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The Wordsworthian

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    2019 Fall
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    Graduate Programs in English

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  1. The Wordsworthian

    Switching periods?

    I switched from 19th C to Early Modern for my applications and got in at one of my top choices still! Totally feasible as long as your research objectives are clear in your WS/SoP.
  2. The Wordsworthian

    2019 Decisions Thread

    Congratulations, so happy for you!
  3. The Wordsworthian

    Turned Down Offers Thread

    I did! Turned down a school that was offering me $4,000 more that ended up offering me an additional $8,000 in fellowships for my first year. Fit was way more important to me—remember, you’ll be at your program for the next 5+ yrs. Good luck
  4. The Wordsworthian

    2019 Applicants

    Congrats! It looks like a few people have declined Michigan so fingers crossed for you!
  5. The Wordsworthian

    2019 Applicants

    @amphilanthus I'm currently in the same boat, ugh! Which school did you end up narrowing down to?
  6. Gonna pop in here and add that I had atrocious GRE schools and got into two great programs with full funding. Focus on WS and SoP and use the money to apply to more schools rather than a retake. Edit to clarify also that my scores were lower than yours (with exception of Verbal, I scored 158V, but I was lower in Q and Writing).
  7. The Wordsworthian

    2019 Acceptances

    Super happy for you. You've been such a beacon of light on this forum
  8. The Wordsworthian

    Coping Reads

    Not a book, but a fantastic poem recommendation: just recently reread Spenser's Daphnaida and wow, I forgot how harrowing that poem is. Highly recommend.
  9. The Wordsworthian

    Seattle, WA

    @DevoLevo Thank you! I'm visiting in a week and very excited to see the city. If I end up choosing UW, I will certainly reach out.
  10. The Wordsworthian

    2018 Blooper Real*

    I also did that... sigh.
  11. The Wordsworthian

    2018 Blooper Real*

    Wrote the wrong GPA by accident on half of my applications and realized as I was reviewing the application proofs AFTER submitting them. Then proceeded to send 5 frantic e-mails to the respective departments in hopes of rectifying the stupid blunder. Still got into two of those programs, so I guess the mistake wasn't as tragic as my anxiety drove me to believe!
  12. The Wordsworthian

    Looking Back

    I FIRMLY second this. I retook the GRE to score only two points higher on my Verbal section. I am still reeling from that.
  13. The Wordsworthian

    Balance Work and App?

    When I applied, I was working 30-40 hours a week while balancing a full-time course load. I won't sugarcoat this experience at all--it was extremely overwhelming and stressful, and I had to make a lot of sacrifices for it. I did not get much sleep, which definitely wore me out by the time I finally submitted my applications, and my social life was nonexistent. My advice to you would be to take advantage of weekends, as Friday/Saturday/Sunday were the days where I got the most work done. Not sure what your summer is like, but I was lucky to be only taking classes part-time and I worked about 35 hours a week so I had a bit more "wiggle room" to get ahead on my apps. I also made a schedule for myself with deadlines based on where I wanted to be with my WS and SoP, and started opening my actual applications about 3-4 weeks before they were due, and tried to have them submitted a 1-2 weeks before deadlines in case something went wrong. It's not easy but you will get through it if you want it bad enough. Best of luck to you!
  14. The Wordsworthian

    2019 Acceptances

    @MetaphysicalDrama Congratulations! So happy this came through for you.
  15. The Wordsworthian

    Seattle, WA

    @Amelia75 That's awesome. I unfortunately won't be able to make it in April so I'll be visiting in mid March.

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