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Dusk Eclipse
2011-02-26, 10:45 PM
So I am sitting here typing this, roughly 15 hours from making the entry exam to the UNAM which is the biggest and one of the most prestigious/best schools here in México.

I have prepared for this exam since the end of October, and I am still nervous... :sight: this will definitely by a restless night.

Please wish me luck.

Don Julio Anejo
2011-02-26, 10:47 PM
Have fun writing it :tongue:
Bring souvenirs... Like steal a pen or something, but the full copy of exam papers is better.

CrimsonAngel
2011-02-26, 10:47 PM
There's no way you won't get in if you're that prepared. You'll do perfect. :smallbiggrin:

Dusk Eclipse
2011-02-26, 10:55 PM
Have fun writing it :tongue:
Bring souvenirs... Like steal a pen or something, but the full copy of exam papers is better.

Yeah and get my test void...


There's no way you won't get in if you're that prepared. You'll do perfect. :smallbiggrin:

The thing is that there are thousands of people who try to enter the UNAM each year, and the ones who enter is a proportionally low number, for example out of roughly 63,000 people that presented the test last year only about 6000 people managed to get in.
Comes with the territory I guess, since it is a public university and therefore the only option for many people to continue studying.

For my particular career, they only accept about 200 IIRC, so I am quite nervous

CrimsonAngel
2011-02-26, 10:57 PM
Yeah, but you're the main character.

Dusk Eclipse
2011-02-26, 10:58 PM
Yeah, but you're the main character.

You know, I never though about it, that way... thanks.:smallsmile:

CrimsonAngel
2011-02-26, 11:00 PM
Anytime! :smallbiggrin:

CoffeeIncluded
2011-02-26, 11:07 PM
Oh, good luck, Dusk!

Dusk Eclipse
2011-02-26, 11:07 PM
Thanks Coffee:smallsmile:

Ranger Mattos
2011-02-26, 11:19 PM
I don't know much about applying for a college, being only a freshman in high school, but good luck on whatever you have to do! :smallsmile:

Moff Chumley
2011-02-26, 11:25 PM
Good luck, man. Most of the schools I'm looking at don't require entry exams aside from the SAT, which I already took... (2120. HAH!) But auditions are going to be freaky, especially since I'm not jazz or classically-trained...

Lycan 01
2011-02-26, 11:30 PM
Good luck! :smallbiggrin:

Xyk
2011-02-26, 11:35 PM
Good luck, man. Most of the schools I'm looking at don't require entry exams aside from the SAT, which I already took... (2120. HAH!) But auditions are going to be freaky, especially since I'm not jazz or classically-trained...

That's what I got on my best SAT! I took it twice though, and the scores add up to 2170. If you're going into music school, that won't matter much though. Good luck to you.

And to the OP! I don't know anything about Mexican university stuff, but you will do fantastic. We raise 'em the right way in the playground.

Edit: @V: I did it my second try without studying. First try was 2020 without studying. I guess you got me there. But I was still automatically admitted to virtually every college in my area, so the difference is negligible.

Moff Chumley
2011-02-26, 11:39 PM
I pulled off a 2120, in one try, as a sophomore, without studying. :smallamused:

Temotei
2011-02-26, 11:47 PM
I pulled off a 2120, in one try, as a sophomore, without studying. :smallamused:

Does anybody study for tests like that? I didn't study for the ACT and only finished half the science section and got a 30. I guessed on the last seven or so questions.

I still have to retake that.

Actually, never mind. Dusk Eclipse studied for this one.

That means you'll get this for sure. :smallcool:

Dusk Eclipse
2011-02-26, 11:48 PM
Thanks guy, I really appreciate all this.

rayne_dragon
2011-02-27, 01:06 AM
Break a leg... just not one of mine, and preferably not one of yours either. :smallwink:

Mystic Muse
2011-02-27, 02:11 AM
If I have any good luck to give, it is yours.

ZombyWoof
2011-02-27, 02:48 AM
I pulled off a 2120, in one try, as a sophomore, without studying. :smallamused:
I never took the SAT, which was a never-ending source of surprise for all of my friends and family. "How did you do on the SAT?" everyone asks, my answer being, "Lol didn't take it."

"Why not?"

"It's an affront to the fundamental concept of education, and I refuse to be a part of a system that thinks it can boil down my knowledge in various subjects to five billion multiple-choice questions."

"... oh."

Don Julio Anejo
2011-02-27, 06:13 AM
Not to start an argument, but there was never any point in measuring what you've learned through the SAT. Any idiot can memorize stuff without comprehending it. If there's a lot of stuff, maybe not any idiot can do it, but you get the picture.

The point of the SAT is more along the lines of an IQ test - to rank participants based on how smart they are, without (much) taking into account their work effort - that part is reflected in their grades.

And the questions themselves reflect it - math ones don't need much more than grade 9 or 10 math, but about a third require lateral thinking. Language ones require good vocabulary and comprehension, something acquired by reading a lot, rather than memorization of grammar rules.

Astrella
2011-02-27, 06:44 AM
Good luck! Makes me glad we don't have entry exams for university here.

LCR
2011-02-27, 08:28 AM
"It's an affront to the fundamental concept of education, and I refuse to be a part of a system that thinks it can boil down my knowledge in various subjects to five billion multiple-choice questions."



I somehow did not expect that answer after "Lol, didn't take it".

Dusk Eclipse
2011-02-27, 01:02 PM
T minus 1 hour...:smalleek:

Xyk
2011-02-27, 01:17 PM
T minus 1 hour...:smalleek:

Relax, and have confidence. Those are the keys to proper test-taking. That test will kneel before your might.

Black_Pants_Guy
2011-02-27, 01:39 PM
Good luck.:smallcool:

fimzo
2011-02-27, 01:42 PM
Good Luck!

Dusk Eclipse
2011-02-27, 05:54 PM
Just came back from the exam..it is finally over. In some ways it was harder than what I expexted; but it was easier in others.

CoffeeIncluded
2011-02-27, 06:22 PM
So when do you find out?

Dusk Eclipse
2011-02-27, 06:26 PM
So when do you find out?
In exactly a month, March 27

CoffeeIncluded
2011-02-27, 07:10 PM
Aah, good luck!