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#### sowhat

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##### 99.95 Atar
« on: April 30, 2019, 02:59:31 pm »
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Hello,
So I have no idea where to begin this thread but here goes
But I really want to get a 99.95 Atar but really have no idea how to do it

My main question, I suppose is; How hard is it to get a 99.95 Atar?
And other than all the other revise lots and stay dedicated advice, the people who get this Atar, What kind of time and effort do they put in? and on what?

Thanks,
SoWhat

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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 03:05:52 pm »
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Hello,
So I have no idea where to begin this thread but here goes
But I really want to get a 99.95 Atar but really have no idea how to do it

My main question, I suppose is; How hard is it to get a 99.95 Atar?
And other than all the other revise lots and stay dedicated advice, the people who get this Atar, What kind of time and effort do they put in? and on what?

Thanks,
SoWhat

Objectively, it is very difficult. To get a 99.95, you essentially have to outperform 99.95% of your competition, which is not easy.

In saying that, people get 99.95s every year, so it is doable. But honestly, I don't know how fruitful your other questions will be. People get good marks in different ways; the more important thing (IMO) is to be able to identify what you're currently doing well, and what you can improve on.

What do you think are your study strengths and weaknesses atm?

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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 03:43:40 pm »
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Another question, why do you want a 99.95?
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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 04:00:00 pm »
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What kind of time and effort do they put in? and on what?

Everyones different, there is no amount of time that will guarantee you the result you want.

Of course they put effort and time into their studies but some may put more or less than others depending on there weaknesses.
I guess you have to give it your all and push on through out the year/s and ultimately have a goal ( such as a uni course )

At the end of the day, your ATAR is a number you use to get into your desired tertiary course.

I recommend finding different study techniques/methods that work the best for you . . . different subjects require different techniques.
Time management is also an essential quality to maintain during VCE ( which im trying my best to achieve  )

Anyways someones gotta get 99.95 . . . so it just could be u
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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 06:37:40 pm »
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Hello,
So I have no idea where to begin this thread but here goes
But I really want to get a 99.95 Atar but really have no idea how to do it

My main question, I suppose is; How hard is it to get a 99.95 Atar?
And other than all the other revise lots and stay dedicated advice, the people who get this Atar, What kind of time and effort do they put in? and on what?

Thanks,
SoWhat
difficulty will depend on the individual but on average it is going to be quite difficult (obviously)

To aim for 99.95 it's probably more worthwhile in aiming for certain study scores (50's/high 40's) as that is what you are actively studying for. The atar just happens as a result of those things.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 06:42:36 pm by Sine »

#### sowhat

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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2019, 09:30:15 am »
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What do you think are your study strengths and weaknesses atm?

At the moment my strengths are probably getting work in on time and being able to fit in a lot of revision.
My main weakness is probably my quality of work; namely my handwriting

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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2019, 09:31:46 am »
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My main weakness is probably my quality of work; namely my handwriting

Seems like this is the thing to work on, then!

#### sowhat

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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2019, 10:38:20 am »
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Another question, why do you want a 99.95?

I want this score as my dream to enter the Harvard Business School which requires crazy high scores to even consider entering.

Why? Because in its history, Harvard has produced 52 billionaires with a net worth of USD $205 billion. And also their course contect is epic. I kind of want to be an economist... #### darkz • MOTM: APR 18 • Forum Obsessive • Posts: 299 • Respect: +100 ##### Re: 99.95 Atar « Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 11:34:22 am » 0 I want this score as my dream to enter the Harvard Business School which requires crazy high scores to even consider entering. Why? Because in its history, Harvard has produced 52 billionaires with a net worth of USD$205 billion.
And also their course contect is epic. I kind of want to be an economist...

Just saying, a degree from the business school e.g. your MBA from Harvard can only be done post-grad and by that time, no one would care about your ATAR. Though, with that being said, even entering Harvard as an undergrad is very difficult. A 99.95 does not guarantee it - yes, it may help, but ultimately the admissions process is much more holistic and this would only be a minor part of your application.
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#### sowhat

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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2019, 01:32:24 pm »
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Just saying, a degree from the business school e.g. your MBA from Harvard can only be done post-grad and by that time, no one would care about your ATAR. Though, with that being said, even entering Harvard as an undergrad is very difficult. A 99.95 does not guarantee it - yes, it may help, but ultimately the admissions process is much more holistic and this would only be a minor part of your application.

This is exactly why I want to get such a high ATAR, So to fast track my journey to Harvard!

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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2019, 02:14:33 pm »
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This is exactly why I want to get such a high ATAR, So to fast track my journey to Harvard!

If you want to go to Harvard you should probably just take the SAT or ACT. ATARs probably won't be considered. That being said though, a 99.95 Atar means you have to be top-ranked in the country. The amount of people who get a 99.95 each year varies, but generally it's 100-150 people. All you have to do is get an aggregate score high enough to fit into those rankings. Keep in mind there are a few hundred thousand people that sit tests for an ATAR each year.
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#### Deliaaa454

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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2019, 09:12:14 pm »
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Hi there! :-)

Regarding your goal of Harvard Business School - as it's postgraduate, your ATAR and high school results are more or less irrelevant to whether or not you get admitted. If say, you want to do undergrad at Harvard FIRST, then a high ATAR would potentially work in your favour, but it still wouldn't guarantee entrance. You would need to score high on the SAT (which you can sit in Australia), and ALSO have a highly impressive resume of extracurricular activities / volunteer work / awards / leadership etc.

I'm currently in the US, about to commence my studies (albeit not postgrad, at Harvard, or in the business/economics field) - and from my experience with the whole admission process US colleges pay MUCH more attention to non-academic aspects.

I'd recommend you checking out Crimson Education which is very experienced in helping Australian and NZ students get into top US/UK universities.

As for how to get a 99.95 ATAR... the one advice I'd give is to pay attention to ALL your subjects, most of all English (or whatever english subject/s you're doing). As it is the only subject that's guaranteed to be in your top 4, it's the one subject you cannot afford to mess up (as I learnt the hard way). :-)
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##### Re: 99.95 Atar
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2019, 12:13:47 am »
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This is exactly why I want to get such a high ATAR, So to fast track my journey to Harvard!

Getting into HBS requires much more than just good grades - you need to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve after business school. In fact, i'd hazard a guess that out of all the Australians who went to Harvard Business School, a very small percentage (<25%) actually got a 99.95.