random question about applying to grad school yesterday. The responses were really informative.
To be honest, I've been somewhat bewildered by my girlfriend's strategy for applying to grad school, but I've never been involved with the hard sciences so what do I know? On the other hand, it's been a few years since I was a senior in undergrad, but I don't recall anyone ever talking about communicating frequently with the professors in their program of choice. At any rate, I probably won't be applying to grad school any time soon. I realized only recently that I kind of want to study media and/or criticism again*, and I need to think about it more. Also, it is the completely wrong time of year to just now be thinking about applying to school, so there's that too. Womp womp.
*My bachelor's is in communication studies with a heavy emphasis on rhetorical criticism (which is a fancy way of saying I can analyze written things good).