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Old 03-04-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

my results are as such:
A - H2 Maths
B - H2 Econs
C - H2 History

B - PW/H1 Chemistry
D - GP

UES of 76.25, if I'm not wrong?

Looking at NTU/NUS for their social sciences courses. Also considering NTU's Mass Comm? Does my D in GP put me at a grave disadvantage? (Personally I felt my Paper 2 was the main component that pulled me down. But too late to say anything now haha) And also, any take on NTU vs. NUS for social sciences? Much thanks
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Does my D in GP put me at a grave disadvantage?
It puts you at a disadvantage but I wouldn't say "grave disadvantage".
You can possibly salvage your situation if you can prove to them your english skills are good - any competitions, portfolio, writing for school magazine etc.

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And also, any take on NTU vs. NUS for social sciences?
If in doubt, choose NUS.
http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=3099
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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I see. But from what I've heard, NTU is a direct 4 years Honors program, whereas in NUS it's a 3 year degree + further honors depending on your performance?

Also. Any opinion on Mass Comm in NTU?
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I see. But from what I've heard, NTU is a direct 4 years Honors program, whereas in NUS it's a 3 year degree + further honors depending on your performance?

Also. Any opinion on Mass Comm in NTU?
direct honours does NOT equate to confirm honours.

if your grades are lousy in NTU, you'll still have to do the final year (and waste 1 year of school fees). NUS gives you the option to graduate in 3 years, and you can gain some work experience + earn money instead.

why I think NUS is a good choice? they (NUS, not just FASS) has a longer history, better brand name and a larger alumni base to tap on. this translates to more opportunities such as overseas exchange, industry partnerships, internships. FASS also gives you more choice and flexibility in terms of curriculum. read the link in the previous post, it is quite an old thread but there are many points that have been raised there that are still relevant now.
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direct honours does NOT equate to confirm honours.

if your grades are lousy in NTU, you'll still have to do the final year (and waste 1 year of school fees). NUS gives you the option to graduate in 3 years, and you can gain some work experience + earn money instead.

why I think NUS is a good choice? they (NUS, not just FASS) has a longer history, better brand name and a larger alumni base to tap on. this translates to more opportunities such as overseas exchange, industry partnerships, internships. FASS also gives you more choice and flexibility in terms of curriculum. read the link in the previous post, it is quite an old thread but there are many points that have been raised there that are still relevant now.

Disagreed!

NTU is a better choice as the path to obtain honours is relatively easier. As far as the public sector is concern, all three NUS, NTU and SMU are on the same standing, Do not be misled by all these ranking and prestige factors.
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NTU is a better choice as the path to obtain honours is relatively easier.
I was from NTU comm studies and I disagree with this statement.

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As far as the public sector is concern, all three NUS, NTU and SMU are on the same standing,
I can't say the same for the private sector.
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You are only referring to mass comm whereas I am talking in general terms. Its a known fact that getting honours in NTU is easier than NUS. I do have loved ones in both unis.
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I do have loved ones in both unis.
Hi. So how do your loved ones find uni life in NUS and NTU? And might I ask what courses they are currently doing?
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You are only referring to mass comm whereas I am talking in general terms.
huh? But threadstarter asked about mass comm....
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