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KRAZR

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2018, 11:50:22 am »
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I have some important tips:
1.  ALWAYS check if your ANSWER is corresponding to your QUESTION
For  example, if your'e doing question 5 you don't want to be shading in question 4. To avoid this major error, guess the question you want to skip.

2. When you're doing numerical reasoning there will obviously be patterns. If you want to complete these questions easier, write on the booklet. If you are taking this risk, take a quick glimpse of where the supervisors are and if they're near you.

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2018, 05:09:24 pm »
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I have some important tips:
1.  ALWAYS check if your ANSWER is corresponding to your QUESTION
For  example, if your'e doing question 5 you don't want to be shading in question 4. To avoid this major error, guess the question you want to skip.

2. When you're doing numerical reasoning there will obviously be patterns. If you want to complete these questions easier, write on the booklet. If you are taking this risk, take a quick glimpse of where the supervisors are and if they're near you.
What happens if they catch you writing on the booklet?
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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2018, 05:33:23 pm »
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According to the website, you get kicked out of the exam venue and none of your stuff is marked. I wouldn't risk it, especially for such a high-stakes exam that you'll never get a chance to redo.
that's harsh, i expected it to be something like a warning. Yep, not trying that!
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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2018, 05:37:49 pm »
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that's harsh, i expected it to be something like a warning. Yep, not trying that!
you could just write on the back of the answer sheet though. they still allow you to do that.
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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2018, 06:02:14 pm »
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you could just write on the back of the answer sheet though. they still allow you to do that.
yeah, but according to what KRAZR said, it's faster to solve a question by writing on the question booklet(i'm not going to do that since the consequences are not worth it).BTW, i am aware that you can write on the back of the answer sheet.
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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2018, 08:00:25 pm »
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hey, does anyone know if weíre required to know how to square root manually?? since there are no calculators allowed. as in, square root complicated numbers like 112.56
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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #66 on: June 13, 2018, 09:14:29 pm »
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hey, does anyone know if weíre required to know how to square root manually?? since there are no calculators allowed. as in, square root complicated numbers like 112.56

You shouldn't be, but you'll have to know things like square root of 144 = 12 and those basic squareroots, probs up to 20.

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2018, 09:19:27 pm »
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hey, does anyone know if weíre required to know how to square root manually?? since there are no calculators allowed. as in, square root complicated numbers like 112.56
maybe,(but i think you should just worry about important topics considering there is only a couple days until the exam, so don't waste time on those things). Apparently, in a past exam, there was a question asking for the first 9 digits in pi, but i don't know if that is true or not.(someone who did the exam before stated this, not me)
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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2018, 09:20:26 pm »
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You shouldn't be, but you'll have to know things like square root of 144 = 12 and those basic squareroots, probs up to 20.

i agree!
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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #69 on: June 14, 2018, 06:41:15 pm »
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maybe,(but i think you should just worry about important topics considering there is only a couple days until the exam, so don't waste time on those things). Apparently, in a past exam, there was a question asking for the first 9 digits in pi, but i don't know if that is true or not.(someone who did the exam before stated this, not me)
surds is an important topic  ;) i remember that being on the exam

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #70 on: June 14, 2018, 07:28:46 pm »
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Anybody have any idea on what the persusive topic is?
From past years all I know is that it will be something controversial and realistic

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #71 on: June 14, 2018, 08:05:49 pm »
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I have no idea, according to some people I know who did/know the exam, they say it's something that they didn't expect to come at all :/ I'm thinking maybe 'should cyclists pay tax' or 'should gay marriage be legal', but I'm not confident with this :'(

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #72 on: June 14, 2018, 09:47:45 pm »
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I have no idea, according to some people I know who did/know the exam, they say it's something that they didn't expect to come at all :/ I'm thinking maybe 'should cyclists pay tax' or 'should gay marriage be legal', but I'm not confident with this :'(
fingers crossed ;)
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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #73 on: June 14, 2018, 10:02:08 pm »
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Do you guys know if we get like a little paragraph of info explaining the topic with the persuasive, or if they just give us the topic and thatís it. Tbh my biggest worry is that Iíll completely blank out during the writing tasks and waste 5 minutes thinking or something  :-\
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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #74 on: June 14, 2018, 10:10:15 pm »
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Do you guys know if we get like a little paragraph of info explaining the topic with the persuasive, or if they just give us the topic and thatís it. Tbh my biggest worry is that Iíll completely blank out during the writing tasks and waste 5 minutes thinking or something  :-\

Just the topic, no explanation, don't worry about it though they are usually fairly simple :)
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