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    (Original post by shady lane)
    LSE > former teaching college
    lol, cheap shot
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    Hahah, wazzup has posted about 30 comments on TSR: "Is Homerton good enuff?!!111"
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    Oxbridge is a cut above, end of. Its like Achilles and Heracles at the top. And then you have places like LSE which are sort of like Diomedes or Aeneas, if you know what i mean.
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    Eh, to each his own. I never looked at Oxbridge for my MSc (well, Oxford on my tutor's request, but didn't like any of the courses), and if I do a PhD I wouldn't go to either. They don't have people in the area of expertise that I want (international public policy, development, globalization). LSE, Sussex, SOAS, and Manchester are actually the "creme de la creme" for my academic pursuits. But you're all undergrads; you don't think of these things.
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    what do you mean area of expertise, your going to do IB, all you want is a first, and before you were saying your left to you own divises anyway, so it shouldnt make a difference? Its not as if Oxford tutors only have teaching degrees from poly's. Doing well is mainly down to yourself anyway.

    ****ing Sussex and Manchester? A dude walked into goldman with a masters from Manchester and people were shell shocked becasue nobody had every got in there before from manchester. It was more becasue he was about 45 and had lots of job expiereince that he got the offer rather than a degree. Thats teh good thing about Oxford, it helps you walk straight into a top job rather than having to get a few years at a lesser place to buff up your CV.
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    (Original post by Consie)
    what do you mean area of expertise, your going to do IB, all you want is a first, and before you were saying your left to you own divises anyway, so it shouldnt make a difference? Its not as if Oxford tutors only have teaching degrees from poly's. Doing well is mainly down to yourself anyway.
    The grammar in your post shows how overrated some Oxford students are. Internet forum or not, some of your mistakes are fundamental and should not be happening.
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    ^ One of the most intelligent guys I know is dyslexic. As was Einstein. I'm a stickler for good spelling myself, but less than perfect grammar does not an idiot make.
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    (Original post by shady lane)
    LSE > former teaching college
    lol. homerton economics still beats LSE economics.
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    (Original post by Pernell Whitaker)
    The grammar in your post shows how overrated some Oxford students are. Internet forum or not, some of your mistakes are fundamental and should not be happening.
    First its the internet not an english essay second he isnt an oxford student yet and third grammatical mistakes doesnt make someone stupid.

    If you have nothing useful to say please say nothing at all
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    Hello OP here.

    While shady makes some good points they are bordering on the point of reverse snobbery in her zealous defending of the LSE. I don't wish to climb any social ladder, i was originally put off by the type of people applying to Oxbridge in my year, so that is not my motivation. Correspondingly one of the major downpoints of LSE is that i would have to get a part time job to make ends meat, which i know a lot of students do, but i would still be a major hassle.

    Inevitably people have seen the title of this thread and started debating the relative qualities of teaching, libraries etc (my mistake).

    I know the LSE geog department is small and specialised and is comprised of about 3 classrooms, to me these aspects are minor plus points; i know less about the Oxford department apart from the basic stats and specialisms.

    If anyone has a any more detailed personal opinions on the geography dept. at Oxford (from current/ ex students) they would be appreciated.



    BTW IMO LSE > former teaching college
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    (Original post by Fossi2)
    Hello OP here.

    While shady makes some good points they are bordering on the point of reverse snobbery in her zealous defending of the LSE. I don't wish to climb any social ladder, i was originally put off by the type of people applying to Oxbridge in my year, so that is not my motivation. Correspondingly one of the major downpoints of LSE is that i would have to get a part time job to make ends meat, which i know a lot of students do, but i would still be a major hassle.

    Inevitably people have seen the title of this thread and started debating the relative qualities of teaching, libraries etc (my mistake).

    I know the LSE geog department is small and specialised and is comprised of about 3 classrooms, to me these aspects are minor plus points; i know less about the Oxford department apart from the basic stats and specialisms.

    If anyone has a any more detailed personal opinions on the geography dept. at Oxford (from current/ ex students) they would be appreciated.



    BTW IMO LSE > former teaching college
    thats why you didnt get in oxbridge i had offers from both but turned down lse.personally i think it was a good choice. and i think you should go to lse, because geo and eco>geo.
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    The grammar in your post shows how overrated some Oxford students are. Internet forum or not, some of your mistakes are fundamental and should not be happening.
    im dylslexic/dyspraxic (mildly), it takes me ages to check posts so i dont. that's also one of the most half assed anti-Oxbridge statements ive ever heard.

    Suck your Mum dry. Ain't got time for these internet talkers.
    what a gimp.

    While shady makes some good points they are bordering on the point of reverse snobbery in her zealous defending of the LSE. I don't wish to climb any social ladder, i was originally put off by the type of people applying to Oxbridge in my year, so that is not my motivation. Correspondingly one of the major downpoints of LSE is that i would have to get a part time job to make ends meat, which i know a lot of students do, but i would still be a major hassle.
    not going becasue of what people in your year were like seems like a rather small minded method of reasoning doesnt it? Plenty of more middle class, better spoken people applied than me, but who got the only history offer (in the college)? Daddy -O- did. What people 'look' or 'sound' like is like saying black people look mean and so are mean, dumb reasoning.
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    (Original post by Consie)
    im dylslexic/dyspraxic (mildly), it takes me ages to check posts so i dont. that's also one of the most half assed anti-Oxbridge statements ive ever heard
    I'm not anti-Oxbridge, you reprobate.

    Also, I wasn't aware dyslexia would lead you to input punctuation marks where they are not needed, or omit them in the first place.

    Example: "Your" instead of "You're".
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    Who cares, I got an offer and by the sounds of it, you never.
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    (Original post by LatinMachine)
    ^ One of the most intelligent guys I know is dyslexic. As was Einstein. I'm a stickler for good spelling myself, but less than perfect grammar does not an idiot make.
    FWIW: The popular image that men of eminence are learning disabled promotes an aura of romanticism around the learning disabilities (LD) field. Albert Einstein, arguably the greatest scientist of all time, is usually at the top of the list of famous dyslexics.

    According to LD lore Einstein failed to talk until the age of four, the result of a language disability. It is also claimed that Einstein could not read until the age of nine. To strengthen their case LD proponents point to such facts that Einstein failed his first attempt at entrance into college and lost three teaching positions in two years.

    While this makes a nice story, this widely believed notion is false, according to Ronald W. Clark's comprehensive biography of Einstein, and according to Subtle is the Lord: The Science and Life of Albert Einstein, a biography by Abraham Pais (Oxford University Press, 1982).

    Pais states that although his family had initial apprehensions that he might be backward because of the unusually long time before he began to talk, Einstein was speaking in whole sentences by some point between age two and three years. According to Clark, a far more plausible reason for his relatively late speech development is “the simpler situation suggested by Einstein's son Hans Albert, who says that his father was withdrawn from the world even as a boy.” Whether one accepts this interpretation, other information helps us to judge Einstein's language abilities after he began to speak.

    Einstein entered school at the age of six, and against popular belief did very well. When he was seven his mother wrote, “Yesterday Albert received his grades, he was again number one, his report card was brilliant.” At the age of twelve Einstein was reading physics books. At thirteen, after reading the Critique of Pure Reason and the work of other philosophers, Einstein adopted Kant as his favorite author. About this time he also read Darwin. Pais states, “the widespread belief that he was a poor student is unfounded.”

    FAILING HIS COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

    True, Einstein did not pass the college exam the first time he took it. However, aside from being only sixteen, two years below the usual age, the plain fact was he did not study for it. His father wanted his son to follow a technical occupation, a decision Einstein found difficult to confront directly. Consequently, as he later admitted, he avoided following the “unbearable” path of a “practical profession” by not preparing himself for the test.

    It is also true that, after graduating from the university, Einstein had difficulty finding a post. This was mainly because his independent, intellectually rebellious nature made him, in his own words, “a pariah” in the academic community. One professor told him, “You have one fault; one can't tell you anything.”

    Also true is that Einstein went through three jobs in a short time, but not because of a learning disability. His first job was as a temporary research assistant, the second as temporary replacement for a professor who had to serve a two-month term in the army. Clark remarks that it is “difficult to discover but easy to imagine” why Einstein held his third job, as a teacher in a boarding school, for only a few months: “Einstein's ideas of minimum routine and minimum discipline were very different from those of his employer.”
    source http://www.audiblox2000.com/dyslexia...yslexia005.htm
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    i think its clear that not all learning disability people are geniuses, but neither are all they hopeless and thick.
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    (Original post by Consie)

    not going becasue of what people in your year were like seems like a rather small minded method of reasoning doesnt it? Plenty of more middle class, better spoken people applied than me, but who got the only history offer (in the college)? Daddy -O- did. What people 'look' or 'sound' like is like saying black people look mean and so are mean, dumb reasoning.
    Small minded yes but thats the only impression availible at the time.

    The people I'm refering to i knew personally i didn't judge them on how they sounded or looked and I did apply in the end anyway.
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    did you get on any open days down there? I dont understand what would make people think that oxford is full of the same type of people. if anything, the superficial fact that one person might do maths and another history generally creates differences.
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    Yeah i went to the Cambridge open day the first time but it doesn't tell u about the people applying. I know i was naive now but thats besides the main point of the post.
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    So Fossi2.......have you decided yet.
 
 
 

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