|By Jesusofsuburbia (Jesusofsuburbia) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 03:38 pm: Edit|
Okay well I just wrote my SAT I Reasoning Test this morning, as did thousands of other kids across North America.
I live in a rural community of Canada, in the province of Nova Scotia. I figure I did well on the math portion of the SAT (like 750 or so I hope), but the verbal was my downfall I may only get 500 or so, maybe 600. The low verbal score is not really my fault. I had 100% unweighted in my Advanced English, which was the highest possible course and grade for my junior year. This shows a flaw in the curriculum (or lack there of) for last year. Hopefully the Admissions Officers will be able to pick up on that, and not dock me for it.
Here's some of my stats:
GPA: 97.0% end of last term (junior year grade 11)
Course Selection: Most rigorous available (AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP English, AP Biology, and Global Geography [compulsory])
Extracurriculars: -Senior Executive Student Council (Recording Secretary)
-Senior School Newspaper Reporter
-Curling for a school team, and a personal team
-Call to Remembrance in freshman year
-Will be playing Softball in the spring
-Ice Hockey for a personal team in freshman year
-Reach for Dalhousie Program (it's like Jeopardy!)
Volunteering: -Will be volunteering about one hour a week to help kids learn to curl.
-Will be tutoring be the end of the year.
Other: -Attended the 2004 Dalhousie University Science and Engineering week (invitational event, one student per school from my province)
-Part time job for Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods (Potato Chips and Corn Snacks) around 10 hours per week
So do I have a chance?
|By Worthfightingfo (Worthfightingfo) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 08:50 pm: Edit|
your course load is excellent, ...blaming your curriculum..well then your high marks just show that you aren't as high up to par as people who obtain the same high marks somewhere else who have 600 + in SAT scores. the SAT is a standarized test...and furthermore its reasoning. everyone has an equal chance. they're trying to test intelligence as fair as possible without people actually having a CURRICULUM in school on it!
i doubt the whole picking up on the fact your school gives high marks will help you in ANY way. however if you pick up your SAT scores and score 1400 + you will have a much better chance.
- nova scotia might help you a bit
- but i know people who are applying in Canada (not nova scotia) who have a more extensive depth of ECs, so who knows.
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