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  1. I am about to start the Gray unit. I did poorly on the Krajnyk unit, but I did well on all the other units (90+ on all others except the Krajnyk unit). How bad is the exam? Cheers.
  2. musicboy

    Am I screwed now?

    Thank you so much to everyone that replied. I feel a lot better about my chances now. I suppose the only thing I can do is just try to ace the rest of 2nd year, as well as 3rd and 4th. Hopefully things work out!
  3. musicboy

    Am I screwed now?

    Awesome!!! Well done and thank you for the encouraging words.
  4. Hi everyone, I'm currently in my 2nd year of university. In 1st year, I got only a 3.78 GPA. I screwed up only one course REALLY badly (low 70s), and as a result my GPA plummeted from a potential 3.9X to a 3.78. Everything else was either a 3.9 or a 4.0. Also, in my 2nd year now, I'm doing great in everything, except in Biochemistry I just got a 73 on my midterm. Assuming I get a good mark on my final (not assuming I get anything crazy, like a 95+), I'll end up with a low 80 in the course. Again, my GPA in second year is now getting (potentially) screwed over. My GPA is getting hurt really badly and I need to know if I'm screwed and I should just consider a different path altogether or if there's a reason to keep on going since Canadian medical schools are ultra competitive. If I end up with a 3.8 something cumulative GPA, I don't know if I'll even have a chance at applying to medical schools here in Ontario. Thoughts? Advice? Thank you very much for reading.
  5. Hi everyone, I'm currently getting destroyed in Bio 2290 (methods). I work very hard in this course and keep up with all the tasks that I have to do. However, the marking is so subjective and arbitrary that I get fucked on every quiz and can't ever get anything above an 80. I don't know what to do because I feel like I'm going to get a 75 or something in this course. What should I do? Any way to improve my performance in this course? Thank you.
  6. Hi everyone, Hope I'm not posting in the wrong subforum... I heard Brandl's section and questions on the Biochem 2280A final are very difficult. I was wondering if someone could give tips on how to approach the questions. Are they similar to Haffie's in that they test critical thinking? Thanks!
  7. Hello everyone, I have just finished my 1st year in undergrad. I have a bit of a dilemma with my GPA, because although most of my courses were finished with 4.0s, and a few 3.9s, one of my courses I have finished with a 3.3. I just fucked it up really badly, and couldn't see myself doing well in the course. My GPA without weighting drops to just under a 3.9, whereas with weighting, at U of T I'll have a 3.95 I believe. Some med schools, such as McMaster for example, look at all 4 years of your GPA and don't apply any weighting formulas. I'm curious as to how badly this disadvantages me, and if there's any particular med schools that I should apply to (and any particular med schools that I shouldn't apply to.) I ask because if I have around a 3.86 as my un-weighted GPA, it's quite difficult to bring it back into the 3.95+ range which would make me really competitive for Ontario med schools. Thank you for reading! -musicboy
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