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Someone please tell me how to become good at Biology
Currently in grade 12 bio and we just had the biochemistry test today. I think I absolutely bombed it but I really need to get a 90+ in the course.

 I don't know how to study for bio, and I think there is a big problem with my studying method. Basically I read the notes and then rewrite it again, and the notes I read are many from PowerPoints that the teacher have given out. She rarely assigns textbook homework so I don't really use the textbook. The tests questions are nothing like what she has taught and they're so difficult to answer. 

I'm getting 90s in my other classes such as chemistry and the maths, and I'm really struggling to get a 90 in the class.

Please help me.
First Year U of T Life Sci Ask me Anything
Hey, I am in U of T life sciences first year, Ask me anything you want regarding U of T or any other university in Ontario :)
$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

Encourage your friends to vote your comment as helpful. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $500 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
Laurier 4th yr, with Co-op, worked at PwC, Suncor, and more -AMA
Hi There,

I was a fiend on StudentAwards when I was applying to Unis 3.5 yrs ago, so I'm coming back to help from the other end now. Feel free to ask about Laurier, BBA, Co-op, ECs, International Exchange (currently in Spain), or anything else!

Other schools I applied and got into to in Gr12:
-Waterloo AFM (got the fellowship scholar thingy)
-Ivey AEO, BMOS, Bmed
-Schulich iBBA
-Guelph: resturant mngmnt
-McGill: Immunology & Microbiology
-Did not get: Queens

Highschool: Intnl Baccalaureate.
Hello, can someone please explain university to me? I mean that in the most non stupidest way, lol. Like what does it mean by units (5 units, 12 units and such) per semester. 
Please just explain courses, units, how much credits they are worth, semesters and what not. I don't want to be clueless in this whole process.
Thanks in advance! Appreciate it. 
Art-Sci at University of Toronto?
Anyone here in the art and sciences faculty at UofT or planning to go there?

What are your thoughts about this program? Would you consider it a decent undergraduate degree for someone who is interested in going to graduate school (i.e. law school) since there is no 'pre-law' degree.

I would most probably major in International Relations, Political Sciences, History OR Computer Science. Still thinking about this one.
Engineering At UofGuelph
What's the admission average for Guelph engineering. Also wat would it be for biomedical Engineering
Enquiry on Universities To Apply To For International Students
Hi guys, I'm new here. Please could you drop your insights on applying for universities in UK and Canada. I would really like to know your pros and cons. Thanks!
Early acceptance
What are my chances of getting an early acceptance into waterloo's biomed or health science program with a 88% average from grade 11
Nursing Hopefuls for 2016!
Hello future nursing students! I think we need one of these discussions to communicate with and help each other for this upcoming year.

Please, share with us:

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What overall average are you aiming for for your final year?

I plan on applying to McMaster, uOttawa and Western and I am aiming for a 92% average.
night course
So Im taking a night course for physics 4U. will Waterloo accept night courses?? please reply fast, since i have already registered for it!!!!!!
Queen's PSE
How many activities can I put on the Queen's PSE?
Do I Drop Physics?
I decided to take grade 12U english over the summer so heading into this year I have Chemistry, Adv Functions, Physics, and Dance in my first semester. I was in the hospital 2 weeks ago for 4 (school) days, and the following week I was either not coming at all or showing up for half days because I was too weak to stay the whole day.. Not only did the week following my hospitalization suck because I had to miss more school, I also did not get to use that time efficiently to catch up on everything i was missing because I was still very sick. Throughout those half days I missed physics and dance way more than chem or math. My physics teacher told me to focus on my health and get better which was great, but now I'm left two weeks behind in university physics! My teacher has a big heart, but as for his teaching HE IS TERRIBLE and is 100% lecture based. We never have notes but if we do they are minimal with no real information, and there is no set connection to the textbook so I have no real way to get my self caught up enough to do well. I am now caught up in all my other classes but I am still 2 weeks behind in physics because i have no idea how to teach myself the material!

I will be applying to life science programs this year and physics is only recommended not required. The way my 4 required courses work out (chem, bio, english, calc) and my other 2 U/M courses most likely being both my dance classes (RAP) because i get high 90's in those courses... My physics grade would not be as high and would than be dropped. I am literally just taking physics to learn, not to get a good grade and submit that when applying to uni. Having two years of physics experience under my belt compared to others who have never even heard of "F=ma" will give me a huge advantage once I actually am in my first year at a university. (hoping to attend uoft or mcmaster)

I could realistically catch up, but it would take a lot of time of effort because of my teachers style of teaching and  that would cut into my two other very important classes (math and chem). But if I drop physics than I will not get that advantage compared to those who have never taken physics during first year uni  in a physics class. I also took physics in grade 11 (duh) so I don't want to drop grade 12 after completing the previous course.

So i guess the real question here is, would completing grade 11 physics be enough of an advantage going into a life science program to drop grade 12 physics? I really don't want to drop, but if I don't technically need the course and if the reason I'm taking the course is to learn material and I'm not even learning then whats the point? What would you guys do if you were in my situation? A lot of people have been telling me do i want to take physics to get an advantage in university or do i want to drop physics so i can get into university. Keeping physics seems like it would really hurt my other classes i need to do well in, but i just don't want to make the wrong decision. HELP!!!

Nursing Programs at University
Can any current or recently graduated university nursing students please tell me what school you went to and the best part of your program? Worst part? Any warnings/heads up future students should be aware about? What is clinical like? Your favourite course? Hardest course? When did you receive your offer? What average did you finish with in grade 12?  

Sorry these are such broad questions but I'm trying to gather all the information I can before I start applying. My top choices for school are Mac, Ryerson, Western, and Brock. I've been taking all uni courses and finished grade 11 with a 93 average but am hoping to finish grade 12 with a 94-95 average.

Thanks in advance to anyone who takes their time to reply to my post and answer some of my quesitons, I appreciate it a lot!

Anxious grade 12 student 
Road to UX Designer
Hi there!
I'm currently a grade twelve student who has no idea which program is of best fit to her. Because UX design is still a fairly new career, there is no distinctive degree or path for it.

I was wondering if anyone can suggest programs that are relevant in going into UX design? 
Average needed for engineering?
Im trying to apply for electrical , computer engineering at ryerson, Mcmasters , uni of toronto, waterloo. could you tell me around how much mark average you need, to get in. And if you know someone or someone who is in what average did they/you get in with. 
I want to go to a top-tier business school,  but I am afraid my calculus mark is bringing me down! I have an overall average over 90 but my past calc quiz and test I got 54% and 61%. I understand all the homework and do it correctly I just can't seem to do well on the tests. Does anyone have any advice?
i have a question. i am a grade 12 student in BC, and i have to take English 12  in summer(this is the only course i don't take it because my English is not that good and i have to do Eng11 and Eng10 this year. )but my question is what should i do about applying for university and scholarships ? when should i apply?
Business Programs
Are there any high school courses that you aren't required to take for business programs, but are worth taking anyway? Such as computer programming, physics, data management, etc. Looking for all opinions, especially from people who have taken/are taking business programs.
Management Schools.
Hey everyone, next year I will be in grade 12 and am starting to look into universities. I am from Toronto, so local schools may be preferable. Anyways, I am more interested in the management side of business, rather than accounting or finance, etc. So which schools (York, Laurier, UofT, etc.) have the best programs for management? Thanks in advance.
repeated courses and university of Waterloo
hi i am thinking about repeating advanced function in night school next year, i am currently a grade 11 student do advanced functions, what effect will this have on my chances of getting in. i am repeating the course because i am not getting as well of a grade that i would like to get. i want to apply to the life sciences in Waterloo.

Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread

If you have any questions on the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program this year and are interested in applying, dont hesitate to ask them here! I'll try to answer them as best as I can! 

For those of you who dont know what CAP is, it's basically a program designed for students who wish to pursue a field in pharmacy in the future. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap ALSO be sure to check out the FAQ section too because they usually cover a lot of your questions there. 

NOTE: Applications will be available starting October 9, 2015