Yeah. I got nominated and appointed.dblock said:Now that you're paying attention
Could you make one list of things you think you did correctly during the admissions process
That's easy. I should have studied harder in HS.and a list of things you regret doing/ should have done.
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WP, I don't understand your logic for recommending TWO courses. Very few, if any, high schools, offer a second year of calculus and I can think of no reason that it would be necessary .Whistle Pig said:The "worst" thing ... not having TWO courses in calculus,
USNA doesn't look at SAT II scores, and besides, the SAT II doesn't even cover calculus.Whistle Pig said:an SAT II score of 700 or so to show you know.
Most of his advice from what I scanned has to do with writing fiction. While an admirable past time, I would not consider it mandatory for success at a service academy. Perhaps he has offered basic composition advice which I was unable to locate?Whistle Pig said:David Poyer. He has some excellent suggestions on learning how to write.
When you visited the Academy are you sure you didn't somehow go through the gate backwards and end up at St. John's?Whistle Pig said:Read as many of the great writers as you can.
Not shooting. Just trying to eliminate irresponsible advice.Whistle Pig said:Now 69er ... don't go shooting.
That is a heck of an overgeneralization. I suppose one could also say math is math so as long as a candidate has had Algebra I, he is good to go. So there is a Pulitzer Prize in every weekly newspaper hack in the country?Whistle Pig said:writing is writing.
I asked if he was in college. Where did I advise him that he should be taking calc. much less a second course? I think you are presuming more than a second course.Whistle Pig said:. You yourself asked him if he was in college in which case YOU advised him he should be taking calc, presumably a 2nd course
I find it hard to believe that one needs a standardized test to "know" if they "know" something. If this advice is pertinent, why not advise him to take ALL the SAT IIs.Whistle Pig said:It's about knowing that you know it vs. simply taking the courses. There is a difference. You missed the point, obviously
And please explain what this has to do with anything. If one tries to have every qualification as every other of the 1200 members of his class, he will drive himself insane. There is ample opportunity in the FOUR years that all midshipmen are required to remain at the Academy to complete all the necessary coursework for majors requirements. Anything beyond the demonstration of an ability to understand calculus is not necessary.Whistle Pig said:I took 4 in college, and we know 2 plebes this year who took 2 in advance of going there.