OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Friday, April 25

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QUESTION: How do people manage to get a 90+% average?

19 comments

  1. Hard work and good time-management.
    Most obvious advice ever though, I guess.

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  2. Go to class, start assignments earlier rather than later and make sure you're following along with the material. More of a work smarter not harder type of thing.

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  3. Because brains.

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  4. Be strategic. Take easy electives, work hard and find a way of studying that best works for you, and take advantage of people. I find I can easily get answers out of TAs and "friends."

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    1. -1 shit advice from a future deadbeat.

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    2. @ 4a, i'm not #4, but i know some people that do exactly this

      at the end of the day, nobody will care that you got your answers by social skills rather than "smarts"

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    3. +1 Take advantage of the nerds around here! May as well make them useful.

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  5. With good genes and a good work ethic. My dad is a MD+PhD ophthalmologist (Dartmouth grad) and my mom is a managing partner at a 7-sister firm (UofT grad). Since my very first day in university, I study, work, or volunteer from 8:00am to 11:00pm every single day, 24/7.

    I have a 90.8% average (biomed sci/psych minor) and I'm applying to med and optometry schools next year.

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    1. 93 average in biomed sci/ stats minor. I'm just a little better than you, but most of what you said I agree with

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    2. 5.a., I think you want to find out my MCAT and OAT scores before making that claim in your second sentence. ;)

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    3. I haven't taken them yet, but I can't wait.

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    4. Grades/volunteer/MCAT get you an interview. Quick thinking and personality are everything past that. Hope 5 and 5.a are good with social skills (hint: calling out someone's average and saying you're better than them is piss poor social skills).

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    5. Wow. Pretty shitty life 5 leads for a mediocre grade.

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    6. Wow and I sometimes wonder why biomed has a bad name...

      Do you do your work to do your best or to tell the rest of us about it?

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  6. Go to your prof's office hours! If you are not getting near 100 in every assignment you should definitely go to office hours and make sure how did you loss those marks.

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  7. Office hours obviously. Just whisper "Help me professor." Wink, close the door and bend over. Instant 95. Jokes.

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