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How much sleep do you get during regular school days?
On your regular school days in high school (Grade 11/ Grade 12) how much sleep do you get? What time do you wake up at and what time do you sleep at? does sleeping less by maximizing more time for studying worth it and is it useful? Are you able to concentrate at school the next day? What is your average?

Thank you in advance!
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Prospective Ontario Nursing Student
Hello everyone!

I am looking to apply to Ontario nursing programs for the 2017 year. I am mainly considering staying in Ontario, but would be open to other options. 
Currently schools I am looking at include McMaster, Queens, Western, Ryerson and Ottawa U. I have a 91.5% average.

What are the main differences between these schools?
What are the various admission averages?
Are there any other location, cost or cultural factors to keep in mind when choosing between these schools?

If anyone has experience or information regarding these various programs that would be very much appreciated!
UBC Classes
Hi there! Im planning on applying to ubc this year and I am curious about what classes I can take. Can I take any classes? Like can I take classes offered in a different faculty? For example if I get into forestry but I take classes in the health sciences faculty.  Is that possible?
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Does playing an instrument appeal to UBC?
If I'm in the arts/honour level orchestra at my school and take 1-2 hr lessons outside school, will it appear I'm all rounded? Along with some community service?

Honestly, I don't understand why sports seems to be more preferred than music. There's no season in music, so we practice for at least 2-3 hours until we get exhausted every single day, and we still need to show up on early mornings a couple of times every week. We do have competitions, and we never let our skill level lower than the day before. What's the difference between putting down "violin" and "volleyball"?
And yes, there is teamwork. We need to agree on the bowings, and make sure we are adjusted to 25 other people as much as we can.
does ubc go over every single eligible application that meets minimal requirements?
i heard that ubc picks applications "randomly"
So not everyone gets to have their application even looked into?

thanks,
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UBC students! Please help :(((
Did all of you guys do some sort of sport in high school to get in during your senior years?
If I don't do a sport but im I'm clubs like helping hands, volunteer, career exploration and play the trumpet will that still not be enough? Like was everyone accepted to UBC some sort of athlete in high school?
UBC/SFU/UVIC admissions
Just wondering what your highschool averages were when applying to post secondary. Please include faculty,university, and average. Thanks!
Early Acceptance-Pros and Cons(?)
Hi. Like the title, what are some pros and cons to applying early to university (more interested in the cons btw). I am moving onto grade 12 this september, and I have finished grade 11 with an average of 95%. Also, how does this early acceptance thing workanyways?
I am going to apply to U of T, UBC, SFU and McGil, to the Humanities department. 
So far, the only pros I see is that you get the application process over with quickly without having to carry that anxiety for months until the proper deadline- that is if you get accepted of course. 
Thanks for your help! 
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University application question
I'm going to be applying to universities for computer science later  this year (hoping for ubc) and I was wondering whether releasing an app looks good for my application.

I ask this  because I almost finished an app but don't want to bother releasing since it was a learning experience. But if it looks good for my application I will buy a license and release it.

Culinary Pathway Path
I want to be a chef but I don't know where to start from. I was thinking of a four year plan at George Brown College and then get an internship at restaurant then go to culinary school. But my parents don't except this path. They believe that I will become a good engineer.
To those starting grade 12...
I've been waiting to graduate for so long because I hate my high school, but as the days have passed ive noticed that im becoming more nervous for this year. Do any of you feel this anxiety building up? How are you coping with it?
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Applying for University
I'm going to grade 12 this year and don't know what to do with my schedule. I want to go into sciences/med and I'm not sure if I should have biology first semester or second. Is it better to submit the final mark or the midterm mark? Right now, I had biology 2nd semester, but I knew I was going to have this crazy hard teacher I had last year who will barely let me get 85% so I switched it to first semester. Now I'm just worried the exam will hurt me. Did I make the right choice? Should important marks be midterm or final?
If I want to attend Winter Session Can I Do a Victory Lap?
If I want to attend Winter Session Can I Do a Victory Lap?

My school is semestered.

September - February 

February - June

I am not sure if I want to as I would have to have to wait until next September.
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Taking spares in grade 12
We received timetables from our school, and I was considering whether or not i should drop 2 courses for spares.
My schedule is:
English, adv functions, law, chem
Physics, accounting, calc, french
is it wise to drop law and accounting? I will definitely drop law but is accounting worth taking or not?
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Could I still get into Sciences/Education?
Just got my English 12 mark (BC) and overall it is 77. In class 81 and provincial 72. 
My advantages are science/math courses (since I moved from an international school from Shanghai) Looking at a 92-96 average between Bio Chem Physics and Math.
Other pluses
Currently I am working at Richmond Night Market.
Also I am a volunteer captain in community centre with +200 hours .
Baseball player but not the best so would not be able to make the university team.
Will be hosting a small club in school. 
The disadvantage is my English mark from above. Also I do not play any music instruments. 

I would like to go to UBC or U of T. But would be fine with any good universities in Canada.
Notebooks vs Loose leaf
Hey, so schools about to start soon and I was wondering if I should buy a bunch of loose leaf paper for taking notes or buy  200 page notebooks for each course. What's your take?
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If you apply to early acceptance and are not accepted, are you still considered the same as if you applied later like in Janurary?
My grade 11 marks were not the best 
Social Science- 91
Bio- 78
Physics-74
Chem-81
Functions-84
English 85 

I am currently getting an 89 in bio so I am already off to a better start than last year. I have changed my study habits and I know my grade 12 marks will be better. I don't know if it will be worth it applying for early acceptance because my grade 11 marks were not that great. If I do apply and I am not accepted early, will the universities I applied early to still look at me or will they pass on me because they already examined my marks early on and didn't want me? 

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A degree in environmental science?
I was thinking of pursuing a degree in environmental science. Are there lots of jobs that you can get with this degree? What kind of jobs require this degree? Also, what school offers the best program in Ontario?
Thanks.
Mcgill University: Academic Record
After picking up my pieces, I decided my main choice of university for health sciences, which is Mcgill. I say this because after major trouble by home, consistent bullying, and stress, I fell into major depression and this severely impacted my grades. I entered grade 11 midterms with
Biology: 80%
Health care: 95%
Art: 93%
Sociology, Anthropology and psychology: 85%
From there it went downhill and I finished failing 2 core courses for my program (Math and Chemistry), and barely passing RELIGION and English. I'd reached such a low, my personality had been put apart, I didn't even know how to learn.
After recovering my mental health, I decided to begin to but my self back together for grade 12. Going into grade 11 I initially wanted planed on applying to mcmasters health science as my principal pushed me to, but that's down the drain because of my atrocious grade 11 marks and the exclusivity of spots. I would even consider staying back a year to redo my grade 11, but the transcript is still ruined. Mcgill is a top choice for me as the admissions standards page for the school site states they consider the top 6 grade 12 marks.  Although, looking at the "what we look for" page, Mcgill states that academic record is taken into consideration. Failed and repeated courses are also looked at. With this being said, If I were to achieve over a 93% average in grade 12, what chances would I still have to get into the health sciences program with my ruined transcript. Keep in mind I failed two core courses. Is it possible for me to explain what led to my suffering grades when applying for admission?  Thank You
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To anyone that took Grade 12 Philosophy
Hi everyone! I'm going into gr.12 this year and I took the philosophy course just because I didn't want to take religion again, but I'm not sure what this course really is about. So I have a few questions to ask if you guys don't mind answer:  

  1.What did this course teach?  
  2. Did you enjoy it?  
  3. Any tips I should know going into this course?  
  4. What were your assignments like?  
  5. If you don't mind answering, what was your final grade in this course?  

Thank you for answering c:
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Getting into canadian universities
Hi,
I am looking to study business at Western, Queens, or Rotman. I just wanted to know if I had a shot at getting in. I will be completing the IB diploma program next year so my average isn't as high as the regular kids. Also, is it necessary for me to do EC in my Gr.12 year or would that be a waste of time? In Gr.11 I started my own club at school and attended many business conferences/competitions. 
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Read Carefully
There is a considerable measure of counsel gliding around about enhancing your SAT score—some of it great, some of it awful. A considerable measure of counsel, albeit strong, is either extremely clear or exceptionally broad, for example, "take a great deal of practice tests" or "study vocabulary." Here are several particular tips to help your SAT score, in no specific request. Some you may have heard some time recently, others you most likely haven't.  

1. Manufacture your own particular vocabulary list utilizing past tests. The greater part of my understudies have a little sythesis book where they record and characterize each and every obscure word they experience on College Board hone tests. At around eight tests, they begin to notice that a considerable lot of the troublesome vocabulary words have as of now showed up on past tests. The test-producers appear to "like" certain words, and those words come up again and again. I joke with my understudies that they better realize what "conflicted" implies in light of the fact that it appears on almost every test (my speculation is that is appears on around seventy five percent of tests). Like the familiar axiom goes, "Trick me once, disgrace on you; trick me twice, disgrace on me!" If you take the SAT and miss an inquiry since you didn't know a word that you've seen some time recently, disgrace on you! Each time you experience an obscure word you have a chance to learn it. Record it, characterize it, and occasionally survey your developing vocabulary list.  

2. For Critical Reading entry based inquiries, try different things with various techniques. I don't advocate a one size fits all way to deal with entry based inquiries. I believe that, in a perfect world, an understudy ought to have the capacity to peruse a section once and appreciate it completely enough to answer huge numbers of the inquiries without referring back to the entry. I know, in any case, that this level of perusing appreciation takes quite a while to create, and a few understudies end up in a circumstance where they just have a couple of months to examine before taking the SAT. I recommend that these understudies try different things with various methodologies. Have a go at perusing the inquiries to begin with, and after that referencing the entry. On the other hand skim the entry to begin with, concentrating on the first and last sentences of every passage, and after that handle the inquiries. In the event that you aren't seeing change with one technique, attempt another. Try not to trust any individual who demands there is one and only right approach to handle entry based inquiries.  

3. Know your exceptional triangles. You will much of the time experience math questions where the "key" is understanding that the triangle being referred to is an extraordinary triangle. On the off chance that you feel you can go no further on a triangle question and end up speculation something like, "there's insufficient data!", dependably verify whether it might be a 30-60-90 or 3-4-5 triangle (for the last mentioned, recall that any proportion of 3-4-5 works, similar to 6-8-10 or 30-40-50). You can likewise have a go at part the triangle in two to check whether it frames a unique triangle. Additionally, know how to figure the slanting of a square. Yes, some of this data can be found toward the start of every math segment, however in the event that you're performing poorly due to a lack of practice it won't help you a whole lot!  

4. Don't hesitate to qualify your paper's proposal articulation. Some exposition assignments outline the brief regarding potential outcomes. Case in point, "Can learning be a weight instead of an advantage?" Or, "Can achievement be deplorable?" Notice: we can answer these prompts in the confirmed without demonstrating that information is dependably a weight, or that achievement is constantly lamentable. In any case, consider this brief: "Is inner voice a more intense spark than cash, acclaim, or power?" To answer this inquiry in the confirmed without capability is to suggest that still, small voice is dependably a more effective help than those different things. Be that as it may, clearly that doesn't appear to be correct! Albeit numerous understudies feel constrained to answer the brief exactly as it's worded, there is no reason we can't qualify our proposal articulation. For example, "Soul can be an all the more effective help… " or "Still, small voice is regularly an all the more intense inspiration… " Not just are these qualified postulations generally more precise than less unobtrusive, supreme articulations, however they're much less demanding to substantiate in a two-page exposition!  

5. Perused, read, read—particularly subjects that you don't discover especially fascinating. Indeed, even understudies with average scores on the entry based perusing areas do genuinely well on entries that they find intriguing. Numerous secondary school understudies are acclimated to skimming material that they discover exhausting or uninteresting and in this manner rapidly lose consideration when they experience such an entry on the SAT. On the off chance that you end up perusing the same sentence again and again, this is likely what's going on. As interest winds down, so focuses. One approach to hold center is to participate in dynamic perusing (for example, documenting the entry as you read it). A superior path is to build your capacity to focus through practice. In the event that you battle with science entries, then go to the science area of the New York Times site, download some science articles and begin perusing. Perused with the objective of keeping center, and expand your rate as you advance. Periodical articles are perfect on the grounds that their trouble approximates that of most SAT entries.  

6. In case you're stuck on a math issue, begin composing. Compose anything: mark the charts, draw a photo or module numbers. Have a go at growing, figuring or rearranging expressions. Frequently understudies of mine will leave a math question clear and say "I'm trapped" yet they will have little or nothing composed on the page . I'll propose that they record what they know and check whether anything originates from it. Ordinarily something does. Frequently there are concealed examples in the inquiry that we miss until we begin recording things.  

7. In your exposition, consider the restricting perspective. Graders of the exposition acknowledge composing that sounds experienced. A simple approach to exhibit full grown intuition is to recognize the contradicting perspective to your postulation. Try not to concur with the other perspective, simply recognize that it exists and is sensible, yet that your proposition is predominant for reasons unknown. You can do this in your determination section or in a different passage before your decision. In the event that your proposition is something like, "Diligent work is key for achievement," you can say something along the lines of, "While beyond any doubt lethargic individuals every so often accomplish achievement, these cases are uncommon, and are typically the impact of dumb fortunes or unprecedented common capacity. The greater part of fruitful individuals are effective in light of the fact that they buckled down at it." This is a straightforward, capable equation to take after and most understudies don't do it. Consequently, it's an awesome approach to
Approaching & Tips for Taking Test
Perused deliberately. Consider every one of the decisions in every inquiry. Maintain a strategic distance from inconsiderate errors that will make you lose focuses. Answer the simple inquiries first. Deal with less tedious inquiries before proceeding onward to the more troublesome ones. Questions on every test are for the most part requested from least demanding to hardest. Wipe out answer decisions that you know aren't right. Cross them out in your test booklet with the goal that you can obviously see which decisions are cleared out. Make an informed figure or skirt the inquiry. In the event that you have disposed of the decisions that you know aren't right, speculating is your best system. Nonetheless, in the event that you can't dispose of any of the answer decisions, it is best to skirt the inquiry. You will lose focuses for mistaken answers. Keep your answer sheet flawless. The answer sheet is scored by a machine, which can't differentiate between an answer and a doodle  . On the off chance that the machine peruses marks that could be two responses for one inquiry, it will consider the inquiry unanswered. Utilize your test booklet as scrap paper. Use it to make notes or record thoughts. What you write in the booklet won't influence your score. Circle the inquiries you skip in your booklet. This will help you monitor which questions you didn't reply. Check your answer sheet consistently. Ensure you are in the perfect spot. Check the quantity of the inquiry and the number on the answer sheet each few inquiries. This is particularly imperative when you avoid an inquiry. Work at an even, relentless pace, and continue moving. Every inquiry on the test takes a specific measure of time to peruse and reply. Through practice, you can build up a feeling of timing to help you finish the test. You will probably invest energy in the inquiries that you are well on the way to answer effectively. Monitor time. You are given one hour to finish every test. Periodically check your advancement so you know where you are and the amount of time is cleared out. Keep in mind to dependably utilize a No. 2 pencil. All answer sheet circles must be filled in obscurely and totally with a No. 2 pencil. In the event that you have to eradicate an answer, delete it as totally as would be prudent. Try not to attempt to eradicate the greater part of your answers. In the event that you delete the greater part of the responses to one of the tests you go up against a given date, the majority of your tests you take that day will be scratched off.
Western Med Sci: Just finished 3rd year, cumulative 4.0, AMA
Basically what I said above. I just finished my third year at Western Med Sci! I know choosing a university is tough (I had a really tough time choosing) and trying to determine how you'll do at university is stressful, but let me know what questions you have and I'll do my best to answer them! 

Also, despite being in third year, I can definitely answer questions about first year and all other years. I've been pretty engaged with helping out first years, so I know a decent amount about all years (or at least I like to think I do haha).

Update: I just got into med school, so feel free to ask those questions as well.  
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