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HUJI: yes (and hmm) - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
June 21st, 2002
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HUJI: yes (and hmm)
HUJI sent me a brief letter saying my appeal about their refusing to accept my SAT scores instead of the Israeli exam (which I never took) has been accepted, and that I am therefore accepted to the Classical Studies Dept.

Not a word about my second major: Comparative Literature. I guess either HUJI or I messed up with the forms. I'll call them tomorrow.

Current Mood: amused
Current Music: Frank Zappa -- Flakes

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From:veryty
Date:June 22nd, 2002 08:14 am (UTC)
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Oh, did you really take _the_ SAT? I don't know the Israeli system, of course, but was just reading an article in the weekend Ha'Aretz about English (= SAT verbal, shall we say) and Mathematics being the two main subjects universities are looking at in their applicants, presumably with a view toward predicting their success in the dog-eat-dog workworld-out-there, no matter what the individual will a) study and b)be/do in later life.

I think about this because of my own offspring, of course, who have Mom 'n' Dad as inhouse tutors, ad lib. [place to note: jj did a dynamite job getting Naorah to understand the algebra so she aced her re-test, upping her score from 20 to 100 -- and now she's the soi-disant 'only kid in the 8th grade Alef-1 m'kubetzet who knows graphing.' Maybe he should moonlight tutoring math in English and share the wealth?]

But also because of the continuing-discouraging stats re: the low rate of bagruyiot among development towns, quoted in this article as "the one place in Israel [referring to the Jewish sector, I should think?] where the 'ethnicity gap' isn't closing in the educational sphere." And how might this influence jj/me about where we want to apply our English skills in community dev/org, whether for remuneration or as volunteers and all that stuff. We have Shlomi just around the corner, not to mention Aramshe if we want to stick with the Bedouin pop. (assuming we get the nerve to go up to the village and spend time there regularly with the Hizbullah always potentially on the prowl...)

Anyway, as a point of curiousity: in 11th grade I took a battery of 17 hours' worth of college placement tests, including the SAT, which gave me instant entry into UCLA. I finished 12th grade in the mornings and took courses at UCLA in the afternoons. And never even applied anywhere else, but that's another story.
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From:ijon
Date:June 23rd, 2002 06:38 am (UTC)

Sat through the SAT

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Yes, I took _the_ SAT. I'm not sure why you're surprised -- you know I was planning to attend St. John's College, and like mose US education institutions, it asks for SAT scores. My score was high enough to make me fight the windmill of bureaucracy instead of submitting to the Israeli exam.
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From:novartza
Date:June 22nd, 2002 08:17 pm (UTC)

hey

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Good luck with the University and stuff.
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From:ijon
Date:June 23rd, 2002 06:01 am (UTC)

Re: hey

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Thank you.
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From:kakapo
Date:June 23rd, 2002 12:06 am (UTC)
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If I remember correctly, HUJI tends to send their acceptance letters seperately. It is a bit worrying (for almost a month they "forgot" about my Biology du-hugi), but it's there, and at the end they reply, and it doesn't mean something's wrong with the forms.

Good luck :)
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From:ijon
Date:June 23rd, 2002 06:26 am (UTC)

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Thanks.
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