I'm a freshman too, and I've just read the ENTIRE thread
It would be so great to get in! Right now I'm practicing AMC-type math questions and I'm going through a Foundations of Science textbook.
I just took the AMC 10 and got a 93, which isn't that great at all... but I made 2 really dumb mistakes and I without them I could've gotten at least a 105. (I went home and solved a few more problems.) I know where to find a whole bunch of tests, but does anyone know any books that would help me with challenge math (especially number theory and probability)?
Silveraurora - I'm pretty sure there's no number theory on the test. You don't have to go nuts, just be prepared to think on the spot without your calculator and you'll be fine! (: You sound pretty well prepared already. Good luck!
mehwish - Read through a few pages back and you should be good.
I am currently a sophomore and I am really interested in applying to the SHP. However, I am only in chemistry and algebra 2. I talked to people who know about this program and said that it is mostly physics and pre-calc which I have not taken yet... do i have a chance?
Is there specific stuff to study in these two subjects? And also what was the challenge part like? I am taking the AMC 10 tomorrow for the first time ever. Will it be similar to that?
Also I need help with the essay. I have never written an admission essay before so I do not know where to start and what to talk about. Can anyone give me examples of what to write? I really like science and I hope to one day become a doctor or have a career in the medical field. Math and science are my favorite subjects and I favor them over english and history so I am really praying to get accepted into this! It will mean so much to me. Can someone please help me? Thanks for everything
I'm only in biology, so I'm studying some basics of chem and physics. If you're in algebra 2, you don't have to worry too much about pre-calc. Pre-calc is mainly algebra 2 and trig anyway, so if you really feel like you have to study for math, study trig.
There are 2 math sections. Have you ever taken the SAT? Apparently the easy math section is like SAT math, and the second math section is like the AMC. Challenging and only 10 questions.
For the essay, I would suggest just talking about your experiences in science, and then maybe bringing up your aspirations to become a doctor. From what I've read, it isn't that important. The entrance exam is first thing, and if there are ties, the people look at the other things.
The answers to at least half the challenge math section questions are probably exist somewhere in this thread, the questions really don't change.....
I took it last year as a junior (didn't make it) and the easy math section were like all easy SAT questions except for 1 question i missed which was like a base 12 number question that i just omitted haha.
The science was really annoying. I hadn't looked at any bio and earth science for more than 2 years so I was pretty sure I got most, if not all, of those questions wrong. Good luck guys!
I'm a freshman and I'm taking physics this year (i got a magnet math/sci/engineering hs) and I'm starting my essay & I have no idea what to write! Any help? I don't know what would qualify as a math/sci "background/ interest"
thanks so much for all your responses!
This question is for anyone who has taken these classes or is currently taking them..
Where are they conducted? Like I know they are in the morningside campus but are they in classrooms, lecture halls, labs? I was just wondering! Thanks.
Thank you! Also I have just filled out the online application but I do not wanna submit it yet! I still want to review my essay again tomorrow, but I was just wondering how the fee will be payed. Do I have to submit my application first in order to pay the fee? I do not see anywhere where it says I need to pay but I heard that we have a 30 or 20 dollar fee! Thanks.
ive read a lot of the thread and now am kind of apprehensive about this test...
im a freshman and currently take algebra II/trig and physics and i also took earth science and biology at regents level in middle school (scores in the mid 90's). all my classes in my school are basically honors courses since its an accelerated school. how well prepared will i be for this test? will there be a lot of chem on the test?
well for me at least, once you submit your application, it gives you choices on how to pay the fee (either mailed check or credit card, but at this point since march 1 is so nearby I think the latter choice will be a better option). hope that helps!