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college applications

Posted by alexandra_k on August 20, 2020, at 11:22:06

So I found the online college application thing.
So I'll get in applications this year.
Do the whole 'pick an Ivy League that seems the best fit for early admission' and... See.
They've waived testing requirements for applications for one year.
For one year GPA requirements...
Covid put a blip in the usual education system / process.
So I can get in an application, anyway, and see...
It looks more like a matching system, now.
Thinking of it as a system.
An educational system. Which I suppose it is.
I see that they have things about basically uploading or otherwise providing the work you did overseas and letting them assess it.
The pieces of paper I have from this part of the world are worthless.
Not even worth the paper they are not even printed on anymore.
Just complete and utter garbage.

I am scared. But, well, there you go...
There's nothing here.


Re: college applications alexandra_k

Posted by sigismund on September 3, 2020, at 4:21:55

In reply to college applications, posted by alexandra_k on August 20, 2020, at 11:22:06

I read this and thought you might like it.

The story goes that Bertrand Russell, in a lecture on logic, mentioned that in the sense of material implication, a false proposition implies any proposition.
A student raised his hand and said "In that case, given that 1 = 0, prove that you are the Pope."
Russell immediately replied, "Add 1 to both sides of the equation: then we have 2 = 1. The set containing just me and the Pope has 2 members. But 2 = 1, so it has only 1 member; therefore, I am the Pope."


Re: college applications

Posted by alexandra_k on September 13, 2020, at 14:29:23

In reply to Re: college applications alexandra_k, posted by sigismund on September 3, 2020, at 4:21:55

The paradox of material implication. Yeah.

I have a modern variant. There once was a University (of Waikato, let's say) who got it into it's head that because a graduate research qualification is 'pass-fail' (rather than being graded) just so long as both examiners did NOT say the thesis was to be accepted without any changes at all they could deliver any outcome of examination they like including 'failed to meet the required standard'.

Because they thought the standard required was the standard they required. And they could simply fail whichever studnets they liked.

They genuinely and honestly think that the public institution of the University of Waikato can just do whatever it likes. They genuinely think they are entitled.

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