No UIC. Found out Friday via the web. Only bc of this insane website called grad cafe — who knew? — where people post where they got accepted/rejected. Some people posted that they got rejected at UIC, so I went to their website and sure enough it said “denied.” And then I wonder why? What am I doing wrong? Tonite, I think I need a better sop — or at least one that begins better. And perhaps I’m not a good fit for an English dept since I want to focus on edu.