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by setris
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:44 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 162370

Re: Your Schedule

My computer science major kicks in in the spirng to go along with my math major: Differential Equations Algorithms & Data Structures II (Basically Java II) Discrete Structures Introduction to Christian Theology (core requirements at a religious university suck. Though this shouldn't be hard in a...
by setris
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Nationality's Role in College
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Nationality's Role in College

Yeah, but these days it goes for all races, even whites, when it comes to college. The new buzzword is "diversity," and all colleges like to appear as though they are progressive and "enlightened"
by setris
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:10 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 162370

Re: Your Schedule

The core curriculum at the college I'm starting at is downright ridiculous: Intro Psychology (Social Sciences Requirement) Themes In Modern World History (Honors) (The half of the history requirement that AP US didn't get me out of, but at least it's honors) Traditions in Conversation (Honors) (Cult...
by setris
Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The where are you going to Uni 2009 thread
Replies: 43
Views: 4533

Re: The where are you going to Uni 2009 thread

Villanova University for Math (and probably computer science, too) specializing in Applied Math
by setris
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing
Replies: 270
Views: 108761

Re: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing

I remember I had to do this for my spiritual psychology class. I came out INTJ. It's odd seeing that it's one of the most common here, while I was the only one out of the class the score this way.
by setris
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 472170

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Right now I'm about a third of the way (400 pages) into James Clavell's Shogun . The gratuitous amount of detail is interesting, not to mention the huge cast of characters. It's really long, but a good read; I've been meaning to get around to it for a while. It's interesting the way it juxtaposes fe...
by setris
Sat May 23, 2009 3:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 09 AP Physics
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: 09 AP Physics

Both physics C's seemed really tough this year. In the weeks leading up, our teacher started to give us free-response problems to work on a few times a week. They were nothing compared to the actual test this year. We looked at the problems afterward, and he said they weren't particularly hard in te...
by setris
Sun May 17, 2009 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: AP Calc BC 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2748

Re: AP Calc BC 2009

afarnen, I did the same thing as you for that, taking the arctangent of dy/dx at the time she hit the water. At the time it just seemed like it should work (which it did), but I went to my physics teacher afterward to get justification. Basically, what the question was really asking was for the angl...
by setris
Thu May 14, 2009 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP tests
Replies: 74
Views: 5492

Re: AP tests

It's all over tomorrow after Latin. It's been nuts this year (six tests), but I am so ready for it to be done.
by setris
Mon May 11, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: AP Calc BC 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2748

Re: AP Calc BC 2009

I may have messed up the part of number six which asked you to get the initial series, but I definitely kept it consistent throughout, so I doubt I'll lose too many points if any. Then there was the last part of free-response number 3 (which I felt was just as difficult), which, given parametric equ...
by setris
Thu May 07, 2009 1:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP tests
Replies: 74
Views: 5492

Re: AP tests

CompSci A was almost off-puttingly easy; once I was done writing programs I had to back and check to make sure I didn't miss anything. Calculus BC was odd today, since it was easy on the whole but had random crazy hard parts. Neither was anything to sweat about though (plus the proctor accidentally ...
by setris
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Class rank?
Replies: 113
Views: 11014

Re: Class rank?

They don't officially rank us, but they told us who the top six were a few weeks ago (for some scholarship they nominated us for), and just by my own finding, I'm 3 / 120, and it'll probably be sticking that way in the next month until graduation, since the top two are a bit too far ahead for me to ...
by setris
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:18 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: You could have done better for yourself.
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: You could have done better for yourself.

From what I've heard, if you plan on doing graduate study, where you did undergrad becomes largely irrelevant. Some of the most successful people I know went to small local places that were solid (not to mention cheap compared to the big name places) and then hit up some of the ivies for graduate sc...
by setris
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translate This: My Little Whore
Replies: 36
Views: 4272

Re: Translate This: My Little Whore

Latin: Meretrella (or meretricula, I'm not quite sure how to form it) mea.
by setris
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Science teachers
Replies: 60
Views: 6363

Re: Science teachers

For biology, the teacher knew his stuff fairly well, but was rather scatterbrained, which usually meant he would unknowingly skip a slide or two of material. Not horribly bad, though. For chemistry, a teacher who I had for two years, he was great. Amazingly smart in his subject and in general, and h...
by setris
Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 173040

Re: The Official Running thread!

Senior high school track runner. I do cross-country as well, but I usually stick to 400-800-1600 in track. I just came off of my best weekend ever for track, posting 3 personal best times at one meet in the span of about 2 hours (4:41 mile, 2:08 800, 0:56 400, ran in that order), and my legs are sti...
by setris
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Personal Records
Replies: 159
Views: 71632

Re: Personal Records

400m: 0:56
800m: 2:07
1600: 4:41
5K: 17:40
by setris
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Scheduling Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Scheduling Issues

My school does block scheduling, too, but for us, it's eight periods, filled with at least 6 classes and 2 free periods (you could have more of the former and fewer of the latter, but that's the basic). On any given day, 7 of those periods will be 45 minutes, and one will be an hour, and it rotates ...
by setris
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Is my Personal Narrative too risky?
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: Is my Personal Narrative too risky?

Well, one of the main focuses of AP Language is to develop writing skills (I took it last year, I can testify to that), and creative writing is definitely a part of that, so the essay fits, assuming you can spin it the right way. These kinds of essays are essentially tightropes: there's a very, very...
by setris
Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: When I see your/you're smiling, baby...
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Re: When I see your/you're smiling, baby...

Both ways is my call. But I'll have to agree with everyone else and say that it's probably "you're," just from common sense. I'd make more sense to say "your smile" rather than "your smiling," since the latter is kinda awkward, although both are grammatically sound. Alt...
by setris
Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 88164

Re: Mnemonics you love

My old chemistry teacher told us a few for oxidation-reduction reactions. They were all for remembering that reduction was when an atom loses an electron, which otherwise goes against logic. We had "OIL RIG" (Oxidation Is Loss, Reduction Is Gain), "LEO ♥'s GER" (Lose Electrons, O...
by setris
Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: None of these ___ true
Replies: 42
Views: 6050

Re: None of these ___ true

I'm pretty sure it's "is." I remember last year in English, we went over some of these the day before one of the SATs, the subject-verb sets that might sound good one way but are really incorrect (like none, every, and all). It's one of those weird things I'll remember for a long time.
by setris
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 76767

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

I'm on my fourth year of Latin in high school now. I used to be part of a class of 23 (out of a grade of 125) learning it, but only 4 of us went on to AP Latin. It's gonna be tough come the end of the year, since we've done a crapload of grammar and a good amount of vocabulary, but almost no meter a...
by setris
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Applications 2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4185

Re: Applications 2009

Awesome. That means I get one more day to work on my Caltech app (and I'm on the east coast, so a few bonus hours). Thanks. These apps are really a pain. I got Villanova's done, now only five more to go. Only downside? St. John's applications are incredibly essay-dependent. Like, ridiculously. Their...
by setris
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Applications 2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4185

Re: Applications 2009

Quick question (and I need an answer quick, too): When the college says the deadline for submission is "November 3rd," does that mean 11:59 on the 2nd or 11:59 on the 3rd? Cause that's really gonna make a difference right about now.
by setris
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Applications 2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4185

Re: Applications 2009

I've already started getting mine out. I'm just looking at rounding off some of my essays at this point. The counselors at my school have been talking to us about college for the past year (all part of the school's 100% rate of students going to college), and I've already got my list of six schools ...
by setris
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Homework
Replies: 49
Views: 3889

Re: Homework

I've gotten really good the past few years of getting almost a sixth sense about what is and isn't necessary. I've already got this year pegged. AP Lit is always necessary. Just the nature of the teacher. So is AP Physics, but they're long-term problem sets, so no worries there. Latin translations r...
by setris
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:13 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 162370

Re: Your Schedule

Senior Year in high school. Rotating schedule with 6 classes and two free periods AP Computer Science A AP Latin: Virgil AP English Literature AP Calculus BC AP Physics C Morality (Semester I) Question of God in the Modern World (Semester II) AP Computer Science is easy enough, plus I have my track ...
by setris
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2628

Re: AP Advice

If you're taking honors physics, then that's essentially your mechanics section right there. Maybe a bit of give-or-take or whatever. The E&M section will probably be all you, though. Physics C's one of the harder AP's, so either way, I wouldn't recommend it unless you're very sure that you can ...
by setris
Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: MIT
Replies: 60
Views: 8815

Re: MIT

I just visited over the weekend (I'm a high school senior), and, to be honest, I didn't care much for it. I haven't got a chance to see Caltech in person yet (it's tough from Philadelphia, but I'm hoping to pop over there at one point), but MIT just rubbed me the wrong way. I sort of seemed lacklust...
by setris
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Why trig before vectors?
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: Why trig before vectors?

We did them as the last topic in Honors Geometry in high school, but the other geometry classes didn't. And trig sucks something awful, we learned that the year later.
by setris
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2628

Re: AP Advice

English Language is one of the best APs I've taken so far, hands down. I'd recommend it without hesitation. Literature's a bit different, and I'm taking that next year, too. Language is more writing and rhetoric-centered, while Literature's more reading and analysis centered. If you're not into that...
by setris
Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College letters?
Replies: 16
Views: 2153

Re: College letters?

Just remember that most of them are garbage. Little no-name schools that are just chumming for applicants. But some of them are actually quality schools (like Drexel, for example. It's pretty much in my backyard, and I can say it's a quality school). But keep an aye on them, since they're not all wo...
by setris
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Physics Texts
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: AP Physics Texts

The Kaplan books are what I always use for AP's, since the Princeton Reviews always, and the Barron's somethimes, over-simplify the material. I used Kaplan for AP Chem and AP U.S., and got a 5 and 4, respectively. And for physics C, we use the Halliday book, too, and also use the AP Advantage: Physi...
by setris
Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Tests are here
Replies: 111
Views: 9429

Re: AP Tests are here

Sophomore Year: European History: 3 (I honestly stopped caring, and kind of gave up on history in general Junior Year: Chemistry: 5 (I'm so happy about this, especially since everyone in my class was talking about how they did so badly on it) U.S. History: 4 (Like I said, I don't care at all about h...
by setris
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Self Studying AP's (merged: AP Independent Study)
Replies: 33
Views: 2987

Re: AP Independent Study

It should be pretty easy to get free time to do the work, since at my school, we have 1-2 free periods per day (depending on your schedule and what cycle day it is), and I have more free time than the past two years, so I should have no problem finding time to work in. And at least they make two Sta...
by setris
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Self Studying AP's (merged: AP Independent Study)
Replies: 33
Views: 2987

Re: AP Independent Study

I'm taking Physics in school, no doubt. My school offers it, so there's no point in doing it on my own. And as for my school letting me use internet stuff, they probably wouldn't have a problem, whatever I do is my own problem at that point. And plus there's a family friend who teaches all sorts of ...
by setris
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Self Studying AP's (merged: AP Independent Study)
Replies: 33
Views: 2987

Re: AP Independent Study

I mean, the only thing I'm worried about is that I'm taking five other APs, and six tests, since Physics C is split in two, so I'm just worried that it might end up being an "overload" or something like that. And plus I hear Physics C is one of the hardest AP, so I just don't want to get m...
by setris
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Self Studying AP's (merged: AP Independent Study)
Replies: 33
Views: 2987

AP Independent Study

For AP (Advanced Placement) tests, most people take classes in school for the length of the school year. But some people opt to study on their own and teach themselves the material, usually (I'm assuming here) because their school does not offer the AP class they want to take. I know a couple of guy...
by setris
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54380

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

In chemistry honors in sophomore year of high school, we took a quiz on basic stoichiometry. The concept was a little hard to grasp at first, but most of us got it, more or less, by the quiz. Stoichiometry is work-intense, and you usually can't just "do the work in your head." A friend of ...

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