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  1. I remembered I posted this, and I'm proud to say that I'll be attending the MITES program this summer at MIT! I guess I wasn't too far off from what they wanted.
  2. It's very useful information nonetheless! I do indeed enjoy computers, but I'm just not sure if I'd want to work staring a the screen all day. Would majoring in biomedical or chemical engineering and minoring in computer science be a good idea for me then? Obviously what I'm saying isn't concrete. I just want to know more about how these fields are like. Basically, I'm trying to really pin point what I'd really enjoy.
  3. I seem to feel that the term "genius" relies more on the ability to focus and have determination. I find chemistry so fascinating that it just comes naturally to me, and my classmates sometimes get annoyed at how hard the subject is for them. English class, on the other hand, is something that I simply cannot bring myself to care for. Thus, I tend to scrap by just to get A with minium understanding. I do agree that there are some individuals who posses a more well rounded intrest in all intellectual fields, so they tend to be more inclined and focused to the subject matter. I personally be
  4. I think it's my main field of intrest. I already know Java, but I'm just not sure that I find it entirely "fun." I seem to love the application of the pure sciences like chemistry and physics a lot more, but I want to incorporate computers into it as well. What would be a good career plan for that? Which schools would be good picks in the U.S? I live on the east coast, so I'm thinking Georgia Tech is my best bet.
  5. I'm taking AP Computer Science from the online school my state offers here in the U.S. It's not difficult at all. All you need is basic algebra skills and knowledge of concepts like looping, recursion(doing the same thing over again). The course is in Java, which is a good language but not as wide spread at C++, which I wish was taught since it runs just about everything. It probably has to do with buying the rights to use it that they don't teach C++. The course can get a bit tricky if you don't read the lessons about algorithme concepts, which is the core of computer science. There wer
  6. What I ended up doing is putting the antacid, which was actually a milky liquid. My instructor told us it's better to put the have measured antacid with the universal indicator and then slowly add the HCl. Initially when the indicator was added, the antacid showed to have a pH of 8. As the HCl was added it progressive became paler. It was really hard to see a good color change since the antacid was milky. We measured how much it took to get to neutral per 5mL. I think I might do it again until I see a better color change that is more apparent like pink because when I did it until it was
  7. Yeah. I've been hammering down really hard on the topics with the Neuss books. I imagine that I will miss more points if I were to take the real thing now since our teacher gives us more time than the actual exam to do them. My IAs were all usually 15 pages long, but I know length isn't an indicator of quality. They didn't have any fluff though. It's not that I don't know how to write the report, but I just felt like the IAs were supposed to be some spectacular report of outstanding scientific research, so I guess I'm just paranoid about them. I'm content with a 6, which might be the cl
  8. I have okay IAs, my manipulative skill will be lower since I had to redo labs multiple times because of forgetting stupid, minor things. My group 4 was alright, maybe better than most. When we take paper 2 mock exams, I only miss 1 or 2 points. Do I still have a good shot at a 7?
  9. Yeah, I do plan on working extremely hard to raise my SAT scores. All the ones I get wrong are because I didn't read read the question right or second guessed myself, so I know I have the capability to do well. The reason my classes are like that is because the IB program at my school is fairly small. I actually have to take AP comp. sci and AP calc online. I was just wondering since some of the current seniors at my school have done pretty much the same courses I've taken (some with near perfect SAT score), but they still get deferred or declined. On a second thought, even if I were to g
  10. Background: Hispanic Born in South America Very low income family : about $23,000 a year Current IB Junior Grades: Straight As in high school, but a 4.86 unweighted because of laziness in middle school. It should go up each semester. Rank 19/467 SAT: 1830 total. 600 reading, 610 math, 620 writting My current practice test scores lean towards the 2100 range though Past/ Current / projected/classes that count towards college credit: SL Chemistry HL English HL History of the Americas HL Bio SL French SL Math(Calc) AP Euro AP U.S History AP Computer Science AP Calc AB AP Bio Projected scores- 6 ma
  11. To everyone who got such hight SAT scores, what is your secret to the scores?!
  12. I know that studying the Neuss book topics cumulatively really helps and then taking a practice exam. I plan on studying a month in advance. So far, I pretty sure I can get a 6 easily, but I'm aiming for a 7. I've just stuck to a good study schedule all year to get there.
  13. Sounds good. I just wanted to make sure that I was in the right direction. However, if I dorp an antacid in the solution, would the color indicator still work right? My lab partner and I decided to test which dosage of different antacids proves to be the most effective.
  14. l0stboy


    I have both the College Board issued blue SAT book and the Princeton Review. The College Board book is simply 9 practice exams, and the "lesson" don't provide any hints or tricks. They're just facts. The Princeton Review, on the other hand, is more intuitive with more practice problems, examples, and hints. I know my practice exam score went from a 1870 to a 2090 with the Princeton Review. Practice makes perfect, and I'm striving for at least a 2200.
  15. Does anyone know what would be a good method of titration? I'm leaning on the side of titration with HCl and NaOH since that's what our instructor is insisting we use. Currently, if I can't get a better idea, I'll be sticking to testing antacids by placing the prescribed dosage in a known molarity of HCl.
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