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Rosemarie last won the day on August 21 2021

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  1. If I am lucky enough to be offered a place this round, I'll share with you what I know 😉
  2. No, I don't think this is outdated information. This is really the main difference between applications for US and UK schools (at least in my opinion). Good thing is deadlines for programs in the UK is a little later than those in the US, so there's still a bit of time!
  3. For me, I would definitely apply to every single program that can accommodate my interests (unfortunately there aren't many....)
  4. I asked a professor of mine for the format of the title page, and he told me I didn't need one, so I won't be including a title page for my writing sample. I also included a part of the literature review relevant to the piece and edited/rewrote it, so no table of contents in my writing sample either. But these are, of course, what I did only and not necessarily the right practice. 🙂
  5. I think the language proficiency requirement doesn't work like that in the US...but then again some schools (e.g. Stanford) waive the test if the applicant has a degree in an Anglophone country or a degree in which English was the sole medium of instruction. But of course, many are still requiring proficiency test scores and GRE scores (e.g. Yale). No...I don't think IELTS has the same requirement (and I was also not aware of the 2/3 months requirement by TOEFL....) Good luck!!
  6. Where does it state that applicants need to take TOEFL 2/3 months before deadline?! TOEFL is also not the only English proficiency test that US schools accept. What about taking IELTS instead?
  7. Good luck!! But I won't be applying for the English program because the faculty is just not the same... I want to know too! I feel like if I propose a very small niche that might make me look like I'm inflexible and unwilling to learn things outside the area. If I put down a broad area then it might mean that I don't know the topic enough. My professors are not sharing much information and advice with me too. I hope this is not because no one, professors and students included, actually knows the answer to this question??
  8. My guess is that program is Duke? I was hugely disappointed when I found that out 😭😭😭
  9. One question: is it just me that it seems weird some of grad programs are not posting graduate students' email addresses on their websites? I thought it'd be a good idea to reach out to some of them and see what they think about their programs. Without an email address the programs directly cut them off from outside communications. Is this some sort of red flag?
  10. THIS. Would anyone be so kind as to share their writing samples and personal statements? (Don't worry, I'm not applying for programs in English, so I won't be in competition with you in any way in the future 😊) Thank you!!!
  11. Thank you for your reply! If I ever get to choose which program to attend, I'll surely let them know why I'm rejecting them, haha!
  12. I have a question - probably not the first time someone raised this question but I did a quick search and nothing came up. So... Online applications often ask you to provide the other graduate schools to which you are applying. Why does the adcomm/the school need to know about this, and should we provide them with such information? (When I applied for my MA I didn't give them my program choices, but now I wonder if I should do it this time)
  13. I have the same question for Yale's Film and Media Studies...
  14. Which programs are you looking at? 🤔 (I'm just trying to help 😊) I think most list their English requirement for international students on their program websites; some on the graduate school website. If you were talking about not being able to find the info on Oxbridge's requirement, here it is: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international/competence-english When to take the language test ... For the majority of courses, if a language test is required, you do not have to provide the results of your language test at the point of application, and you can submit y
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