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$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

Essentially we’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing academic year. Whether it’s “Don't leave it to the last minute” or “Memorize facts with a song”, we want to hear from you. There’s a $500 cash prize up for grabs!* 

How to Enter: 
Simply comment below using your real name with, “My Ultimate Study Tip Is:” followed by the piece of advice you think will help other members as they prepare for exams.

Deadline to enter is January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.  

How to Win: 
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Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest. Good luck! 

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Why is everyone on this forum so dead set on telling kids not to go into any given program?
I understand that it's hard to find jobs in some fields. I'm sure almost everyone on here does as well. It seems that every post i see, there's always some anonymous commenter discouraging them and telling them "good luck working at starbucks/mcdonalds/burger king/etc." I just saw something that said the only useful degrees were engineering and computer science. Do you think that Engineers and Comp. Sci majors can do every job that our complex society needs? No, they can't. Yes, it may be hard to find a high paying job with certain degrees but who are you to assume that making money is all someone cares about? Coming from the home of a single mother who makes a little over 50k a year, I can tell you that having an average paying job isn't hell like people on here make it out to be. I would never go against what i aspire to do based on the amount of money I'd start off making.

It just seems that some people are so dead-set on tearing people's goals down on here and I just wanted to let people know that their degree isn't "useless" if it doesn't get them a job paying 100k off the bat.
Uni out side of ontario
I'm contemplating whether it's worth it to apply to a university outside of ontario, mainly I'm looking at UBC right now. But what are your guys opinions on this because ontario already has most of the top universities in Canada, so would there even be a point in applying outside of Ontario. Btw I'm applying to engineering or CS, also if anyone knows anything about UBC's CS how is the program, from what i heard it's second best after waterloo and what are the admission averages?
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Diploma vs Undergrad
I am a gr 12 student looking into criminology, I have the option to do 2 years of Criminal Justice studies to recieve a diploma and continue to do 2 more years to recieve a bachelor of arts degree, is it worth recieveing the diploma or is it better to apply for the bachelors degree out of the gate?
How to get high marks in high school
Hey guys,
I have a 92 average in high school currently. However to make it to most engineering programs, you need upwards of 95%. Does anyone know how I can get stellar high school grades. Some people recommend private school, but I know that they are looked down upon for admissions. With that in mind, does anyone have any tips on how I can attain such a high average. Perhaps any high schools within Toronto that are not academically rigorous. If any students on this forum looking at this post had a high high school average, please share your experiences below!
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Ryerson University Bachelor of Arts Acceptance!!!!
Hello. For Ryerson U, what averages would most likely lean towards acceptance for the arts program? I'm thinking history, politics, and criminology. I know mid to high 70's are required but Ryerson only looks at grades and no ecs. This worries me. I'll have a low 80 average and am applying generally, NOT early accpetance. Thanks.
What do you wanna do for a career?
This is just a general thread for what people aspire and plan to do in the future. This can include programs, unis, colleges, and other.
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Western or queens
What are my chances for western or queens?
I can get the marks its just my ecs that aren't super great
Calc 86
Adv func 87
Eng 90
Economics 97
World cultures 95
Philosophy 94
International bus 84
Fashion 96
French 88

-summer job at fast food stand 1 yr
-badminton team 1yr 
-badminton club 1 yr
Outdoors club 2 yrs 
Volunteer at library 2 yr
Tutor students for free 2 yrs
Link crew this year 

Do you think i could explain to them that i moved halfway through high school and wasn't able to continue with my ecs which is why there is a lack of continuity?

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Applying to college
I've heard many times of schools adding 10% to your grade if you took a U class and apply to college. Is there any truth behind this?
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U of T - Ask me anything!

I'm a student at the University of Toronto, planning to pursue either an Economics or Economics and Mathematics Specialist.

I understand that the University of Toronto is a popular destination for many Secondary School graduates, so I thought I'd offer up my expertise and answer any questions you may have.

I can help dispel (or confirm!) scary rumours, answer questions about the application process, or whatever is on your mind. My specific knowledge is of Maths and Economics, so I can help applicants planning to enter that field.

*Note: There has been some interest in the sale of my ECO100Y notes among entering students. I do have prepared a large document including all relevant graphs, equations and definitions - complete with explanations and descriptions. If you're interested, feel free to send me a message on the forums.

**Note: Please do not use this thread to ask whether your entrance grades are good enough. I don't really know, and don't pretend to.

- MattUK
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U of T advice compared to Gr12
so right not im HOPING to get accepted to U of T. the following question does not limit itself to only U of T. i was wondering if anyone knows the difference in terms of work load say compared to biology first year and grade 12. Right now im almost a straight 90 student (most difficult subject and lowest mark for me is english) and i admit i do not work as hard as everyone expects a 90 student to work. i was wondering how difficult it would be for me say mcmaster u of t or western if i decided to work hard. (in your opinions )
ps i never feel stressed for some reason
Chances of getting into U of T Toronto and Scarborough?
I want to pursue life sciences. It's nearing the end of November as of now.  Do I have hope? I'm about to get my first term reprot card, and I don't have all my marks now but I can estimate. 

Advanced Functions - 78
bio - 82 (I will ensure this reaches at least an 87, it's this low cause of stupid mistakes)
chemistry - 83
Rep Music (extra course) - 90
Music - 90
English - 76 (I will increase that by A LOT)

Physics isn't required, but I will take it in first year uni. I know I'm going to have trouble with that cause I don't have any physics experience. All my courses are U level, except for Music, which is mixed. 

I haven't done this bad in a long time, Last year my makrs were high by ten percent. I think it's because I have no motivation, but if I hear some now I will be inspired to work!!
How hard is it to get good grades at UofT?
I've heard that it was hard to get good grades at UofT.  But is it really?  I do understand that you need to put in hard work in general.  And I'm ready to do that, but is it true that they don't give too many good grades and all that?
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Calling all yconic members!
We know it’s hard to think about but it’s almost that time of year again. Tell us your top 3 “Must Haves” for back to school and you could be featured in yconic's newest article.

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                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

Reply to this thread now for your chance to be featured!
Quick Dalhousie Undergrad Acceptance?
I applied for Dalhousie's Bioveterinary Science program a week ago, and I received the letter of acceptance to the program from Dalhousie today. I thought universities take a few months at least to review applications.
Does Dalhousie even look at my grades? I haven't even sent my transcripts yet. 
Or is it because the program is extremely non-competitive??

I'm so confused :/ what is this :((((

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When does western start sending our acceptances for BMOS program at main campus and what averages get you this acceptance
Should I do e-learning or no?
I want to take International Business Fundamentals and Business Leadership through e-learning. But, I heard so many pros and cons about e-learning that I don't know what to do. Should I take e-learning or not? Also, I heard from someone on Yconic that he got a 99% in both courses. Does e-learning boost up your average? Thanks for the advice.

P.S. I want to get into Ryerson, UTSC, Ivey, Queens, McMaster, and Wilfrid Laurier.
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Waterloo Systems Design Engineering
Are any systems undergraduates lurking around these forums? I've done a bit of research on what this program actually is, but still don't really understand it. From what I grasp, it deals with designing and managing all kinds of engineering systems? 

Can anyone give me a bit more detail on what this program is and what its like? Also wondering if it is/can be related to computer/IT related career paths since that's what my main interest is in.
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How to get a good grade in Gr 12 Calculus?
I have Calculus and Vectors next semester and I'm really nervous it will bring down my average. I really want to get it in the 90s. Any study tips? Should I get a tutor?
5th Year BBA/BMath Double Degree - AMA
Now that I have some time this term I'm open to answering any questions you might have about the DD programs at UW or WLU. I can also answer any questions you have about the BBA program at Laurier or Math at UW.

If you don't have specific questions, read my other thread (buried somewhere between forum changes) for my thoughts on most common questions bout the program.

A little about me:
- 5 work terms completed. I have worked in Toronto (Bay St) and New York (Wall St)
- Majoring in Mathematical Optimization (Operations Research) and Finance

Q/A Pharmacy
I am third year student at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. I did a Bachelor's degree (Hons. BSc) in Biochemistry with a specialization of pathology of human disease at the University of Western Ontario. My GPA was 3.91 when I applied for pharmacy school.
Please ask me anything in terms of pharmacy.
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York U Residences
Does anyone has experience with York University residences? A family memeber will be attending the social work program next Fall and is considering Winters, Calumet, Vanier etc. Any recommendations? Does any residence has built in cafeteria for dinner ? Or students have to walk somewhere else? From the videos on website the facilities are a bit old.

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First Year ECE at uWaterloo AMA
I remember roaming through these forums just a short year ago, and I'm here to give back. I know everyone is going to ask about my admission average, 90.5%, with some extracurriculars such as robotics club, some intramural sports teams, etc. I did not do any math/cs competitions.  

Before you ask any questions, I highly recommend looking at some of these links:

Besides, that, ask away! 
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