mightychihuahua
mightychihuahu,
Cambridge ‘13
B.A., English
I was raised in Hong Kong and went on to study English at the University of Cambridge
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Hong Kong
GenderFemale
EthnicityPrefer Not to Share
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Japanese, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
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Cambridge University (Cambridge, England)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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“Is literature a lamp, a microscope or an x-ray?” It surprised me to come across such an unusual and innate question amongst old English papers while studying for my mock exams last year. While I thought that I would never risk answering such a question, even now it still lingers in my mind, perhaps due to the way it reflects my own enthusiasm for literature, for I believe that literature has a unique ability to open us up to ideas...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I applied to King's College, Cambridge, and my interview was comprised of three parts. The first part was a mock class. We were sent the Coleridge poem 'This Lime Tree Bower My Prison' as well as a collection of 8 of Shakespeare's sonnets (Sonnets number 18, 29, 34, 35, 71, 87, 116 & 129) ahead of time. We were then asked to discuss them with other interviewees in a group of five or six, as though we were in a Cambridge supervision, while the interviewer sat and observed - they didn't participate at all. Initially I thought that this part of the interview would be cut-throat and that it would...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeInternational
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2240
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1530
SAT Prep
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsRugby, Dance, Cross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity or summer theater/plays, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

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