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  1. Hi everyone! I was just accepted for two different online Speech Pathology Post Bacc Programs: SUNY New Paltz and Idaho State University. I am very conflicted in my decision because both offer a different amount of courses. New Paltz offers 9 and ISU offers 15 (3 labs). I wanted to see if anyone has any feedback on these programs or if anyone knows which I should be leaning towards. I need to get a great GPA to be able to get into a master program, so I don't know if I want to overwhelm myself with the 15 classes, but then again, will I be able to apply to all schools later on with only 9? So conflicted. Please help!
  2. I've been lucky enough to be accepted to many of my grad programs, but there are two amazing schools that I am torn between - one is a PhD program and one is an MA. Both are fully funded with a 20k+ stipend. The problem is, they are each in entirely different fields. Whichever one I choose will essentially determine my career trajectory, and that is a hard choice to have to make in only a few weeks! Both career options greatly interest me, and ideally I would like to find a way to merge them to an extent, but at this point I honestly don't know what to do or how to make this choice by April 15th. I am afraid that no matter which I choose, I will always wonder what it would have been like to attend the other program, and I don't want to go through graduate school (or life) regretting my decision. The MA program was an outlier for me - I knew it was outside of my originally intended field, but I honestly didn't think that I would get in because it is so competitive. This MA is unlike any other in the world so I know it would be an incredible experience that would set me up very well for getting a job in that field. On the flip side, I would feel kind of strange turning down such a well-regarded PhD program, something that I've always dreamed of being accepted to. I know it would maybe be possible to do the MA and return to a PhD after, but I don't know how I will feel about that at the end of two years - or perhaps that would be silly since I could just start the PhD now and not delay it. Additionally, I am still rather mentally beholden to the opinions of my parents (as much as I wish I wasn't) and they seem to be very pro-PhD, which may be due to the fact that I don't think they really understand what a big deal this MA is. In literally ANY other case, I would never chose an MA over a PhD. But this is such a unique situation. I wish there was a way I could do both. Does anyone have any advice for properly thinking through these big decisions? Anyone in a similar situation? I'm already an incredibly indecisive person, so I am really struggling here. And I am super grateful to be in this position in the first place (when I started the grad school application process I thought I wasn't going to get in anywhere thanks to imposter syndrome) - but that doesn't really make it any easier. Help!
  3. Fall 2016 Application Help

    So I am a little bit concerned that I am being overly ambitious about my choice in schools. Ideally I would like to attend Caltech, MIT or Northwestern. However, I have heard from some people that being from a school outside of the top 25 universities (i.e. non ivy league level schools) can be a disadvantage. Is this true? Should I change my expectations? Also if I bomb the subject GRE (below 50%) am I screwed? Thanks for your help. American from a state university in the top 40 chemistry programs. BS in Chemistry Graduated in the Spring of 2015 Applying to Chemistry PhD programs I am interested in nanotechnology and chemical biology GRE: Will be taking in the summer Subject GRE: Will be taking in April GPA - 3.8 Research - 2 years of undergraduate research in organic chemistry where I published 3 second author papers in JACS. One of the papers was spotlighted in JACS. I am currently doing a 2 year fellowship at the NIH doing translational molecular biology research (I don't like it as much as my undergraduate research but it is still interesting). I have one small publication (4th author in a small journal) so far and will hopefully have at least 1 more publication from the NIH before I apply. Presentations - 1 poster at a regional conference where I won first place in my division and 1 poster at my undergraduate institution. 1 published presentation at a national conference (third author). Awards- NIH fellowship, ACS award for outstanding undergraduate research. Graduated with honors (completed honors thesis) LOR- I should have 1 outstanding letter, 1 Very very good letter, and 1 Good letter Dream Schools MIT Harvard Northwestern Berkley Cal Tech Schools I would love to attend UCLA UT Austin Wisconsin Illinois Schools That I would also like UC Irvine UNC UC Boulder Yale Hopkins U Chicago
  4. Absence Etiquette

    Hello, I’m hoping you all can offer me some advice. I was accepted into 4 MA in English programs, 2 of which I am deciding between. I am currently drafting an e-mail to both Graduate Program Directors to inquire about funding opportunities, nail down the actual tuition prices, and gather additional information on the programs. I do have one concern though – I have an international trip planned and paid for in September. This all has been planned for over a year and a half, before I was accepted or even applying for these programs. I will be out of the country for a week and half, and this falls during the academic school year. How should I go about telling this absence to the school I accept? Would you recommend bringing this up now or later? I want to be upfront about this planned absence. Both schools have not offered me TA-ships, so I wouldn’t be leaving a position unattended, just my classes. Any advice is MUCH appreciated, as this causing me a lot of anxiety. Thank you.
  5. GRE ISSUE ESSAY

    Hi Everyone, I will be taking the gre this coming April and have been practicing my writing skills. Unfortunately, I am unable to find anyone that would be able to grade my essay so I would REALLY appreciate it if someone could please provide some assistance and read my issue essay for me and provide some constructive criticism on what I can improve. With more than 6 billion people in the world, every area of the globe, even areas on the same side of the globe, differ greatly from one another. Each country and each city holds certain attributes for which they are known for and sets them apart from the rest. With this said, to understand the most important characteristics of a society, a person does not need to evaluate the vast majority of the population in each city. Analyzing major cities of any country does not give a better understanding of how the society is. Major cities have high population densities, which means they consist of people with a wide variety of personalities and characteristics that set them apart from each other. For example, one of the major cities of the United States is Los Angeles. People in Los Angeles might be used to a laid back lifestyle with days that consist of going to the beach and socializing. In comparison to New York, another one of America’s major cities, the people in LA are perceived very differently. New York has a very different environment and people here seem to always be on the go and live a busier lifestyle. Evaluating the people of these two cities, anyone can see there is a clear difference between how much the lives of each American may differ from one another even though we are ultimately part of the same society. Living in a certain city for a long period of time also allows a person to adapt to the environment they are in and change according to what the lifestyle requires. Because of this, although we are all seen as “Americans”, we all differ greatly from one another because of where we may have grown up, established our careers, or gone to school. New York is a great example of this, since New York is home to many immigrants and people of many different cultures and ethnicities. Evaluation the population of New York City does not allow anyone to analyze the American society as a whole, because everyone in New York is not typically from America and how they think or what they stand for might be very different from your everyday American. However, sometimes assessing a few specific areas that consist of large majority of the population, helps to get a sense of what the culture of a society is like. Evaluating the population of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, or any of America’s major cities, can give anyone an idea America stands for freedom and free thinking. The different personalities, lifestyles, and characteristics of each major city can give anyone the impression, America is place of diversity that promotes individuality. In conclusion, to get the true idea of a society’s culture, morals, and values, it is important to analyze every aspect of that society and not just the lifestyle of a few major cities that will only reveal one piece of the pie.
  6. Hello again! attached is another sample essay I wrote for Analyze an Argument for the GRE. I would really appreciate any feedback, to include what a realistic score this essay would receive (0-6). I select my prompts from ETS.ORG and use Microsoft word pad so there is no spell check. Thank you in advance for any help and feedback you provide! Below is the prompt and essay: prompt: The following appeared as part of an article in a business magazine. "A recent study rating 300 male and female Mentian advertising executives according to the average number of hours they sleep per night showed an association between the amount of sleep the executives need and the success of their firms. Of the advertising firms studied, those whose executives reported needing no more than 6 hours of sleep per night had higher profit margins and faster growth. These results suggest that if a business wants to prosper, it should hire only people who need less than 6 hours of sleep per night." Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on these assumptions and what the implications are for the argument if the assumptions prove unwarranted. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A recent study found that exectuives who sleep less, tend to perform better at work. The result, they claim, is a more prosperous firm. Howver, the amount of sleep buissness executives receive does not drive a firm to prosper or fail. There are numerous other variables and invalid assumptions this study makes. Relying on a large sample size of 300 executives, the study portrays an overconfident attitude that its large of amoount of personnel examined provides more legitmate results. What the study fails to differentiate is how different each executive truly is. Each executive has different experiences both at work and at home. The study fails to go into further detail on which individuals are married, have children, lead large teams vs small teams, and enjoy thier work. An excutive who is single, manages a small technical team of 8 people, and enjoys his or her job will likley have a larger impact on a firm's successus than the executive who is married, has 3 children, and leads a diverse team of 30 people full of comnflict regardless of how much sleep they each get at night. They are so many other factors in the professional and personal life of each exectuive that can effect thier perforamnce at work and the overall success of a firm. This study relies too much on a simple response of how much sleep each exetucive gets instead of collecting and analyzing a plethora a data easily avaiable as well. IF the study did in fact isolate other variables, such as marital status, scope of repsonsibilty, and number of children then maybe sleep could be in fact the determinent of success. When all other variables are held constant it is much eaiser to see which one truly affects an outcomes. The article seems to also assume that high profit margins and fast growth are the key for a buisness to prosper. While these may both be solid indicators of a firm's success in a single snapshot, they don't necessarily determine a prosperous life cycle and model for a buisness. The article failed to mentioned is the data collected for profit margin and growth was simply collected in a single quarter or if over a year. If it was indeed in a small time frame, it could likely be a result of coincidence due to favorable macro-economic condtions. A strong market can make any buisness falsely inflate with growth and profit with staff of sleepless exectuives. Overall, the study really did a poor job demonstrating that the individuals who sleep less truly enable a firm to prosper. There is much room to detemrnine a prosperous buisness model. Had the study outlined the time frame in which the data was collected (quarter) along with several key variavbles such as profit and revenue then it is possible that to more confidenlty infer that these sleepless executives have consistent results and their sleep habits may truly affect performance. Quality of sleep is an enormous variable that the study fell short to address. The qualtiy of sleep an individual recives varies greatly based on age, diet, daily stress, history of injuries, and the type of mattress and bed. It could be very likely that the study neglected the age of the exectuvies. It is possible that the older (50 years plus) excetuives, who biologically dont need as much as thier younger counteroparts, thrive on 6 hours of sleep. The younger exectuvies in thier thirties simply are not adapted to sleeping such few hours. Additianlluy, the senior exectuives also have 20 plus years of experince on the younger exectuvies. This could also likley be the result for the higher permfroamnce and have nothing to do with sleep at all. The study is too ambigous in assuming that all exectuives studies incur the same quality of sleep without addressing the other important factors. If they considered an age bracket for exectuvies, matched that withthe number of hours slept, and still discovered less sleep led to higher performance then that would possbily suffice. Assesing a sample of people's sleep hours against thier performance is simply not sufficient to condlcude that sleep determines performance of an individual. There are many other variables to consider.
  7. Hello, I am currently studying for the GRE and seeing if there is anyone out there willing to read my practice essay and provide me with some feedback, and a realistic score I would likely receive on the GRE (0-6). I really appreciate anyone who takes their time to read it and provide me with valuable feedback. Thank you in advance!! This essay I wrote is for an Analyze the Issue response. My method of practice is to use Microsoft Note Pad since there is no spell check. I put the prompt on the same screen, and have a visual 30 minute timer going as well. Feel free to steer me in a better direction to execute my training if you think I can improve it. Also, I derive my prompts from ETS.ORG (https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/issue/pool) Below is the prompt, followed by my response essay. Writing prompt: It is no longer possible for a society to regard any living man or woman as a hero. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Although societies across the world have advanced greatly overtime and the standard of living for many has improved, the dire need for help and to be saved will always persist. Some would argue that society can not deem any living man or woman a hero. However, society dies in fact have a consisitnetn need for a hero and obligation to recognize one. Due to the timeless need and respect for heroic actions, soceity will always have the special title "hero" to commemenatre living men and women who act as savior in a time of need. The title "hero" is special coveted role, that socieites will always don to special men and women for eternity. No matter how advanced society may become, their will alway be a need for someone to help in moment of distress. Those who courageously and successfully respond to these situations are heroes. When performed on a large scales, these actions are recogized by society as a whole. The end result is the title hero for the man or woman who demonstrated great courage. For example, a man drving by a car on fire and notices children inside decides to pull over and get them to safety. He succsullfy gets them out of the car before the fire engulfs the vehicle in its entirey. A man who has perfroemd these actions is nothing short of a hero. Any society would recognize the actions of this men, and declare him nothing short of a hero. His status as living or deceased bears no weight on his legacy as a hero. In today's society, the term hero is far from being reserved for those who have past and actions resonate a leganrdary story of heroic deeds. As a whole, we have become a more individualistic society. It is more common place to see people in a society consumed with his or herself. Social media profiles, customized smart phones, and inidivual aciveiment have promoted a culture in which the individual can flourish. a selfless herioc act is rarer today in such a culture and when they do occur they most cetianly hold more weight. In our society we have numoerus heroes who break away from indiviual hedonism, and exectue selfless actcs of courage. Society is far from reserving the title hero to those who are no longer alive. The trait of being a hero is absolute in nature. It is not a reltive term, but a title that society unanimously agrees upon. Any man or woman alive today can find themselves in a situation in which they act heroically and society bestows upon them the title "hero". A hero commits an act the is inherently selfless and sacrifical to an extent. A living person is more than cpaable to earn the title hero from society. Although the title hero can be merrited by any living man or woman, it be tougher to earn as acts of courage and valiance have been remembered in history. When earning the title hero, one must considered those who have come before him and really qeustion if he is worhty of the title. It would be easy to infer that it is no longer possible to regard any living man or woman as a hero. Often it can become overly competive to earn the tite, and soceity may relucant to make the observation at times. While heroes exist amongst society today, they may be relcuantly observed. Any lving man or woman can earn the title hero while alive from society. It is not soley lmited to those of the past and of folklore. It may be more and more difficult to differtiaite a hero today, but the need for a hero in every society will always be there.
  8. Stats Beginner

    Hello everyone,I am a psychology undergraduate who has been set a formative assignment (which means its not worth anything but still has to be done) using SPSS. I was wondering if anyone could help me answer these questions as I am struggling and My lecturer scares me and isn't very nice. I know it isn't worth anything but I want to understand the questions as I might come across similar questions later in the term. Any help given will be greatly appreciated:QUESTIONS: 1. Suppose that a group of researchers areinterested in the idea that high fertility can alter women’s mood, and thereby influencedepression. Because a woman’s menstrual cycle phase is linked to her fertility,they conduct an observational study to test whether women’s menstrual cyclephase predicts their feelings of depression. Participantsreported the day of their menstrual cycle and filled out a questionnaire aboutdepressive symptoms. Each woman participated only once. Women who were on days9-15 of their cycle were classified as being in a “high fertility” group, andthose on days 19-25 were classified as “low fertility”. High scores on thequestionnaire indicate that the participant feels more depressed. Scores forthe two groups are shown below. The two columns represent different setsof women. a. What is the null hypothesis in this experiment? (1)b. The researchers’ hypothesis is that depression scores change according to the fertility phase of the menstrual cycle. What would be an appropriate statistical test for this hypothesis? (1)c. Enter this data into SPSS, being careful to consider whether it is between-groups or within-group design. Perform the analysis you have described in part b. Present your results appropriately for inclusion in a results section of a scientific report. Report your p-value as a two-tailed test. All statistics should be reported to 2dp. (7) Suppose now that the researchers had chosen a different analysis, which included women who were menstruating or premenstrual. The researchers define this third group of women as anyone who is on days 26-28 or days 1-5 of their cycle. The data for this group is shown below. d. The researchers use ANOVA to analyse this data. They want to compare ratings during the high fertility phase with those during the low fertility phase, and then to compare the high fertility phase with the PMS/menstrual phase. They hypothesise that scores will differ between these groups, and do not make specific predictions about whether they will increase or decrease. What is the name for the planned contrasts they should choose inSPSS? (2)e. Is there evidence of a significant overall effect of menstrual cycle phase on depression scores? Is there evidence of a significant difference between women in the high and low fertility phases? Is there evidence of a significant difference between women in the high fertility and the PMS/menstrual phase? State the appropriate statistics to justify your answer in each case. Report all statistics to 2dp. (8)f. Is there evidence of a violation of the assumption of homogeneity of variance? State the appropriate statistics to justify your answer. Report statistics to 2dp.(4)g. Create a bar graph to display this data, including all the required elements for publication in a scientific report. (7)30 Marks2. Some researchers are interested in whether a person’s physical attractiveness is related to the salary that they receive in their job. To explore this, they collect photographs of 80 people, along with data about their annual salary and their age. The photographs are independently rated for attractiveness on a scale of 0 to 7. The researchers enter this data into an SPSS data file, with each row representing a person, and the columns representing their age, their average attractiveness rating, and their salary. (data available) a. Using this data, create a scatter graph of the relationship between physical attractiveness and salary, making sure to include all the elements appropriate to a scientific publication. (2) b. From looking at this graph, would you hypothesise that there is a significant relationship between physical attractiveness and salary? (1)c. What is the statistical correlation between age and salary in this sample? Report your analysis in full, with statistics, in a way that is suitable for a scientific report.(7)d. The researchers hypothesise that the effects of age on both attractiveness and salary might be “masking” the effects of attractiveness on salary. They hypothesise that 1) age will be negatively related to attractiveness, and hence that 2) after controlling for age, there will be a positive relationship between attractiveness and salary. To test their first hypothesis, they perform a linear regression, to explore the relationship between age and attractiveness. Perform a linear regressionyourself, and report the results in full. Include a sentence, in plain English,to describe the relationship between age and attractiveness. Report statisticsto 2dp. (10)e. The people in the sample are all aged between 17 and 50. Perform a regression analysis of the relationship between age and salary,and use this to estimate what the salary would be for a 64 year old. Report al lyour statistics to the nearest whole number.(6)f. Perform a hierarchical (two-step) linear regression to test whether attractiveness predicts salary after controlling forage. Is attractiveness a statistically significant predictor of salary when age is included in the model (Yes/No)? Report the relevant p-value to 3dp. Is attractiveness a positive or negative predictor, or neither? Which statistic did you look at to answer this question? How much variation in salary does attractiveness explain, aftercontrolling for age? Which statistic did you look at to answer this question? Is the researcher hypothesis from part d supported (Yes/No)? (14)40 Marks3. Some researchers are interested in whether competitive behaviours operate to show off skills to potential romantic partners. They hypothesise that heterosexual men who are asked to engage in a competitive task will perform differently when being observed by female rather than male experimenters, and especially if the task relates to skill rather than simply hard work. To test this hypothesis they randomly allocate participants to a skill-based or an effort-based task, and to be observed by either a male or a female experimenter while they complete the task. The researchers enter this data into an SPSSdatafile, with each row representing a participant, and three columns representing whether they performed an effort or skill-based task, whether they were observed by a man or a woman, and their score on the task. (data Is available) a. Perform an analysis to test the researchers’hypotheses, including all the required follow up tests and descriptives that you believe are necessary. Write up this analysis in full, describing any statistical assumptions that you think are necessary, or explaining why youthink that such tests are not necessary. You should report effect sizes as wellas statistical significance. (14) b. Fill in the following table with the statisticsyou produced in your analysis. Pay attention to the number of decimal placesrequired. Effect: F-value (2 decimal places) Partial eta squared (2 decimal places) Gender Task type Gender*Task type (9)c. Produce an appropriate graph to show yourfindings.(7)Thank you all in advance,Kind regards,Katie
  9. Help with SPSS bachelor thesis

    Hi everybody, I got a little complicated question, but I'll try to make it as clear as possible. For my thesis I am doing research on the impact of the shifts within GOLD classifications on the quality of life of COPD patients. The dependent variable is the quality of life and the independent variable is the GOLD classification. I only look at the GOLD 2011 and the GOLD 2015 classification, with the GOLD classification as a categorical variable: GOLD A, B, C and D. One of my sub-questions I have difficulties with is: 'To what extent does the quality of life change in the GOLD 2011 and GOLD 2015 classificationgroups from baseline to year 1? I do not know exactly what tests I should run in order to find an answer to this question. What I do know is that the knowledge about the (level of) quality of life within the GOLD classification can be found by running a One Way Independent ANOVA test (if the dependent variable is normally distributed) or Kruskal-Wallis test (if the dependent variable is not normally distributed) with the GOLD 2011 (ABCD) and GOLD 2015 (A BC D). My main research question is 'What is the relation between the quality of life of COPD patiënts and the different GOLD 2015 classificationgroups and in which extent does this differ from the GOLD 2011? Thanks in advance!
  10. programming help

    i need help with this program!!! Task: Program 1 objective: write a program to track GPA for several students in all six of their classes. Exactly 10 students, each with 6 classes, each class has a grade for every six-week term for a year. Start the program, enter the data: Student first name Student last name Term Course, Grade – repeat six times: Course … grade … Be certain to check for bad data entered Choice of another student, or exit data entry If exit data entry, then choice of: Quite program Get data results Listing of each student, with their classes and current grade for this term, cumulative GPA for all classes, cumulative GPA for all 10 students in all of their classes (this last is an aggregate, without student or class identifiers. Return to data entry
  11. Queen's Uni MPH

    If anyone is applying to Queen's MPH program, do you know if can submit our CV anywhere?
  12. Delete Account

    I would like to delete my account. Is there a way to do this? If not, is there a way to delete posts? Thanks
  13. I am needing to pin down a graduate degree but I feel I need more information from people that have completed or are currently in the graduate programs that I am interested in: Masters in Public Administration, Speech Therapy, or Occupational Therapy. Ultimately I want a degree were I can make a difference, and have heard so many bad things about social work that I though MPA would allow me to do many things with government and non-profits. Speech Therapy is another one that I would enjoy- working with kids, the schedule, the decent salary, and for the most parts many options for places to work. Occupational Therapy is something I have enjoyed learning about and looking into- I would like to work with children and Occupational Therapist make more than Special Education Teachers, I also would rather work with one kid at a time instead of the load of a class. I am almost done with my undergrad and need to narrow my focus and if you have been in one of these degrees or currently are in one of these degrees and can offer some detailed insight into that field it would be very helpful... Thank you
  14. Hopkins interview??

    So I applied to Johns Hopkins' human genetics program on a whim, assuming I would be rejected. To my complete surprise, I have been invited to an interview. However, now I'm freaking out because I have absolutely no idea what to expect from it. I haven't yet interviewed with any graduate schools, so I'm really in the dark. It also doesn't help that I'm utterly intimidated by the idea of meeting attending students and professors at Hopkins. I don't know how to prepare beyond becoming familiar with the profiles of the professors that will most likely interview me. So any words of wisdom/help would be incredibly appreciated at this time. Thank you!
  15. One of my recommendation providers had technical issues uploading my LOR to the school's application system. After a long back-and-forth with the school's technical assistance team and the admissions office, the school told the recommendation provider to email them a copy and mail a hard-copy, which she did. This was in September. I emailed the person who was supposed to receive the e-copy and received no response (she never responds). I called the school a few weeks later and they said they received the hard copy. All set, right? I received an email from the school yesterday saying they never received a hard-copy or email of my LOR. I even called the school to speak with the person with whom I talked in September. She vaguely remembers this issue but was unaware of the LOR being sent. I know this is not true but I am having my recommendation provider, who is just a frustrated as I am, resend the LOR. My biggest concern is that, since it is now after the school's deadline to be considered for funding, that I will be left out of consideration because the school cannot find the LOR, either the hard-copy or electronic form. Any ideas on making sure I can still be considered for funding? r
  16. (Note: What you're about to read is not representative of the grad school experience. Just ask any of my fellow students) I think that I am experiencing the symptoms of depression. I've had enormous difficulty coping with my course work and I don't want to do anything at all. I'm also, tired, angry and do not love my work anymore. I always imagined that grad school would be wonderful, now I realize that it has only exacerbated my mental health issues (that I did not know existed). What happened to my happiness? Maybe the problem is that I try to find happiness in school alone. So, is there anyway to take time off? I do not want to drop out! I can't seem to meet with a health professional for another two weeks! I find it difficult to wait so long. I was an excellent student in high school and college, but now all that I make are C's and low B's and I generally loathe everything about my school. I've realized that my school and grad school is not the problem, I think that I need a breather. Can anyone help? I feel guilty, because I was so excited and grateful to get a TA, but now I will surely lose it if I can't find anyway to re-center my mental landscape. I'm certain that other grad students have had experience in this area. I don't want to ruin my future! I also do not want to tell my advisor this, because he has such a pristine opinion of me. Please help, I have no one else to talk to right now. I have a bunch of assignments due, but it's difficult to work when you feel hopeless and lack motivation. All that I can seem to do is to search for amusement online and feel empty. I had such high hopes. What would you do in my situation? I could go into immense detail about my difficulties, but I don't think it's necessary.
  17. hii guys.......After graduating this May .......after that starting from August I have joined under a Prof. for voluntary research.....also I have been asked by the Prof. to be part of the university's course content developing group.....so this group makes online study materials for Engineering undergrads ....nd I have been doing the Chemistry part ....it is pretty similar to UC Davis..dynamic textbook project http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/%20....%20 I am basically not sure how to put forward this 'course content developing' experience of mine in my SOP .......I have thought of putting it forward as a favourable factor of being a good Teaching Asst. ....but still unsure about how will I write this exp. in my SOP so that Adcom might this as favourable point in my apps..... Any suggestion regarding this would be welcome ......... Will this anyway add something extra in my apps....othr than research exp and all ???
  18. I've glanced around here briefly and this looks like a great source so I humbly beg you all for some guidance. I'm applying to get my PhD in English, already got an MA. I've went through two drafts thus far. The first was the typical "here's motivational stories about me" tripe. The second is better but is still missing something. I want some feedback on it but have heard it's best to PM it so the adcomms can't Google it to see that you got help. So I guess consider this an open call that I'd like someone to give it a read-through and tell me what they think. A more general question though. I'm having an EXTREMELY hard time working on the "fit" portion. I think I've gotten down how to explain my focus and how to highlight my projects, research, etc. to bring that out and even to mention what I want to study in the future, but I just am awful at explaining the fit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  19. Hello world I tried using my google skills to find more on these two schools' policy programs -- about post graduation career prospects for some international student who does policy from these schools but I did not have much luck. Does anyone know how good these programs are and how well they are regarded? Especially concerned because going to these schools will put me in the same area where graduates of SIPA and Wagner will lurk for jobs , and I'm concerned that these schools might not be thought of as highly or might not provide the same scope you know.