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!