This.Once again I agree with you - the UMAT is already pushed to it's limits as is the interview, removing the interview however only results in pushing the UMAT and ATAR further to their limits. Something needs to be changed, but no realistic solution has been found as of yet.
Just added sabotage lol... then again, you might be looking for that in the handling of future office disputesThough one could argue that performance under stress would be a positive attribute in a medical student/doctor
So you tried really hard and then achieved something difficult. We're not arguing that individual effort has NO effect on individual results. We're arguing that the correlation between effort and result in a sample of people would not be particularly strong. So, for any given person who puts in an amount of effort and reaches a certain result, there can easily be someone else who put in more effort and did worse, and someone else who put in less effort but did better.Well from my situation and were I have come I have to respectively disagree. When I was 5 i was diagnosed by a Psychiatrist with dyslexia, and told that I would struggle through school in written academics. However, I was well advanced in oral communication, and interaction with others, especially adults - my problem was putting that on paper, an intellectual gap my parents were told would never close. Now, at 17, I am in year 12 and achieving A's, through luck? natural ability? No, years and years of effort.
"There all" can be defined in many ways. Eg. Cramming days before each test and exam or continuously studying and making notes. By which i mean the efficiency or method used can matter. How you use your effort is crucial, as effort is reliant on motivation which is a valuable resource indeed.....
Nooby: Seems like there wasn't an issue with innate ability then eh? By that I mean the people that give it their all and still only receive an average mark.
Next week... only O Week at the moment... which in itself is procrastinationI imagine that sometimes, when practicing, there simply isn't the time/capacity to give it your all (under any definition) and you have to rely on innate ability.
(Hasn't uni started in which case shouldn't everyone be doing something more useful?)
I don't believe that at all....UMAT shows nothing about passion. All it helps is to drag the average GPA down so that those who aren't geniuses or bookworms have a decent shot at medicine.IMO the UMAT or an interview alone is enough to flush out those who don't possess a passion.