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Social effects of getting a 99+ atar? (1 Viewer)

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Don't know...maybe improve your self-esteem?

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well sucks to be you, you can be average in society... A V E R A G E

pls, excuse me, the NSW breasts association recently conducted a study and found that my tits are bigger than 3/4 of the female population, so unless you're in that gifted 1/4, don't say pathetic
I'm male, so your statistics won't work on me. I have reason to believe my one of a kind "manly mammary glands" are bigger than yours.
 

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What differences did you experience after getting 99+ atar?

Do people start to take notice of you? Do you get ignored?
Do people get jealous? Do you form more fake friends?

Share your experiences.
Yeah people started taking notice of me, i got ignored. People got jealous (of being ignored). I made a tonne of fake friends. 99 atar is awesome
 

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Socially it was a very awkward, yet equally exciting experience. I find it really difficult to take praise and congratulations so after getting it I was dreading attending my school ATAR morning tea. People around me were stoked and I was as well, but some noticed I was looking visibly ill (blank face, shock shaking etc). The next couple of days were nice, with all the congratulations and so on yet still it was awkward to take it all the time. Obviously not complaining though.

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This thread just demonstrates the immense hype and emphasis placed on getting a good ATAR (which is largely misplaced in my view).
 

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This thread just demonstrates the immense hype and emphasis placed on getting a good ATAR (which is largely misplaced in my view).
Care to elaborate as to why?

I mean I want to get a good ATAR as well.

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This thread just demonstrates the immense hype and emphasis placed on getting a good ATAR (which is largely misplaced in my view).
it depends on your motivation, if it's to get into your degree or a personal drive to achieve your best then i do not see how it is misplaced tbh

it's only misplaced if you are doing it solely for the sake of others wanting you to get it
 

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Care to elaborate as to why?

I mean I want to get a good ATAR as well.
I think society in general overhypes the value of an ATAR and success in the HSC - when you're in school, people make the HSC out to be this apocalyptic event which determines your future and whether you succeed or failure in life. Dont get me wrong, a good ATAR is important, but it's only useful for getting into uni and scholarships (it's also important from a personal achievement perspective). Apart from that, your ATAR has little use.

it depends on your motivation, if it's to get into your degree or a personal drive to achieve your best then i do not see how it is misplaced tbh

it's only misplaced if you are doing it solely for the sake of others wanting you to get it
I meant in terms of people hyping the HSC to the point where your ATAR determines your entire future. I'm not saying it isnt important, it just doesnt match the hype surrounding it.
 
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I think society in general overhypes the value of an ATAR and success in the HSC - when you're in school, people make the HSC out to be this apocalyptic event which determines your future and whether you succeed or failure in life. Dont get me wrong, a good ATAR is important, but it's only useful for getting into uni and scholarships. From there, your ATAR has little use.
True, most people don't care about your ATAR when you get to uni.

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I don't think there are social effects. People are generally really happy for you because it is a great achievement which you worked hard for.
 

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