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Prateek Sanjay Posted: Sun, Feb 13 2011 8:40 AM

How many of you enjoy the process?

Writing the essays, getting a good recommender to recommend you, showing a nice resume, and all that jazz.

It's fun, like a marketing process for people. While there is a slight anti-university bent to our local autodidacts, you have to admit that the great thing is that uni is not a zero sum game. It's not about going to the best or the worst, but what matches your style and what matches the uni's style and the two marketing to reach each other.

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applying to college is fun?

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Gipper replied on Sun, Feb 13 2011 11:32 AM

Applying to medical school and going through the interview process was not fun...

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I sleep during econ courses. Its the only time when I'm in peace.

At least it was until I woke up listening to the professor proposing that as rational actors we shouldn't wear clothes to class.

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I'm applying to law schools, and it is in no way "fun."


The LSAT was fun, though. It was like a great big logic test. I would probably do it in my free time, but I'd rather that it was a bit more broken-up.I

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mwalsh replied on Sun, Feb 13 2011 2:49 PM

Well, I guess in some ascepts it was "fun,"  but when you know that the school's names that you have applied to matter as much as what you know, it isn't, especially when you know the professor's either do not care (Tebow's old haunt) or either can't teach/choose bad students for presentations (a school of 50k students), you tend to be pessimistic of what your chances are. 


I 10yr old should not be able to ask a graduate student about his machine, which he built, programed and designed himself, a question about it and not know the answer, and its a general theory of how it works- not a "what is the elastic modulus of this piece of steel."


So I guess I didn't enjoy my application process to Undergraduate school.

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