Category Archives: Grad School

Waiting for the Acceptance Letter, or “Just Put Me Out of My Misery Already”

I’d like to say that this several-week-long gap between my posts is an artistic expression of the time frame during which I waited for an answer from Western Carolina University, but that would be a “creative interpretation of the truth”, … Continue reading

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Grad Application: Your Personal Statement

Looking at my checklist for the grad school application, I was down to the final element: My Personal Statement. Ugh. (Sigh) It was time to get it done. The logical side of me thinks that Personal Statements, Goal Statements, Letters … Continue reading

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Grad School Application: Letters of Recommendation

Most grad school applications require three or more letters of recommendation. First, you have to decide on at least three people who are not related to you who will provide a letter to help convince the school that you’re the … Continue reading

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Preparing for the GRE or “?!?!??##$@#?$!?!”

As you may have noticed in a couple of my previous posts, I really hated taking the GRE. It seems to be the general opinion of all those with whom I have traded battle stories of GRE warefare and survival … Continue reading

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Applying for Grad School or “The next BIG list”

Having made the decision on which school to attend, the next task was getting accepted to said school. Back to the university’s website. After checking the specific web site for the Communication Science and Disorders department, I was armed with … Continue reading

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What’s a Leveler?

I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but my undergraduate degree is in Theater Arts with a minor in Business Administration. I don’t have any undergraduate credits that apply directly towards my new goal of becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. … Continue reading

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More Logistics: Campus Life or Commuter?

One of the first questions people ask me when they find out I’m going to graduate school is, “Where are you going to live?”. As I am 39 years old and married, that’s a reasonable question. It’s not the same … Continue reading

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Logistics: Which School? and Full-time or Part-time Student?

Okay, so I finally had my husband on board with the idea of going back to school to get my master’s degree. It was making financial sense to him now and would return his goal-driven wife to her former state … Continue reading

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The Discussion or “Honey, we need to talk…”

I wish I could tell you what a decisive and bold soul I was, marching right up to my husband and announcing my return to higher education and beginning a new career. You’ll be delighted to know, dear reader, that … Continue reading

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The epiphany

So I was sitting at home (which at the time was an RV my that my brilliant husband built from a mobile kidney lithotripsy office, see photo below), looking through the online job listings before I embarked on another emotionally and physically … Continue reading

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