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November 11th, 2004  
Damien435
 
 
I got a 1600 combined without even studying or anything, just went in and took the test, but still, I don't do homework and I guess doing the same thing 20-28 times proves more than getting it right once without breaking a sweat. So many holes and hipocrocies in the school system, I prove almost every teaching theory wrong, I do not do homework, I do not study, I do not eat breakfast, and I don't fail tests, I pass them with ease. Physics is concidered one of the hardest classes in my school, don't know why, Trig or Calc seems harder to me, I got D's for homework grades, and aced the finals, I got a 92 on my first semester tests and a 94 on my finals, and oh yes, I did not use a cheat sheet like we had the option to do. Anyways, that is more bragging than I have ever done, sorry about this, just had to let my frustrations with the school systems out.

One more thing, I hate it when teachers say "You should be thankful to be getting a free education." A. It is not free, and B. Who says I am learning anything? Do the teachers ever wonder how it is that I can read six hours a day and still know what to do? I hope they do not use me as a shining example of their teaching skills, because they could stand up front and talk about Oranges for all I care and I would still know what to do.
November 24th, 2004  
USAOwnz
 
You're a West Point cadet?
November 27th, 2004  
airmanpatroler
 
 
Would I even be considered by having decent grades and a good SAT score, but my dad has political connections will that help? and my leadership is pretty good also. Would West Point consider me?
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November 28th, 2004  
egoz
 
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Originally Posted by airmanpatroler
Would I even be considered by having decent grades and a good SAT score, but my dad has political connections will that help? and my leadership is pretty good also. Would West Point consider me?
when you say political connections i hope you mean someone in the legislature or higher because those are the ones that really matter. i believe the connections are a lot more important than the test scores to tell you the truth. it makes things so much easier, so if you really really want to get in, push those connections really hard.
November 28th, 2004  
airmanpatroler
 
 
Im going as far as to say I do have connections that is all.
December 1st, 2004  
catalinargonzalez
 
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Originally Posted by Damien435
I got a 1600 combined without even studying or anything, just went in and took the test, but still, I don't do homework and I guess doing the same thing 20-28 times proves more than getting it right once without breaking a sweat. So many holes and hipocrocies in the school system, I prove almost every teaching theory wrong, I do not do homework, I do not study, I do not eat breakfast, and I don't fail tests, I pass them with ease. Physics is concidered one of the hardest classes in my school, don't know why, Trig or Calc seems harder to me, I got D's for homework grades, and aced the finals, I got a 92 on my first semester tests and a 94 on my finals, and oh yes, I did not use a cheat sheet like we had the option to do. Anyways, that is more bragging than I have ever done, sorry about this, just had to let my frustrations with the school systems out.

One more thing, I hate it when teachers say "You should be thankful to be getting a free education." A. It is not free, and B. Who says I am learning anything? Do the teachers ever wonder how it is that I can read six hours a day and still know what to do? I hope they do not use me as a shining example of their teaching skills, because they could stand up front and talk about Oranges for all I care and I would still know what to do.
Kid, you may have gotten a 1600 on the SAT, but you lack maturity, common sense, and dozen other types intelligence that are required for you to make it in the real world. You strike me as the type of person that pisses people off a lot, and trust me, that will only get you so far, mainly on people's black lists. I hope you take this as advice and nothing else, but you really need to evaluate your attitude toward things and eliminate your complex of superiority if you are ever to make it anywhere.
December 1st, 2004  
catalinargonzalez
 
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Originally Posted by Damien435
Yeah, I kind of shot myself in the foot on this, I am not on the greatest of terms with many of my teachers, or the principal, and I do not do homework. Don't get me wrong, I get great test scores, but for some reason just learning is not good enough, you have to prove over and over and over again that you can do it, I guess getting the highest score possible on the states assessment tests is not good enough, you have to do the homework or kiss some major ass.
If this doesn't make you realize that the entire way you go about life is flawed, I don't know what will. Often times test scores are not good enough. To be a leader, you are going to need far greater abilities than a perfect score on the SAT.
December 2nd, 2004  
airmanpatroler
 
 
Well I have worked so hard my two years of high school and still got like a 3.2 and to have some one that doesnt do anything go to West Point... well that ll down right piss me off.
December 2nd, 2004  
egoz
 
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Originally Posted by airmanpatroler
Well I have worked so hard my two years of high school and still got like a 3.2 and to have some one that doesnt do anything go to West Point... well that ll down right piss me off.
i'd like to point out that even if you do have a GPA that isn't "competative" for the school, they will still review your transcipts. if they realize that the courses you took were college prep courses or were difficult, you can still be considered for the school (weighted gpa vs unweighted gpa is an example). but sadly, there is a lot of politics involved in getting into the academies. if your father or some family member is a high ranking member of the military, or if you know someone or is related to someone who holds a high political position, they will both very much contribute to the selection process.
December 2nd, 2004  
catalinargonzalez
 
I don't know too much about getting into military academies, but i'll tell you one thing, I graduated with a guy that went to WEst Point and another that went to the Airforce Academy. THey didn't have any political connections, but they were in the top 10 (alongside with me), they did community service, held leadership positions in school, and wrote their congressmen to get them to sponsor them and it worked. So you don't really need connections, I guess; just good writing skills and persuasive abilities. If you are an exceptional student in different core areas, you shouldn't have to much trouble getting a nomination.