melusine Posted December 22, 2009 Share Posted December 22, 2009 Because I am, as it appears, a masochist who feels the need to worry about stuff she cannot predict or affect in any way... And a sadist who likes to spread anxiety around.. (*evil laugh*) .. I thought I'd share my latest fear: scanning the website of my ultimate top choice school, I've noticed they just updated the current students page of my program. the nice list of friendly anonymous names is now a list of snappy mini-bios and taunting headshots of successful would-be peers. And... Surprise, surprise. Of the 15 or so ppl there, there are three who not only have the same language-combination that I do, as well as similar interests... One has the EXACT SAME FOCUS. seriously, same time period, same topic, same authors, same theorists. she even uses similar expressions/sentence structure to describe her project.. I feel like I've been scooped!! I know no one expects us to be original, especially at this stage in the game when the assistant librarian's pet turtle probably has more experience than me.. But still! I feel like whoever reads my SOP for that program will now think I just went on their current students' page and plagiarized somebody else's project! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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