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  1. Hi I’m not sure if you are aware of the difficulty in each program. I don’t want to say an MBA is easy but it is certainly doable whereas a masters in economics is hard for almost any individual regardless of how smart. Have you taken advanced macroeconomics, advanced microeconomics and advanced econometrics? To give you an idea of the math required, I got A+ in stats 1, A+ in stats 2, A+ in calc, A+ in calc 2, A+ in econometrics, A+ in intro micro, A in intro macro, A in intermediate macro 1, A+ in intermediate micro 1, A+ in intermediate macro 2 and A in intermediate micro 2. As you can see I did quite well in my economics courses however the masters level is nothing like the undergrad. I think it’s the only masters degree where the best preparation is an undergrad degree that is not the same program. Economics undergrad typically does not prepare you well for the masters. The best undergrad degrees for the masters are engineering, physics and mathematics, or at least a minor in mathematics. Also there is a noticeable gap between programs for MA in economics you probably want to go to a top 4, U of T, Western (no masters only PhD available), Queens and UBC. UBC is #1 in Canada but any school in T4 is pretty great. Then there is second tier such as Simon Fraser, McMaster, York, Calgary and others, then tier 3, McGill, Windsor, Ryerson etc. If you want to know whether to take the MA in economics or the MBA, please take the advanced courses at your university or else you’re going to get a major shock. For example, it is common that 70% of the students drop out in the advanced macro course in undergrad. If it’s already too late to enroll in advanced macro for example, please look up David Romer advanced macroeconomics, you can get the PDF for free, try the questions in the book a couple chapters in. Hopefully you choose economics it’s intellectually stimulating and I love it and I hope you will as well. I just want you to be well informed so you can make the best decision for yourself.
  2. As far as I know they are included into your GPA, the previous poster took the Chang School courses as part of a certificate and not a degree, I would think that would be the reason they wouldn't include the grades in their assessment of GPA. Especially if they received an undergraduate degree prior to taking the certificate courses; I think that only U of A and U of C would accept them in that case. In other words I believe that Chang School Courses will be taken into account if they are taken as part of an undergraduate degree, I'm going to message a few schools to find out and I'll re-post when they answer.
  3. Would you say that the blueprint books are good? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. - Matthew 22:37-39 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. - Deuteronomy 31:6
  5. I know Italian, Spanish and French. French because of school, Italian because my grandfather and father would speak to me in their native tongue. Spanish because every day after school I would go to my grandmothers house where they only spoke Spanish. However, I did not read his work in Italian, there are translated versions that are available. The most recent one is in a book by Stephen Hawkings "On the Shoulders of Giants." Some of the most famous papers in mathematics and physics are in that book. P.S. If you get the book.... do not feel bad afterwards, Newton was the most intelligent man to ever live in my opinion. In comparison I found "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" easy (That is Einstein's paper on special relativity).
  6. Honestly, the best thing for me was going on vacation. I had a period of time in grade 10 where I became addicted to mathematics and physics. I read the famous works all the time, all day. Newton, Galileo, doing calculus and integration. It's hard to explain how I felt after doing this for a long time but I guess the closest thing is a nervous breakdown. After that I was always different with school, I started to lay off. It's like subconsciously I had a fear of going crazy (which was what I was becoming at that time).
  7. Yes, I will keep you guys updated. I start the summer courses in May and I will finish the last summer course in April of 2014. Then I will write the LSAT in September/October
  8. Yes obviously. But did you not read my post? I said "did the concepts help in some way." I did not say "did learning the concepts cause you to recieve higher marks." And obviously it's correlation, but I stated it in a way (because there seemed to a problem on other threads with me sounding arrogant) where everyone can understand and it doesn't sound like I'm trying to be a smarty-pants What was I gonna say? Hey guys if we were to use bivariate analysis and regression etc etc lol
  9. Or it can mean I didn't give a shit. I shouldn't have to go into a bunch of cases studies to show you why what you said is completely idiotic. Please refer to Lewis Terman and the "Termites."
  10. Yes I come off as very arrogant when I write. Things are completely different though when you can see my body language and hear my tone of voice.
  11. No not in real life. I do get called an asshole sometimes, and I am. People usually say that I'm very genuine and they love that about me and other things (won't go into it no need). I noticed that people were perceiving me as arrogant so I toned it down a bit. All I was saying was it's not inconceivable that going from studying 2-4 hours max to doing what I'm supposed to be doing as a student would raise my marks by 2-3% I chose 85% because at U of T that is a 4.0. After 85% grading starts to lose predictive power, this happens with the LSAT also and especially with IQ tests. 85% was the magic number because I am assuming that a 4.0 with a good-great LSAT would give me a good-great chance of getting in for schools that look at the last 10 cred. P.S. I consider a good-great LSAT to be (let's say) 160-170.
  12. Lol yes, this is true. Sometimes I am insenstive to the feelings of others (unless they have a vagina lmao)
  13. Hey quick question, let's say you were scoring 150 at the beginning of your third year of university. You study and let's say your write a 165 at the beginning of 4th year. Would anyone say that the concepts you learned in the LSAT helped you in some way increase your marks for final year? Don't have the PS books or manhattan books yet so I don't know what they teach nor what the LSAT actually looks like (only know there's LG, LR and RC).
  14. I will post my original comment on another thread. It was idiotic to post it here. I inadvertenly hijacked a thread again.
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