Sunday, December 14, 2008

Grad school

GRE? Check, 1210

Application? Check, submitted Friday

Transcripts? Check, submitted before Thanksgiving

Personal statement? Check, submitted with application

Writing sample? Um, no.

I last wrote a research paper in 2000. That was eight years and at least three, maybe four, computers ago. Yet, I need to have one to complete my supplementary material for my application to Maryland.

Even if I did have any hard copies left, they'd be in my mother's attic -- 2500 miles away.

I'm really beginning to think that schools don't want "nontraditional" grad students. Otherwise, my lovely newsletter story about the Boise rescue mission would be sufficient!

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