An update on the “Search for More Knowledge”

Okay, so I riffed off of a line from Spaceballs for the title ( “… Maybe we’ll meet again in Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money…”) to give you a quick update on how things are going in my neck of the woods… specifically the pursuit of an MFA or PhD…

First, I’m scheduled to take the English Literature (specific) GRE next month… in about three weeks, actually… which is something required for a PhD program here in the states.

Second, I have narrowed down the hundreds of programs, between the US (MFA & PhD), and the UK (PhD only), to my top 10 or so…

Which leads to the current situation… preparing for the final applications – specifically the Statements of Purpose (aka: Who I am and why you should pick me for your program), and finalizing the submission plans.

The goal I am looking at now is, besides prepping for the GRE, finalizing the SoPs and completing the applications by mid-October (so those providing Letters of Reference have several weeks to complete them).

That’s all for now. Once I complete the applications I’ll post the list of programs, then I will update THAT list periodically as I hear back from them.

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