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I have hereby finished grad school applications. The amount of money… - Accretions

Fata Morgana
2004-01-16 16:04
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I have hereby finished grad school applications. The amount of money I've spent includes $566 for GRE tests and extra score reports, $545 for application fees, and $175 for miscellaneous expenses such as transcripts, envelopes, stamps, and the Berkeley Letter Service. Luckily, at least some of this is covered by grant money I have left over.

In other news, I am finally footloose and cast-free, after 6 weeks of hobbling around. I need to just walk around for a few weeks, though, to make sure my foot is really healed before I can dance again. And I'll probably have to invest in some dance sneakers and some heavy padding for my competition shoes.
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tobo
nibot
2004-01-16 16:44 (UTC)
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grad school apps... so painful!

btw, what do you think of the letter service? I was thinking of using it to take the load off my recommenders... do you know what schools and what recommenders think of such services?
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2004-01-16 16:53 (UTC)
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My friend jacobiwan asked various schools and fellowship programs what they thought of the letter service, and all those that got back to him said that they did not think less of letters sent from a letter service. Based on that, I felt comfortable using it, though I still asked my recommenders for those letters that I knew I would want far ahead of time. One of my recommenders actually specifically asked me to use it.
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Kris
anemone
2004-01-16 19:52 (UTC)
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Having overheard profs talk about it, they seem to like the letter service for grad school apps. It saves them work. (They didn't want to use the letter service for my job-search apps, though.)
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Olego
olego
2004-01-16 16:48 (UTC)
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Yay, you can walk! :-)
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Boots
bootsuu
2004-01-17 04:03 (UTC)
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Yay for the power of mobility... though I guess you were less mobility-inhibited while in berkely compared to trudging through snowbanks in SLC.
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2004-01-17 17:55 (UTC)
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Indeedly. :~) Unforgiving snowbanks! At least I could put a plastic bag over my foot in the cast, keeping it dry even when the other foot ended up soaked and cold.
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