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    (Original post by Student403)
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    PRSOM


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    thnx very helpful !
    no problem
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    Good luck.
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    This Blog is about an Engineers attempt to tackle the most feared maths Exam on Earth STEP to make his Cambridge Dream Come True



    Background:
    Long story but after getting rejected by Cambridge last year I decided to Not give up and to reapply. And this year I have and offer from Christ's College Cambridge to study Engineering.

    Offer:
    1 in STEP 1

    So far:
    I really found STEP difficult initially so I decided to try the STEP Correspondence course. It was indeed very useful. And by the encouragement and support of my mathmo buddies I am able to solve at least few questions now. Finished papers 1996~2006.

    Mocks:
    STEP 1 2004 104/120 S
    STEP 1 2005 97/120 S
    STEP 1 2006 20/120 U
    STEP 1 2007 72/120 1



    From Today I am starting my STEP 2 PREP.

    Here I come STEP 2





    thats me getting kicked by STEP
    Ah, STEP. Those were the days!

    But with a strong work ethic, determination and plenty of self-belief, you'll have no trouble meeting your offer! All the very best! :thumbsup:
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    UPDATE:
    Yesterday was not a productive Day and I highly regret it.(1.5days delay)
    Woke up at 2:30pm. Now going to the Library.

    Plan for the day
    1. start STEP 2 2000(at least 4 questions)
    2. Start S2 chapter 1
    Hope I can stick to this plan!!!
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    Update:
    So I have finished my first STEP 2 past paper just now (Yr 2000,I left one mechanics question which I do not understand).
    It feels like a miracle. Got helps and Hints on Q5&Q2(thanks to Zacken). Imo I found the Q5 most difficult and hard to understand. I really need to improve my knowledge on limit. So overall the I found the paper hard and challenging but at the same time interesting.
    I havent started S2 yet so i really have to work hard on that.
    Its exactly 4 months from tommorow (STEP exam).

    Todays Plan:
    1. Start STEP 2 1999(try to finish the pure ones if possible)
    2. Finish STEP 2 2000 Q 10
    3. Study limits
    4. Brush up my trig skills
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    Nice to see you're getting on with it Duke!
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    (Original post by enaayrah)
    Nice to see you're getting on with it Duke!
    Thnx ena.
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
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    It feels like a miracle. Got helps and Hints on Q5&Q2(thanks to Zacken). Imo I found the Q5 most difficult and hard to understand. I really need to improve my knowledge on limit. So overall the I found the paper hard and challenging but at the same time interesting.
    I thought Q5 was by far the easiest question on that paper. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    I thought Q5 was by far the easiest question on that paper. :dontknow:
    .................maybe because of the time i did it 5:30 in the morning stayed awake till en
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    Hey everyone I havent been posting here for a while but I will update.
    UPDATE:
    Finished STEP 2 1999 &1998
    I found the mechanics section of the 1998 pretty tough. But the pures were pretty manageable. I particularly liked Q4 (complex numbers) as i could approach the problem using simple diagrams.

    Today I did a mock as someone suggested me to try 2011 STEP 1 as mock. I attempted

    Q1: Very simple algebraic question. 26min
    20/20
    Q2: Integration question. I found this question interesting but very easy. Took me 16 min. The substitutions are pretty obvious for the first 2 but may not be for the last one.
    20/20

    Q4: A simple diagram really saved me. I didnt get the second part as I was confused whether angle TFP=angle TFQ
    So 16/20

    Q5: A very similar question appeared in 2006 which I couldnt do. But this time I felt it was more approchable. Lost one mark for not drawing y=x graph.
    19/20

    Q8: Just showed that m>n and I thought initially this question was approachable but i gave it up to focus on mechanics.
    2/20

    Q9:I found out upto what tan theta = then I used R=u^2sin2a/g directly to find the ans for the second part. But actually it costed me two marks just to find the formulae for R. Then i ran into some really messy algebra which I gave up.Tbh i was fascinated by the quadratic eqn approach to the second part never even thought.
    11/20

    So Overall 88/120 I just scraped an S. Quite happy but I shouldnt be. I must admit that practicing STEP 2(3 papers) has significantly helped me in STEP 1.Moreover I am happy that Im betta at time management than before.
    Thanks to Zacken and shamika for all his help and hints.
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
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    Good job.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Good job.
    zack how much would u award for 2001 STEP 2 Q 9 upto showing \alpha = \frac{\beta v^2}{2} +g ?
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    zack how much would u award for 2001 STEP 2 Q 9 upto showing \alpha = \frac{\beta v^2}{2} +g ?
    15-16.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    15-16.
    no way srsly ?!?!?!:eek:

    thnx alot
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    no way srsly ?!?!?!:eek:
    You do mean "including alpha = blah" right? The very last part of the question doesn't have much to it, to be honest.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    You do mean "including alpha = blah" right? The very last part of the question doesn't have much to it, to be honest.
    yes the alpha blah blah part. Thaz gud newx m8 ,Did mock
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    UPDATE:
    So i finished i order
    • STEP 2 2001 got 93/120 S
    • STEP 3 1996 was a very interesting and super nice paper. Could solve it almost completely
    • STEP 3 1997- Totally hopeless. Tbh the questions arent tough but sounds like greek to me maily because it coveres FP2 and FP3. This paper really affected my self confidence.
    • STEP 2 2002 52 /120 2. Attempted Q1 20/20,Q2 4/20,Q3 20/20, Q9 8/20
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    You go lad!!!!!
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    (Original post by Number Nine)
    You go lad!!!!!
    hi
 
 
 
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