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Old 05-03-2009, 06:41 PM   #21
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izit true tat ntu allow us to learn foreign lang free? =)

attractive =) i wanna learn jap =)
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:09 PM   #22
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izit true tat ntu allow us to learn foreign lang free? =)

attractive =) i wanna learn jap =)
you can take up lang as an elective...jap,french,german,spanish... and if you think about it in another perspective, u had paid tuition fee to attend uni so conclusively learning foreign lang is not free..hahas..

anyway for jap lang there is a total of 6 levels in ntu.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:11 PM   #23
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Hi! im from NUS and i was a student ambassador at the NUS open house...and let me tell u this, NUS really take good care of their student helpers) to some up NUS:

Vibrant culture
Endless opportunities(its a matter of whether u wanna grab them or not)
GREAT&NICE lecturers
because of the many courses present in NUS(FASS, SCI,SDE,MED,LAW,DENT,BIZ, etc), we are able to make frens from different walks of life
and the list goes on...

PS: we have reading week to allow us to prepare for our exams better
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:19 PM   #24
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woa both school sounds attractive, argh tough choice tough choice
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:21 PM   #25
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woa both school sounds attractive, argh tough choice tough choice
which sch were u referring too? it depends on ur interests actually, some schs may be better than the other in certain aspects..so it dependschoosing sch based on reputation is not really something i advise u to do..u shld look at what the sch has to provide for ur learning needs that u urself is interested in etc
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:46 PM   #26
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gt acc offers from all three. pondering now.. still have one month plus to think abt which uni to go
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:01 AM   #27
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which sch were u referring too? it depends on ur interests actually, some schs may be better than the other in certain aspects..so it dependschoosing sch based on reputation is not really something i advise u to do..u shld look at what the sch has to provide for ur learning needs that u urself is interested in etc
so could u please enlighten us on the aspects that we should look into and in which of these aspects are nus are better in? and wad do u think nus has to provide for our learning needs? thanks =D
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:46 AM   #28
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so could u please enlighten us on the aspects that we should look into and in which of these aspects are nus are better in? and wad do u think nus has to provide for our learning needs? thanks =D
Hmmm..For NUS, some courses allows the students to experience the different specializations first before specialising eg) FASS, sch of computing etc and this is good for people who is still not sure in which specialization they wanna take...as explained earlier, i have frens who initially came in FASS wanting to do econs, but after going thru the exposure modules, they found that their interest lies in mass comm=)

And what i think is unique abt NUS compared to other uni is the bidding system...although i know some people complain abt it or dun really like it, i feel that it helps u think thru abt the choice of mods u wanna take and enhance ur decision making cuz u have to think abt how much u wanna allocate for a module and what happens if u are unsuccessful in bidding for it etc...any backup plans etc...

Apart from that, some faculties present in NUS are not present elsewhere and i think that's part of the main pull factor for it..hmmm but then again as i said, it depends on what course u intend to take..for eg if its business..i know SMU specializes in that and since its their niche area,i guess students who goes there to do biz tend to fare better?(im not sure thou since im not a biz student><)

ya, so maybe u shld give a specific eg of a course..its difficult to generalize when uni is concern><
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:46 AM   #29
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Hmmm..For NUS, some courses allows the students to experience the different specializations first before specialising eg) FASS, sch of computing etc and this is good for people who is still not sure in which specialization they wanna take...as explained earlier, i have frens who initially came in FASS wanting to do econs, but after going thru the exposure modules, they found that their interest lies in mass comm=)

And what i think is unique abt NUS compared to other uni is the bidding system...although i know some people complain abt it or dun really like it, i feel that it helps u think thru abt the choice of mods u wanna take and enhance ur decision making cuz u have to think abt how much u wanna allocate for a module and what happens if u are unsuccessful in bidding for it etc...any backup plans etc...

Apart from that, some faculties present in NUS are not present elsewhere and i think that's part of the main pull factor for it..hmmm but then again as i said, it depends on what course u intend to take..for eg if its business..i know SMU specializes in that and since its their niche area,i guess students who goes there to do biz tend to fare better?(im not sure thou since im not a biz student><)

ya, so maybe u shld give a specific eg of a course..its difficult to generalize when uni is concern><
haha. get what u mean. erm for me i'm going into acct. =D (but i'm sure NUS biz/acct students fare as well compared to the other 2 unis) could u elaborate more on the bidding process. i'm quite blur abt that. how is it decided whether one is successful?

another thing i am curious abt is on ccas/activity groups. this is totally volunteerary unless u stay in a hostel right?
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:51 AM   #30
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haha. get what u mean. erm for me i'm going into acct. =D (but i'm sure NUS biz/acct students fare as well compared to the other 2 unis) could u elaborate more on the bidding process. i'm quite blur abt that. how is it decided whether one is successful?

another thing i am curious abt is on ccas/activity groups. this is totally volunteerary unless u stay in a hostel right?
uhmm..bidding process is something like 'buying' places for the modules that u wan...pple tend to bid higher points for modules that they really wan soemthing like that..its just that the total 'cost' of the modules depend on how much is the lowest bidder who is successful in bidding for the module..lets say there are 2 places for a mod(just an eg) if i put 300 pts, person B put 250 while person C puts 100...person B and me would get the modules while person C would not get it since there are only 2 places...thus the 'cost' of the module would then be 250 pts..and since i put 300 pts for bidding, i would get back 50 pts and pay only 250pts for the modules...if lets say person B and person C puts up 250pts..then the one who gets the module will now be dependent on who bidded first, that is, the timing..if person C happens to bid first than person B, then person C will get the module...something like tt=)

yupps, CCA is totally not compulsory unless u r staying in hostels or residences..but from wat i know, most biz students in NUS take up a lot of leadership roles in NUS Student Union(NUSSU) and Biz comm..i guess CCAs does help a lot in ur portfolio...and NUS have abundent of activities that allows its students to take up leadership position regardless of what course u are from Im from pharmacy but i hold some leadership positions in NUSSU realted activites cause i think its a good exposure and great place to make frens from the different faculties

hope this helps
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