|By Binarystar (Binarystar) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 04:32 am: Edit|
I'm participating in the national math and chem olympiad. The thing is, I won't be able to take the tests in English, so I'm at a huge disadvantage. Will MIT (or any other school, really) care at all about the fact that the language put me at a disadvantage? I'm good at Spanish, but it's the scientific/technical terms that will be tough.
|By Texas137 (Texas137) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 09:21 am: Edit|
your participating in the US olympiads (in which case you should be able to get the tests in English), or the olympiads for some other country?
Scientific/technical material is usually much easier to read in a foreign language than literature would be. Most of the specialized terms are more or less the same.
|By Binarystar (Binarystar) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 12:03 pm: Edit|
I'm competing in another country, in Spanish. I can do it in English, no problem.
I'm concerned with explaining myself using technical terms, that is all.
|By Binarystar (Binarystar) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 08:46 pm: Edit|
I talked to the olympiad guy and he said I'd probably have to take it in Spanish. =/
|By Binarystar (Binarystar) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 10:08 am: Edit|
|By Texas137 (Texas137) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 11:51 am: Edit|
qualifying for olympiads is good. I don't think colleges are going to mince it down into what your score would have been in a different language. If you qualify for the IMO or IChO, you can do that in English.
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