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well if you are interested in watching ALL THE ANIME then check it out. I've seen quite a bit already so its not a big deal.
In Murica, examns are easy enough to be studied for the day before and get above average on easy

We just finished our third quarter examns(4 quarters). We are moving into third quarter now.

In terms of examns that get you into college. American education system is pretty bad. Basically, colleges only see the first quarters exams and stuff you do in the first quarter of your last year is what really matters.

This means that nothing really matters anymore in the end.


What? then what do the unis based their offers on?

post #69437 of 154013
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What? then what do the unis based their offers on?

Year 1-3 and the first quarter of year 4

Classes you take (how hard, what classes, grade)
Teacher Recommendation
GPA weighted and unweighted and Class Rank.
Standardized test scores.

All of this stuff is basically done after quarter 1 of year 4. Meaning that nothing really matters after that. Well not exactly. A college can take back their offer if you bomb the rest of the year as some(not all) require a final year transcript. But you have to do REALLY bad for them to take back their offer.

This means that you basically have nothing after the first quarter. Just use minimal effort to get that B

By March 31'st. All colleges you applied to(99% of colleges) will tell you their descision. Accepted, denied, wait list. And you have until May 1 to tell which college which college you want to go to.

So basically. January as you submit your college applications gives you the 'no more schiit' option and March 31'st ends all your gives a crap about High school as you know all your schools. And high school ends in late june.

Nothing matters.

American system is very flawed
Edited by bowei006 - 4/3/13 at 10:46pm
post #69438 of 154013
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What? then what do the unis based their offers on?


"Affirmative action." Basically, that means that they prefer applicants in this exact descending order: Blacks, Latinos, Whites, Asians. It sounds kind of crazy, but a lot of unis here do exactly that for some reason.

 

 

Actually a lot of schools are focusing on extracurricular stuff now, but with the massive amount of applicants for just a few spaces, a lot is left up to chance.

post #69439 of 154013
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"Affirmative action." Basically, that means that they prefer applicants in this exact descending order: Blacks, Latinos, Whites, Asians. It sounds kind of crazy, but a lot of unis here do exactly that for some reason.


Actually a lot of schools are focusing on extracurricular stuff now, but with the massive amount of applicants for just a few spaces, a lot is left up to chance.
Private schools don't have too.

And now adays for most public ones. It's not a big thing.

oh right. Extracurricular, jobs. Everything
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I'm listening to NDP with SRH440's right now.

I want to cry a bit. Beautiful.

Not as flat as the Q701's. The vocals are also not as smooth. They are more jaggiddy up and down flux prone obviously. But the massive forwardness of them (Shure house) is just beautiful with this live play.

And yes, they are beautiful with Fleetwood Mac as well.

The upper bass is better than the Q701's. slightly better texture as well with the upper mid bass. But none the less. Sweet stuff.

The problems of the SRH440 are the same as the Q701's. Avoid pop and mainstream.
post #69441 of 154013
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Private schools don't have too.

And now adays for most public ones. It's not a big thing.

oh right. Extracurricular, jobs. Everything


Doesn't stop a lot of them from doing it anyway. They have their justifications of equalizing for race inequality, but that's a bunch of BS. They don't care about inequality in your background at all, just the color of your skin. Like anything else with American universities, appearances are paramount. They want to sell an image of diversity along with whatever other images they're selling. Which is why the name-brand universities are so sought after, even though they offer no advantages over less famous (but still good) universities in terms of employment, income after graduation, etc. You're right, our education system is very flawed.

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Ehh, got into college bro.

No more worries cool.gif
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Same here. It's just interesting to look back and see the huge discrepancy between my experiences and what I've learned vs. what my college councilor in high school tried to convince me.

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Same here. It's just interesting to look back and see the huge discrepancy between my experiences and what I've learned vs. what my college councilor in high school tried to convince me.
What was the discrepency? What did you find the most outrageous?
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Well, like a lot of college councilors, she was more interested in improving the high school's reputation by pushing kids into big name schools than finding schools that would suit students better. She wanted me to go to what I suppose was the most prestigious name out of the colleges I got accepted into, a small liberal arts college. But I wanted to do engineering, and I wouldn't have had nearly as good of an education or the resources I have now if I had gone there. She even recommended a different school that didn't have engineering over state schools that did. The funny thing is, even after I had decided to go elsewhere, she somehow changed the yearbook so it said I was going to the school she wanted me to go to. blink.gif

 

It's also strange that econ and business majors try to go to the most expensive schools they can find, rather than cheaper schools with the same resources. Isn't the whole point of econ to make wise decisions with money? My dad knows a fellow lawyer who just recently paid off his student loans to Harvard. If the goal in going there was to end up with more money later in life, I'd say that Harvard failed him terribly.

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Well, like a lot of college councilors, she was more interested in improving the high school's reputation by pushing kids into big name schools than finding schools that would suit students better. She wanted me to go to what I suppose was the most prestigious name out of the colleges I got accepted into, a small liberal arts college. But I wanted to do engineering, and I wouldn't have had nearly as good of an education or the resources I have now if I had gone there. She even recommended a different school that didn't have engineering over state schools that did. The funny thing is, even after I had decided to go elsewhere, she somehow changed the yearbook so it said I was going to the school she wanted me to go to. blink.gif

It's also strange that econ and business majors try to go to the most expensive schools they can find, rather than cheaper schools with the same resources. Isn't the whole point of econ to make wise decisions with money? My dad knows a fellow lawyer who just recently paid off his student loans to Harvard. If the goal in going there was to end up with more money later in life, I'd say that Harvard failed him terribly.
Sounds opposite of my school which is nice smily_headphones1.gif

Oh expensive school? Nope. Try our cheap state school!

Well, Vtech doesn't seem like a bad investement. IT is very name brand though, but it isn't expensive. I asked a few people on Reddit that go there and read some student reviews and it fits all my criteria.
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For sure, I meant more like the really brand name schools. State schools can be a great value when you get the in-state rate.

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For sure, I meant more like the really brand name schools. State schools can be a great value when you get the in-state rate.
Yep yep.

Uconn Engineering is very small though frown.gif Especially for my major.
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Which kind of engineering are you going into?

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Which kind of engineering are you going into?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I've been asked this 3 times today deadhorse.gif

Computer Engineering with slight dips into Electrical Computer Engineering
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