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Aug 17, 2008, 11:05 AM

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Re: [mpagan] foreign language requirement

P.S. And yes, you're right to think that there are other things I don't like about Michigan. And one of the things that turns me off the most is what I perceive to be a very self-satisfied, condescending attitude among the students there, as evidenced by the comments made by Michigan students like yourself on this thread and others, comments like this:

"i understand that applying to MFA's can be scary, but seriously, don't pass up the opportunity to apply to a great program because of this requirement - it would be foolish."

Please don't talk down to me, okay. Of course, applying to MFA Programs is scary, but that's not where my issue with Michigan comes from at all. Don't flatter yourself. I'm scared of applying to Iowa, and Cornell, and UC Irvine, and Virginia, because I generally respect and admire those programs and want to attend them, but I've never even had Michigan on my list. And "foolish?" Really? It would be "foolish" not to apply to Michigan? The idea that I'd have to sit in the same classrooom with someone who would say such a thing is reason enough not to apply. And I'm sorry to break the news to you, mpagan, but Michigan is simply one of maybe 10-20 strong programs in the country. And that's all it is. And the only reason I even began to develop a negative impression about the program at all is because of the strong presence of Michigan students on this messageboard, most of whom feel the need to mention the fact that they love Michigan or think Michigan is great in almost every post they make, regardless of the topic of the post or its relevance to Michigan. If there's anything that's turned me off (and others, too, I'm sure), it's this.

(This post was edited by phillywriter on Aug 17, 2008, 11:06 AM)

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Post edited by phillywriter (Novice) on Aug 17, 2008, 11:06 AM

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