No test scores today.
Sometimes life is cruel. I took the GRE subject test Literature in English four weeks and 2 days ago. The test results were scheduled to arrive 4-6 weeks after the test date. So…as of this past Saturday, my eyes are glued to the mailbox. Today, an envelope arrives, addressed to me and bearing the returnContinue reading “Grumble, grumble…ETS”
It’s over. Now if only I didn’t have to wait 4-6 weeks to find out my score. I’ve already calculated all the probabilities, and I hate waiting. Why didn’t I read more postmodern philosophers and dramatists? Oh yes – I remember why.
Only one week stands between me and the GRE subject test in Literature in English, which I have been dreading for the past two months. Unlike the creator of the study site I have been using (Vade Mecum), I did not study for fifteen hours a week for five months. Two months will have toContinue reading “Greater Expectations”
After the first presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, we may not know much, but we can be assured that both presidential candidates will not fail us in the realm of fashion. Both are savvy to the most important issue of all: jewelry.* McCain: And I’ll tell you, I had a town hallContinue reading “Presidential Jewelry Debates”
The personal statement. The sworn enemy of college and grad school applicants. Personal statement, I will face you, and you will lose. Personally.… It’s funny how surreal a life decision seems until you put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to begin to make it real. I have been talking about graduate school forContinue reading “What could be more personal?”
Yesterday, part of the beauty of largely self-scheduled work, I took a trip to the massive, annual Labor Day weekend flea market in Hillsville, VA. The number of people and vendors is astounding, and a few minutes calculating the profit earned by the lemonade stands resulted in another “astounding.” The only thing that could improveContinue reading “Amidst the rubble…”
Questions on my mind this week… Sonnet: Petrarchan or Shakespearean? Why did people in 16th C England write so much? Will I ever finish Brothers Karamazov? and… Why do decisions stress me out so badly? In between studying for the GRE subject test, this week I have been making hard decisions about my job situation.Continue reading “Beyond blurry vision”
Well, as autumn rolls around, I intend not to make the same mistake I made last year, i.e. waiting until December to make up my mind about grad school applications. This year, I will be on the ball. Here’s my current attempt at a schedule for myself. August-study for English GRE subject test-research grad schoolsContinue reading “Grad School Schedule”
Just got back from a week up north for a friend’s lovely wedding. The hardest part about returning, besides saying goodbye to college friends – some for an indeterminate amount of time – was driving past the exit for my college and not turning off and going “home.” Felt very unnatural and sad. But itContinue reading “Life in 10 – or not 10”