Proudly BOS Left
- Jun 4, 2004
I got 97.85 call that inflated, but I worked my ass of, as you could have chosen to... but I am led to believe we have very similar interests. I am going to study politics at uni when i go (not next year), it is just unfortunate that i have gathered the arrogance of a political scholar way before my time. Im going to do an arts/science double degree that i need 84 to go into. But also remember UAI is supposed to be a measure of your ability to meet the expectations of a course ( i dont fully agree with this proposition in all cases) you could never understand the advantage of a 4unit student because you have never done the subject. For example i would argue that i would have never got 89 in english without 4unit maths because it makes u analyze things so much clearer. And besides when you do 4 unit you have done first year uni, of course you are much better prepared for university.Chubbaraff, I will openly admit getting 81.15 as my UAI, not nearly in the same category as what u have led me to believe u would get, and mostly because i enjoy the subject, politics and journalism at notre dame next year.
So we study a subject that has equivalence to first year university (which occupies 40% of our study time and it should be worth 1 unit?? Yeh?? Think of that, people, who later become the actuaries, the ceo's and the engineers of the innovation of australia should be told that theyre advanced studies should only be worth half the study of petty mathematics that is uncreative and serves no purpose. 4unit has to be worth 2, and my result so does 3 unit. But I will not be the actuary or the ceo and i have my own quarrels with the opportunists, however in any meritocracy, theyre hard work is farly rewarded by the doubling of three unit. And remember, it is as much a gamble as it is an advantage. The guy who got the highest uai at our school went particularly bad in a 3unit test early on because all his time was being spent on 4 unit and he nearly dropped 4unit, why should these people who are clearly capable be given the stupid disincentive to do 4unit by having it worth 1 unit. He stayed, improved his results and got the results he deserved in both subjects that put him a cut above the rest because he had initiative and a will to succeed. Its not a matter of black and white right or wrong. I would argue that our intellectual ability alone has no relevance at university. It is as much a game of motivated and focussed players who are keen to learn and don't chicken out. Another guy in our year took 4unit and after the first lesson dropped it and was like ahhhh thats too much work. Both these people are in clearly different categories and should be adjusted accordingly. If 3u more then tested you, put in more work until 4 unit more then tests you, then you will realise the benefit of being a worker, and not a whinger. (appologies for the continued animosity, your banter is just incredibly frustrating.)I believe that my mathematical intelligence was not up to 4U standard, and this is along with the other 57,000 out of 60,000, some minority.