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    fossati got a reaction from Sigaba in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    I still get nausea whenever I think about my professor who hit on me during undergrad while he had a girlfriend who is now his wife. 
    I was in a position where I had no one else write me an LOR and couldn't think of anyone else so I had to ask this professor. He sent me an e-mail that I feel is inappropriate, but as a POC female, I have been gaslit so much in the past, that I question whether or not this e-mail is inappropriate. 
    He is a disgusting creep. He kept tabs on me ever since I graduated and after he lied and manipulated me in the e-mail. What disgusts me is that I know he was trying to manipulate me and it disgusts me that I let him get away with the manipulation. I felt so infantilized. Like do you really think I am that stupid and that I cannot see through your actions and behaviors? He treated me like an "oriental object." He is a white male that takes no accountability. It was so disgusting and racist. I'm scared because I have been gaslit so many times as well when it comes to being sexually harassed based on my race. My school does not take Title IX or racism seriously and I do not trust them to believe or support me when I report it. 
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    fossati reacted to Glasperlenspieler in Where to Publish for the First Time + Book Reviews?   
    1. I'd say it's generally a bad idea to publish a book before you have your Ph.D.
    2. Getting a good grade on something doesn't necessarily mean the professor thinks it should be published.
    3. For many (most?) fields it's not necessary to have any publications to get admitted to a good Ph.D. program.
    4. At this stage of your career, all publication decisions should be made in close coordination with a knowledgeable and sympathetic advisor (random people on internet message boards don't count).
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    fossati reacted to rising_star in Working out/going to the gym while in academia   
    I actually worked out more as a PhD student than I did as either an undergrad or a faculty member...
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    fossati reacted to Glasperlenspieler in Where to Publish for the First Time + Book Reviews?   
    These are good questions for your advisor/a professor in your field whom you trust.
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    fossati reacted to AP in Where to Publish for the First Time + Book Reviews?   
    I don't know how active it is, but check the H-Net Commons for Film Studies.
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    fossati reacted to 2711383 in Changes in GRE requirements   
    Just take the test, it's never been easier to take it.
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    fossati reacted to columbia09 in Changes in GRE requirements   
    Anyone noticing that universities are either making the test optional or dropping it all together 
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    fossati reacted to Surreal Estate in Where to Publish for the First Time + Book Reviews?   
    The Journal of Film and Video (published by the University Film and Video Association) will assign book reviews to graduate students. A couple of people in my MA cohort were published there.
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    fossati reacted to LavenderGoat in Is the 5 lb book still relevant?   
    I asked this in r/gre but I was wondering if the content in the 5 lb book is relevant to the present day GRE? I've heard from gregmat that the verbal section isn't very applicable but the quantitative section is alright. Can someone who's taken the GRE and looked at the 5 lb book attest to that?
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    fossati reacted to LazarusRises in The Positivity Thread   
    That's an awesome habit to curate. I wish I was disciplined enough to wake up earlier than I absolutely have to in order to get to work on time--if I happen to wake up early, I can sometimes convince myself to get up and go for a run, but if I started reading I'd be right back asleep. Maybe once I'm back in grad school instead of on the office grind, making a morning routine will be easier. 
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    fossati reacted to BTF in The Positivity Thread   
    1. I finished the semester with three A's and an A-. the program I'm in curves grades to a B+ and most profs do not give out A+'s so these grades are a big accomplishment for me.
    2. Reached out to journal in my field to write a book review for them, they said yes.
    3. Just submitted my thesis proposal
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    fossati reacted to Adelaide9216 in The Positivity Thread   
    I was selected for the fellowship I have applied to. Will do it part-time while being a full-time PhD student. 
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    fossati reacted to bibliophile222 in The Positivity Thread   
    I picked up my diploma today. I think now it finally feels 100% official! I am now Bibiliophile222, M.S., CF-SLP Candidate.
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    fossati reacted to SocialKonstruct in The Positivity Thread   
    Drinking Vietnamese coffee, reading Boltanski and Chiapello and chillaxing atm.
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    fossati reacted to psstein in Grad Schools/Programs that will really struggle in the future   
    That's very similar to what I've heard as well. Many of those smaller colleges already have enough of a problem keeping the lights on and paying out faculty/staff salaries and benefits.
    I see some universities further reducing their humanities graduate programs and, in some cases, eliminating or consolidating them.
     
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    fossati reacted to Sigaba in Grad Schools/Programs that will really struggle in the future   
    I think that if you were to spend time getting to know the culture of this BB a bit more you'd understand that these kinds of comments are not appropriate here.
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    fossati got a reaction from GradSchoolGrad in Grad Schools/Programs that will really struggle in the future   
    This might be tangentially related to your question. I’m not sure which specific ones, but I know someone who works in consulting for higher education, and they basically said that a lot of colleges are not going to survive and be able to operate after the pandemic...(but I am pretty sure they implied that major universities will survive...I think they just meant small colleges that didn’t have a lot of “business” in the first place.) 
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    fossati got a reaction from psstein in Grad Schools/Programs that will really struggle in the future   
    This might be tangentially related to your question. I’m not sure which specific ones, but I know someone who works in consulting for higher education, and they basically said that a lot of colleges are not going to survive and be able to operate after the pandemic...(but I am pretty sure they implied that major universities will survive...I think they just meant small colleges that didn’t have a lot of “business” in the first place.) 
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    fossati reacted to maxhgns in Turning your coursework papers into publishable articles   
    The short answer is that they probably won't be publishable, because you won't yet be sufficiently familiar with work in the area to generate a new piece of scholarship. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try, just that you shouldn't go in expecting too much of yourself. As a new PhD student, you're still just learning the ropes.
    Now that all that's out of the way: in order to do this, you'll need to explicitly set out to do it, and that means choosing your paper topics with care. You'll need them to make an original contribution, and that means having a good grasp of the relevant literature, and doing a lot more independent research for the papers. You'll need to start them early, and revise, revise, revise. Revise. And you'll need to have a good sense of where to send them, what the norms are for that journal, etc. And all that is a lot of work, especially for a new student who's still in coursework. So don't beat yourself up if you don't get around to trying to publish them for a few years. Coming back to the topic with fresh eyes and more experience will make it much easier to see what work still needs to be done, or even whether it's a worthwhile cause in the first place.
    So I'd advise you to take a long view. Try to come up with interesting and original ideas for your papers, and do your best writing them. Then try to present them at conferences. The feedback you get there will help you to determine whether it's worth pursuing publication, and will give you a sense of what you need to do to get there. Plus, it'll help you do some of the other stuff you need to do as a grad student, and get you started on networking.
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    fossati got a reaction from MarkySharky in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    I am doing my master’s at the number one program for my field of study. All of my profs got their phd’s from Yale or Duke literature etc. I am at one of the most prestigious research institutions in the world. Yet I have crazy imposter syndrome right now that is getting out of hand. I have irrational fears that I will not be employed or accepted to a PhD program because I got a 3.55 gpa my first semester because it is below what I would normally receive. People tell me I’m one of the smartest students/people and get constant appreciation from my professor’s but even that validation is meaningless because I feel like my brain is being hijacked by imposter syndrome. I try so hard to stay on top of things, but and have sat at my desk for hours trying to write this essay on an artist I truly don’t even know if I care about. I’m seriously considering law school at this point because I have such a toxic/self destructive relationship to research and writing and it is absolutely obsessive. 
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    fossati reacted to Adelaide9216 in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    Tired of being single. I cried again.
    I also stopped praying and meditating these last couple of days, maybe I should get back at it because it helped me to let go of my relationship status for a couple of weeks when I began. I was surprised by the change. But I don't feel the strength to meditate and pray, I just want to cry. 
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    fossati reacted to Adelaide9216 in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    I am single again.
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    fossati reacted to dopamine_machine in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    I'm trying to be productive but things are really starting to take a toll on me.
    I've been trying to ready myself for graduate school applications this Fall with studying for the GRE, meeting with old and current mentors, and writing my statement of purpose while working remotely.  However, things feel like they are starting to spiral out of control, with my GRE being only 3 weeks away and the deadline for a review article I am assisting in writing starting to inch closer and closer.  I feel like I want to work in the present for my own sanity and for the sake of my career, but I keep future-tripping and thinking of what the Winter may bring during application season and its negatively affecting my focus.
    I have been lucky to have a substantial amount of experience in research, but I always wanted to present at a conference and for some reason things never really worked out.  This year, I finally got the opportunity to submit an abstract to a large national conference taking place in the Fall and was about to pay a pretty hefty price for annual membership, but the conference is now likely to be cancelled and I'm unsure if submitting an abstract is worth it at this point.  
    On top of this, I feel virtually desensitized to much of how the pandemic has affected my personal life.  I graduated from undergrad right as things were starting to go into lockdown and haven't even had the time to think about culmination/when I will be able to see my friends again.  I honestly feel like I have been adding more and more work into my daily routine so that I can avoid dealing with things that make me feel sad, but then I constantly feel let down by my inability to focus on the work I decide to do.
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    fossati reacted to 43pennsylvanian in Humanities Masters to PhD: Do I need to be published?   
    According to my professor, virtually no graduate student published before entering a PhD program, and as I am applying to graduate schools this year, that's very true. Publishing should be a goal, not a requirement. 
    And honestly, most PhD programs train students to write papers for publishing, so don't worry about getting papers published when you are still in an MA program. 
    When they say "published works," what they really mean is peer-reviewed academic journals, edited volume, etc. I'm not sure if you piece belongs to this category but if it does, you definitely should include that in your vitae. 
    Do not feel discouraged by the quality of your paper. You have another year to work on your writing. Sample writing and SoP weighed much more in the admission process. 
    Instead of focusing on getting published, you should try to attend 1-2 conferences (SCMS, ideally). It's easier to present at a conference than to publish in an academic journal. 
    I can assure you that admission committee doesn't care if you have published or not. 
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