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4 hours ago, alexisnj said:

@NAL even the incomplete victories deserve to be celebrated

Gorgeously put ❤️ thank you

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1 hour ago, stressbot3000 said:

Why do I keep thinking schools will just magically notify me in the middle of the night on a Saturday 

same, i'm at work (11pm-7am est) and checking at 2 am on a sunday is obviously futile but i have nothing else to do, really

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seriously not tryin to cause heart attacks, but I *have* received emails on weekends a few times over the various seasons...

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16 hours ago, sugilite said:

Somehow I’ve managed to only apply to schools that haven’t yet notified! Anyone else in the same boat?

Same here. I feel like I’ve been managing the anxiety fairly well given that I’ve been pretty busy at work. Now that other people are starting to hear back, my nerves are fried! I don’t feel particularly hopeful in getting an acceptance to any of the programs to which I’ve applied, but I made my peace with that in December. Legit not trolling for compliments or reassurances—I’m good with where I’m at; no worries! I just want to know for sure either way.

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17 hours ago, NAL said:

@tacocat211    composition/rhetoric person here!!! Thus far, 3 rejections (CMU, MSU, &UW-Madison--> feeling sorta bummed about this one, since it's my alma mater, and am convinced that my research interests fit well) and 1 waitlist (OSU).  

ah! my people have emerged! i'm also in the MSU rejection boat (michigan is too cold for me anyway hehe), sorry to hear about your others :( I'm waitlisted at UT Austin, still waiting to hear back from Chapel Hill and Penn State.

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17 hours ago, rachel11nyc said:

@tacocat211also comp/rhet here! i think we're all just smooshed into this one forum :)

i think so too! we might have to start a rhet/comp 2019 forum! i saw the 2018 one, but i noticed (or just couldn't find) that there's not a 2019 one. it seems like there's so few of us or we're getting lost amongst the lit. people!

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@tacocat211 Second that! We should have a discussion thread for rhet/comp 2019 application. I'm also waiting to hear back from Penn State! (My POIs are Prof. Xiaoye You and Prof.Suresh Canagarajah , both of whom specialize in transnational literacy) 

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Does anyone else kinda feel like waiting to hear back is sorta like a middle school dance? Like, slowly everyone you know has someone to go to the dance with, and you're stuck not knowing what's gonna happen to you ?

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59 minutes ago, Bopie5 said:

Does anyone else kinda feel like waiting to hear back is sorta like a middle school dance? Like, slowly everyone you know has someone to go to the dance with, and you're stuck not knowing what's gonna happen to you ?

??? except grad school is (better be) a helluva lot better than a middle school dance partner!

Lol although I was homeschooled and haven’t been to grad school so...this is purely speculation on my part ?

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3 hours ago, Bopie5 said:

Does anyone else kinda feel like waiting to hear back is sorta like a middle school dance? Like, slowly everyone you know has someone to go to the dance with, and you're stuck not knowing what's gonna happen to you ?

meanwhile, everyone else is telling you that there are still schools that you've yet to hear back from, but you're finding it harder and harder to stay optimistic... (perhaps we shall organise our own alternative prom -- a book club reading of cruel optimism, perhaps ?)

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On 1/30/2019 at 3:25 AM, dangermouse said:

does anyone here subscribe to the enneagram? (aka my favourite of all 'personality' 'tests') my daily update feels like a pretty strong condemnation of me choosing to spend my time daydreaming about grad school rather than, you know, actually reading or engaging in research:

This is super late, but where do you get your daily update? Is it an app? Sounds kinda like a horoscope for your personality, which sounds so cool!

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1 hour ago, arbie said:

This is super late, but where do you get your daily update? Is it an app? Sounds kinda like a horoscope for your personality, which sounds so cool!

it is VERY cool, i love all sorts of horoscope/personality test and this is by far the most obsessive.

you take the test for free here: https://www.9types.com/newtest/and then you can opt in here: https://subscriptions.enneagraminstitute.com/subscribers/create to have your daily email (warning: it might give you a heart attack each morning when you wake up to an email notification, but you quickly become accustomed to the weird time it sends the email so it's not as anxiety-inducing as you might expect!!)

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2 hours ago, dangermouse said:

it is VERY cool, i love all sorts of horoscope/personality test and this is by far the most obsessive.

you take the test for free here: https://www.9types.com/newtest/and then you can opt in here: https://subscriptions.enneagraminstitute.com/subscribers/create to have your daily email (warning: it might give you a heart attack each morning when you wake up to an email notification, but you quickly become accustomed to the weird time it sends the email so it's not as anxiety-inducing as you might expect!!)

Awesome!! Yeah—I might wait til April 15 the subscribe lol

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I'm getting really excited for those among us who haven't heard from their schools yet!! Keep us all in the loop--i'm sure we'll end up at the same conferences or book fairs or Ben n Jerry's giveaways down the road. ?

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My new morning routine:

Check email. See nothing.

Check spam. Nothing.

Check portals. Again nothing.

Shakingly and nervously check GradCafe results page fearing that all the acceptances and waitlists have already gone out.

Rinse. Repeat!

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Just now, Bopie5 said:

My new morning routine:

Check email. See nothing.

Check spam. Nothing.

Check portals. Again nothing.

Shakingly and nervously check GradCafe results page fearing that all the acceptances and waitlists have already gone out.

Rinse. Repeat!

Same.  I've even acquired a new horrible routine of checking my phone in the middle of the night whenever I wake up, which results in more anxiety-ridden sleeplessness.  I'm restless!

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15 minutes ago, The Wordsworthian said:

Same.  I've even acquired a new horrible routine of checking my phone in the middle of the night whenever I wake up, which results in more anxiety-ridden sleeplessness.  I'm restless!

it really doesn't help that i live on the opposite side of the world, so i find myself staying up till ungodly hours in the morning just in case an email pops in. 

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@The Wordsworthian @flungoutofspace BIG mood. Whenever I wake up in the middle of the night (which is usually one to two times a night), I always just check my email right away.

@swarthmawr YAAAAS looking them all up right now. Perfect material for our anti-prom book club!

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*Just received an official rejection from Stanford, everyone.* I got an email prompting me to go to the online portal. Not surprised at all, as fit was a real stretch. Best of luck to everyone else ❤️!

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