The Graduate School Essay - Career - Calvin College
Matthew Thomas, a graduate of the University of Chicago, has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. His first novel, We Are Not Ourselves, is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster in August 2014.
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In 2004, the association introduced a graduate and undergraduate essay competition. The graduate essay competition is open to graduate students in Women’s and Gender Studies graduate courses, Women’s and Gender Studies graduate programs, and Women’s and Gender Studies streams in Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs - with preference given to graduate students in Women’s and Gender Studies graduate programs/courses. Essays are anonymously reviewed by a committee of approximately 3-5 people, and assessed using the following criteria:
Level one proficiency is satisfied by one of the following: (a)a score of 4 or higher on the analytical writing portion of the GRE;(b) a PASSon the Graduate Essay Test (GET, administered by the Testing Center);(c)a passing grade in SCI 614 taken no later than the first semester ofenrollment in core graduate courses; or (d) presentation of asatisfactorywriting sample to the graduate coordinator. Students are allowed totake the GET once, preferably prior to their first semester ofenrollment.