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    Hey I'm thinkin of applyin for next year, could any people who got accepted this year, please post a small CV (GCSE, AS and Alevel grades, and any other relevant material) till i try and make an informed judgemnt on whether or not its worth an application - cos i'v seen one boys CV on his website (who was accepted), and its a bit scary. Cheers
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    (Original post by madman500)
    cos i'v seen one boys CV on his website (who was accepted), and its a bit scary. Cheers
    Would this be the boy who thinks he's an internationally renowned poet yet only managed an A at English Language gcse?
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    That would be the guy - i didn't make that observation, but it has certainly just put a smile on my face
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    This child amuses me; I wonder why he chose to strike such an angled pose in his photo. Perhaps to create a kind of angsty-melancholic ambience to couple with his poet status, or, more likely, the perspective was intended to disguise the size of his ears.
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    perhaps the first thing you could learn if you're applying for a place in this course is that it is actually L101 and not L100... you don't want to put so much effort into perfecting your CV and your personal statement only to discover you've put down a wrong course code

    Do enlighten me, gentlemen, as to the website of this budding genius-poet.
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    (Original post by Sanctus)
    Do enlighten me, gentlemen, as to the website of this budding genius-poet.

    http://www.geocities.com/musicplanet2k/nawaz.htm
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    Sorry guys.
    Maybe I'm wrong but is there really a course in LSE coded L100?
    I think the econ course is L101. Any ideas?
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    (Original post by Mfrank)
    Sorry guys.
    Maybe I'm wrong but is there really a course in LSE coded L100?
    I think the econ course is L101. Any ideas?
    lol... would you be as kind as to read the fifth post in this thread (incidentally submitted by me)
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    sorry my mistake - L101 - anyone get an offer?? or anyone not (that would be prob just as useful in deciding)

    (Original post by madman500)
    sorry my mistake - L101 - anyone get an offer?? or anyone not (that would be prob just as useful in deciding)
    "A collection of elegant works, sometimes romantic, sometimes philosophical, in both English and Urdu. Works have been entered in Poetry.com's International Open Poetry Contest in 2002, and published in Autumn 2002's "Letters from the Soul" anthology - a collection of over 1500 works. Additionally he is one of just 33 authors to be featured on "The Sound of Poetry" CD." - Nawaz Imam on Nawaz Imam's poetry collection.

    I managed to supress a giggle after reading that, but I'm afraid I burst out laughing when I saw his most splendid picture.

    I look forward to some of his future articles on his webiste - "Why Nawaz Imam is Destiny, by Nawaz Imam" and "Why Nawaz Imam is the God of Genius, by Nawaz Imam".
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    YEA i ve seen NAWAZ's CV. He's showing off really...and perhaps it was because of his charachter that he got rejected from OXFORD....
    N.B. Thats why LSE should Interview their applicants.
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    (Original post by Sanctus)
    "A collection of elegant works, sometimes romantic, sometimes philosophical, in both English and Urdu. Works have been entered in Poetry.com's International Open Poetry Contest in 2002, and published in Autumn 2002's "Letters from the Soul" anthology - a collection of over 1500 works. Additionally he is one of just 33 authors to be featured on "The Sound of Poetry" CD." - Nawaz Imam on Nawaz Imam's poetry collection.

    I managed to supress a giggle after reading that, but I'm afraid I burst out laughing when I saw his most splendid picture.

    I look forward to some of his future articles on his webiste - "Why Nawaz Imam is Destiny, by Nawaz Imam" and "Why Nawaz Imam is the God of Genius, by Nawaz Imam".
    I would hardly say 'Poetry.com' demonstrates elevation within the literary establishment. Most of what is on there is dreadful. As for their anthologies, I idly completed the 'Poetry IQ Test' (nothing better to do, etc...), and wrote out a poem for the last question... I receive an e-mail telling me that they want to publish it in an anthology because of my "special genius", etc... and enter it in a contest - the whole thing is ludicrously contrived to make them money, as the anthologies are about 45 quid (and you can pay even more to have an "artist profile" put in!). Here's an extract:

    *****
    Werther . . . Imagine Your Poem

    Featured on a Page by Itself in a Beautiful Coffee-table Edition!
    *****As I mentioned in my letter, and in celebration of the unique talent that you have displayed, we also wish to publish your poem in what promises to be one of the most highly sought-after collections of poetry we have ever published . . .

    [Vile photo of anthology]

    *(actual publication title may be different)
    *****Eternal Portraits, scheduled for publication in Spring 2004, will be a classic, coffee-table quality hardbound volume printed on fine-milled paper specifically selected to last for generations. It will make a handsome addition to any library, a treasured family keepsake, or a highly valued personal gift. And best of all, this magnificent volume will showcase the poetry of Werther on an entire page itself!

    NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER

    *****Before going any further, Werther, let me make one thing clear . . . your poem was selected for publication, and as a contest semi-finalist, based on your unique talent and artistic vision. We believe it will add to the importance and appeal of this edition. In this regard, you are under no obligation whatsoever to submit any entry fee, any subsidy payment, or to make any purchase of any kind. Of course, many people do wish to own a copy of the anthology in which their artistry appears. If this is the case, and you have not already ordered or reserved your copy, we welcome your order--and guarantee you will be satisfied. Please see your special discount information if you would like to order a copy of Eternal Portraits… [continues 'post nauseam']

    *****

    *******s.

    I cannot believe that anyone could take this nonsense seriously. Needless to say I do not want one (results of the contest are not out yet, but if they want to give me money, I won't complain). I think people might only be surprised by such an achievement if they themselves haven't bothered to submit anything to the site.

    As for our piddling poetaster himself... His work is, poetically, highly immature, and devoid of any interesting metre/scansion/cadence; it reflects rather nicely the belief that, in the modern age, anyone can write 'free verse' by splitting prose onto lines.

    For example:

    *****
    Darkness in Light - July 2001

    You came and went; staring at the wind blowing twixt the trees,
    I saw the insidious dance of intoxicated, simple bumblebees,
    And I began to question the dance of life that leads us astray;
    Always paves the way for an all-consuming, threatening day.

    *****

    Compare with anything on
    http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/

    His CV is quite hilarious... His A* in GCSE General Studies has me all a-quiver.
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    General studies gcse is intimidating, almost as much as Graphic Products!
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    I have been looking at our poet friends site in some more - as if ridiculously pompous comments are not enough to reduce you to laughter - on his poetry page, in the text at the top right, he advertises his own "Hot or Not?" page. What a prick!!!
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    hahaha i just went on that site....COULD HE LOVE HIMSELF ANYMORE...the guys a ****!!!!! hahahahaha made my day that has!!!!
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    I don't understand.

    In your CV you say that you already attend LSE, as of last year?
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    at least it all hasn't gone to his head...
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    I think you should ease off this guy. Sure the photo is more than slightly posey but apart from that he is only stating the facts. His achievements are excellent, and he has every right to be proud of them.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    I don't understand.

    In your CV you say that you already attend LSE, as of last year?
    Thats not my CV!! I'm just a pretty average non-international poet from northern ireland. (read the top of the thread to see how the conversation got here)
 
 
 
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