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steelerman Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 08:09 AM
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16. Selection Process Is Complex
My (limited) experience of college education, was that being 'top of the class' wasn't always what the admissions team were looking for on all of the courses. Some of the brightest students who were fresh from taking exams (and had done very well) were struggling with degree level work. The reason often seemed to be that although these star students were highly intelligent, they often lacked the insight which would take them deeper into their chosen subject.

By the end of the first semester, some students who seemed grossly under qualified academically, were actually doing rather well.

I am not suggesting that the OP lacks insight, merely that university/college requires a different skill-set to school and the selection process is subject to many factors.
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  -How to address modern racial inequality: is affirmative action just? CNHander  Jul-27-09 04:44 PM   #0 
  - And for the record, I am by no means a Repub, I only disagree with Democrats on a couple issues n/t  CNHander   Jul-27-09 04:46 PM   #1 
  - Sorry I can't contribute  OneTenthofOnePercent   Jul-27-09 04:47 PM   #2 
  - I see you are seeking multiple opinions  Wickerman   Jul-27-09 04:57 PM   #3 
  - That's why I was hoping DU could provide me with some better ones! n/t  CNHander   Jul-27-09 05:21 PM   #4 
  - I'm sorry this happened. But there are many more schools.  Hoyt   Jul-27-09 05:58 PM   #5 
  - I'll be fine  CNHander   Jul-27-09 06:26 PM   #6 
  - Tim Wise covers this  Brewman_Jax   Jul-29-09 09:50 PM   #7 
  - It's true that AA is quite rare and that you usually hear white conservatives arguing against it,but  CNHander   Aug-06-09 09:30 AM   #8 
     - I re-read the opening  Brewman_Jax   Aug-07-09 10:20 AM   #9 
        - How about complete openness in how all enrollment/aid decisions  exboyfil   Aug-08-09 08:51 AM   #10 
        - I didn't say I deserve to get into Stanford, because there's limited space...  CNHander   Aug-17-09 04:02 PM   #12 
           - How do you know what Stanford's admission criteria are?  kwassa   Aug-20-09 10:19 PM   #14 
  - Oh give me a fucking break...  DeadEyeDyck   Aug-14-09 12:07 AM   #11 
     - No need for profanity, I'm trying to be civil here, I just want more permanent, just equality  CNHander   Aug-17-09 04:15 PM   #13 
        - no, you just want to get into Stanford.  kwassa   Aug-20-09 10:21 PM   #15 
           - Selection Process Is Complex  steelerman   Oct-14-09 08:09 AM   #16 

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