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    dilby got a reaction from merry night wanderer in 2020 Acceptances   
    Congratulations to the Yale admits  you'll be getting more info (from me and others) soon via email, but feel free to DM me if you have questions in the meantime.
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    dilby got a reaction from tansy, rue, root, & seed in 2020 Acceptances   
    Congratulations to the Yale admits  you'll be getting more info (from me and others) soon via email, but feel free to DM me if you have questions in the meantime.
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    dilby got a reaction from The Hoosier Oxonian in 2020 Acceptances   
    Congratulations to the Yale admits  you'll be getting more info (from me and others) soon via email, but feel free to DM me if you have questions in the meantime.
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    dilby got a reaction from meghan_sparkle in 2020 Acceptances   
    Congratulations to the Yale admits  you'll be getting more info (from me and others) soon via email, but feel free to DM me if you have questions in the meantime.
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    dilby reacted to poetryislit in 2020 Acceptances   
    Got into UT Austin!! 
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    dilby reacted to The Hoosier Oxonian in 2020 Acceptances   
    Holy sh*t, I'm in at Yale!
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    dilby reacted to meghan_sparkle in 2020 Acceptances   
    In at Yale with the kindest email I've ever read from the DGS oh my god 
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    dilby reacted to WildeThing in 2020 Applicants   
    Most places do not do interviews.
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    dilby got a reaction from kolyagogolova in 2020 Applicants   
    Also, since I know everyone here either is a grad student or is hoping to be one in the very near future, I would strongly (strongly, strongly) recommend leaving a comment on the Trump National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that graduate employees are not workers. You will not want to go through six years of PhD program with this job market and no right to bargain collectively for better benefits (e.g. making sure mental healthcare is included in your health benefits package, transit benefits, etc) and working conditions (e.g. having a reasonable and relevant teaching load, a grievance procedure for discrimination and harassment, etc).
    Here is where you can view existing comments, and here is a site with some extra information about the ruling and how to write an effective comment.
    Also, if you're visiting a university in Boston in the near future, consider joining striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line. Even the most elite and privileged universities in America are searching for every opportunity to roll back compensation and benefits for graduate students so they can save a few extra dollars, and they will do anything they can to prevent students from unionizing. Solidarity matters.
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    dilby got a reaction from onerepublic96 in 2020 Applicants   
    if I had to guess based on this year's DGS.....that 10 minutes is not going to damage your application. rest easy. congrats on getting your app in.
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    dilby got a reaction from merry night wanderer in 2020 Applicants   
    Also, since I know everyone here either is a grad student or is hoping to be one in the very near future, I would strongly (strongly, strongly) recommend leaving a comment on the Trump National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that graduate employees are not workers. You will not want to go through six years of PhD program with this job market and no right to bargain collectively for better benefits (e.g. making sure mental healthcare is included in your health benefits package, transit benefits, etc) and working conditions (e.g. having a reasonable and relevant teaching load, a grievance procedure for discrimination and harassment, etc).
    Here is where you can view existing comments, and here is a site with some extra information about the ruling and how to write an effective comment.
    Also, if you're visiting a university in Boston in the near future, consider joining striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line. Even the most elite and privileged universities in America are searching for every opportunity to roll back compensation and benefits for graduate students so they can save a few extra dollars, and they will do anything they can to prevent students from unionizing. Solidarity matters.
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    dilby got a reaction from killerbunny in 2020 Applicants   
    Also, since I know everyone here either is a grad student or is hoping to be one in the very near future, I would strongly (strongly, strongly) recommend leaving a comment on the Trump National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that graduate employees are not workers. You will not want to go through six years of PhD program with this job market and no right to bargain collectively for better benefits (e.g. making sure mental healthcare is included in your health benefits package, transit benefits, etc) and working conditions (e.g. having a reasonable and relevant teaching load, a grievance procedure for discrimination and harassment, etc).
    Here is where you can view existing comments, and here is a site with some extra information about the ruling and how to write an effective comment.
    Also, if you're visiting a university in Boston in the near future, consider joining striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line. Even the most elite and privileged universities in America are searching for every opportunity to roll back compensation and benefits for graduate students so they can save a few extra dollars, and they will do anything they can to prevent students from unionizing. Solidarity matters.
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    dilby got a reaction from vondafkossum in 2020 Applicants   
    Also, since I know everyone here either is a grad student or is hoping to be one in the very near future, I would strongly (strongly, strongly) recommend leaving a comment on the Trump National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that graduate employees are not workers. You will not want to go through six years of PhD program with this job market and no right to bargain collectively for better benefits (e.g. making sure mental healthcare is included in your health benefits package, transit benefits, etc) and working conditions (e.g. having a reasonable and relevant teaching load, a grievance procedure for discrimination and harassment, etc).
    Here is where you can view existing comments, and here is a site with some extra information about the ruling and how to write an effective comment.
    Also, if you're visiting a university in Boston in the near future, consider joining striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line. Even the most elite and privileged universities in America are searching for every opportunity to roll back compensation and benefits for graduate students so they can save a few extra dollars, and they will do anything they can to prevent students from unionizing. Solidarity matters.
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    dilby got a reaction from ArcaMajora in 2020 Applicants   
    Also, since I know everyone here either is a grad student or is hoping to be one in the very near future, I would strongly (strongly, strongly) recommend leaving a comment on the Trump National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that graduate employees are not workers. You will not want to go through six years of PhD program with this job market and no right to bargain collectively for better benefits (e.g. making sure mental healthcare is included in your health benefits package, transit benefits, etc) and working conditions (e.g. having a reasonable and relevant teaching load, a grievance procedure for discrimination and harassment, etc).
    Here is where you can view existing comments, and here is a site with some extra information about the ruling and how to write an effective comment.
    Also, if you're visiting a university in Boston in the near future, consider joining striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line. Even the most elite and privileged universities in America are searching for every opportunity to roll back compensation and benefits for graduate students so they can save a few extra dollars, and they will do anything they can to prevent students from unionizing. Solidarity matters.
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    dilby got a reaction from Indecisive Poet in 2020 Applicants   
    Also, since I know everyone here either is a grad student or is hoping to be one in the very near future, I would strongly (strongly, strongly) recommend leaving a comment on the Trump National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that graduate employees are not workers. You will not want to go through six years of PhD program with this job market and no right to bargain collectively for better benefits (e.g. making sure mental healthcare is included in your health benefits package, transit benefits, etc) and working conditions (e.g. having a reasonable and relevant teaching load, a grievance procedure for discrimination and harassment, etc).
    Here is where you can view existing comments, and here is a site with some extra information about the ruling and how to write an effective comment.
    Also, if you're visiting a university in Boston in the near future, consider joining striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line. Even the most elite and privileged universities in America are searching for every opportunity to roll back compensation and benefits for graduate students so they can save a few extra dollars, and they will do anything they can to prevent students from unionizing. Solidarity matters.
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    dilby got a reaction from Bopie5 in 2020 Applicants   
    Also, since I know everyone here either is a grad student or is hoping to be one in the very near future, I would strongly (strongly, strongly) recommend leaving a comment on the Trump National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that graduate employees are not workers. You will not want to go through six years of PhD program with this job market and no right to bargain collectively for better benefits (e.g. making sure mental healthcare is included in your health benefits package, transit benefits, etc) and working conditions (e.g. having a reasonable and relevant teaching load, a grievance procedure for discrimination and harassment, etc).
    Here is where you can view existing comments, and here is a site with some extra information about the ruling and how to write an effective comment.
    Also, if you're visiting a university in Boston in the near future, consider joining striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line. Even the most elite and privileged universities in America are searching for every opportunity to roll back compensation and benefits for graduate students so they can save a few extra dollars, and they will do anything they can to prevent students from unionizing. Solidarity matters.
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    dilby got a reaction from SomethingWicked in 2020 Applicants   
    Also, since I know everyone here either is a grad student or is hoping to be one in the very near future, I would strongly (strongly, strongly) recommend leaving a comment on the Trump National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that graduate employees are not workers. You will not want to go through six years of PhD program with this job market and no right to bargain collectively for better benefits (e.g. making sure mental healthcare is included in your health benefits package, transit benefits, etc) and working conditions (e.g. having a reasonable and relevant teaching load, a grievance procedure for discrimination and harassment, etc).
    Here is where you can view existing comments, and here is a site with some extra information about the ruling and how to write an effective comment.
    Also, if you're visiting a university in Boston in the near future, consider joining striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line. Even the most elite and privileged universities in America are searching for every opportunity to roll back compensation and benefits for graduate students so they can save a few extra dollars, and they will do anything they can to prevent students from unionizing. Solidarity matters.
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    dilby got a reaction from indoorfireworks in 2020 Applicants   
    Also, since I know everyone here either is a grad student or is hoping to be one in the very near future, I would strongly (strongly, strongly) recommend leaving a comment on the Trump National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that graduate employees are not workers. You will not want to go through six years of PhD program with this job market and no right to bargain collectively for better benefits (e.g. making sure mental healthcare is included in your health benefits package, transit benefits, etc) and working conditions (e.g. having a reasonable and relevant teaching load, a grievance procedure for discrimination and harassment, etc).
    Here is where you can view existing comments, and here is a site with some extra information about the ruling and how to write an effective comment.
    Also, if you're visiting a university in Boston in the near future, consider joining striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line. Even the most elite and privileged universities in America are searching for every opportunity to roll back compensation and benefits for graduate students so they can save a few extra dollars, and they will do anything they can to prevent students from unionizing. Solidarity matters.
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    dilby reacted to Indecisive Poet in 2020 Applicants   
    Sorry if my wording wasn't clear – the diversity statement is mandatory on the application form itself. My suggestion was that Yale's English department website should list the diversity statement under the application requirements, since it comes as a surprise when one is actually filling out the application.
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    dilby reacted to Indecisive Poet in 2020 Applicants   
    Thanks both for the advice. I had a draft written out to you earlier today about how I was taking x approach but wasn't sure if it was the right move, but I've just finished writing my statement and I'm actually really pleased with what I've come up with! I didn't feel like it was appropriate or relevant to talk about my gender, my not-excellent home life growing up, or some mental health issues I've had – I don't want to pretend that my gender has disadvantaged me when it hasn't, and I don't want to pretend that various issues I've had have had any bearing on my career plans when they haven't. Instead, I went for a more traditional approach to diversity that involved nothing but honesty about my own privilege and how I've confronted it in educational settings and elsewhere. I think it's pretty good!
    It would be great if Yale's English PhD website could mention that the diversity statement will be required. It's helpful to know and prepare for something like that in advance, I think, especially for people who are submitting at the last minute.
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    dilby reacted to telkanuru in Is attending a lower-ranked program worth it?   
    Strong disagree. It's very straightforward: it is not at all worth it.
    Ranking of programs isn't some arbitrary thing. The reason why Harvard etc. always top the list is not simply because everyone's heard of them. They also have a lot more money to throw around, give their students a more reasonable teaching load, and can bring in important professors every week to socialize. The advantages are manifold.
    That said, ranking for grad progams isn't exactly a science. I definitely wouldn't go as far down the list as the 50s though. 10s at best.
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    dilby reacted to WildeThing in POI on sabbatical   
    I don’t think so. I think adcoms are fairly small so in a big program your POIs might not even be on it, whether on sabbatical or not. In fact, since I came to my program the only person I have talked to (other than the DGS) who I got a sense had actually read my materials was someone who left before I arrived.
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    dilby got a reaction from karamazov in 2020 Applicants   
    @karamazov coursework from high school is not particularly important; I had about a year's worth of credit from HS, but I think I only even sent information about this to one school (Duke?). I'm not sure how it should work with the transfer stuff though.
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    dilby reacted to Warelin in Should I include "publications" in undergraduate journals on my CV?   
    This. Grad Schools are looking for someone that they feel have a good base and can grow in their program. If you're already a developed scholar, there's no point for a grad school to accept you. Grad School exists for the developing.
     
    That is the goal. Not everyone will make it there. However, great programs will work with you to develop the article and to provide valuable feedback to try to help you get a peer-reviewed publication. I think it's also important to remember that the majority of people will be rejected by journals. It's important to keep your head up even when you face rejections.
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    dilby got a reaction from Warelin in Should I include "publications" in undergraduate journals on my CV?   
    Yes, you should include these. Absolutely no one is expecting you to have a peer-reviewed article published before you start your PhD—in fact, even PhD candidates are really only expected to have a single peer-reviewed publication by the time the go on the job market. A CV is intended to be a fairly complete picture of your intellectual life, and undergraduate publications are part of that; no one will look down on you for writing undergraduate level work when you were in undergrad. In fact, by making the effort to get them published in some form or fashion, you went above and beyond what was expected of you and that will reflect positively, not negatively.
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