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Everything posted by wapiti

  1. FWIW, another option might be to graduate and work for a couple of years before applying - that would also have significant value. Either way, yes, additional life experience is beneficial if he goes that route, both for admission and for getting a job.
  2. Contrary to their assertion, a math degree is one of the most flexible degrees out there and I would be thrilled if one of my kids chose to study math in undergrad. Not that I'd have read their book anyway, but this anecdote speaks volumes about their knowledge and experience, which I find lacking.
  3. I'm pretty sure the 2016 would merely be a reprinting of the 1979.
  4. All I know is this: there is often one question requiring the equation for a circle. Sometimes the circle problem will involve the extra step of solving the equation by completing the square. Rather than go by the categories listed in the College Board document, it might be worthwhile to familiarize yourself with the test by working through a few SAT math sections, or at least looking at the questions in detail, maybe in the summer. (I would choose among practice tests #5-8 on the College Board or Khan websites) I would suggest they take the SAT after finishing algebra 2.
  5. I might start with the airline websites first and then call. The reservation search system at, say, United, give a lot of search options and it wouldn't surprise me if you could search for the seat criteria (I've never looked).
  6. We had a chocolate wedding cake with chocolate frosting. As in, our wedding cake was entirely brown on the outside. It's the only thing dh had an opinion on lol.
  7. http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/2018-2019-common-application-essay-prompts
  8. I agree about looking at allergens (surely the doc thought of this?). I would be a little careful about adding more fiber, as for some people that's the opposite direction to go. It can be irritating and for some can even exacerbate constipation. Did they also do an endoscopy? My kid had that this week, but without the colonoscopy. Had polyp removed from the stomach and many biopsies for infection (in stomach and duodenum), which apparently can be a common cause of stomach polyps, though he also said that the cause of a polyp is not always identified.
  9. Coincidentally, something interesting about zith that I came across today: Anti-inflammatory effects of adjunctive macrolide treatment in adults hospitalized with influenza: A randomized controlled trial.
  10. FWIW, the flu shot is not an uncommon trigger for PANS flares. That doesn't mean it'll happen of course, but just FYI (Eta, pans is the wild west). Good luck with the antibiotics!
  11. I might liken the flu to a getting-hit-by-a-truck feeling, more full-body than a stomach bug. Why would someone go to the dr at the first sign of the flu - just for Tamiflu? I believe that more dangerous symptoms, such as breathing and hydration problems, would need to be present for the doc to have any treatment to offer (besides Tamiflu). FWIW, there are issues with Tamiflu, e.g. banned in Japan for pediatric use. (For my kids with immune system and neuropsychiatric issues, it is way off the table.)
  12. something along the lines of mild pleurisy? I used to get something that a lot when I was younger, occasional sharp pains where I'd have to stop moving my abdomen with breathing (breathe shallowly) for a few moments until it passed. But it wasn't the big deal that Dr Google says pleurisy is, so I don't really know what it was.
  13. Just thinking out loud recalling something I read over at CC, I wonder if these physics stats are similar to the stats about offering calc, where a lot of the schools that do not offer the course are very small, or juvenile correctional facilities, etc. such that the % of schools was not representative of the percent of students who actually have access to the course.
  14. I think here https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/Home/UseTheData but I'd also be interested in understanding student profiles for scholarships - I probably didn't look at the right spot. FWIW, Roadrunner, I am also trying to figure out thresholds...mostly for admissions, though it would help to understand scholarship angles too. For admissions, I think the middle of the middle 50 percentiles would be a nice spot to be, to ensure that the admissions process moves on to evaluating the rest of the app. But then, what if the student is just below that or what if the student has a lopsided SAT, above the school's 75th percentile for one section and below the 25th for the other. (I think the answer is "retake" LOL)
  15. These "symptoms" - if they rise to that level - could potentially be explained by a vision issue, which would be relatively simple to rule out. Not just acuity (need for glasses) but also developmental vision issues - perhaps see a developmental optometrist for a regular annual vision checkup and chat about the issues and whether a developmental vision eval might or might not be warranted. In addition, it is not uncommon for vision issues to be comorbid with dysgraphia. As for the CogAT, I think it misses as many gifted kids as it catches. It has not been a reliable test in our household compared to private testing.
  16. We could afford whatever they need, but I only buy my kids dress shoes when they have a special event (like a sacrament). They wear sneakers to church. Typically, they only have one pair of sneakers at any given time. It's hard enough to keep up with their current sizes just with sneakers, let alone additional shoes. When their feet stop growing, maybe they'll want/need more, as is the case with my dd16, who naturally has a variety now, got expensive boots for Christmas, etc. My 14 y.o. boys, not so much LOL (ok one needed dress shoes to wear with a tie at school but the other one, not yet, and it doesn't seem that either one's feet have stopped growing).
  17. My dh had his share of hungry moments in childhood. He can't seem to stop himself - actually, I don't think he's even trying - from buying the kids all kinds of junk food, candy, juice, sugary treats. He flat out says that he doesn't want them feeling deprived. (Um, they are so not deprived, except maybe deprived of good nutrients. Sugar daddy, I guess.)
  18. This was my first thought when I started reading this thread (and I haven't even gotten to the article yet lol). The colleges explicitly say they want most demanding, but what constitutes most demanding is vague and ambiguous. At my kids' school, the counselor gets to decide, on a case-by-case basis. Wish we had been there. My teen and I go round and round about this. Common core math is not college prep in the sense that the math sequence doesn't go high enough - it's been a long time since I looked at this, but IIRC, they barely go into trig and do not touch precalc.
  19. Yeah, DNA just doesn't work that way, where you have a certain percent of, say, NA and then all your kids end up with exactly half of that. (Just as an example, my dh is 19% NA, and the kids we've gotten results for so far are 10%, 6%, and 5%.) Half the chromosomes, not half the percents. A particular chromosome just might not transfer to the next generation at all.
  20. I'm the opposite - I think all other prealgebra programs are boring and dry except for AoPS. (How much wood can 4 woodchucks chuck in 3 hours if 7 woodchucks can chuck 84 cords of wood in 12 days... Or how about the chicken that crossed the road at a 72 degree angle to the side of the road.)
  21. Personally, I don't find 23andme's health info all that revealing. Just take your 23andme data and run it through third party sites. Promethease is free through Jan 15th, if I recall correctly. Genetic genie is always free, but a little different, more work to understand (ETA, as if anyone truly understands any of it). Same for heathcoach7. There are others.
  22. another free option http://openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english3e/#
  23. Towing, snow and 6 adults, I'd be hard-pressed to not get a Suburban (what I drive). My mom (79 and short) has a slightly hard time getting in, but that's true of any car, I think lol (she huffs and puffs). There's a handle inside near the top of the door that helps her. Third row would be an issue. That said, I look forward to the day when I can get something smaller (when the kids are gone). Not shorter, as I really enjoy the visibility of the tall car and can't stand driving from a regular car any more, but something not so wide. There's a lot of new construction in my area and I get the sense that the road lanes are being built narrower, as in city driving, to save money, I guess. My dh has a Pilot. I think it would be fine if the trips with 6 adults (total, right?) were only occasional, as getting into the third row might be a challenge for an elderly person. But, getting into the second row of the Pilot would be easier than the Suburban because it doesn't involve stepping up. Yep, for elderly getting into the back, a minivan sounds like the way to go. But I'd go try out third rows in a variety of options.
  24. I use water and olive oil in mashed potatoes. Salt, a little pepper, a sprinkle of nutmeg, and a clove of fresh garlic, pressed. Earth's balance is nice to add, but if I don't have it on hand, I have found it not to be critical. Garlic is key.
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