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Posted 7/2/11

aminasahra wrote:

what i'm taking an AP class right now, please don't tell me it's a waist of time.


You should look into the colleges that you are going to apply to, to make sure that they even accept AP classes. You would be surprised many colleges do not accept them.
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Haven't you heard? The rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer. The middle class is soon to be disappeared, and the gap between the rich and the poor will get even bigger and bigger as times go on.

And trust me, there are a lot more opportunities here in America than in anywhere else. I mean come on, you get to go to school for like 12 years not including kindergarten, like for absolutely free, if you don't count for most books and food. Compare to most other countries you have to pay for them.

No one wants to lose money, the admission is no exception.
Posted 7/2/11

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Haven't you heard? The rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer. The middle class is soon to be disappeared, and the gap between the rich and the poor will get even bigger and bigger as times go on.

And trust me, there are a lot more opportunities here in America than in anywhere else. I mean come on, you get to go to school for like 12 years not including kindergarten, like for absolutely free, if you don't count for most books and food. Compare to most other countries you have to pay for them.

No one wants to lose money, the admission is no exception.


I don't live in the US, but it's a similar situation down here in the UK with the rich benefiting much more than the poor. Though, you should take a look at this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVimVzgtD6w

It's about a Swedish professor who uses statistics to disprove theories about the increasing gap between the rich and poor, as well as talking about world development. It's about 20 minutes long, but I strongly recommend you to watch at least the first few minutes of it. You may not agree with what he's saying, but this guy is pretty damn amazing.
Posted 7/2/11
Honestly, I've been living in the UAE my whole life. It's all about the MONEY (and your citizenship). I'm going to go to an IB school this year so I bet it will open a LOT of opportunities, if I pass that is.
Yes, I know it's unfair, but what you CAN do is to never give up. Cliche I know, but it works.
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I think that with all of the kids in the world who just wish they could go to college and all of the people in third-world countries who will never know the opportunities of an education, we are very blessed in America. Even if there is a bit of corruption, we still HAVE an education system. If you have a 4.0, great resumes and top SAT/ACT scores and pass your AP tests, then you will get into a fabulous college.
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Screw US college admissions---from personal experience, if you're aiming to go to a top-ranking school like Yale or Harvard, you'll pretty much either 1. Have somebody on the inside or have alumni connections who can help get you in, 2. Already be a desirable genius in a specific subject like Music, or my favorite 3. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: if you're a poor minority high-school student who happens to be a freaking genius with great grades and a decent SAT/ACT test score, you're pretty much set for a free ride to a highly desirable school.

If you're just a middle class student with a 4.0 GPA, a decent SAT/ACT score, a few AP classes here and there, and a couple of decent activities on your resume, then don't get your hopes up for an Ivy League school. It seems like there's plenty of those types of kids applying to these top-tier schools (I was one of them), and even when you go through the trouble of traveling 1000 miles to the college of your choice in order to have a one-on-one student interview so you can raise your chances of getting admitted, that STILL won't help you very much, trust me. To me, the rich get richer, the gifted get more gifts, the poor but smart get smarter, and those stuck in the middle will stay stuck in the middle.
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I live in the UK - I blinded myself with all the usual arguments. Its too expensive, my parents can't help a fuck (they can barely make ends meet with me working full time like an idiot), I will fail the work etc etc...and you know what? Its the biggest mistake of my life!
No matter what the cost, no matter how hard, work like a bastard, make yourself bleed if you have to but get the GPA (grade point average, right?) and get into college and or university. I wish I had!
I'm not quite flipping burgers, but I'm not far short. I have "experience" but I'm now being told that's nothing without qualifications. When I was at school and 6thform college, I was lead to believe that qualifications were nothing without experience...go figure?
Anyways, NEVER give up, even if it means to have to tread on a face or two to get where you want to go!
You might not be able to break the class-glass-ceiling, but give it a damn good try! And they're right, its what student loans are for. Sure, its like selling your soul, but its worth it if you can earn it back
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To me, the rich get richer, the gifted get more gifts, the poor but smart get smarter, and those stuck in the middle will stay stuck in the middle.


Amen to that! Same over here in the UK - the worst and poorest performing students, the kind who steal and disrupt classes get treated amazingly - whatever support they need. The kids with the money and or brains also get whatever support they need whether it be from the school or home.
Kids in the middle? Nada. Half-assed "student advisor" at best. Just what we need. Not.
Sadly, if you're a middle-type kid, its all gotta be off your own back, and I know how finding the motivation to do that is. Hard.
Posted 7/2/11 , edited 7/2/11

WizardTizzle wrote:


JoePianist wrote:

To me, the rich get richer, the gifted get more gifts, the poor but smart get smarter, and those stuck in the middle will stay stuck in the middle.


Amen to that! Same over here in the UK - the worst and poorest performing students, the kind who steal and disrupt classes get treated amazingly - whatever support they need. The kids with the money and or brains also get whatever support they need whether it be from the school or home.
Kids in the middle? Nada. Half-assed "student advisor" at best. Just what we need. Not.
Sadly, if you're a middle-type kid, its all gotta be off your own back, and I know how finding the motivation to do that is. Hard.


you can get help lots of it u just got rilly fight for it like hell in the uk whys they put u aside
but collage duse help u sort get in to uni in uk because the points but u rilly need £.£ to get any were nawere days
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Posted 7/2/11
You get the same amount of credits, but it looks flashy when you're getting into certain colleges. I think it's mainly for the ones that ask for personality rather than just numbers, though, because it shows you're willing to put in your best efforts.
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true thot like football u don't need f all education but u make millions u just got no haw to kick a ball about
Posted 7/10/11
In UK we go through the UCAS process, its all online and a certain grade in A-Levels gives you points. The more UCAS points you have, the more prestigious University you can be considered for. It depends on your personal statement which is basically a letter begging them to let you in and stressing how awesome you are at everything -__- and whatever. Then you submit it and wait for them to reply and offer you a place. It was a stressful, bollocks, horrible, experience but worth it if you really really want a higher education. Its not over yet though, they may ask you to attend an interview on campus and make you feel like shit for the next 10 minutes and then call you a week later and say "Oh but we would like to offer you a place". Don't do it unless you're made of steel because its just plain rough. Once you're in it can be the best experience of your life
Posted 7/10/11
I'm guaranteed for college, because I'm handicapped, and people pity me. I have an advantage.

College is all about finding advantages in order tog et in, to manipulate. In this current world? You can only do everything you can, or else all that dignity isn't worth shit.
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Posted 7/11/11 , edited 7/11/11
HA! I never took AP ..okay since I got that out of the way (>w<);;

I never tired hard in high school, I gotten mostly A's and B's and a couple unfortunate D's

As for college, i just gotten into a community college and working my way up from there, I don't care how long it takes since I have no real goals to be anything

And for my 1st semester my dad is paying for everything until I can get money from my tribe *cough* I'm Native American and can get money for schooling
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