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I could use some encouragement [Jun. 16th, 2009|10:38 pm]
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[kindlin]
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Has anyone here done a second degree to bring up their GPA in order to go to graduate school?

I'm going back to school because I screwed up my GPA badly the first time around. I have a degree in English and will be doing a second degree in World Literature this fall. I need to bring up my grades so I have a better chance of getting into grad school for Comparative Literature. I don't mind doing more school but two years is a big commitment, and I guess I'm just afraid that I might not be able to pull this off.

I was wondering if anyone has gone through or is going through the same thing. I guess I just need to know that others have tried and succeeded. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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[User Picture]From: isthmus_nekoi
2009-06-17 11:03 pm (UTC)
I know this is a grad com and I don't want to be discouraging, but having a career in academia (meaning being a tenured prof - as there are other academic positions, usually with far less job security/pay) is incredibly difficult, and it is no insult to anyone's intelligence should they fail to achieve this goal.

I am in grad school so I'm not against furthering one's education in academia. I personally found this article very helpful:
http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/01/2009013001c.htm
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[User Picture]From: kindlin
2009-06-17 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the article. I think I read something similar before, so yeah I will be going into this with my eyes open.

Thanks for the info though. Anything helps. :)
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