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knucklebumper

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    May 2012
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  1. I'm planning to do an Environmental Science BSc (Hon) course in the UK and my number one choice is the University of York This university (along with most others) only require one science subject (YAY), so I'm fine with applying to most. But there are a couple that say the whole "two sciences preferred" thing, so I was just a little worried. And I checked but sadly psychology doesn't count (for this field). But thank you so much for your help! I hope I'll be part of the 20% admitted with just one science
  2. If under the entry requirements of the university it says: "Two science subjects preferred" - does the "preferred" mean that I don't have a good chance of getting in to the university with only one science?
  3. 1. What is your real name? Louisa 2. Where are you from? UK and Philippines 3. How did you find out about IB Survival? Googling for IB help 4. What made you register on IB Survival? It just seemed so helpful for an IB student 5. When did you (approximately) register here? A week ago? 6. What is your favourite IB subject? Biology HL 7. When are you graduating? 2012 8. What are your plans for university? Still thinking 9. What are your free-time hobbies? Free-time?!? When I do have free time, I like to read, play guitar, watch LOADS of TV and play xbox
  4. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. Ugh. I mean, I appreciate the text's importance historically and all, but I just didn't enjoy reading it. With most texts we do in class, I enjoy dissecting and inspecting them - looking at the fine details of the author's work etc. And later on, I'll proudly put it on my bookshelf. But this was just such a boring process for BLCS and I'm just glad I never have to pick that book up again
  5. I agree, most of the time it feels extremely unfair and sucks like sh*. But, when I think like this, I try to stay positive and focus on the big picture. Yes, now we may feel like we're going to drown in all the work, but when we pull through and finish the course, well, just imagine it. This gives me incentive to get work done etc. And I know it may seem difficult, but just think how lucky we are. There are people in the world who couldn't dream of a chance to get the same education we are getting right now. All we have to do is make it through the 2 years then we're home free
  6. My school sells 'diaries' which helps keeps most students organised. But I like to use the calendar that comes with macs, better. I add all the big deadlines (IA's, tests etc.) then print it out and stick it on my wall. Then everyday I add homework to the calender on my mac, and write it out on the printed one when I get home. This really puts the course into perspective, you look at the course over a period of months rather than focusing narrowly on just the days/weeks. Sticky notes, highlighters, to-do lists are all in my arsenal of organisation. I especially adore to-do lists, every time I
  7. I've tried on a couple of occasions, but I'm hopeless at it.
  8. So my topic for my World Lit. 1 is: How do Oedipus and Meursault respond to their ultimate fates in Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Albert Camus' The Outsider? I'm just a little confused about a bit in Oedipus the King. Does Oedipus gouge out his eyes because of the death of Jocasta? Or, is it because of the realisation of the truth that the prophecy holds? Or is it both? I was just hoping to use this aspect of the play to show how Oedipus responds to his ultimate fate by being self-destructive (to pay a penance). But, if he does this out of some sort of desperation of losing his wife/mother,
  9. Right now my only influence is Stuart Dryburgh's work in "The Piano" (1993). I'm on the hunt for more and am willing to watch as many movies as it takes (purely for work, of course ). Any suggestions would very much be appreciated.
  10. Mine's a work in progress. It's: An exploration of the attitudes towards the concepts of marriage and family in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Any thoughts or comments would really be appreciated.
  11. I'd say generally about four hours a night But when there are the biggies (World Lits etc.), it can get to 8.
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