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I strive in literacy based courses such as English and Law but when it comes to Math I completely suck. I am in grade 12 considering learning math all the way up to grade 12 university level. Any tips on where I should begin and how to tackle it?
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Hi, I am currently attending University of Western Ontario for the Medical Sciences Program.
I am happy to answer any questions that anyone may have about the program, course load, and overall experience at Western!
A bit about myself:
I attended a high school within Ontario and received my acceptance to Med Sci in January (or early February?). I was also accepted to multiple science programs from other universities including, but not limited to: U of T, Waterloo, York, McMaster, Queen's, Ryerson, and Guelph.
Post questions down below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible!
I'm going into my first year at UTSC pursuing a BBA and I've been wondering what career to pursue. I thought I liked accounting but I'm really interested in investments and finance. My high school teacher (who taught both accounting and finance for me) said I should pursue finance rather than accounting because I seemed more interested in it.
I am not that great in mathematics and I'm scared about failing either pathway.
The questions I have are:
1. Is choosing finance a better career move than accounting?
2. Is a job in finance riskier than accounting?
3. Because my math skills aren't great, do you think hard work and determination in pulling up my finance and calculus grades will help me to succeed?
4. What opportunities should I pursue after University?
hey so i'm taking a gap year therefore universities only see my final marks. Unfortunately my average dropped significantly in 3rd term. im wondering if i could still get into u uvic for general arts with a 79 average? let me know :)
Hi, I'm an incoming first year student and I unfortunately missed the 2016/2017 admission bursary application :( The site says I can still apply for bursaries under the Financial Assistance Profile Application which becomes available in August. Is there a difference between an admission bursary and the those via the application in the student center (i.e taking high school average into account)? Also, am I still eligible for a minimum $1,000 bursary as mentioned on the site with regards to the admission bursary?
The exam for the remedial course took me surprise. I was only at a 67% before it, and now I'm definitely not getting 70%. Summer school aside, I usually do very well in term work. I just bomb my summative/exam too often. If I have English first semester will universities look down upon me for taking a course three times? Will they see the fully completed course marks at midterm 1st semester?
Hey guys! so I have gotten into all these programs mentioned above and I am having a real hard time deciding which program I should go for.. can anyone who knows about any of these programs help me and tell me which one would be better for someone who wants to apply for medical school after their 4 years.
I got waitlisted to ryerson fashion design and my average is an 81 right now which is above the cutoff what are the chances ill get in to the program? and are there any ways i can actually improve my chances of getting in to the program or seeing where i am on the waitlist exactly?
I've been struggling for quite a while to get my license, because I have to juggle University and life at the same time. I just didn't have enough time to study. So I wasted so much money just to try to past the test. I then found out a nice website, with lots of practice questions! After some nights of studying, I finally passed! Here is the site: http://driver-start.com/california
Hey guys, I'm going to be starting grade 12 this year and I'm interested in pursuing a career in engineering, hopefully at Waterloo. However, I'm having a difficult time deciding between which discipline I should pursue as I lack sufficient knowledge of what each one encompasses to make a good decision at the moment, not to mention that I'm also quite indecisive.
Right now, I am thinking of applying to biomedical or software with environmental or management as a backup, as the first two are extremely competitive, and I'm uncertain of whether I will be accepted to those programs.
I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me out with their recommendation or shed some light on what some of the programs entail, especially Management and Biomedical as I can't seem to find much information on those two.
I'm starting uni applications this year and I'm starting to get interested in SYDE. I come from a very recognized high school andI have 3/6 of my pre-reqs, the marks range from mid to high 90s. The problem is that my parents think I'm overqualified for SYDE.
1. How easy is it to get a job after graduation? What kind of positions and industry is popular?
2. How much math and chemistry is involved? (cause these are my favorite subjects)
3. Is it worth it to try to get a Masters or PhD after I graduate?
When I tried the OSAP estimator a while ago my funding was estimated at $16,200 where I guessed that I would be making around $3,000 over the summer. I just got my official summary which was based on a more accurate earning of $800 during the summer (My work isn't giving me many shifts for some reason). My funding is now at $15,441. I'm just a little confused because I filled everything else the same and I'm earning less. 700 isn't a big discrepancy but I'm just wondering if it's possible that the money deposited into my account will be closer to the summary?
P.S included in all of this is $3,500 in scholarship money.
A National Market Research Firm is inviting MBA, Executive MBA and PHD Students to a series of paid focus group on 'Funding Sources for Education' on the evenings of August 9 & 10th in downtown Toronto. Pays $150 cash for 2 hours
They are looking for Students enrolled in a MBA or Executive MBA program and also in a PHD program at one of the universities in the Greater Toronto Area. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll contact you with the details
I am a student in Canada in 9th grade, and I am currently taking one year ahead in math, Pre-AP Calculus Math 10. In my first and second terms/semesters, I got an 92% and 88%. Right now it is the middle of 3rd term/semester and I am getting a 66% :(. The term/semester isn't over yet but if I get a 81/82% for the final 3rd term/semester mark, will it greatly affect my chances to the Ivy leagues? My plan for the rest of my high school career is to get a 4.0 GPA, which is possible, because even though my average for term 1 and 2 was only 90%, I had issues in the family which are resolved now. In grade 8 I got a 99% average so I am sure that I can still achieve such a mark in future grades. Without regarding essays, SATs, other extracurriculars/classes, and recommendations, will I still be able to get into an Ivy League school? I have gone to provincials for violin, and may even be qualified for nationals (unchecked), completed violin exams with 95% marks, and I am on my way to become a lifeguard. I am fluent in 2 languages. I have done swimming on the school team, and volunteered as a part time job/volunteer at one of the local cafes. Will this low mark for Pre-AP Calculus Math 10 (80-82%) taken in grade 9 affect my chances? Thank you.
i am a female international student planning to move to thunder bay in this august for my pg certificate course, can anyone guide me in finding a student friendly and affordable accommodation prior to the time i reach the college. It would be a great help even with the information on how could i find the best accommodation
I really want to get into computer engineering at uoft, I was just wondering what the cutoff you guys think would be, for 2016-2017 applications, I know the other ones are definitely high and are around the 90s but the site does say for computer engineering that it should be around mid 80s, what average do I need for a solid chanxe? do I have a decent chance with an 87-88 avg?
Also besides uoft what are the cutoffs around for Waterloo, Mac, and then my backup ryerson, (computer engineering for all of them), I am guessing ryerson is mid low 80s ishh Mac is around 89-91 and Waterloo I have no clue
Hi! I am currently finishing up my first year as a nursing student (in the middle of exams haha, just a few more to go). I am part of the Ryerson-Centennial-George Brown collaborative program and I attend the Centennial site, so you can definitely ask me about that.
A post like this helped me before I entered, so I wanted to do the same. If you have any questions about first year in terms of courses, what to expect, school life, the campus, clinical, specific study tips etc. then I'll answer as best as I can!