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SAT For The Seat United States of America In America, admissions to college are an elaborate process. Each institution has its own standards to select students. While the scores in the Scholastic Aptitude Test's (SAT) reasoning test or in American College Testing (ACT) play an important role in admissions, they don't guarantee you a seat in your preferred college. Apart from these tests, which measure a student's mathematical ability and understanding of language and science, most colleges also consider class rank, high school grades and extracurricular activities to select the students. Colleges also lay emphasis on the personal essay and the letters of recommendation from teachers and counsellors. Between the 10th and 11th grades, a majority of the students also sit for PAST and PLAN exams which are preliminary levels of SAT and ACT. Students with high PSAT scores and good school grades are often contacted by colleges even before they pass higher secondary or sit for the actual tests. Some of the colleges choose nearly one-fourth of their students for a given academic year from this list.

Admission abroad

June 25, 2011


SAT For The Seat United States of America In America, admissions to college are an elaborate process. Each institution has its own standards to select students. While the scores in the Scholastic Aptitude Test's (SAT) reasoning test or in American College Testing (ACT) play an important role in admissions, they don't guarantee you a seat in your preferred college. Apart from these tests, which measure a student's mathematical ability and understanding of language and science, most colleges also consider class rank, high school grades and extracurricular activities to select the students. Colleges also lay emphasis on the personal essay and the letters of recommendation from teachers and counsellors. Between the 10th and 11th grades, a majority of the students also sit for PAST and PLAN exams which are preliminary levels of SAT and ACT. Students with high PSAT scores and good school grades are often contacted by colleges even before they pass higher secondary or sit for the actual tests. Some of the colleges choose nearly one-fourth of their students for a given academic year from this list.

Essays: The Write Way To A Spot The United Kingdom Undergraduate admissions are managed by Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), a charitable organisation that processes admission forms and also helps students find the right course and college. Every student is required to register on the UCAS website and opt for a maximum of five courses. Apart from mentioning their high school grades, the applicants are also required to write an essay stating why they are interested in a particular course and why the college should offer them admission. The schools are also required to give references to the students. While a majority of colleges admit students solely on the basis their UCAS application, prestigious universities like Oxford and Cambridge, as well as some colleges offering technical courses, require the students to give interviews or sit for their own admission tests. Over the years, the country has witnessed an overall improvement in school grades and, therefore, the personal essay has now become crucial in admissions. That is why many students hire professional services to write the essay or copy it from the internet. Universities use software which can detect similarities between two essays or catch lifts from the internet to weed these out.

Admission abroad

June 25, 2011


Essays: The Write Way To A Spot The United Kingdom Undergraduate admissions are managed by Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), a charitable organisation that processes admission forms and also helps students find the right course and college. Every student is required to register on the UCAS website and opt for a maximum of five courses. Apart from mentioning their high school grades, the applicants are also required to write an essay stating why they are interested in a particular course and why the college should offer them admission. The schools are also required to give references to the students. While a majority of colleges admit students solely on the basis their UCAS application, prestigious universities like Oxford and Cambridge, as well as some colleges offering technical courses, require the students to give interviews or sit for their own admission tests. Over the years, the country has witnessed an overall improvement in school grades and, therefore, the personal essay has now become crucial in admissions. That is why many students hire professional services to write the essay or copy it from the internet. Universities use software which can detect similarities between two essays or catch lifts from the internet to weed these out.

Gao Kao Or Goodbye China With the exception of a handful of students who are extremely talented, for the rest the only way to get admission in a course of choice is by getting a good score in Gao Kao - the National Higher Education Entrance Examination. Three subjects - Mandarin, mathematics, a foreign language - are mandatory and the remaining six can be of choice. Science students are required to appear in a test which measures their skills in physics, chemistry and biology while those who want to study humanities have to opt for history, geography and political education. The test is carried out across the country, but different provinces may have their own versions. For instance, in Shanghai, the students have to appear for three compulsory subjects - Mandarin, mathematics, a foreign language - one optional from a choice of politics, history, geography, physics, chemistry or biology, and a comprehensive ability test, which is separate for arts and science students. Most of the universities have a fixed admission quota for each province, and quotas favour local admissions. Therefore, students from comparatively backward provinces face stiffer competition than those from economically developed provinces.

Admission abroad

June 25, 2011


Gao Kao Or Goodbye China With the exception of a handful of students who are extremely talented, for the rest the only way to get admission in a course of choice is by getting a good score in Gao Kao - the National Higher Education Entrance Examination. Three subjects - Mandarin, mathematics, a foreign language - are mandatory and the remaining six can be of choice. Science students are required to appear in a test which measures their skills in physics, chemistry and biology while those who want to study humanities have to opt for history, geography and political education. The test is carried out across the country, but different provinces may have their own versions. For instance, in Shanghai, the students have to appear for three compulsory subjects - Mandarin, mathematics, a foreign language - one optional from a choice of politics, history, geography, physics, chemistry or biology, and a comprehensive ability test, which is separate for arts and science students. Most of the universities have a fixed admission quota for each province, and quotas favour local admissions. Therefore, students from comparatively backward provinces face stiffer competition than those from economically developed provinces.

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