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Postby WharfRat » Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:49 pm

bceagles04 wrote:
WharfRat wrote:FYI, you should be OK with that weighted GPA at Ithaca too, although I know applicants have been rising, and it's a little more competitive now. But it would definitely be in your best interest to work hard these last two years, most college admissions officers put more importance on the last two than on the first two.

I applied for Syracuse and got waitlisted for Newhouse as well. My weighted GPA was about 4.0, real was probably closer to like 3.5 or something, and my SATs were 1510. If my grades had been better I think I would have gotten it - something to keep in mind. If you can work hard now, this upcoming year especially, it could open some doors for you. So don't dick around. ;-D


what? you ahve a 4.0 and 1510, and were WATI LISTED? How come? Isnt that good enough for Almost ivy league?


I was waitlisted for the Newhouse school, but I got into Syracuse as just a liberal arts student, which would mean I'd then have to transfer into the school if my grades were kept up. Liek I said, my ACTUAL GPA was much lower than my weighted, and I think that's why. Syracuse wasn't my first choice anyway, but I just wanted to demonstrate how competitive some schools can be.

acsguitar wrote:I was a media comm major..took sports writing..its tough...you should love to write even more then you love sports. thats the key


Really good point.

Enjoy the book. ;-D
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:52 pm

Phatferd wrote:I'm more interested in broadcasting than journalism though. I enjoy writing, but my spelling is horrible.


This is why God made copy editors. ;-D
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Postby bceagles04 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:54 pm

isnt everyones ACTUAL lower than there Wegithed? Cause if you take honrs, the actual is always lower. Does SYR, not count Honors ?
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:01 pm

bceagles04 wrote:isnt everyones ACTUAL lower than there Wegithed? Cause if you take honrs, the actual is always lower. Does SYR, not count Honors ?


You got me. I couldn't figure it out either. But I took exclusively honors and AP courses, so the difference between my weighted and actual was more extreme than someone else who didn't, so maybe that's why. Or for all I know, it may have been an unusually competitive year. And it wasn't like I didn't get into Cuse, I just didn't get into Newhouse right off the bat, which I think is its toughest school anyway.
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Postby bceagles04 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:54 pm

wow, thats weird, I always considered Syracuse a good but not great school. Hmm...maybe they have a REAL exclusive Journalism school?
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Postby Oat Soda » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:05 pm

I haven't read this entire thread, so sorry if it's been mentioned, but you can try the stringer route. I did freelance work for a mid-size paper (covering high school sports mostly) for about five years before a combination writing/desk position opened at another paper. Most smaller papers are DESPERATE for good stringers, so call up a sports editor and ask. They're usually not picky. Mine isn't anyway.
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Postby WharfRat » Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:22 pm

bump for DaQ
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Postby DaQ » Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:23 pm

WharfRat wrote:bump for DaQ


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Postby bceagles04 » Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:24 pm

this is an old thread...but this fall, I have been writing the Golf articls for my HS...this involves calling the coach each week (cause you cant really go and cover a golf) and getting the details....It has been really fun and great experience! I may do basketball and baseball too!
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Postby perlick29 » Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:10 pm

bceagles04 wrote:this is an old thread...but this fall, I have been writing the Golf articls for my HS...this involves calling the coach each week (cause you cant really go and cover a golf) and getting the details....It has been really fun and great experience! I may do basketball and baseball too!


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