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I am grateful to SIM for giving me a second chance
« on: January 04, 2018, 05:30:24 pm »
I went to SIM. At first, I struggled with myself for a bit, wondering if it is still worth attending a university here if I couldn't make it into the big three (NUS, NTU and SMU).

I guess the answer is, it depends on the individual. For me, it was really worth it. But for some of my peers, it wasn't. I think you need to be absolutely certain the degree you plan to undertake is something you genuinely enjoy. So long as you know what you want to do, SIM honestly isn't that bad of a place to pursue one's tertiary studies at.

I had breezed through my exams all my life until the 'A' Levels. Scored 250+ for PSLE, under 5 points for the 'O' Levels. I naively thought 'A' Levels would be just as easy, hence I took things for granted big time. In the end, I fared very badly and couldn't get into a government university.

Inferiority complex aside, deep down inside I knew I wasn't stupid. I knew I could do fairly well if I had tried harder. I wanted so badly to prove to everyone, to my friends, to my family that I was capable of so much more. Studied my ass off and made sure I did better than everyone else there. Recently, I received an offer to further my studies in my dream school.

More at http://www.domainofexperts.com/2018/01/i-am-grateful-to-sim-for-giving-me.html

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beaverjuice

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Re: I am grateful to SIM for giving me a second chance
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 07:00:26 pm »
One lock, many keys  8)
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

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