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hey everyone..
okay so i really need help! im sitting for the euclid math contest in april 2012. i applied to uwaterloo CS as an international students. i currently study EDEXCEL GCE A-LeVEL MATH [if you dont know what that is.. it is the british cirriculum] so i did the 2011 euclid paper and i found it wayyyy toooo difficult. i am sooo demotivated. i need tips on how to prepare for the exam.. help pleaseeeeeeeeeee i dont have much time left! thankssssss
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The Math Department at UW sells some helpful books online through the CEMC Book Store. You should buy "Problems and how to solve them 1 & 2". Along with "tougher problems and their solutions".

You would also be helped by any good heuristic problem solving book. Like How to Solve it, by Polya

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A bad euclid score will NOT affect ur admission, a good score couuld always help doe
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2011 Euclid paper was EASY, especially for a GCE student.

That being said, I think your main problem could be your English mark.
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The Euclid contest is intended to be very hard. Getting a 70+ on the contest puts you in the top 5% of people that write it. Usually the averages are in the 30s or 40s. I wouldn't worry about it so much.

Remember, just writing the contest gives your admissions score a boost. Good marks on it will only affect your scholarship opportunities within UWaterloo.
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