give all my surplus organs to work with Berlant 🤷🏼‍♀️
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    2019 Applicants

    I can’t temember the site name but I put it in my thread about conferences. Sorry, I’m on my phone so I’m not sure how to link it.
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    2019 Applicants

    This right here.
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    2019 Applicants

    Got my “no thanks” from the MAPH program...how can it hurt to get rejected from a program you never intended to attend and didn’t even apply to?
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    Turned Down Offers Thread

    Turned down MA at UNL (waitlisted for funding) and asked to be taken off the waitlist for Oregon state’s funded MA today.

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