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Topic: MIT Math Diagnostic for Physics Placement
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Robert Hansen

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Re: MIT Math Diagnostic for Physics Placement
Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:31 AM
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On Oct 22, 2012, at 2:06 PM, "Dave L. Renfro" <renfr1dl@cmich.edu> wrote:

> I had this view (and still
> do, but nowhere near as much) that those who got into places
> like MIT, Pinceton, Harvard, etc. were geniuses who probably
> could have learned calculus (and Russian, and molecular
> biology, etc.) in middle school if they had the opportunity.


Their first draft probably works like this. Subsequent admissions are obviously based on other (non academic) factors.

Bob Hansen



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