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prob during the summer

i took the psat for free at my school

 

i dont think so. ive never heard of that before.

 

oH REALLY??

THANK YOU

ill send you the link when im done, though i think it'll take me awhile >.>

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I'm in my second year at university in the UK studying Maths, if anyone wants tips on studying Mathematics/UCAS (UK application system), feel free to ask me. I'm currently at Imperial College London so any questions regarding that are welcome as well.

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Always have at least one safety school. I'd suggest putting down a CC cause you will most likely be accepted. You also want some schools you think you can get into. Schools you want as reach are not really necessary but you can still try. Just don't be that kid who puts all Ivy schools.

 

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE ON THE COLLEGE PROCESS! My friend just started caring about college now and he's so screwed.

  • Keep track of dates.
  • Don't be scared to call school offices for help. You'll only make things worse by guessing at it.

PS: I just finished the college process as well so if you need help PM me. (I'm from NYS so I know more about that than other states.)

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Ways to make friends
 
For first year students, you're usually required to stay in the dorm and roommates are pretty much your first new friends there. I'd say try to get along with your roommates as much as you can and get to know your course mates too. During my first week in university (orientation week), I pretty much stick with my roommates since I don't know anyone else there. But after class started, I managed to make new friends and few of them remained close to me till now (I'm a 4th year majoring in Analytical Chemistry btw).
 
In university, there are many clubs that you can join and perhaps you can find other new friends with same interests there. As for those cliques, I've seen them a lot and by the final year, they started to drift apart and talk behind each other backs  :unimpressed:
I don't know about others but I learnt that in the end, you don't need too many friends, just few close ones that will always be there for you makes all the difference 
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I don't really know where to post this and I think making a thread won't be necessary haha but

 

How to incorporate engineering with music?

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First of all, I'm an engineering student, third year, electronics major. Engineering makes me happy, building things, make capacitors explode, learn, etc. But then I love music so much,too that I plan on taking up conservatory after graduating. Well, assessing my life one night, I was thinkng of something to incorporate this two things for my thesis next year. That way, it will be good for me and for what I love. Problem is, I haven't got a concrete idea of the proposal.

 

Another thing, I want to take up a job on music production, sound engineering, etc in the future. With some knowledge on electronics, I think I would have an edge. I'm not really that familiar yet with the higher year subjects, but I don't know which track should I take to go there. Here, we have electronics, communications, and DSP tracks. So yeah, that's pretty much what stirs up my mind lately haha

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I don't really know where to post this and I think making a thread won't be necessary haha but

 

How to incorporate engineering with music?

[spoiler]

 

First of all, I'm an engineering student, third year, electronics major. Engineering makes me happy, building things, make capacitors explode, learn, etc. But then I love music so much,too that I plan on taking up conservatory after graduating. Well, assessing my life one night, I was thinkng of something to incorporate this two things for my thesis next year. That way, it will be good for me and for what I love. Problem is, I haven't got a concrete idea of the proposal.

 

Another thing, I want to take up a job on music production, sound engineering, etc in the future. With some knowledge on electronics, I think I would have an edge. I'm not really that familiar yet with the higher year subjects, but I don't know which track should I take to go there. Here, we have electronics, communications, and DSP tracks. So yeah, that's pretty much what stirs up my mind lately haha

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Hello, I'm an Engineering student too (Mechatronics major). What do you have in mind? All I can think of since you're an electronics major is instrumentation. Maybe you can develop some new kind of headphones? 

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hihihi

 

I just got into an early college program (the interviews for that were brutal, but hopefully it will be worth it).

 

So I haven't taken the new SAT, but I took the old one twice and all I have to say is Hack the SAT by Elliot Schrefer is the best book out there. Also take lots of practice tests they help a lot!

Added note: If you're like me and miss not having to take a TSI or the like it's really not that hard. I was worried, but I got all of the reading and most of the writing right. My lowest was math and I still passed with flying colors.

 

 

One more word of advice. My hs spanish teacher told my class when I was a freshman that we need to write down any activities or community service or clubs or awards or anything that happened while we were in hs because you're trying to sell yourself to colleges. THIS IS NOT A JOKE! WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN! I didn't do so and I struggled to remember the 2 years I was there (I'm positive I was still missing things), I'd have killed myself with 4. 

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The Best Methods in Studying âœ“

This will all be pretty repetitive but do NOT put it off to the last minute. I'm in nursing school and a memorization technique that helps me is (1) take good notes in class/listen (2) go home and do the required reading in text, then re-organize lecture notes and combine with text notes (3) make a good comprehensive study guide (4) at least 3-4 days before exams, sometimes a few more days ahead, start reading the study guide over daily and highlight or cross out the stuff you memorized along the way. Eventually everything will be highlighted/crossed out and you'll know EVERYTHING :D

Also if you can, do a lot of practice exams, practice questions, etc. anything you can get your hands on.

 

- Ways to Make Friends âœ“

Be outgoing. Explore different interests. Be it Greek life, the cooking/anime club, an Asian interest group, intramural sports. Also leave your dorm room, I cannot stress this enough - go to other rooms down the hall, leave your building and just randomly say hi to people. As a freshmen, meeting other freshmen is your best opportunity to make friends.

 

- SAT Help âœ“

Lots of practice and review of basic grammar. For math, I think Dr. Chung's was the best for practice.

 

Also I'm a nursing major (1 more year) so if anyone is interested in going into this field/career path, feel free to ask me anything:)

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does anyone want links to playlists on youtube to some courses/classes? 

(i can vouch for its good content)

 

i m not sure if they are used in college though

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This advice may appear to be common sense or self-evident, however, after observing so many students make the same destructive mistake again and again, I would like to say: DO NOT leave negative opinions about a professor or school on your personal social media site, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., if you are still in the University or program. If you can be identified, you probably will and the comment(s) will follow you and can sabotage your future. 

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1) If you live in the US, make sure you pay attention to FAFSA dates because they can vary depending on where you live. Don't wait til the last minute, ESPECIALLY because there's a chance that you need to make changes and fix mistakes that will make the process so much longer and more frustrating if you don't give yourself plenty of time. 

 

2) Common sense: Yes, you can skip class sometimes. And especially if it's a class that doesn't take attendance it can be REALLY tempting. But just because you can doesn't mean you always should. I've screwed myself over by skipping one too many times and doing poorly on tests. An occasional skipping of class if you don't feel well or if you need to do something for another class once and awhile won't completely kill you, but don't make skipping a habit. College has a lot more freedom but you have to control it properly.

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This will all be pretty repetitive but do NOT put it off to the last minute. I'm in nursing school and a memorization technique that helps me is (1) take good notes in class/listen (2) go home and do the required reading in text, then re-organize lecture notes and combine with text notes (3) make a good comprehensive study guide (4) at least 3-4 days before exams, sometimes a few more days ahead, start reading the study guide over daily and highlight or cross out the stuff you memorized along the way. Eventually everything will be highlighted/crossed out and you'll know EVERYTHING :D[/font]

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Be outgoing. Explore different interests. Be it Greek life, the cooking/anime club, an Asian interest group, intramural sports. Also leave your dorm room, I cannot stress this enough - go to other rooms down the hall, leave your building and just randomly say hi to people. As a freshmen, meeting other freshmen is your best opportunity to make friends.[/font]


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Lots of practice and review of basic grammar. For math, I think Dr. Chung's was the best for practice.[/font]


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Also I'm a nursing major (1 more year) so if anyone is interested in going into this field/career path, feel free to ask me anything:)[/font]

did you have any medical or health related community service in high school? is it more preferred or will it hurt you if you don't any experience?
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Take advantage of the office hours of the professor. If you have any issues do not suffer in silence. Take advantage of any resources that are on campus.

 

Become a member of a club. I was a president of a communications club for almost a year and a half. I met some very interesting students and heard their stories, came in contact with various people from different industries and walks of life. Its a great way to network. 

 

Do not waste your money on buying textbooks, unless you're a bio/chem/physics/ nursing major. Rent from Barnes and Noble, Chegg or Amazon. 

 

If you're college/uni offers winter/summer modules take advantage of those! They're free if you're full time student  ( might depend on the college though not too sure about that )

 

Internships,volunteer work and career fair, if your college has that once a semester go to it! Go to the office of student life or w/e its called and ask for help with perfecting your resume.

 

Lastly, if your school offers a class in voice & diction or articulation take it! It will help you learn how to speak more properly, more clearly and perfect your diction and articulation. It also will help you with reduction of your accent. 

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don't procrastinate. save your tomorrow self from sleepless nights and tears, unless you like learning things the hard way. no matter how many times you've managed to finish works by procrastinating, trust me when i say nothing prepares you for thesis.

 

NEVER be afraid to ask "too much", even if you think it's a stupid question. if you don't get it, ask.

 

network. network. network.

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hello does anyone here know a way to skip entry level classes? like those classes that does not give you any credits but they put you there anyway cos u suck. yeah i cant afford to take those. once i get back to school, they are going to throw me in bio160 (a beginner class on biology and a class i do not need). i have to get in bio212 bc if i keep taking classes i dont need, i feel like its just gonna make me go back. 

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hello everyone, so i'm having a dilemma. A few days ago i had my mid term exam and the setting was quite informal to be honest. we were placed in a regular lecture theater and the seating was really close together. that meant the students were sat very closely to each other. I'm not a fan of that to be honest.

 

I am very very anti-cheating, anti plagiarism, and during exams  i always make sure that i keep my eyes to myself. Unfortunately, during this test, I swear this was unintentional, but i glanced at the answers the other students were writing. there were two students in front of me, and we were seated really closely, every time i looked in front to try to see the clock or the time written on the board i saw it...

 

I don't think my answers were influenced by them to be honest..but i don't know..i'm worried...it's making me feel guilty...what if the answers i saw subconsciously influenced my own answers..should i report myself to my lecturers?

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Seriously think about taking dual credit or AP classes that fit the major you are looking at in college, look at the list of classes you will be taking in college for your majors and which dual credit or AP classes will cover those and GET THEM DONE!! I could have been way more ahead if I had focused on that.

 

 

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hello everyone, so i'm having a dilemma. A few days ago i had my mid term exam and the setting was quite informal to be honest. we were placed in a regular lecture theater and the seating was really close together. that meant the students were sat very closely to each other. I'm not a fan of that to be honest.

 

I am very very anti-cheating, anti plagiarism, and during exams i always make sure that i keep my eyes to myself. Unfortunately, during this test, I swear this was unintentional, but i glanced at the answers the other students were writing. there were two students in front of me, and we were seated really closely, every time i looked in front to try to see the clock or the time written on the board i saw it...

 

I don't think my answers were influenced by them to be honest..but i don't know..i'm worried...it's making me feel guilty...what if the answers i saw subconsciously influenced my own answers..should i report myself to my lecturers?

 

Eh don't worry about it lol

 

 

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Seriously think about taking dual credit or AP classes that fit the major you are looking at in college, look at the list of classes you will be taking in college for your majors and which dual credit or AP classes will cover those and GET THEM DONE!! I could have been way more ahead if I had focused on that.

 

 

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Eh don't worry about it lol

 

 

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THIS THIS THIS THIS

I'm graduating next week with my BA and I did it on time. But if I had taken some AP/College-Level courses in HS, I probably would have graduated a semester earlier and not have to take those dreadful summer/winter classes in order to make it on time. 

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i'm two months into my third year of university...here are my best pieces of advice:

  1. attend the on-campus events.  especially if they're free.  you never know what people you'll meet or what interesting pieces of information you'll pick up.  plus, many events cater food or offer free refreshments.  why pay for sustenance when you don't need to, right?
  2. this has been mentioned in this thread already but talk to your professors.  i attend a school with relatively small class sizes, so it's much easier for profs to remember faces and names/keep up with particular students.  but even if you're in a lecture with 200 other people, make the effort to either email your prof or catch them after class.  they're great resources for both help w/assignments and networking post-grad.
  3. get involved in clubs or extracurricular activities.  college is the best time to branch out and try stuff you maybe were too nervous to do in high school.  join a choir or instrumental ensemble.  attend a few first meetings of different groups you might have an interest in.  find something that you want to invest time in.  keeping busy and building a social circle will help new incoming students from feeling homesick, lonely, or just overwhelmed.
  4. keep a planner!  can't even tell you how important writing down assignments, deadlines, extracurricular events, and other miscellaneous information in one place has been throughout university!  wouldn't know what to do without one.
  5. try and see your academic adviser at least once before every registration period.  it's their job to help you sort out what classes to take and how to arrange your schedule.  they (hopefully) have your best interests in mind.  if you do not like or trust your adviser, request a new one!!  the academic advising office of your university should help you find someone who's a better fit, few questions asked.

hope this might help someone who's getting ready for college ~

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