Hi guys - incoming grad student and newcomer to Oxford
I was wondering if anyone else was thinking of taking the All Souls examination at the start of October? The prize is kinda of incredible but I will be honest reading the past papers made me feel like a moron who had somehow conned the admissions team into letting me in.
The general papers look like a right laugh in a thought provoking way but I must say that 12 hours of exams over two days makes me feel slightly sick. I imagine I would leave and want to move into the nearest pub for a few days to recover... Haven't decided yet but I might either do it this year or give it a miss and do it before I start my second year. Or maybe both...
So yes - anyone going in for it/have gone in for it before? How does one even prepare for this almost sadistic test? Somehow I doubt the way I prepared for my finals would be compatible here since questions are (in my case) on ALL of history haha!
Are unis responsible for your grades?