Friday, March 18, 2011

The Management of Life

Job searching with a degree in English is not the easiest pursuit. Graduate school seems to be the next step.

side note: I enjoy the academic environment. The learning and most of all the competition. End of the semester and I'm feeling reverse senioritis. Then I considered teaching. I don't know if I will get to that at this very moment in life, but I think I'd enjoy that for the long term.

There are the standard GRE's and the Literature in English subject GRE's. I may have to take both. Doing well means a greater likelihood of acceptance.


Literature English:
"Each edition of the test consists of approximately 230 questions on poetry, drama, biography, the essay, the short story, the novel, criticism, literary theory and the history of the language.
Some questions are based on short works reprinted in their entirety, some on excerpts from longer works.
The test draws on literature in English from the British Isles, the United States and other parts of the world. It also contains a few questions on major works, including the Bible, translated from other languages.
The test emphasizes authors, works, genres and movements. The questions may be somewhat arbitrarily classified into two groups: factual and critical.
The factual questions may require a student to identify characteristics of literary or critical movements, to assign a literary work to the period in which it was written, to identify a writer or work described in a brief critical comment, or to determine the period or author of a work on the basis of the style and content of a short excerpt.
The critical questions test the ability to read a literary text perceptively. Students are asked to examine a given passage of prose or poetry and to answer questions about meaning, form and structure, literary techniques, and various aspects of language."


There's a math section...

1.Rutgers
2.NYU
3.Princeton
4.CUNY GRAD School of Journalism
5.University of California --Los Angeles

They are all in the top twenty. Here we go...


Till then, summer job, and lots of money.




The internship has become a big topic of discussion because I am not sure how I am going to change this into a job. The work that I do does not seem fit for a position in my eyes. I need to speak with them and assess my options, and if there are options..


What's next? What's next? What's next?

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