||[Nov. 30th, 2006|07:46 pm]
Just joined this facebook contraption. Looks fairly easy to use.
Today I've been rejected from St. Anne's in oxford for physics and philosophy.
I made a complete mess of my written tests, and instead of "interviewing 90%" of all candidates, the department seems to have given a good quarter the boot, according to the statistics they gave.
I guess it really is my fault, but when a university rejects you because you failed to correctly answer impossibly hard questions for two hours of your life, you cannot help but think that you've been short-changed a little...
2007-09-22 07:28 pm (UTC)
'I have noticed a reasonable number of anonymous comments in the Oxford rejects page that seem to have a similar flavour. I cant say for sure, but I think it likely that these comments are left by one person. Whoever this is must have even less of a life than us Oxbridge rejects, because we write about our experiances where as s/he mearly reads them with no valuable contribution of his/her own.'
I'm not the one dwelling on the past.
'"You arn't missing much" is probably closer to the mark.'
That's only right if the original poster wouldn't have enjoyed Oxbridge: something you have no idea about. Yes, some people wouldn't enjoy Oxbridge anyway, but many would have done.
You're commenting on other people's pasts in a forum you dont even have an account with. That's a bit above and beyond. Also if an applicant doesn't get into Oxford, the chances are they wouldn't have enjoyed it. If Oxbridge dont think you're the right sort of person for them, they're probably not the right sort of people for you. The main point is you cant critisize me for speculating that most who dont get in wouldn't have enjoyed it based on this simple peice of reasoning, whilst at the same time making a contradictory speculation based on no logic whatsoever, unless you are sugesting that Oxbridge is perfect for everybody's wants and desires.