Dr. Old Bill Posted August 31, 2016 Share Posted August 31, 2016 This is more of a conversation starter than anything, but how are people striking the balance between having a busy academic semester and preparing Ph.D. (or Master's) applications? Personally, I have two 10-hour per week assistantships, a junior lectureship (teaching ENGL101), and am taking two graduate courses this semester, all while trying to prepare twelve applications. My WS is solid, having gone through one major guided revision, and needing more tweaks than overhauls at this point, but it will still need some work. I retake the GRE subject test on September 17th, but will simply not have time to study too much for it (bearing in mind it's nearly impossible to effectively study for the material). My biggest concern is that I have yet to draft a single SOP, and I DO intend to write a distinct one for each program (with perhaps a bit of overlap). I've always been very organized and good at time management, but I would welcome any tips or tricks from those of who who have successfully navigated the process, or are currently going through it with a similar workload. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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