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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.
Reply: Another possibility would be to apply for a PhD program—such as those in Great Britain and Australia that do not require GRE scores. Ultimately, as Susan mentioned, they will want to get an idea of how well you would be able to undertake the research program that you are planning on undertaking. Regards, Peter Hendriks
Reply From: Peter Hendriks      click here to access email
Date: 28-Sep-2012
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  1. Re: PhD Program Preparation    Susan D Fischer     (28-Sep-2012)

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