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1 hour ago, sss29 said:

SAME! I made a mistake... I meant to type June 2019 for my grad date from SFU, but I accidentally put in 2018 omg. I emailed Ruxandra and she mentioned that she cannot change anything on supplemental. You'll probably get the same reply, so let's just hope it doesn't affect our admission. 

Alright, so Ruxandra emailed me back and said:

"Grammatical or typing errors might affect the supplemental application score."

I'm a bit worried now, but I guess as long as our main content or grammatical flow isn't compromised/contains lots of errors, we should be good?

Can anyone who was admitted in previous years speak to this email?

I have no idea if the LENGTH of experiences or WHEN they happened (recent vs not recent) matters. I'd really like to know because my typing mistakes in one essay section decreased an employment position to 2 years instead of 3 years. In the other essay section, one volunteering activity was decreased from 3 months down to 2 months and is displayed as 2014 instead of 2016. Sigh...note to applicants who still haven't submitted their supplementals: CHECK YOUR DATES! 

 

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Submitted my supplemental!! Have to submit my other supplemental by tomorrow night (UofT eep). UBC's my first (and only BC school!) choice, so I put in way more hours on this supplemental! Good luck everyone! Even if you made mistakes, own them! We can't change anything now so it's best to just accept it and not worry - you'll add more stress to this already stressful process! 

I forgot to mention, my transcript was processed and sent on January 10 (from the University of Waterloo) and so I was really worried it might get lost as I chose regular mail instead of courier... But I do have proof of payment so I'm relieved if it does get lost, I won't get burned! 

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Now that supplemental's are in (!) - how is everyone preparing for Casper?

I wrote it last year but only got a 2 on my feedback from UBC - has anyone found any good resources to prepare better this round?

I think my largest struggle was typing my thoughts out coherently! It's not a lot of time to respond thoroughly and methodically. 

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20 hours ago, Hopeful_Nurse2018 said:

Now that supplemental's are in (!) - how is everyone preparing for Casper?

I wrote it last year but only got a 2 on my feedback from UBC - has anyone found any good resources to prepare better this round?

I think my largest struggle was typing my thoughts out coherently! It's not a lot of time to respond thoroughly and methodically. 

There is a post by another user a few pages back that was extremely kind in sharing their experience and tips!! I suggest you check out that post! Besides taking those tips into consideration, I plan on practicing on developing my own technique and on trying to speed up my typing lol.

What was your experience with the CASPer test like last time?

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what other kind of feedback does UBC provide on your application? and what is the full scale that they grade the CASPer on (e.g. is it a scale of 10?)? 

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21 hours ago, Hopeful_Nurse2018 said:

Now that supplemental's are in (!) - how is everyone preparing for Casper?

I wrote it last year but only got a 2 on my feedback from UBC - has anyone found any good resources to prepare better this round?

I think my largest struggle was typing my thoughts out coherently! It's not a lot of time to respond thoroughly and methodically. 

YEAH I can't believe we submitted our suppl's already :P 

Like sumad said, there's GOOD tips a few pages back on this thread!! I have a full-time job this semester (I'm on academic leave to earn some money and focus on Nursing) so I practiced yesterday in the morning. It didn't take much time at all. There's insight on the test here as well: https://www.reddit.com/r/nursing/comments/7wuoip/casper_exam/

Here too for extra practice: https://caspertestprep.com/CASPer-Sample-Questions.html

You can look through these cue cards for quick prep: https://quizlet.com/145256088/casper-situations-flash-cards/#_=_

Sumad (as well as previous forums I checked) said you can't really study for it or know what will be asked. It's simply just a personality test to gauge whether or not you have a good grasp on ethics.  I also asked a high school classmate who was admitted into UBC Nursing 2017 cohort about the test, and he told me that the scenarios proposed weren't related to nursing; they were quite random and involved situations such as group work or workplace problems. In the same vein, he additionally advised me that unless I can think up some "weird hypothetical scenarios", there is "no way" to predict what will be asked. As long as we aren't egregiously immoral in our answers, we should do fine.

On the CASPer website, I checked out their three sample test/video scenarios and timed myself while answering each video set of three questions. It went well! I think my typing speed is good, but I'd like to work on it more. In terms of answering, I'd like to say I have a proper grasp on my thoughts and can type them down cohesively (I used PPDJ method: Problem, Perspective, Decision, and Justification), but of course, who knows once the actual test date comes? lol

For Personal-based questions, I thought about two conflicts or problems I experienced/resolved in my own life, then wrote them down in PPDJ point form under the 5 min time limit too. I may repeat my practice a couple of days leading up to my test date (February 24) -- it's also my birthday on the 21st, so I intend to celebrate before practicing for good luck XD

 

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1 hour ago, sumad said:

There is a post by another user a few pages back that was extremely kind in sharing their experience and tips!! I suggest you check out that post! Besides taking those tips into consideration, I plan on practicing on developing my own technique and on trying to speed up my typing lol.

What was your experience with the CASPer test like last time?

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what other kind of feedback does UBC provide on your application? and what is the full scale that they grade the CASPer on (e.g. is it a scale of 10?)? 

I'd also like to know this!

And how long was the test? I'm intimidated by its 60 minute length!!

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**Typos, I meant to ask Hopeful_Nurse how long did the test feel for you? Was it fatiguing? Not difficult? An interview feel? 

I thought students never receive their CASPer results!

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On 2/2/2019 at 2:05 PM, sumad said:

There is a post by another user a few pages back that was extremely kind in sharing their experience and tips!! I suggest you check out that post! Besides taking those tips into consideration, I plan on practicing on developing my own technique and on trying to speed up my typing 😂.

What was your experience with the CASPer test like last time?

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what other kind of feedback does UBC provide on your application? and what is the full scale that they grade the CASPer on (e.g. is it a scale of 10?)? 

Thanks! I'm looking back over all the tips - I think they will be really helpful!

UBC rated us out of 4 on admission average, supplemental and CASPer results. 1 was top 25%, 2 was top 50%, ect. It's nice they gave a bit of feedback so you can kind of get the gist as to their process (didn't lessen the sting though). 

I never did receive my CASPer results though - they don't release them. The exam itself was fine. You can take a break half way through to stretch. It does ask some really off the wall scenarios - some you could see what they were looking for and a few I had to search for a more coherent response (a tough one was a child finding a letter that their Mother lost her driver's license but hadn't told them - I'm still not sure what they wanted with that one). Quick typing is definitely helpful as 5 minutes is not a long time to answer 3 questions thoroughly. 

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On 1/31/2019 at 4:07 PM, mb96 said:

Alright, so Ruxandra emailed me back and said:

"Grammatical or typing errors might affect the supplemental application score."

I'm a bit worried now, but I guess as long as our main content or grammatical flow isn't compromised/contains lots of errors, we should be good?

Can anyone who was admitted in previous years speak to this email?

I have no idea if the LENGTH of experiences or WHEN they happened (recent vs not recent) matters. I'd really like to know because my typing mistakes in one essay section decreased an employment position to 2 years instead of 3 years. In the other essay section, one volunteering activity was decreased from 3 months down to 2 months and is displayed as 2014 instead of 2016. Sigh...note to applicants who still haven't submitted their supplementals: CHECK YOUR DATES! 

 

Hey mb96,

dont worry about it. They will be looking at your application as a whole and the quality of your volunteer/work experiences. The length of it is not the most important thing. They want to see what you have learned or how you have contributed to your community. So a small error wouldn’t be the thing that get you accepted or rejected.

hope this helps.

good luck :) 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Nurse.ubc said:

Hey mb96,

dont worry about it. They will be looking at your application as a whole and the quality of your volunteer/work experiences. The length of it is not the most important thing. They want to see what you have learned or how you have contributed to your community. So a small error wouldn’t be the thing that get you accepted or rejected.

hope this helps.

good luck 🙂

 

 

That's so great to hear - thank you!! 🙂 

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Hey friends! 

Totally in the same boat with all of you anticipating a response from UBC (my first choice so I'm super stressed)! I have a problem unfortunately....after reviewing all these forums I've realized that I've misunderstood a couple questions out of the supplemental. For two of the questions asking for descriptions of volunteer activities, I listed all my involvement in the past 5 years along with short descriptions, sort of resume style. It seems as though that was not the right direction to go with the answer. Does anybody have thoughts on this? 

I didn't do this for all the questions thankfully, I went in depth for the rest.

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:34 AM, iqbals15 said:

Hey friends! 

Totally in the same boat with all of you anticipating a response from UBC (my first choice so I'm super stressed)! I have a problem unfortunately....after reviewing all these forums I've realized that I've misunderstood a couple questions out of the supplemental. For two of the questions asking for descriptions of volunteer activities, I listed all my involvement in the past 5 years along with short descriptions, sort of resume style. It seems as though that was not the right direction to go with the answer. Does anybody have thoughts on this? 

I didn't do this for all the questions thankfully, I went in depth for the rest.

Hey iqbals15!

There's no officially wrong or right way to describe your activities -- all of us don't know how UBC will evaluate our supplementals. Personally, I described what I LEARNED from my experiences/activities, for example (and it was a tip given by previous applicants), but again, there's no way of knowing what they look for!!

I'm sure that as long as your passions shine and/or you're sincere, you should be fine!

 

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