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What to say when people ask what your atar was? (1 Viewer)

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I don't mind telling my family, because they are family and they are really proud of me.

I am not embarrassed about my atar, but I just don't feel the need to tell people what it is, because I am worried about judgements.

Next year I am going back to school again for an awards thing for people who did well in their HSC marks/ATAR, and i mean I know there are people who got higher than me, but I just have a feeling people I am friends with from years below me will be asking ''Oh what did you get?'' And all that, and I don't really want to tell them because they will think of me as a certain number and I don't know what their standards are, so maybe they may think my ATAR is really good, or maybe it is okay, I don't know :S

What should I say to be nice? (Of course it also depends who is asking me, because i know some people just want to know because they are nosy)
 

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"enough to get into [uni course]"
 

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1. Enough to get into *insert your uni course*

2. Ninety nine point none-of-your-business.

(but really, what asdass said is the ideal one)
 

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"enough to get into [uni course]"
this.

Also, as long as you don't lie about your ATAR (hate people who do that) you should say it with a smile :)

A few days ago a kid in year 6 (family friend) asked me what atar I got. After I told him he had this expression on his face "lol.. 98.85, what a failure".
 

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Thanks guys! I like the uni answer :) And do people actually make up their ATAR? :S

Also, maybe I might use the ninety nine point none of your business for people I don't like LOL
 

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Thanks guys! I like the uni answer :) And do people actually make up their ATAR? :S

Also, maybe I might use the ninety nine point none of your business for people I don't like LOL
Once you get into uni, no one even asks you. Those who do don't need a response.
 

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Once you get into uni, no one even asks you. Those who do don't need a response.
My first day back, 1st years everywhere greeting each other etc.

Heard quite a few "How did you go in the HSC?".

Quietly laughed inside.
 

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Be proud of your ATAR.

Let dem h8rs judge :p

But seriously, don't worry about what other people think. Their opinions don't matter, and they don't matter. So yeah ! :)
 

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Are you proud of your ATAR?
Hmm well I guess if I was more proud, i wouldn't make this thread lol and be more confident in answering people. I mean i was a bit under my goal, but I am above the cut off so that's good I guess (as long as it doesn't dramatically change lol)

Once you get into uni, no one even asks you. Those who do don't need a response.
Are you sure? And I guess people would just start judging by degrees then lol
Be proud of your ATAR.

Let dem h8rs judge :p

But seriously, don't worry about what other people think. Their opinions don't matter, and they don't matter. So yeah ! :)
But I don't want them to judge! Okay look, basically the only clue I will give is I got high 80's. And I mean I think people are more ''Ohh wooow'' when you get 90 plus, and I don't want to be unimpressive lol

My first day back, 1st years everywhere greeting each other etc.

Heard quite a few "How did you go in the HSC?".

Quietly laughed inside.
Great -_-
 

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Good enough, then ask then about their ATAR to divert attention
 

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You shouldn't care about how people judge your ATAR, if they honestly use it to judge you as a person they aren't worth associating with anyway
 

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Be proud of your ATAR.

Let dem h8rs judge :p

But seriously, don't worry about what other people think. Their opinions don't matter, and they don't matter. So yeah ! :)
You shouldn't care about how people judge your ATAR, if they honestly use it to judge you as a person they aren't worth associating with anyway
These two pretty much. The only standard you should care about is your own.
 

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You shouldn't care about how people judge your ATAR, if they honestly use it to judge you as a person they aren't worth associating with anyway
so true
And there will always be those people who try to make you feel disappointed with your atar, but who cares what they think.
just like the comments above, once you get into uni/course your atar is almost forgotten about
 

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Are you sure? And I guess people would just start judging by degrees then lol


And people who do that are douches. If you're making assumptions about people based on marks or degree, you're not worth the time of day.
 

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And people who do that are douches. If you're making assumptions about people based on marks or degree, you're not worth the time of day.
Wait are you referring to me? Because I don't do that. I was talking about people may start doing that once you get into Uni, like if someone asks what degree you do, there are probably certain stereotypes behind a degree, the whole elitism with degrees, etc.
 

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