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Getting better at Trig

Anonymous
1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by mykee leeedo
I'm preparing for the Euclid and I feel confident in all areas except trig. For some reason, it's one area of math that's never stuck with me, and I find myself constantly forgetting the formulas and laws needed to solve basic trig problems. I'm attempting this problem:

http://i.imgur.com/p9GCt2K.png

I've gotten as far as labeling the sides root(89), x, and x - 3, but I don't know what to do after that. Am I supposed to try to solve x first? Theta? Tan(theta)? I don't know how to solve any of them.

I can find the solution to the above problem online easily, what I'm more interested in is a way to get better at this sort of stuff. Something like an online course teaching trig at this sort of level, or a textbook, or something? I'm not sure, if you guys have any suggestions let me know.

Thank you!
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Grade 12 Physics for UTM????

Anonymous
1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by mykee leeedo
Hi! I applied for Life Sciences at UTM and I plan to attend this university in the fall of 2015. I'm currently taking Grade 12 Physics, but I find it extremely difficult to understand the concepts and I'm worried it will bring down my overall average. 

I was wondering if I should continue to take physics (though it isn't required or recommended at UTM) or if taking this course will help me in the future at this program at UTM.

I have no spares currently and my workload this semester is pretty heavy but I'm concerned that I will need to take physics in university next year (and I would rather get it over with if necessary). Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Importance of Linux for UW Compsci

Anonymous
5 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
The recent post about a laptop for UW eng reminded me of something:

I heard from a few people that having linux or being able to run linux software is critical to passing certain courses at UW. Of course I can run software in a virtualbox, but its clunky and slow and uneffective.

Is it worth sideloading Linux onto my laptop? Or am I not going to need it at UW?
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Ryerson Business Management no coop vs Brock BBA coop

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
Hey I just got accepted into these two programs and was wondering which one you guys would say is better
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Just got waitlisted for sciences at UBC... is it all over? (IB)

Anonymous
14 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hello,

I've had my heart set on UBC for quite a while now, and then just this afternoon I got the news that I was waitlisted on their student portal.

"We have evaluated your application and due to the competitive nature of your program, we are not able to offer you admission. Your application is currently wait-listed. Any changes to your application and wait-list status will be noted here and a final decision will be available to you by June 15th. Please note that a large number of wait-listed candidates do not receive offers of admission, and we encourage you to make alternate plans accordingly."

I'm wondering if anyone could tell me what my chances are of getting accepted, if at all. I'm a IB diploma student with a total predicted mark of 33. My predicted mark breakdown is:
6 - Chemistry SL, Geography HL
5 - Math SL, Spanish SL (final), English Lit. HL
4 - Physics HL (Trying hard to bring this up - is this mark the main cause of me being waitlisted?)
with 2 Predicted marks for TOK & EE. 

Does anyone know of IB students who got accepted with around a 33 predicted? I realise that their website has listed a "recommended" average of 29-32 for admission, and I'd like to think my PP was strong (Good ECs, but who knows, since it's relative scoring). My waitlist message doesn't even say the "Strong candidate", which it appears a lot of others have. 
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Finding a Job with No Experience

Molly95
10 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
     Does anyone have any tips for finding a job with absolutely no experience? I'm going into my second year of undergrad at U of T but right now I'm at home living with my parents in the east GTA. I've been looking for a job since the end of March this year, still with no luck. I find this strange, considering my resume shows that I have a really strong academic background (graduated with the highest avg. of my high school class; 3.9 GPA) and extensive experience volunteering. Is it just because I've never had a formal job before? It seems so unfair; I'm willing to work hard, but even places like restaurants and retail stores will not hire anyone without at least one year's experience. Is there a way to break out of the whole "need experience to get experience" cycle?
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Life science

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I really want to go to med school and i dont know what is my undergrad should be... any suggestion
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Laurier vs. Mac vs. Guelph. (Business / commerce)

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Accepted to Laurier and Acadia, waiting for : Mac commerce, Guelph Marketing mgmt. and St. F.X business. Long term I'm leaning towards a career in marketing or human resources. I'm encouraged by my acceptance to Laurier BUT ... am I a second class citizen there if I DON'T get in to the co-op program ??? In everyone's esteemed opinion, how do the above schools stack up for business/commerce ? I'll have a final admissions average of 90% or just shy of it. I didn't want to apply to Queen's (my brother is there, gotta go my own way !) or Western-Ivey (would rather have a 4 year business specific degree than a chance at a 2 year business degree). Your thoughts ???
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Carleton University, Brock University or Mcmaster?

10 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I am having a huge dilemma whether to go to Brock or Carleton. I've applied to Brock, Carleton, McMaster and Guelph but I don't really want to go to guelph anymore and McMaster is losing my interest. 

Ive applied to Criminology and Criminal Justice in Concentration of Psychology at Carleton, Psychology and Socio at Brock (got accepted) and Socio at McMaster. If anyone knows details about these programs especially the one at Carleton, please tell me because it's a program that isn't available anywhere else. Ultimately, I want to do Criminology and Psychology. 

*** I want to choose a school that has a great social life and night life in the city, cultural diversity is also important to me as well as an accepting community. I also like school spirit***

**** ANOTHER THING THAT IM TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT BUT I CANT SEEM TO IS THE DINING SERVICES AT THESE UNIVERSITIES, HOW IS THE FOOD SOMEONE TELL ME PLEASE.***

If anyone goes to any of these schools or has heard things about it please let me know! I want all the info I can get. Thanks guys!!
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Regional SciTech Program - Does It Help?

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Akshay Pall
Hello. Over the past few years, the Regional SciTech Program (by PEEL) has been implemented in two schools (Chinguacousy Secondary School, and Port Credit Secondary School). It is a program which has a larger focus on science and technology, and applies this to many of the normal academic courses (i.e. ICS, TEJ, physics, biology, etc.).  Do you think a student in this program applying to university (i.e. engineering) will have a better chance to get in? Will this program affect their chances at all? 
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McMaster and Laurier Business

Anonymous
11 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Has anyone heard back from McMaster or Laurier? 
I have a 89.5% average right now based on 4u/m courses completed (finished adv functions and english + 2 other mixed courses). I was wondering if anyone got accepted to laurier or mcmaster with a average below mines?
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High School to University transition

Anonymous
3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi guys! I'm in my senior year of grade 12 and I can't wait to graduate. To all the current university students, do you guys still talk to your high school friends or has university made you forget all about them? Thanks!
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UOttawa or Guelph?

Anonymous
1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I have been accepted to UOttawa and Guelph for honors computer science with coop. However, I am having a hard time to choose which school to go to. Which school has the better program? What school do you think I should go to?
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Carleton vs. Guelph-Humber Justice Studies?

3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Which school would be better for the program, Justice Studies? I like both schools, however if I were to go to Carleton, I would have to live on res whereas I would only be commuting to Guelph-Humber of approximately an hour and a half commute. But just which school is good for the program? :)
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Social science at utsg for economics?

Anonymous
8 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Is it a good program? This thing is I get a BA degree and everyone I talk to is saying that a BA degree isn't going to get me anywhere. I'm better off getting a BCOM at another less prestigious university. Any thoughts? Thanks (:
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U of T vs Mac Med School

Anonymous
1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I am curious between the two. Which is better in your opinion? 
Which one is more prominent between the two? Why?
Which is harder to get into?
Which is harder to maintain high marks?
Are employers more biased to pick their future workers from these schools? If so, which one?
Finally, if possible, what's your experience in these schools?
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UBC SAUDER | AVERAGE

iamLeeSinger
13 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by find the dog
Just wanted to have an idea on what kind of average you need for UBC SAUDER out of high school.Please post in the following format if you have had any experience applying to SAUDER in previous years. Let's keep this thread nice and clean!

ACCEPTED OR REJECTED | DATE | AVERAGE | WHERE YOU ARE FROM (e.g BC)

an example will be:

ACCEPTED | Early March 2014 | 95% | BC

For all the other hopeful Sauderites like me, we can post in the follow format. I will start!

APPLIED and WAITING | JANUARY 2015 and so on| 94% | BC
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Ivey HBA (not AEO) 2015-2017

Anonymous
5 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by find the dog
I have my AEO status, and I think I'll be meeting all the progression requirements... am I guaranteed in? I know Ivey has the right to revoke any acceptance. But, AEO is technically a "conditional offer". Anyone know anything about this?
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victoria college residences. margad, lower burwash, rowell jackman, etc

Anonymous
2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi,
I going to accept my offer to u of t, victoria college but am having a tough time choosing which hall i want.
I am wanting a sociable residence where the students are not afraid to throw a party or just have fun while also no going crazy every single day.
I want a room mate and also private bathrooms if that was possible( coed is fine but prefer private)
I am leaning towards margad but they don't seem to have private washrooms
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Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!

330 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi guys,

I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay.  Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.

You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!
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Would they cancel my application due to this?

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
Hello everyone,  
I am an International student, graduated HS in America. I have applied to UBC, but I have not taken any SAT/ACT tests yet, which is the main requirement.  Would they cancel my application due to this?? 
 Thank you!
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Anybody get accepted into Compsci?

Anonymous
3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Abhi Mevawala
I'm referring to the Scarborough campus specifically. 
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Late PSEs....

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
As the title says... 
I recently just submitted my Commerce PSE at the time of 9:20pm PST time and forgot that it was already past midnight in Ontario. (Yes, quite stupid of me, I know.) But my extra-curricular PSE was handed in on time. 

So does anyone know if Queens Commerce will still consider late PSE? Or will my application just be automatically skipped over? In case that they do still consider it, how greatly will this affect my chance of getting in? 

Thank you!
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ENG4U Online Course?

Anonymous
8 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Would taking an ENG4U Online course during the school year be harder than taking an in-class ENG4U course? 

I got a teacher who rarely gives marks higher than 75. Last year I got 93 in English, and now I'm struggling to maintain an 80, yet I need at least a high 80. I was wondering if I should drop out and switch to an online English 12 course, one month into the semester. Would that be possible? And would it be worth it?
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Macbook with Windows for Waterloo ECE ?

Anonymous
9 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by 3uclid
Pls tell it will workout?
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