I'm hoping to attend U.W. as a graduate student in the fall of 2003. Much to my dismay, the time for filling out graduate applications is growing near, and I still don't feel like I know enough about the school and the English Department to comfortably apply...I'm especially nervous about my statement of purpose.
So, I was wondering: Are there any graduate students out there? I've looked at all the numbers, rankings, and statistics, but now I'm ready to hear from some actual human beings. I'd be interested to hear anything you have to share about your graduate experience, great faculty members to talk to, the application process, if grad school makes you want to consume large quantities of valium, what brand of ramen noodles you live off of, etc., etc.
Thanks for helping a fellow student gain some perspective.