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by Terpsichore
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "When am I going to use this?"
Replies: 127
Views: 23400

Re: "When am I going to use this?"

^^ I'd just like to point to the above as some of the best advice I've read this year.
by Terpsichore
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Concerning what I will study at university.
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Concerning what I will study at university.

To be honest, anything that differentiates you as a candidate is a good thing as far as personal statements are concerned - they know you have grades. They know you do things outside school, like music, sport, etc. but something as science specific as Nuffield gives them a sign that you genuinely ha...
by Terpsichore
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Concerning what I will study at university.
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Concerning what I will study at university.

Ok, tell me honestly, are you my split personality? I literally just finalised my Nuffield stuff today...
Apparently they like to talk a little about it at interview for some colleges at Oxbridge, and it's considered very favourably on a Personal Statement by others.

(London makes me ill).
by Terpsichore
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Concerning what I will study at university.
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Concerning what I will study at university.

Hello there! I think I can probably help you out with your choices, because, surprisingly, we're doing exactly the same A levels, and have broadly similar interests - I have a passion for biochemistry/genetics within biology, but I also lean towards the math-heavy physics as well. Difference being, ...
by Terpsichore
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Script Swaps Poor YouTube Comments w/ Feynman Quotes
Replies: 18
Views: 2732

Re: Script Swaps Poor YouTube Comments w/ Feynman Quotes

This has totally my day. Thank-you.
Can... can I give you a hug?
by Terpsichore
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Getting into Mathematics
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Getting into Mathematics

If he's doing further maths She :mrgreen: is indeed doing the applied section as stats/mechanics in addition to the pure maths. The mechanics/statistics is absolutely fine for me and I have no issues there. We are not just being given the algorithms for everything, and for the more major topics we ...
by Terpsichore
Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Getting into Mathematics
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Getting into Mathematics

We're just starting calculus, i.e. basic differentiation and integration, also trig equations, logarithms, starting complex numbers & matrices. I don't really find any of these topics hard conceptually to grasp, and find them quite easy: the problem is the amount of time it seems to take for me ...
by Terpsichore
Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Getting into Mathematics
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Getting into Mathematics

Currently I'm a first year UK sixth form student. In the past, I had very little interest at all in Mathematics, having had some very bad teaching experiences when I transitted into my secondary school. However, I had a very inspirational science teacher who led me down that route and fostered an in...
by Terpsichore
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164829

Re: Your Schedule

My schedule (England, UK): - A2 Maths - AS Physics - AS Chemistry - AS Biology - AS Latin (self-taught) Maintaining all these to A2 next year too hopefully, except adding in A2 Further Maths in place of Maths. Extra-curriculars involve the following goodies: - Choir - Debating - St John's Ambulance ...
by Terpsichore
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Time management
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Re: Time management

I had the same problem as you for a while, but the fact that you're posting here about it shows that you're concerned enough yourself to ask for help- you know the situation isn't working for you. I felt that I was out of control, that hours of my day would just disappear into an online world. For a...
by Terpsichore
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: (UK) After Secondary School
Replies: 17
Views: 2424

Re: (UK) After Secondary School

I'm just going into Yr12, and whilst I'm staying on at the sixth form attached to my school, a lot of my friends have all gone to Farnborough. I would have made the same choice myself, but other, more personal factors were there to influence my decision ;) For A Levels, as many people have already s...
by Terpsichore
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: GSCE results aftermath
Replies: 12
Views: 1695

Re: GSCE results aftermath

8A*s and 2As, which I was really pleased with (but I was 3 UMS marks off an A* in French so my pushy parents decided we had to go for a re-mark). However my day was pretty spoiled when I got detained by police for half an hour at the station for looking too old (damn my penchant for high heeled boot...
by Terpsichore
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: When you think, how do you refer to yourself?
Replies: 55
Views: 9758

Re: When you think, how do you refer to yourself?

I always think of and address myself as "we"... No idea if this is a forewarning of my imminent multiple personality disorder, but it's always been that way. But I think of it as more as the bit of me that speaks english talking as well as the bit of me that just communicates in feelings a...
by Terpsichore
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: GLBT lit
Replies: 42
Views: 7390

Re: GLBT lit

I may have missed it, but hopefully someone has mentioned 'The Well of Loneliness' by Radclyfe Hall. Considered one of the earliest lesbian themed novels, it was banned for some time, not due to any explicit content but due to it's case made for acceptance of 'inverts'. Beware however, it is a depre...
by Terpsichore
Thu May 28, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96209
Views: 7752306

Re: Count to a Million [Stop repeating pictures]

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by Terpsichore
Sat May 23, 2009 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Blocking a Nuclear Missile
Replies: 32
Views: 3768

Re: Blocking a Nuclear Missile

I hope for you that the answer to this question is not urgent for you now. Oh God, oh God, I've been hit! I'm actually writing a short story and for plot purposes, it is fairly necessary that I have a (near) plausible method of averting a nuclear holocaust. :P Plus I'm interested generally in the p...
by Terpsichore
Sat May 23, 2009 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Blocking a Nuclear Missile
Replies: 32
Views: 3768

Blocking a Nuclear Missile

Not that I know a particular amount about this subject in any way, but theoretically, how could a nuclear missile be blocked before reaching its target in such a way that it would avoid widespread scattering of radioactive material (like a dirty bomb)?
by Terpsichore
Mon May 18, 2009 10:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post and explain your bag!
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: Post and explain your bag!

I have a huge Timbuk 2 messenger bag in black, it is bulletproof and I'm in love with it (although I find it kinda awkward wearing it across the chest as a woman, so mostly it lives like a shoulder bag). Currently containing: - HP48GX calculator - Virgil's Aeneid in the original Latin - Four spiral-...
by Terpsichore
Sun May 17, 2009 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading while walking
Replies: 27
Views: 5837

Re: Reading while walking

I do it an awful lot; I was one of these kids who read the whole time in the transition between schools at 11, because I was in a totally alien environment with girls a year older than me who were all psychotic :| I still have a reputation for it, although I do it less often nowadays because my frie...
by Terpsichore
Sat May 16, 2009 9:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861482

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

:( That sounds really rough. I hope it gets better, somehow.

Just don't do what my friend did and punch the ground: he now has metal pins in all his knuckles :roll:
by Terpsichore
Fri May 15, 2009 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861482

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

:P Whoops.
I meant it's one of those ones with entrance exams and ridiculously high grade requirements/abilities. Can't wait to get out of here, but we can only afford it 'cos I'm on scholarship and my parents basically won't let me leave (with good reason I guess), so I'm here until I'm 18.
by Terpsichore
Fri May 15, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861482

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I know. The problem is I'm in an academic school, where I'm used to being the top of everything. Most of the time people don't even believe I need help, or generally end up at a loss as to how to explain things to me. I have big problems with concepts I don't instinctively 'get', and that problem re...
by Terpsichore
Fri May 15, 2009 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861482

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I'm too scared and proud to ask for help when I don't understand things.
That and the fact that the zombies will eat me if I do anything wrong. And they hid my crossbow.
by Terpsichore
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Place to learn Latin?
Replies: 21
Views: 2562

Re: Place to learn Latin?

The best way to do it is to get some basic vocabulary learnt- I'm taking a Latin A Level, and we learned pretty much from scratch using 'Ecce! Romani' books (which I have unused spare copies of, if you wish I can probably send you them for free if you cover postage) which have all the relevant vocab...
by Terpsichore
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Worst/Most Confusing Test Questions
Replies: 53
Views: 6579

Re: Worst/Most Confusing Test Questions

Last year on my GCSE Science exam, there was a multiple choice question with four answers- none of which was strictly biologically correct. Myself and three other friends all put different answers, our head of department hit the roof and complained to the exam board. Come results time, we all got 10...
by Terpsichore
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262712

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

First post in here, I've lurked and appreciated for quite a while now, but I'm entering this poem for a competition and would appreciate some feedback (since the only answer I can get from colleagues is 'I don't know what to say to that!')... Mourning Chorus They lit the night, set the sky ablaze to...
by Terpsichore
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: This thing happened. It's sad.
Replies: 41
Views: 5534

Re: This thing happened. It's sad.

I see everything twice!


(Edit: Damn, sneaky Catch-22 references lured me out of my permanent lurker status :( I hope you're pleased.)

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