veracious_star Posted September 15, 2010 Share Posted September 15, 2010 Hi Everyone, I love Political Science and would like to get into a graduate program in Political Economy. Can you evalute my profile and give me suggestions on how to improve my application? Education: Bachelors: Started: University of Wisconsin Madison, Economics, GPA: 3.9/4.0 Transfered to Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Graduated: BS, Georgetown University International Political Economy (IPE), GPA 3.74/4.00, Honors Thesis In IPE Topic: Econometric model analyzing rioting (graduated in three years) Masters: London School of Economics MSc Applicable Mathematics Focused in Game Theory...Distinction in Games of Incomplete Information, High Merit in Game Theory Awaiting Full Results: Probably graduate with a Merit or High Merit Dissertation Topic: A mathematical approach to analyzing political simulation games -Using game theory concepts to analyze electoral algorithms (thinking of using this for writing sample...good idea??...it is quite mathematical) GRE: I have taken the GRE twice. The first time I did poorly in writing so I decided to take it again. The second time I focused only in writing and did much worse in everything else...should I take the GRE again or would it look bad? Do they take my highest score in each subsection? 1) My first attempt: 760Q, 620V, 3.5A, 2) My second attempt: 670Q, 580V, 5.0A Personal Statement: I would like to write about dyslexia, and some of my research ideas in political economy. Letters of Rec: Letters good from not very well known in political science, but well known in other fields, i.e. mathematical game theory, economics.... Original Research: Only my senior thesis and my master's dissertation, no published papers I would like to know if I have a chance at the top 6 programs, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Berkeley etc...and if not, how to improve my chances at the top programs... veracious_star and schoolpsych_hopeful 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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