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    (Original post by tamara98)
    I sent an email and said that if I'm shortlisted, I won't be able to travel (I live in the Middle East).And you WILL get it !


    THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR THIS !
    I was thinking of comparing two similar texts and contrast them with a third one that would be majorly different, but again I'll see on Wednesday. I'm used to that exercise in French so doing it in English is a bit daunting. I know my technical terms perfectly well but please don't tell me they give extra points for pointing out zeugmas :'
    Have you been practicing with past papers ? It's so lovely to see a fellow English applicant that understands how daunting the test is without feeling absolutely unprepared !
    You're welcome! I know what you mean. It definitely is daunting.

    I did three papers back in September just to get a feel of the exam. I've also annotated and planned essays for all the other past ELAT papers but I'm too lazy to do any more essay practice. I've always hated planning (I like to freestyle my way through essays haha), so I've been working on that mostly.
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    (Original post by scblx)
    Oh okay, so that's another case then.. I will have to go there if I am invited because I live in Germany (I understand why it is required.. I mean Frankfurt- London is about an hour flight ) But it is just complicated because I don't know if there will be still flights available when I book after an interview invitation..
    Yes, there should be. As tehtarik said, single seats will always be available. Bear in mind though that last minute bookings are often more expensive.
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    (Original post by Nancy97)
    One question for everyone: will I get rejected if one of my written works is related to national literature writer that is also a Nobel prize winner?! Does it even matter? :/
    Can't see how that would cause you to get rejected!

    Sorry I can't answer your other question. I have no idea what the correct thing to do in your case is but if you really can't find out, err on the side of caution and send both the mother-tongue and English language versions :yes:
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    Good luck to everyone with tests next week!
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    (Original post by james3254)
    I got an email from Kings (3 days ago) asking for the LNAT ID the same, and i asked if my application hadnt linked properly etc but they said it was just to make sure they had everyone's in case there were any issues.

    Also, according the the LNAT website, the first batch of results have only gone out recently to the universities for early test takers -

    "Starting on 21 October, the first batch of LNAT scores (tests taken between 1 September to 20 October) are released to the universities. After that date, within 24 hours of finishing your LNAT, Pearson VUE will make your LNAT score and essay available to your chosen university or universities. They will see your score before you do."

    So i wouldn't worry about it as they may have only just received the results anyway, and besides, if your other LNAT unis haven't asked i think it'll be fine
    Okay, thank you! I feel a little less worried now
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    The written shouldn't exceed 2000 words right? Is this inclusive of the question/title? This is for English Language and Literature.
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    (Original post by Ashtwe)
    The written shouldn't exceed 2000 words right? Is this inclusive of the question/title? This is for English Language and Literature.
    I don't think the word limit includes the title/question.
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    (Original post by georgiaf)
    hi, just wondering if there is an ELAT thread too? if you know of it, could you paste the link pls? sry! x
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2863141


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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Can't see how that would cause you to get rejected!

    Sorry I can't answer your other question. I have no idea what the correct thing to do in your case is but if you really can't find out, err on the side of caution and send both the mother-tongue and English language versions :yes:
    I don't know, that idea suddenly came to my mind out of nowhere. Probably because topics in my written essays may stand out in terms of being unusual for a written work, haha.

    Yup, I am going to send both versions, just in case. Thank you!
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    I think it's weird and kind of unfair that internationals and mature applicants have to send in written work considering they don't have an abundance of written work from school in English. Surely the various aptitude tests are enough?
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    (Original post by Nancy97)
    I don't know, that idea suddenly came to my mind out of nowhere. Probably because topics in my written essays may stand out in terms of being unusual for a written work, haha.

    Yup, I am going to send both versions, just in case. Thank you!
    Nothing wrong with unusual. Like I always say to the Oxbridge hopefuls I do mock interviews for (I work for a company who offers mock Oxbridge interview prep/practise), as long as you don't say something COMPLETELY outrageous (I usually use the example of Holocaust denial! :eek: ), then tiz all good
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    (Original post by antigone-)
    I think it's weird and kind of unfair that internationals and mature applicants have to send in written work considering they don't have an abundance of written work from school in English. Surely the various aptitude tests are enough?
    Not really. I'm doing A-Level English Lang/Lit and I don't have anything to submit from my course. My coursework pieces were all creative writing so I had to write up an essay from scratch.
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    (Original post by Kaddy_Dee)
    Not really. I'm doing A-Level English Lang/Lit and I don't have anything to submit from my course. My coursework pieces were all creative writing so I had to write up an essay from scratch.
    Surely you had an AS analysis type essay?

    And you could do that - you have teachers (English proficient) who can mark that for you. Mature/international applicants don't always have the same support :/
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    (Original post by antigone-)
    Surely you had an AS analysis type essay?

    And you could do that - you have teachers (English proficient) who can mark that for you. Mature/international applicants don't always have the same support :/
    Nope. Plus my sixth form barely gets kids into Russell Group unis let alone Oxford.
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    (Original post by Kaddy_Dee)
    Nope. Plus my sixth form barely gets kids into Russell Group unis let alone Oxford.
    That'll probably work out for you statistics-wise. I go to a school where we get roughly one student a year into Oxbridge and a couple into RGs - I think a large percentage applicants probably go to schools like this.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Nothing wrong with unusual. Like I always say to the Oxbridge hopefuls I do mock interviews for (I work for a company who offers mock Oxbridge interview prep/practise), as long as you don't say something COMPLETELY outrageous (I usually use the example of Holocaust denial! :eek: ), then tiz all good

    Nothing wrong with the unusual until it's unusual in a negative context...
    Well, I was thinking to submit a written that is actually a rhetorical exercise (I have a subject called Rhetoric and Oratory), that's why I referred to it as 'unusual'...
    Holocaust denial?! Did somebody really say that?! :eek: I suppose you didn't expect to hear such statements!
    At least I've realised that there is such a variety of personalities that apply to Oxbridge and that it doesn't necessarily lead to a conclusion that they are all the best of the best....
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    (Original post by Nancy97)
    Nothing wrong with the unusual until it's unusual in a negative context...
    Well, I was thinking to submit a written that is actually a rhetorical exercise (I have a subject called Rhetoric and Oratory), that's why I referred to it as 'unusual'...
    Holocaust denial?! Did somebody really say that?! :eek: I suppose you didn't expect to hear such statements!
    At least I've realised that there is such a variety of personalities that apply to Oxbridge and that it doesn't necessarily lead to a conclusion that they are all the best of the best....
    No one's ever said it (certainly not in my mock interviews). It's more that I encourage people to be a bit 'out there' and to not be afraid to say seemingly silly things, so long as they can justify what they say and have a clear line of argument. I always tell them that the exception to this rule is saying something awful like "Hitler didn't massacre the Jews", which is just gonna result in you not getting an offer, however much you can BS a defence to such a position :eek:
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    I'm submitting a piece from AS - it's coursework from last year, I've already checked that it's ok. However I think it may be over 2000 words but only slightly. Will that be OK to submit? They hardly count the words! Also do you think I should get my teacher to write a mark on it? It was finally given full marks but this is the first draft, I didn't do all that much to it afterwards. Applying to English at University college btw
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    (Original post by alexandraxmarie)
    You will be tested in a sense if you get an interview - by way of discussion of an act and applying it to situations.
    Yeah, I am quite nervous about that (that is if I get an interview). :/
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    LNAT Scores

    We have received everyone's LNAT score - they came in over the weekend after a delay that occurred beyond Oxford's control.

    (An update in exam system’s software resulted in the multiple choice scores being delivered on time but the essays not being included.)

    Quite a few applicants have emailed us about this - we are working through sending out replies. Things are getting back on track and

    there should not be any knock-on implications.
 
 
 
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