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    Davis, CA
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    Animal Science
  1. Also, my app said not to go over 2,000 characters incl. spaces. So, maybe yours is supposed to be a lot more extensive for that school, depending on what your app says.
  2. I'm also applying to a school that requires research interests. STILL APPLY! The school is just looking to see that you actually have research interests- make stuff up. Seriously. I'll send you mine privately if you'd like, but you have to keep in mind that I have had a lot of research experience. But truthfully, I don't really talk about my past research experiences in this (they have a different section for that anyways) except for maybe one sentence. I do base all of this off on research that I have done though. BUT this shouldn't matter. Like finknottle said, your research interests have l
  3. this reminded me to send my transcripts earlier rather than later! it can take awhile, and leave time in case you need to re-send transcripts.
  4. The coastline is the interaction of land and sea. [when applying to science programs you want to think in terms of field technical terms. They know all about how the coastline is the interaction of land and sea- you are speaking to professors, not writing a piece for the local 1st grade class] This interaction is demonstrated in the aftermath of the Indonesian Tsunami (2004) and Hurricane Katrina (2005). [this is super random, why would u put this in unless it directly relates to your research that you have already completed, or want to study these two events specifically in your program.]
  5. maybe talk about why you were motivated to do the random volunteering experiences/about how that similar motivation led you to pursue health promo- maybe connect everything to your motivation and your gradual interest in health promotion as a career. leave in the volunteering. maybe try to stay away from forcing connection to the health promo, because app committees realize not everyone knows what they want to do from the start
  6. When I talk about academic plans and research interests, do I go for a very narrow scope (i have research experience and have an idea of what i would do for my research project in my MS program), or should I talk about a broad set of research interests? I know that what you propose on your application doesn't have influence on what you end up actually doing in grad school, but should I show the committee I do have a specific idea about it and show that I have given what I would want my project to be a lot of thought? or that I am flexible and open to doing a broad range of research within a ce
  7. anyone want to swap practice writing samples?
  8. that sucks! 10$ is a lot for an app too
  9. Campus websites should have the list of their faculty and pages for each faculty member listing their publications. You can also contact the graduate program that you're interested in and ask them to recommend professors with similar research interests. Then, call or email a professor in the department and talk to them about it. Always remember to ask whether you are catching them at a bad time and ask if you could schedule another phone call if they are busy when you call them.
  10. Wow I really like it, it has a nice math component to it as well which def beats out the other gre apps I downloaded. The Kaplan gre vocab app is also a really good one for basic vocab flashcards. Thanks!
  11. Just downloaded a free app with words like "wreak" and "yearling" on their highest level...expert. Any suggestions for an app that I can take seriously? Lol. I'll definitely pay for one but want to see what you guys think
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