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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:35 pm

Keronians wrote:
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My high school does AP. It's different from Honors though.


I understood. Honours is basically half credit, right? You don't get to skip a year of college, but are better prepared.

AP means you skip a year of college, no?


No. Honors is just a more advanced class, no extra credits. As far as I know.
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Postby Sorratsin » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:36 pm

The Corparation wrote:
Keronians wrote:
I think the AS level would be equivalent to the SAT, and the A2 level to the ACT.

From my (limited) understanding, the SAT is something you give in grade 11 and ACT in grade 12, no?

The SAT and ACT are two entirely different tests that can be taken in either 11 or 12th grade. They're basically used to evaluate how much you know, and show colleges what your scores. I didn't take the SAT only the ACT but I got a 32 so I had colleges across the country send me stuff without even checking anything else.


I think they check GPA too. I got a 29 but I didn't get into a great college, largely because my GPA wasn't stellar.

Also the fact that I was in Sp. Ed. classes for a while didn't help.
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Postby Keronians » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:37 pm

The Warrior Hearted wrote:
Keronians wrote:
I think the AS level would be equivalent to the SAT, and the A2 level to the ACT.

From my (limited) understanding, the SAT is something you give in grade 11 and ACT in grade 12, no?

yes and no

You take the ACT in 11th grade for free but they are college entry exams. You can take the ACt and SAT as many times you want but you have to pay to take them. If you dont meet the requirements on either the ACT or SAT, colleges here will refuse to let you enroll.


Oh, so yes, the A-level would be more comparable to that.

You are allowed a maximum of 5 applications based on preference (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). All those colleges will see your essay, your past AS and GCSE results, your CV, and teachers' comments, and based on that they will offer you a seat in January.

If you get the required grades in the A2 exams in May and June (results come out in August), then you're in.
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Postby The Corparation » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:40 pm

The Warrior Hearted wrote:
Keronians wrote:
I think the AS level would be equivalent to the SAT, and the A2 level to the ACT.

From my (limited) understanding, the SAT is something you give in grade 11 and ACT in grade 12, no?

yes and no

You take the ACT in 11th grade for free but they are college entry exams. You can take the ACt and SAT as many times you want but you have to pay to take them. If you dont meet the requirements on either the ACT or SAT, colleges here will refuse to let you enroll.

You pay for the ACT too. You are either really lucky to have a school that pays for those or you just don't realize your parents are paying for it.
I got a great score on my ACT but I didn't bother following up any off the offers as my GPA hovered just around 3.0 which is nowhere near enough to go to a 4 year. I go to the local JC but then again its shitloads cheaper.
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Postby New East Ireland » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:46 pm

That the local news called coupons the "Jedi Knights of the economy"... What the fuck?
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Postby The Warrior Hearted » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:47 pm

The Corparation wrote:
The Warrior Hearted wrote:yes and no

You take the ACT in 11th grade for free but they are college entry exams. You can take the ACt and SAT as many times you want but you have to pay to take them. If you dont meet the requirements on either the ACT or SAT, colleges here will refuse to let you enroll.

You pay for the ACT too. You are either really lucky to have a school that pays for those or you just don't realize your parents are paying for it.
I got a great score on my ACT but I didn't bother following up any off the offers as my GPA hovered just around 3.0 which is nowhere near enough to go to a 4 year. I go to the local JC but then again its shitloads cheaper.

in Florida the school pays for 1 free ACT test

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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:48 pm

New East Ireland wrote:That the local news called coupons the "Jedi Knights of the economy"... What the fuck?


"Luke, I am redeemable at Wal-Mart!"

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEEDED ONE FOR TARGET!"

"That would be the one that looks like Samuel. L Jackson."

"Thanks Dad."
"Then I was fertilized and grew wise;
From a word to a word I was led to a word,
From a work to a work I was led to a work."
- Odin, Hávamál 138-141, the Poetic Edda, as translated by Dan McCoy.

I enjoy meta-humor and self-deprecation. Annoying, right?

Goodbye.

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Postby Astrolinium » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:49 pm

The Corparation wrote:
Keronians wrote:
I think the AS level would be equivalent to the SAT, and the A2 level to the ACT.

From my (limited) understanding, the SAT is something you give in grade 11 and ACT in grade 12, no?

The SAT and ACT are two entirely different tests that can be taken in either 11 or 12th grade. They're basically used to evaluate how much you know, and show colleges what your scores. I didn't take the SAT only the ACT but I got a 32 so I had colleges across the country send me stuff without even checking anything else.


I'm reasonably certain the SAT (I don't know about the ACT) measures your capacity for learning and retaining information, not how much you know.
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Postby Norstal » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:51 pm

Nationstatelandsville wrote:
New East Ireland wrote:That the local news called coupons the "Jedi Knights of the economy"... What the fuck?


"Luke, I am redeemable at Wal-Mart!"

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEEDED ONE FOR TARGET!"

"That would be the one that looks like Samuel. L Jackson."

"Thanks Dad."

But, wouldn't dark Coupons increase the cost of the item?
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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:52 pm

Norstal wrote:
Nationstatelandsville wrote:
"Luke, I am redeemable at Wal-Mart!"

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEEDED ONE FOR TARGET!"

"That would be the one that looks like Samuel. L Jackson."

"Thanks Dad."

But, wouldn't dark Coupons increase the cost of the item?


Popeltine (see what I did there?) is a dick, but he loves him some saving.
"Then I was fertilized and grew wise;
From a word to a word I was led to a word,
From a work to a work I was led to a work."
- Odin, Hávamál 138-141, the Poetic Edda, as translated by Dan McCoy.

I enjoy meta-humor and self-deprecation. Annoying, right?

Goodbye.

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Postby New East Ireland » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:53 pm

Nationstatelandsville wrote:
New East Ireland wrote:That the local news called coupons the "Jedi Knights of the economy"... What the fuck?


"Luke, I am redeemable at Wal-Mart!"

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEEDED ONE FOR TARGET!"

"That would be the one that looks like Samuel. L Jackson."

"Thanks Dad."

Basically. My local news is bullshit anyways. Every show is like this:

"Breaking news!; a kitten is stuck in a tree!"

"Breaking news!; It's 6:00!"

"Breaking news!; my glasses broke!"

"In non-important news, the economic crises is getting worse."
"A joke is a very serious thing."

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Postby Norstal » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:54 pm

Nationstatelandsville wrote:Popeltine (see what I did there?) is a dick, but he loves him some saving.

I c what u did thar.

New East Ireland wrote:Basically. My local news is bullshit anyways. Every show is like this:

"Breaking news!; a kitten is stuck in a tree!"

"Breaking news!; It's 6:00!"

"Breaking news!; my glasses broke!"

"In non-important news, the economic crises is getting worse."

Yeah, same here. Instead of reporting actual news, they showed a trailer for the new Twilight movie.

Ridiculous.
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Postby Grenartia » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:54 pm

Nationstatelandsville wrote:
New East Ireland wrote:That the local news called coupons the "Jedi Knights of the economy"... What the fuck?


"Luke, I am redeemable at Wal-Mart!"

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEEDED ONE FOR TARGET!"

"That would be the one that looks like Samuel. L Jackson."

"Thanks Dad."


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Postby New East Ireland » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:56 pm

Norstal wrote:Yeah, same here. Instead of reporting actual news, they showed a trailer for the new Twilight movie.

Ridiculous.

Ew. The news is stupid. Not as bad as Faux News though. That shit is just stupid.
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Postby Alevuss » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:56 pm

Grenartia wrote:
Nationstatelandsville wrote:
"Luke, I am redeemable at Wal-Mart!"

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEEDED ONE FOR TARGET!"

"That would be the one that looks like Samuel. L Jackson."

"Thanks Dad."


I learned that I'm gonna sig this. 8)


*Jumps in randomly*

You'll never fit it! Just put it in the Awesome Quotes thread!
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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:56 pm

Norstal wrote:
Nationstatelandsville wrote:Popeltine (see what I did there?) is a dick, but he loves him some saving.

I c what u did thar.

New East Ireland wrote:Basically. My local news is bullshit anyways. Every show is like this:

"Breaking news!; a kitten is stuck in a tree!"

"Breaking news!; It's 6:00!"

"Breaking news!; my glasses broke!"

"In non-important news, the economic crises is getting worse."

Yeah, same here. Instead of reporting actual news, they showed a trailer for the new Twilight movie.

Ridiculous.


Local news is the slow kid who sits in the back of the classroom making explosion noises.
"Then I was fertilized and grew wise;
From a word to a word I was led to a word,
From a work to a work I was led to a work."
- Odin, Hávamál 138-141, the Poetic Edda, as translated by Dan McCoy.

I enjoy meta-humor and self-deprecation. Annoying, right?

Goodbye.

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Postby The Warrior Hearted » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:59 pm

that kero must be having trouble with the problem i gave him
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I am the eye in the sky, the knife in your back. I am always around, but do not fear. your time will come, as does all.

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Postby Keronians » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:03 pm

The Warrior Hearted wrote:that kero must be having trouble with the problem i gave him


Meh, looks familiar and similar to one we did the other day. But I'll have to do it tomorrow, because my parents are shouting at me to go to sleep, and considering that I went to sleep around 2 yesterday after those insane chemistry questions...

But I'll do it tomorrow!

*takes note of page number*

:p

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· Private property
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· Exchange of goods and services
· Free formation of prices

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Postby Keronians » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:03 pm

The Warrior Hearted wrote:that kero must be having trouble with the problem i gave him


Meh, looks familiar and similar to one we did the other day. But I'll have to do it tomorrow, because my parents are shouting at me to go to sleep, and considering that I went to sleep around 2 yesterday after those insane chemistry questions...

But I'll do it tomorrow!

*takes note of page number*

:p

I went to pack my bag, brush my teeth, and take out my clothes.
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Political compass
Awarded the Bronze Medal for General Debating at the 11th Annual Posters' Awards. Awarded Best New Poster at the 11th Annual Posters' Awards.
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
George Orwell
· Private property
· Free foreign trade
· Exchange of goods and services
· Free formation of prices

· Market regulation
· Social security
· Universal healthcare
· Unemployment insurance

This is a capitalist model.

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Postby Norstal » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:05 pm

Keronians wrote:
The Warrior Hearted wrote:that kero must be having trouble with the problem i gave him


Meh, looks familiar and similar to one we did the other day. But I'll have to do it tomorrow, because my parents are shouting at me to go to sleep, and considering that I went to sleep around 2 yesterday after those insane chemistry questions...

But I'll do it tomorrow!

*takes note of page number*

:p

I went to pack my bag, brush my teeth, and take out my clothes.

If you were in the U.S, you wouldn't have to sleep right now. 8)
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Postby New East Ireland » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:05 pm

That writing is fun.

NSG, NSG,
Why do you do this to me?
I try to relax and eat pringles,
But my stomach gets the tingles,
Because...


*super-fast time*

Coffee Cakes is being weird,
Uncle Vlad is being feared,
Nat is writing sci-fi stories,
While St. George leads the Tories!

Nana is married to Darth Gallo,
My stomach is a pot of Jello,
Ruth and Haskel are being evil,
Mushet's words are so medieval!

Chris and Michelle will soon marry,
Kero is very hairy,
Zeno really likes cute kittens,
Night is so horny, he'll fuck mittens!
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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:06 pm

New East Ireland wrote:That writing is fun.

NSG, NSG,
Why do you do this to me?
I try to relax and eat pringles,
But my stomach gets the tingles,
Because...


*super-fast time*

Coffee Cakes is being weird,
Uncle Vlad is being feared,
Nat is writing sci-fi stories,
While St. George leads the Tories!

Nana is married to Darth Gallo,
My stomach is a pot of Jello,
Ruth and Haskel are being evil,
Mushet's words are so medieval!

Chris and Michelle will soon marry,
Kero is very hairy,
Zeno really likes cute kittens,
Night is so horny, he'll fuck mittens!


Eh.
"Then I was fertilized and grew wise;
From a word to a word I was led to a word,
From a work to a work I was led to a work."
- Odin, Hávamál 138-141, the Poetic Edda, as translated by Dan McCoy.

I enjoy meta-humor and self-deprecation. Annoying, right?

Goodbye.

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Postby New East Ireland » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:07 pm

Nationstatelandsville wrote:Eh.

...

*writes erotica*
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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:08 pm

New East Ireland wrote:
Nationstatelandsville wrote:Eh.

...

*writes erotica*


Eh.
"Then I was fertilized and grew wise;
From a word to a word I was led to a word,
From a work to a work I was led to a work."
- Odin, Hávamál 138-141, the Poetic Edda, as translated by Dan McCoy.

I enjoy meta-humor and self-deprecation. Annoying, right?

Goodbye.

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Postby The Corparation » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:08 pm

New East Ireland wrote:
Nationstatelandsville wrote:Eh.

...

*writes erotica*

Now we're talking. 8)
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