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    Hello all!

    I've just realised I'm going to have another week before any reply from Cambridge... So I've decided to make an account here in order to stave off the worries of waiting. Hopefully that was a good decision.

    Anyway, nice to be here
    Well hello there

    Which subject have you applied for? Which college? Care to share your stats bla bla bla

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    This is where I study:

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    (Original post by aersh8)
    Yeah I get all my cubes off eBay... The higher order ones are boring imo
    There are some good youtube tutorials if you want to solve the megaminx
    I think I'll learn OLL and PLL during the summer, atm I use F2L and then some random algs that are usually used for cuboids, idk why

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    If things go well on the 10th I'll learn the megaminx

    Oo there are quite a lot of cases though which is what put me off learning it all Maybe someday but for now I'm fine as a casual

    Although, solving rubik's cubes did come in handy for the TSA and those spatial orientation questions
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    Is that the new film about Stephen Hawking? If so, I really want to watch it!

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    It was incredibly moving. And to eavesdrop on the life of one of the most esteemed physicists and one of my inspirations has motivated me to work harder and have a little more self-respect.
    I cannot explain with justice how intensely wonderful it was.

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    And this is where I procrastinate :colone:

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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Well hello there

    Which subject have you applied for? Which college? Care to share your stats bla bla bla

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    Engineering at Girton How about you?
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    This is where I study:

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    High-five for fx 991ES plus - godsend of a calc and for having a maths book open, although i can't tell exactly which one it is... is it a mechanics one?

    And wow, another table for your comp :eek:

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    This is where I study:

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    I like your silver calculator.


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    (Original post by Navo D.)
    High-five for fx 991ES plus - godsend of a calc and for having a maths book open, although i can't tell exactly which one it is... is it a mechanics one?

    And wow, another table for your comp :eek:
    I hope it isn't stats ..... Lol


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    I like your silver calculator.


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    Yeah it's a beauty

    (Original post by Navo D.)
    High-five for fx 991ES plus - godsend of a calc and for having a maths book open, although i can't tell exactly which one it is... is it a mechanics one?

    And wow, another table for your comp :eek:
    I am ashamed to say it is a D1 book . It's just because I have 2 hours of D1 at school tomorrow, and I'm tired of not knowing what's going on in every lesson so I'm making a mind-map.

    I used to use one desk for everything but couldn't focus at all haha.
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    (Original post by Navo D.)
    If things go well on the 10th I'll learn the megaminx

    Oo there are quite a lot of cases though which is what put me off learning it all Maybe someday but for now I'm fine as a casual

    Although, solving rubik's cubes did come in handy for the TSA and those spatial orientation questions
    Yeah it did, at least for the past papers - I seriously messed up the actual exam (functioning on 1 hour of sleep and a tonne of chocolate was suboptimal). I was confident that it would be the strong point of my application but now I don't think I could have gotten more than 22% (1 correct answer and the rest probabilistically) so I'm fully expecting a rejection now how did yours go?
    It definitely helped my brother though before his oxford TSA - he wasn't able to solve it but he would try visualising where pieces will go after certain turns and then do those turns to check himself

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    (Original post by aersh8)
    Yeah it did, at least for the past papers - I seriously messed up the actual exam (functioning on 1 hour of sleep and a tonne of chocolate was suboptimal). I was confident that it would be the strong point of my application but now I don't think I could have gotten more than 22% (1 correct answer and the rest probabilistically) so I'm fully expecting a rejection now how did yours go?
    It definitely helped my brother though before his oxford TSA - he wasn't able to solve it but he would try visualising where pieces will go after certain turns and then do those turns to check himself

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    Oh no Don't worry I'm sure you've done better than you think and everything else will make up for it! Mine was alright, left 3 at the end and couldn't make head or tails of a couple others! Did you use a book or just past papers?


    On an unrelated note, is school opening tomorrow for everyone?
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    (Original post by Actaeon)
    Engineering at Girton
    Engineering here too; how'd your interviews go?
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    (Original post by Navo D.)
    Oh no Don't worry I'm sure you've done better than you think and everything else will make up for it! Mine was alright, left 3 at the end and couldn't make head or tails of a couple others! Did you use a book or just past papers?


    On an unrelated note, is school opening tomorrow for everyone?
    Hopefully my brother had bought a book so I flicked through it but tbh I thought it was absolutely useless... So it was just past papers. I'm just pissed since I'd usually get around 45 and finish early while the actual thing that counts was such a disaster :/ did you use any book?

    And my school opens on Wednesday

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    (Original post by Elcor)
    Engineering here too; how'd your interviews go?
    They went okay... I think.

    Well, I really enjoyed the whole experience of going over and staying in college, and getting free meals (which shows where my priorities are I guess!). And I enjoyed the actual interviews too, the questions were interesting, and I got through 3/4 in each. The interviewers were nice people, and didn't seem to mind the odd stupid calculation mistake I made... So on the whole I think it went well, bar the fact they asked me no questions on the personal statement or extra reading or even "Why Cambridge?" which surprised me a bit.

    What college did you apply to?
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    (Original post by aersh8)
    Hopefully my brother had bought a book so I flicked through it but tbh I thought it was absolutely useless... So it was just past papers. I'm just pissed since I'd usually get around 45 and finish early while the actual thing that counts was such a disaster :/ did you use any book?

    And my school opens on Wednesday

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    Ah same here! The delivery time of the book extended past my interview date so I had no choice really lol. 45?! That's a real shame then. Well the other aspects of your application are great so don't stress yourself too much. A little stress is inevitable this close to the 10th lol

    Tuesday here, last term of school ever! Feels a little weird
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    (Original post by Actaeon)
    They went okay... I think.

    Well, I really enjoyed the whole experience of going over and staying in college, and getting free meals (which shows where my priorities are I guess!). And I enjoyed the actual interviews too, the questions were interesting, and I got through 3/4 in each. The interviewers were nice people, and didn't seem to mind the odd stupid calculation mistake I made... So on the whole I think it went well, bar the fact they asked me no questions on the personal statement or extra reading or even "Why Cambridge?" which surprised me a bit.

    What college did you apply to?
    For the sciences it's common to only have subject-interviews, so don't be worried that there were no general questions. I applied to Pembroke.

    Your college is like the furthest from the Engineering Department, and mine's the closest :laugh:
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    (Original post by Navo D.)
    Ah same here! The delivery time of the book extended past my interview date so I had no choice really lol. 45?! That's a real shame then. Well the other aspects of your application are great so don't stress yourself too much. A little stress is inevitable this close to the 10th lol

    Tuesday here, last term of school ever! Feels a little weird
    Yeah I'm trying to distract myself as much as I can hope all turns out well for you! You're bio natsci too as far as I remember? What college?

    Tbh I can't wait for school to be over! I really really want to go to uni

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    (Original post by Elcor)
    For the sciences it's common to only have subject-interviews, so don't be worried that there were no general questions. I applied to Pembroke.

    Your college is like the furthest from the Engineering Department, and mine's the closest :laugh:
    Everyone who knows about Cambridge and knows I applied there always goes, 'Why did you apply there, it's the furthest away!'. I defend my decision with the fact it'll force me to cycle and get some exercise if I get in. Which is a strange justification for college choice, but I just really liked the grounds and all

    What's Pembroke like? I didn't visit it when I was choosing.
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    Yeah I'm trying to distract myself as much as I can hope all turns out well for you! You're bio natsci too as far as I remember? What college?

    Tbh I can't wait for school to be over! I really really want to go to uni

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    Yeah I'm BioNatSci at Magdalene
 
 
 
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