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    Hi! Right now I'm a senior at a private college prep high school in California, so I know a lot about US college apps. I've worked with some of the best college counselors in my area on the common app and University of California application, so if you have any questions at all I'd be happy to answer them to the best of my abilities.
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    how does it feel knowing a buffoon is your president?
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    (Original post by eden3)
    how does it feel knowing a buffoon is your president?
    Every morning I wake up and check twitter for the latest update from our Orange Overlord. I then listen to my conservative friends defend him loyally as I stare into the camera like I'm on The Office (US version of course). Not my president, I think to myself. Not my president.

    Later, in my US Government and Politics class, we learn that what American voters value most in a candidate is integrity, reliability, and competence. That's fine, it's probably just an outdated book apparently.

    So then I open my laptop and start browsing TSR again, hoping soon to send off my UCAS application and get off this sinking ship by this time next year.
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    (Original post by blairca)
    Every morning I wake up and check twitter for the latest update from our Orange Overlord. I then listen to my conservative friends defend him loyally as I stare into the camera like I'm on The Office (US version of course). Not my president, I think to myself. Not my president.

    Later, in my US Government and Politics class, we learn that what American voters value most in a candidate is integrity, reliability, and competence. That's fine, it's probably just an outdated book apparently.

    So then I open my laptop and start browsing TSR again, hoping soon to send off my UCAS application and get off this sinking ship by this time next year.
    yeah, his supporters are straight up delusional lol.

    So you're going to the UK for university? What universities have you been looking at (if you have been already)?
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    (Original post by eden3)
    yeah, his supporters are straight up delusional lol.

    So you're going to the UK for university? What universities have you been looking at (if you have been already)?
    I really like KCL and LSE for history and international relations, and I'm applying to TCD as well. I would've applied oxbridge but I missed the deadline, plus I'm not really looking for an environment like that.
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    (Original post by blairca)
    I really like KCL and LSE for history and international relations, and I'm applying to TCD as well. I would've applied oxbridge but I missed the deadline, plus I'm not really looking for an environment like that.
    Hmm interesting. Just a word of warning, LSE is extremely depressing/boring/competitive from what I've been told by friends IRL and on here
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    (Original post by eden3)
    Hmm interesting. Just a word of warning, LSE is extremely depressing/boring/competitive from what I've been told by friends IRL and on here
    I've heard that too. It's not my top choice but it's a great school in a great location. I don't have much of a chance of getting in though, the entry requirements are kind of unrealistic for the way my school is organized.
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    How would you describe the teaching in the US?
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    (Original post by y.u.mad.bro?)
    How would you describe the teaching in the US?
    I'm only in high school so most of my classes are small, with about 25 people, and a lot of it is test-focused. Most university classes are taught in large lecture halls with upwards of a hundred students, although there are lots of smaller classes taught in university. It depends on how big of a school you attend. In the big classes, professors aren't able to interact much with students in class, but there are usually office hours you can attend if you have any questions.
 
 
 

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