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Subject: PhD Program Preparation
Question: I am in my final year of an MA in linguistics. I have attended 3
conferences (only 1 professional one), will complete my thesis next
semester, am a member of LSA and ADS, have teaching experience,
have published a summary-style excerpt (not my own research) in an
annual book, and am involved in many university organizations. I
know that I will have good letters of recommendation, but my GRE
scores are not great. Apart from retaking the GRE, is there anything
else that I could do to increase my chances of acceptance into PhD
program?

Thank you for your time.

From: Erin
Date: 28-Sep-2012
Replies:
  1. Re: PhD Program Preparation    Susan D Fischer     (28-Sep-2012)
  2. Re: PhD Program Preparation    Peter Hendriks     (28-Sep-2012)

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