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    Don't forget Cobalt, I'm applying next year.

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    (Original post by ¿Why?)
    Thanks for the reply!! It's a it tough because I'm used to writing Lang/lit essays (I'm on the combined course) and I don't think any of the teachers at my school have helped someone with the ELAT before 😨 Do you think you're going to make points by theme or by language/structure/syntax sort of thing?
    Haha np! Same here I'm on my own! I looked at the marking criteria and they want to see your argument coming through, most of all. So what I'm doing is loosely basing each paragraph on the language/structure/syntax but not explicitly stating that. Instead I spend ages on my intro, so that I have different avenues to explore during each paragraph. I found it's easier than just comparing the texts according to lang etc. Good luck!
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    (Original post by georgiaf)
    Haha np! Same here I'm on my own! I looked at the marking criteria and they want to see your argument coming through, most of all. So what I'm doing is loosely basing each paragraph on the language/structure/syntax but not explicitly stating that. Instead I spend ages on my intro, so that I have different avenues to explore during each paragraph. I found it's easier than just comparing the texts according to lang etc. Good luck!
    Thanks again! I think a lot of my practice will be essay planning and getting together a good thesis after looking at different points from the different extracts. I want it to go well so badly! Best of luck to you, sure we'll both be fine ☺️ Which college are you applying to, out of interest?
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    (Original post by Ser Alex Toyne)
    Don't forget Cobalt, I'm applying next year.

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    (Original post by ¿Why?)
    Thanks again! I think a lot of my practice will be essay planning and getting together a good thesis after looking at different points from the different extracts. I want it to go well so badly! Best of luck to you, sure we'll both be fine ☺️ Which college are you applying to, out of interest?
    It's a pleasure Same here bc I get so nervous for the interview, it would be such a comfort to know the ELAT was good!! I'm going for Somerville, tho I've never actually been there haha. You?
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    I am applying for Classics this year at Christ's Church
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    (Original post by Phoebus Apollo)
    I am applying for Classics this year at Christ's Church
    I'm applying for Classics too, but at Corpus Christi! Who knows, we might actually end up as neighbours
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    (Original post by vildeung)
    Hi guys,
    I want to get ahed in chemistry, in order to prepare for the biochem interview. Thus I'm wondering whether or not to prioritise studying electrochemistry?

    Thanks
    It is all but impossible to prepare for the interview, as they purposely try to find questions on material that has *not* been covered by your syllabus. The idea is not to see how much you know - they get that from test scores- but to see how you learn, how you bring what you do know to a problem you don't know and how the tutorial format suits you.
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    (Original post by mazzaion)
    Brasenose was my second choice after visiting on the open days I didn't like the others so much... Let me know which one you pick!
    Nice! Which college is your first choice?
    I picked Brasenose in the end
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    Hello Everyone.. i am to sit my ELAT exam this year in November. I am completely lost how to prepare and to structure the paragraph. Any suggestions and advices are heartily welcomed.Please help!.
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    (Original post by vildeung)
    Hi guys,
    I want to get ahed in chemistry, in order to prepare for the biochem interview. Thus I'm wondering whether or not to prioritise studying electrochemistry?

    Thanks
    Topics for interview in biochemistry vary wildly from interview to interview and college to college. Personally, my interviews were based on basic maths, viruses, cancer, reaction kinetics and spectroscopy. Whereas a friend of mine had an organic chemistry synthesis based interview.

    The best advice would be to make sure that you revise everything that you've learnt in Chemistry and Biology A-Levels to date, and perhaps look forward a bit to see what else is coming up. Try and cover everything at least a little bit, and then perhaps focus on some of the things you find most interesting if you wish to. Make sure you know or can recognise DNA bases, nucleotides, amino acids etc. and have read a bit outside your course too. If they ask, the tutors will want to see that you are passionate about studying biochemistry, particularly because it isn't something you specifically focus on during A-Levels. More than anything, remember in the interview to not be afraid to admit that you don't know the answer to something or you haven't been taught it yet. BUT! (and this is a big but)... make sure that you follow this up with attempting to use the knowledge that you have to work out the answer to their questions. In a sense, interviews are much like tutorials and the tutors would like to see how you respond to that type of environment.
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    HEY...Isnt there anyone who can help me with my ELAT!!???
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    Any internationals who've already taken their English qualifications?
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    (Original post by DanieleZ)
    Any internationals who've already taken their English qualifications?
    me
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    Hello transatlantic friends! I'm an American who just sent off her application for History and French at Christ Church. Oxford is very accommodating to American applicants; I didn't have to take any extra tests, only send in my scores from the AP exams (similar to A-levels, but slightly less difficult, from what I understand) and the ACT (general knowledge test). Don't suppose there are any people on here also applying to American universities?
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    (Original post by DanieleZ)
    Any internationals who've already taken their English qualifications?
    Not yet... I am from India.. Hey I was just wondering if you could advice me for the ELAT preparation. Didn't get any reply or suggestions from anyone else..
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    Does anyone know how important the LNAT is for Oxford? Like is there a benchmark that ku have to get?
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    (Original post by DanieleZ)
    Any internationals who've already taken their English qualifications?
    Me too.
    Did the CAE and scored 209/210
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    (Original post by lovecathy)
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    (Original post by PlaneovertheSea)
    Me too.
    Did the CAE and scored 209/210
    Cool, I did ielts since that seemed to be the one unis listed most often.

    (Original post by CrimsonPetal1)
    Not yet... I am from India.. Hey I was just wondering if you could advice me for the ELAT preparation. Didn't get any reply or suggestions from anyone else..
    I would if I could, but I'm applying for PPE But from what I've gathered (since obvs I've stalked other peoples' admission tests) you have to write an essay comparing two text passages right? There are tons of resources online for structuring essays (five paragraph structure etc.), study those maybe, use some of the past papers on the admissions testing service site (with the time limit), and then give them to your English teacher to correct? That's how I'm practicing for the essay on my admissions test. If you're applying for English I assume you love reading and writing anyway, so just choose the text passages you find most interesting and that can be connected in some way and pick 2-3 themes or points to elaborate on. (But these are just some of my ideas, I don't know.)
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    (Original post by CJaneH)
    Does anyone know how important the LNAT is for Oxford? Like is there a benchmark that ku have to get?
    The LNAT is super important for getting shortlisted for an interview.

    According to a recent FOI request, the average score of those getting an interview was 26.68 Multiple Choice / 63.88 Essay and of those getting an offer was 27.78 Multiple Choice / 64.1 Essay. The highest LNAT that I know of directly is 32, but I have heard of a 33.
 
 
 
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