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grade 11 course selection
I'm in grade 10 and I will be picking  courses soon for next year. I'm planning on pursuing science (not sure what specifically). So far, I have decided on:

ENG3U- English  
FSF3U- French
MHF4U- Adv. Functions  
SPH3U- Physics  
SCH3U- Chemistry  
SBI3U- Biology  
HSP3U- Anthro, Psych

Should I take a spare for the last one or maybe something that won't be too much work like art or tech design?
pls help!!
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Gr. 12 courses for Psych (BA)?
So I am planning on applying to Psychology (BA) programs for universities next year (My number one school is University of Guelph btw). I am currently in grade 11 and have to soon choose my courses for next year, I am aware that the only courses for this program that are required are English and 5 other U/M courses. I am here to ask what other courses I should take that will help me when I do make it to university for Psych. I am thinking of taking Bio and a math, but I am not sure if I will really need it as it not a requirement. So will taking bio and math increase my chances of getting in? So if anyone could offer me some advice on what to take based off their own experience or what they've heard about Psych courses? That would be great! Thanks! (I posted this question before to but forgot to ask if it improves my chances of getting in if I take the recommended courses too instead of just the required)
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Confused about grade 11 courses!!
Hi, so basically I’m in grade 10 in Ontario and I have to get my courses in by Jan 17. I want to get into UofT for International Relations and so far the courses I’ve chosen are 
 English U 
Functions U 
 Religion M (catholic school) 
 French U 
 Law M 
 Economics M 
 Intro to Anthropology, sociology and psychology U 
 Presentation and Speaking skills O (I think it’ll help with becoming a better presenter and seems easy) 
 But I’m kind of confused as to whether I should take biology and chemistry instead of economics and presentation/speaking skills because although I’m pretty sure I won’t study science in the future I want to keep my options open 

 However science is my lowest mark right now because I’m not that good at it. I have an 86% in science right now which doesn’t seem that bad but I’m putting so much effort into studying it and I’m still not doing that well

 I really want to keep economics cuz I think I would enjoy it, so should I drop presentation skills and just take biology? If I were to do science I’d probably go into healthcare

 I’m clearly really lost and any help would be greatly appreciated… 
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Ask a Student Ambassador @ uOttawa
Have a question about the University of Ottawa? Want to know more about our programs, student life, residences, co-op etc.? Ask a Student Ambassador! We are current students at uOttawa who want to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about our school! 

Future students, this page is for you! 
Forensics in Ottawa
Are there no forensic programs at the University of Ottawa? I know that there is a criminology program but I cant find a forensic/bio program.
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Please help me choose my grade 11 courses im so lost and my school has bad gudunice.
So my school just told to us we have to choose our courses by Tuesday but it was supposed to be due in late January (needless to say I'm panicking)
 Notes 
 I'm from Ontario
 my school is not semester it runs on a day, day 2 schedule which means I'm taking 8

 courses at once and I am around 1/3 of the way done with these 8 (grade 10) courses 
 Its catholic so religion is a must

 I am really into medicine and plan to go to med school someday

 I have DCD (my school doesn't know about it although some teachers have gotten the hint) so basically, in the context of courses, it means I suck at almost all aspects of writing except for the ideas in my writing. This also means I have poor organizational skills/time management.)

 English- I'm taking U level for sure even though I hate it because I can't get to uni without it

 Math - I'm 95ish% sure I'm taking functions and relations (U level) . I have an 89 in math but it's my lowest grade, but the thing with math is I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING RIGHT AWAY WITH NO EFFORT BUT I MAKE DUMB MISTAKES ALL THE TIME, IF I DIDNT I WOULD HAVE 100 (literally ever mark on all of my tests are dumb mistakes) 

 Religion- I'm gonna ask if I'm can do this in the summer just so I can have a spare 

 French- I don't really like it but I have a really good teacher and my mom is making me do it until grade 12 (she claims it will help me get a job and if I go to Europe my HS diploma won't be recognized it I do not have it) Another reason why I think I'll take it is because I don't have my art credit yet and a teacher told me I could substitute French for my art credit. 

 Biology- Definitely taking this as I want to go to med school the only question is should I take it in the summer (its the easiest of the sciences and I can just get it over with) . I'm thinking no because we have a really good teacher for this and the summer courses are often watered down. 

 Chem (I'm pretty sure I need this one) - I'm don't really like it that much, I did not like the way it was thought in grade 9 and 10. I understand chem also, I don't understand it like I understand math but I understand everything. However as math dumb errors screw me up, I got only an 83 on my Chem test and my average for all the work I did in chem was only a 90.

 Physics- I don't need this one but I think it is a good idea to take it. I am terrified of physics because everyone at my school talks about how hellish it is, how everyone was crying during the tests and how they have a 70 average. I looked at some introductory grade 11 physics lessons on some website and I understood everything and it honestly didn't seem that hard at all.  
 That's 7 out of 8 courses, I have no clue what to take for the last one may do computer science
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Should I take bird courses?
I want to get into UTSG computer science. I have a 91 average right now. For next semester, should I drop physics/chemistry and take easier courses to boost my mark? Do they take into account that physics and chem are harder courses than let's say data or philosophy?

Thanks in advance.
Re-taking/Upgrading MCV4U?
So far, I've done 3 unit tests (out of 9?) for MCV4U. First one was alright but the other two were really bad. Last time I checked, my mark was around 68%. As a result, I'm considering whether or not I should re-take or upgrade the course to boost up my marks through Virtual High School. 

Virtual High School says that if you are going to take an upgrading course, your original course has to be finished. I will finish Calculus sometime during June and I'm not sure when universities will accept you.

So should I re-take the course or wait to do the upgrade course version in June?

The ironic part is, this is the same teacher I've had for MHF4U online in summer school. I got the second highest mark in the class (96%) and highest on the exam (93%). Now in his MCV4U class,  I'm probably getting one of the lowest. 
Do Universities Look at This?
HI, I'm a grade 12 student interested in going in the business field. Like a lot of students, my top choices are Queens, Ivey, Laurier, Schulich etc. 

Here is my concern/Question...

I currently completed 2 UNI courses in grade 11 and I have 3 UNI courses this semester. 

Grade 11:
AP Econ: 80
AP Stats: 84

Grade 12 Semester 1:
Adv. Functions: 94
Com sci: 85
Chemistry: 70

Grade 12 Semester 2:
Accounting:
Calculus
English
Digital Art

after the first semester, I will have 5 completed UNI courses but the avg won't be anywhere near the requirements for the schools mentioned above. I know that I can do much better next semester in the courses stated. So will the universities wait for my second-semester midterm marks or rule me out based on my first semester grades.

Projected TOP 6 Marks
Adv. Functions: 94
AP Stats: 84
English: 90 (projected)
Calculus 92 (projected)
Accounting: 92 (projected)
Digital Art: 93 (projected) 

I feel like they should wait as 2/3 of my prereqs are next semester. 

Thanks for reading this long post, I'm just very nervous about my situation, thanks. 

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Dating: Long Distance
PLEASE READ! Long distance relationships are not what they are portrayed to be. They are not as hard, emotionally draining, or as impossible as people assume. Right now, I am living 3 hours away from my boyfriend (who plays a varsity sport). We see each other once or twice a month. We are both happy, both with room to live our own lives but always being able to catch up at the end of the night. We still love each other, nobody has been unfaithful, and it is relatively easy. The time we spend together is always quality time, and I do not regret staying with him.If you love someone and think you they could be the person for you, go for it. The worst that could happen is that it doesn't work out and you part ways. It is entirely possible, do not give up just because of what you THINK might happen.

Pros of a long distance relationship...
1. The time you spend together is really exciting and precious
2. You have the freedom to be yourself and make friends on your own terms
3. You always have lots to talk about with your S/O because you're apart during the day
4. It tests whether the relationship is really worth it
5. Meeting their new friends means more friends for you!
6. Sex/physical intimacy is so much better when you've been waiting for it
7. It will show you how much your partner really values you
8. You don't need to pick between your friends and partner during the week
9. It helps keep you focused

I hope that this helped anyone that needed to hear it.
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Has anyone taken World cultures before?
Hey has anyone taken world cultures before, i want to get a high 90 in the course but im not sure how it's like since no one took it in my school before. The options i have are nutrition and health and world cultures. The teacher for nutrition and health has previously said that he doesn't believe in 90s and 100s for assignments, so that makes it a lot more difficult. Howver im not sure how world cultures is like. If you have, what grade did you recieve?
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Which course do you recommend i take?
Nutrition and health or world cultures, they somehow don't offer world issues this year so its world cultures and im not sure how it is and how easy it is. 

Which course is easier to take a 90 in?

nutrition is a U course, 
and world cultures is a U/M course
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AMA: Brock BAcc Graduate, Carleton MAcc Graduate, Big 4 Employee
My name is Neal, and I graduated from Brock's Bachelor of Accounting Co-op program in 2016 and Carleton's Master of Accounting program in 2017. I was a yconic Student Ambassador for 2016-17. Although I work full-time at PwC now, I'm still around answering questions about accounting as a career and universities. 

My co-op work experience includes:
-Corporate Accounting, Henkel (Germany)
-Assurance and Tax, Collins Barrow
-Risk Assurance, Ernst and Young

I currently work at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance. . 

A snapshot of my time at Brock:  
-Served as an executive for several clubs  
-Participated in numerous internal/external case competitions and conferences  
-Served as a Tutorial Leader for Brock's first-year Macroeconomics course  
-Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (the top 10% of Goodman get invited)  
-Did co-ops and internships with 3 different companies in corporate accounting, assurance, tax and risk assurance located in Germany and Canada  
-Participated in a short-term exchange to France  
-Volunteered for the business school's Career Services office, where I critiqued students' resumes  
-Lived in residence (first-year) and off campus

A snapshot of my time at Carleton:  
-President of the Sprott MAcc Society  

Feel free to ask me questions below! Or you can add me on LinkedIn if you'd like to send a private message (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsengupta).
Going into Life/Health Sciences without Physics?
I am currently in Grade 11 and a big mix-up has occurred due to my guidance counsellor making an error in my courses. I was originally supposed to have physics, but had been switched out. Two weeks in (currently), my guidance counsellor said that physics has opened up and that I can switch in. I am hesitant to take this decision for a few reasons, 1) My current math teacher is the best our school has to offer and getting physics will switch me into another math class. 2) Many students only take 11 Physics anyways, so it might not even be worth risking it if I am only going to take it for once year. 3) Semester becomes crowded: Accounting, Math, Bio, Phys. Which will inevitably cause my maths and biology mark to drop when I have 3 major subjects to study for. 

I would really appreciate some insight. Please respond urgently as I only have a few more days to make this decision.
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Should I switch out of grade 11 physics?
Hi I'm currently in grade 11 and I took physics this year because initially I wanted to take co op ( at a hospital) however I couldn't because I am French extended student, and 2 credit co op wouldn't fit with my schedule. So my guidance counsellor told me to take physics because I am already taking bio and chem and I also want an undergraduate in nursing or health science. However, I'm not the greatest at math but I still do good but I know that physics will be a challenge. Also I do know that it will bring down my average but I think I should take it to build problem solving skills. I also heard from my older friends that universities look at your grade 11 marks for scholarships and early acceptance. So I was wondering to switch out of physics and take history instead so it doesn't compromise my average and my ability to get scholarships and early acceptance (mostly for McMaster and queens) 
Should I switch physics and take history? 
Also I took history in grade 10 but in French and I got a 94. 
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Planning Gr.12 schedule
I'm a grade 11 student in BC and I'm trying to plan what subjects I'm going to be taking next year when I'm in gr 12.

Right now I have:
Semester 1: Law 12, psychology 11, socials 11, pre-cal honours 11
Semester 2: English 11, french 11, photography 11, physics 11


Next year in Gr 12 I'm planning to take:
Eng 12, Precal 12, Chem 12, Bio 12, AP Calc, plus 1-2 other easy courses and spares

Do you think my gr 12 year is going to be hard if I take all of these courses? Because I'm wondering if I would have enough time for university application stuff I have too much workload in gr.12 year. Is it better to take some of those in Gr.11 year so I have more room and flexibility in Gr 12 year? If so, I can take french online and take one other Gr. 12 course next semester in gr.11. I'm thinking of taking pre-cal 12 or bio 12.

Please recommend the best option for me!!


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Pre-cal 12 vs biology 12 - help!!
I'm a grade 11 student in BC and I have some questions about what Gr.12 courses are the easiest to take in Gr.11. I already took chem 11 in gr.10 first semester (had 92%) so I have some extra room to take a grade 12 course.  
I'm thinking of studying biochemistry/biology/or chemistry in university.  

The current schedule I have right now are:  
1 semester - Socials 11, Law 12, Pre-cal 11, psychology 11.  
2 semester - Physics 11, English 11, French 11, Photography 11  

I want to take french online and take either precal 12 or biology 12 instead in the second semester. This way I only need to take Chem 12, eng 12, AP cal plus precal 12 or biology 12 in grade 12, depending on what I take in Gr.11.
I want to know how hard and time consuming the courses are because I'm pretty busy with extracurricular activities.  

So my questions are
: 1. Do you recommend taking precal 12 or bio 12 in grade 11? Or is it better to take it in Gr.12?  
2. Which subject is harder (in terms of understanding the material)? Precal 12 or Bio 12?  
3. Which subject is more time consuming?  
4. Do you recommend taking bio 11 prior to taking bio 12? (it isn't required in BC)  
5. Is pre cal 12 harder than pre cal 12?  

Please share your opinions!!
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UBC Acceptance?
I am a senior in high school, 
I'm taking Francais 12, English 12, PreCal 12, Chem 12, Bio 12, Histoire 12, Animation 12 and Art foundations 12. Last year I took the Francais 11, English 11, Chem 11, Physics 11, Graphics 11, Perspective Globale 11, PreCal 11 and Science Humaine 11 and had an average of 85%.
I am wondering if I got 92% average this year plus my volunteering for a kids art class, science world, local festival, spca, level 8 piano and joining a club will be enough for me to get into their biology program. 
I heard it's very competitive and I know a lot of people taking AP courses, but I'm from Vancouver so I'm thinking my odds are slightly higher? 
Also, is it possible to get into architecture or computer science with no physics 12? 
Thanks a ton.
Also, in case anyone is wondering why I'm taking two art 12 classes, it's because I'm also debating between a program in animation. 
Taking AP helps with Uni application??
I'm a grade 11 student in BC and I'm thinking about taking some AP courses in Gr.12.
My school's offering 3 AP courses - AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP Calculus. I'm planning to take AP Calc but I'm wondering if I should also take other APs. I want to know how rigorous the AP courses are and how much time is needed to prep for the AP exam.

From my friends and other students, I've heard that taking AP courses help with the university application. But I'm wondering if that's true. Does it really help if you take many APs?
I also want to know what happens if you take the AP course but not take the exam. Do you not get recognized as much as a student who took the exam?

Please share your opinions!!

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New Ryerson graduate: Ask Me Anything!
Let's connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilanaenoukov

I'm a Ryerson graduate (October 2017) that majored in Professional Communication (ProCom) and wrote the LSAT in June 2017. Aside from holding 3 internships through the last 3 years of my degree, I also worked as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. In 2016, I worked as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) for the Government of Ontario, and in September 2016 I was hired at the Ontario Energy Board in the Public Affairs department. In my last semester of school, in the summer of 2017, I was hired full time as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Toronto based architecture firm Sweeny&Co. As of 2018, I work as a Marketing Specialist for AIR MILES. 

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- OSAP
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government + how I got my full time job + other job related advice
- basically any other questions you might have!

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! Ask me anything! 

If you're looking to contact me personally, you can reach me at ienoukov@ryerson.ca


Grade 11 computer science?
Is grade 11 computer science a difficult course? I have no coding experience at all but strong math skills, will this be enough to carry me through? How does it compare to other grades 11 science or to the grade 10 sciences in terms of difficulty or course heaviness? I am just really worried about starting the course and being totally lost :(
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Take Data or Calc?
So last year i got a 74 in calculus. I have an 88 in advanced functions and 90 in business. 

I want to know if i should take calculus and vectors again and improve my mark or take data, because a lot of people say it's one of the easier maths.

I was doing really good with the calculus part, but when vectors came, I completely flopped.

Also i have searched the uni's i want to get into and they give you the option to take data or calc.

Now my goal is to achieve a high 80 or low 90s for my second math, whether it be calc or data.
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