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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to CoffeeErryday in How did you figure out your research interest(s)?   
    Sorry for the delayed response, but thank you so much everyone. The ideas here really help me a lot, seriously. Thank you!!! I'm looking forward to this internal fun work haha
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    The Maritime Scholar got a reaction from Saifulislam1995 in UCSB Writing Sample Question   
    Hi, @pomegranateleaves! I hope you're well. So from reading their requirement, it seems that they want a writing sample that is closely related to your research. They said "a research project, or a class paper." So, IMO, that sounds like they want a sample that shows your research in action (a previous research paper, class paper, etc.)?
    All in all, email the grad director for that program. They will answer any questions you have!
    Good luck! 🙂
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    The Maritime Scholar got a reaction from possibleapplicant in No GRE Requirement   
    Before I started looking for PhD in English programs to apply to, I was looking to see which ones required GRE scores to apply. I found this helpful spreadsheet that lists the schools that don't require any GRE scores.
    I thought I'd share it with you all, since I know it'll be helpful!
    Good luck with applying! 
     
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    The Maritime Scholar got a reaction from schlum in No GRE Requirement   
    Before I started looking for PhD in English programs to apply to, I was looking to see which ones required GRE scores to apply. I found this helpful spreadsheet that lists the schools that don't require any GRE scores.
    I thought I'd share it with you all, since I know it'll be helpful!
    Good luck with applying! 
     
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    The Maritime Scholar got a reaction from jadeisokay in Programs Accepting Apps for 2021   
    Thanks for this! 🤙🏻
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to eleatics in Programs Accepting Apps for 2021   
    Hey! This might also be useful: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13LIpf9vUTi6rDvQ1IDrS7EGKkdO5NxdZh5GPdVOt4M4/edit#gid=0
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to jadeisokay in Programs Accepting Apps for 2021   
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1y-YPJpVstjndLOUun_x_OeJ32FZ_fKwDMSpmUQ-N4JU/edit?usp=sharing
    this is editable by anyone. please add a link to a department/graduate admissions site if/when you can!
    also, i added different sheets for related disciplines (rhet/comp, comp lit, film/media.) feel free to add sheets and info on there. 
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to jadeisokay in 2021 Closed Admissions   
    I'm making a spreadsheet now. I'll add a few entries and post the link here.
     
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1y-YPJpVstjndLOUun_x_OeJ32FZ_fKwDMSpmUQ-N4JU/edit?usp=sharing  
     
    should be editable by anyone
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to Bopie5 in 2021 Closed Admissions   
    @jadeisokay, do you want to make a new thread with this link so that @Warelin can pin it?
    Also, I added a column for app date deadline, since I noticed that Northwestern's is a bit earlier compared to the others. Northwestern's deadline is usually early, but I think that's the first November deadline I've seen!
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to Bopie5 in 2021 Closed Admissions   
    I wonder if it might be helpful to make a collectively edit-able spreadsheet, and then put that in a thread we can pin at the top of the forum...thoughts?
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to ammarahasan in SOP vs. Statement of Interest   
    Maritime you're a life saver thank you
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to jadeisokay in 2021 Closed Admissions   
    damn.
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to cassidyaxx in 2021 Closed Admissions   
    Just an update for UConn. While currently the grad exec board has NOT paused admissions or selected to cut admissions, there is SERIOUS push back from the English Graduate Student Association. They are hoping to get the grad exec board to agree to at least cut lines of funding for the incoming cohort, but their ultimate goal is to get them to cut admissions this cycle entirely. I don't know if this will happen, conversations will be taking place in the upcoming weeks, but I will keep people posted if I hear anything. As someone who is planning on applying to UConn, I'm obviously hoping they keep admissions for this cycle.
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    The Maritime Scholar got a reaction from CoffeeErryday in How did you figure out your research interest(s)?   
    My field is 19th-century American lit, so it's obviously different. However, for me, it took one class and one professor to really see what field in English/lit I wanted to research.
    I agree with @Randi S. If you did your MA thesis, look into that and see what you were passionate about. 
     
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    The Maritime Scholar got a reaction from ammarahasan in SOP vs. Statement of Interest   
    I'm surprised no one has taken the time to reply to your post! 
    Either way, each of my schools are requiring a SOP, but only one of my schools (UCLA) is also requiring a personal statement. From my understanding, a SOI/SOR are synonymous with a SOP. They both address your interests and your research. In some of my schools that I'm applying to, I see that they want a personal statement, but it is basically asking for a SOP.
    All in all, I would email the program directly and see what they want. 
    P.S. It's funny how when I search "statement of intent for grad school" on Google, most results are about SOPs. I found this specific school's info on a statement of intent, which sounds like a SOP to me...
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to HannahDerue in SOP vs. Statement of Interest   
    Hi all, 
    I've been unable to find what the difference is between a Statement of Purpose (SOP) and a Statement of Interest / Statement of Research Interest. I've seen a lot on this forum re: SOPs but does anyone have any advice on writing a standout Statement of Interest? The program I am applying for is requesting a Statement of Interest but does not specify any further than a character limit.
    Thanks in advance!
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    The Maritime Scholar got a reaction from Schy in SOP mistakes: what to avoid   
    When I first began writing my SOP, I didn't really know how to structure it or even what to write. I looked at some samples and that helped. One sample began with stating outright what your "purpose" is: "I am applying to a PhD program in X at Y because Z." My mentor/advisor told me that the admissions committee already know that you're applying to that program, and since they're reading hundreds of them, it would be better to start with something interesting. He suggested that I start with a quote (based on a primary source used for my MA thesis), and then introduce/connect my research interests based on that quote. It definitely sounds better than the straight forward approach, IMO.
    I wonder what everyone's opinions are on ways to start a SOP.
    P.S. My advisor is about two years out of a PhD, and he became an assistant professor right after finishing his PhD. He is young, so I feel like his advice is the best I can get, for me, since I'm following his path. However, that's not to say that other professors with more traditional approaches or advice aren't helpful. I'm open to everyone's input!
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    The Maritime Scholar got a reaction from sorenerasmus in Advice or Examples of Successful SOPs?   
    Hi, @Matiyahu7! I hope all's well.
    I'm applying to a PhD in English program, so the two SOP examples that I found are mostly humanities-based. Either way, I'm sure they'll be of some use to you.
    Check them out here:
    PhD Applications and the Dreaded Statement of Purpose This particular one is helpful because Sean goes through each paragraph and comments on what needs to go in each. He also tailors his SOP to a c. 1,000 or c. 500 word requirement. Sample SOP (UC Berkeley's History Department) This sample SOP is from a student applying to a PhD program in UC Berkeley's history department. It's particularly helpful because there are footnotes that address what works throughout the SOP.  I hope this is helpful! For me, I know that looking at these samples really helped me compose my SOP in the best way possible.
    Good luck! 🙂
     
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to CoffeeErryday in How did you figure out your research interest(s)?   
    Hey y'all!
    I'm currently applying to Clinical Psychology PhD programs for Fall 2021 admissions. This will be my first time every going through the application cycle, so yes, I'm very excited and very nervous  Here's my conundrum though, I'm still not sure about my research interests. I just graduated from with my MA in Psychology this Spring, so I have had 2 years of 'official' psychology experience, if you may, and while I thoroughly enjoyed every core class I took (biopsych, ethics, cognitive, stats, etc), I'm still not sure about what exactly I want to research for the next 5 years... Almost every topic seems so exciting to pursue! And it's like this buffet where I want to eat everything (I mean, try every kind of sub topic haha). So, my main question is, how did you discover or get to know what exactly you want research? How did you know that a specific sub-field was 'the one' for you?
    Any advice or perspective will be really appreciated! Thanks y'all!
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to Randi S in How did you figure out your research interest(s)?   
    Hey there.  If you have your MA, that means you did a Masters thesis, right? Was that a topic that you were super interersted in? What other research experiences have you had, and how might those shape your future research?
    It's all interesting, but at some point we have to figure out what we are really passionate about, that made us want to do the particular branch of psychology to begin with.  Why do you want to do a Clinical PhD? Is there a particular population you want to work with, or a certain diagnosis you want to specialize in? 
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to merry night wanderer in No GRE Requirement   
    Reiterating here that JHU no longer requires either GRE.
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to Bopie5 in 2021 Closed Admissions   
    Hi! I'm not sure about any of your schools specifically (not much overlap in our choices haha) but a lot of schools haven't posted anything yet. I've been reaching out to either the Admissions Chair, the Grad Studies Assistant, or the head of the department depending on who's listed on the website, and so far everyone has gotten back to me within a day! So if you're worried you could try that.
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to ssg in Two PI's on an application/statement of purpose   
    Hi everyone! I'm applying to clinical psychology programs this fall and I'm getting my list of PI's together in order to narrow down my list of schools and I have a question.. I was wondering if anyone has any advice about applying to a program and indicating two mentors? Some of my schools have two PI's that are taking students that i'm interested in working with. Does that look bad to indicate two different PI's on my application/statement of purpose?
     
    Thanks everyone and good luck!!!!
     
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    The Maritime Scholar got a reaction from Lighthouse Lana in No GRE Requirement   
    Yes, thank you! I saw that some schools on my list don't require the GRE anymore because of COVID-19. I was relieved because that's $27 less for each school! Hah 😅
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    The Maritime Scholar reacted to Lighthouse Lana in No GRE Requirement   
    Hi! Thank you for sharing this! Just to add, a bunch of schools are not requiring the GREs this year because of the virus, so it might be worth it to check in with program coordinators. I know that's the case for Boston College and Northeastern University. To add a couple of other schools not on the spreadsheet, UC Santa Barbara and Tufts University don't require GRE scores. I hope this was helpful!
     
     
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