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Discus: What Are My Chances?: February 2003 Archive: Edge on admissions
By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:29 am: Edit

I taught myself einstein's theory of relativity last year and then discovered the solution to the problem of energy conservation in relativistic doppler redshift. would u guys think this would give me an edge in admissions to elite schools?

By no on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 01:02 am: Edit

hahaha nice try. but not really

By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 01:09 am: Edit

i swear this is true.. not really? why not?

By asdffads on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 01:12 am: Edit

Because you're not black, hispanic, native american or peurto rican.

By sauce on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 01:14 am: Edit

How will you prove that you taught the theory of relativity to yourself? And how would you prove that you actually know it? Then how exactly would you present your solution to the problem of energy conservation?

By qwe on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 01:43 am: Edit

hahaha, and i solved world hunger.

nice try, ••••••.

By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 10:19 am: Edit

i got my teacher evaluation who says this. And I sent my paper. if you wanna take a look:

http://www.geocities.com/ivoryraven29/ExtendedEssay.pdf

By bumpie on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 10:36 am: Edit

bump

By s on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 10:54 am: Edit

bump

By suspicious on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 11:22 am: Edit

the link doesn't work....
show us the evidence,,,, if u have one

By You suck on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 11:32 am: Edit

Liar Liar.........I'm gonna track you down and kill you! Bitch......

By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 11:46 am: Edit

odaodjaosfha'
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By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 11:51 am: Edit

It works now, check it out here:

http://www.geocities.com/ivoryraven29

Then click in the link and behold true genius.

HAHAHHAHAHAHAH

By bumpcar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 11:55 am: Edit

bump

By sd on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 11:57 am: Edit

you can put your foot in your mouth now.

By aw on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:04 pm: Edit

Einar, that impresses the heck out of me. Where are you thinking of applying?

By Einar. on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:07 pm: Edit

I've applied to Princeton, MIT, Harvard and Yale RD as an International Student.

By aw on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:27 pm: Edit

Ah. Good luck to you. A paper like that certainly won't hurt. Hope they have time to run it by someone in the physics department who can truly appreciate it

By Stats on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:33 pm: Edit

What are you stats?

By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:33 pm: Edit

thank you, i hope so too.

By Think on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:36 pm: Edit

Hey, aw, do you think this fellow is for real? I know nothing of Physics, but, from the looks of it, that paper does seem extraordinary and should grant him admission to any college in the world if it truly represents original thinking.

By Thinker on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:38 pm: Edit

You must be the object of much envy and adulation, Einar.

By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:38 pm: Edit

International Student

Ranked 1 of 53 in IB leaving class.
Obtained 43 points in the Diploma
7 HL math, 7 HL physics, 6 HL chemistry, 7 SL spanish, 7 SL english, 7 SL history. + 2 points for TOK and Extended Essay.

710 SAT math 670 SAT Verb

800 SATII Physics, 720 SAT IIc Math, 640 SAT II Writing.

Ranked 1/53 in IB leaving class.

ECs: Lead electric guitar in school's rock and jazz groups.
4th Kyu in Kendo.
Duke of Edinburgh International Award (Hikes) Silver Award.
Member of school's 4 part choir (recorded a cd)
Founding member of the school's computer service facility.
Founder member and membership secretary of the history club.

By think/thinker on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:39 pm: Edit

Think=Thinker

By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:40 pm: Edit

and Yes, I am for real.

By Thinker on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:44 pm: Edit

Your example is a testament to worthlessness of SAT test scores.

By Thinker on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:47 pm: Edit

Transcendental thinkers have often been unable to tackle the nitty-gritty of layperson mathematics; you, I suspect, belong to that charmed circle of thinkers.

By ahem on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:50 pm: Edit

Sheesh i derived the value of Pi when i was in 9th grade......

By erw on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:54 pm: Edit

Remarkable, simply remarkable, Einar.

By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 02:13 pm: Edit

:)
Thank you for your comments

By aa activist on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 02:23 pm: Edit

it really must be said that 80+ % of the applicants at elite colleges and universities are qualified and even overqualified.

it is unfair for you people to think that AA gets one in automatically. to say so one would have to place all URM applicants in that 20% of underqualifieds, and that just is not the case.
there are certainly some "more qualified" than others. but once one passes the threshold for qualification, subjective judgement of each applicant is acceptable.

By Thinker on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 02:23 pm: Edit

Einar, how extraordinary are you findings, and have you shown this paper to individuals outside your school?

By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 02:38 pm: Edit

I visited a local university once and gave my paper to a physics professor there. However seemed not to take me seriously and just joked about it with my uncle who took me there.

Although it was the most prestigious university here in Peru the physics department has minimal resources and none of the faculty had theoretical rather than practical interests in physics. It's a pity.

By ump on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 02:47 pm: Edit

bump

By Thinker on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 02:57 pm: Edit

Try getting your paper recognition before soon, and update colleges when you do so -- that, in my opinion, is what you should be working on right now.

Email profs at various "BIG NAME" universities in America and the United Kingdom, and try to obtain a letter of recommendation attesting to the worth of your paper. Do this now, before it is too late -- you have about 20 days before decisions on your applications are made, I'd say, so work fast.

By apprentice on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 04:52 pm: Edit

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By qwe on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 06:12 pm: Edit

great, so you plagiarized Feynmann's "six not-so-easy pieces"?

although chances are that the processing centers wont even put it in your profile, so you are not completely screwed.

By agree with qwe on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 06:15 pm: Edit

haha i agree with qwe, you copied feynmann's six-not-so-easy pieces

By Einar on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 08:15 pm: Edit

Yes, I guess I am idiotic enough to plagiarize such a well known book and send it to the IB in Geneva, they being moronic enough as well as not to notice, and still receive an A for my paper in the diploma.

Probably you two are the only smart people on earth aren't you?

By kirra on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 10:11 pm: Edit

bump

By poil on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 02:29 am: Edit

Qwe!!! I included a book I wrote in my application. Is there a possibility that "processing centers wont even put it" in my profile ?

By cuspidor on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 02:49 pm: Edit

bump

By einars cousin on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 02:55 pm: Edit

einar just go hang yourself out the window
you must have had some education to know english that well and study in peru
i am half peruvian and know that the country needs more than the solution to an equation to save your country
get off the "high road" to harvard and help the people "below" you

By Einar on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 07:43 pm: Edit

I can be of much, much more help if I study overseas and then come back with something to give my to my country. An education here won't help make any difference, everything is a mess.

But I guess you being half peruvian means you are only half informed of what goes on here.

By Aatherealone (Aatherealone) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:08 am: Edit

hey i am also peruvian in what school are you attending elinar...markham?..fdr?

By sn on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 04:34 pm: Edit

wow einar i would seriously listen to the advice of Thinker.... you should send this paper to colleges and get recommendations from them...

hurry hurry hurry

By 1214 (1214) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 03:03 pm: Edit

ok, i am officially humbled. if this is what harvard has ... wow.

By Icex1 (Icex1) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 11:23 pm: Edit

Wow, you have no life.

Congrats on the paper though.

By Gabypa (Gabypa) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 12:12 pm: Edit

einar, to which colleges did u get in? im interested.


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