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Old 28th May 2012, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DPA

As many of you know, DPA is starting soon. I am also applying for it. but I have difficulties writing that 600 write up. anyone has any tips on what to include in that report?

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Old 28th May 2012, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: DPA

Mostly try to include things that relate to the course, like your interests, your knowledge or maybe talents. Maybe you can try to get your teacher to help to look through before you submit it too.

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Re: DPA

I am also trying to apply for DPA, but first, my discipline records and cca have to be up to standard if not the school will not endorse my application. The worst part is my MYE, I got 31 points. I am like fighting a losing battle.
I am getting my English teacher to vet the essay. I realise it isn't 600 words but 600 characters, so it should be around 200 words. What courses are you guys applying for? And which polytechnics?

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Old 28th May 2012, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: DPA

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I am also trying to apply for DPA, but first, my discipline records and cca have to be up to standard if not the school will not endorse my application. The worst part is my MYE, I got 31 points. I am like fighting a losing battle.
I am getting my English teacher to vet the essay. I realise it isn't 600 words but 600 characters, so it should be around 200 words. What courses are you guys applying for? And which polytechnics?
Well, I'm in poly now. I applied for vet bio at NP and digital forensics at TP 2 years ago. Min. requirement is 26 points but hey, dont give up! I got around 30+ points for my MYE too ><

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Old 28th May 2012, 08:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: DPA

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Well, I'm in poly now. I applied for vet bio at NP and digital forensics at TP 2 years ago. Min. requirement is 26 points but hey, dont give up! I got around 30+ points for my MYE too ><
Hello!! Thanks for replying! Did you get through DPA? I am applying for Mass Communication!! Prolly TP, NP or NYP

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Re: DPA

dont be disapointed if you dont make it via DPA. At least you'll get to keep your options open until you get your results and make a decision via JAE.

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Re: DPA

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dont be disapointed if you dont make it via DPA. At least you'll get to keep your options open until you get your results and make a decision via JAE.
Yup! I guess I will be trying for DPA again when my results come out. Thankyou!

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Re: DPA

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Hello!! Thanks for replying! Did you get through DPA? I am applying for Mass Communication!! Prolly TP, NP or NYP
Nah I didnt get through :x Apparently the first course I applied to was real strict in choosing people as it is quite a popular course. For the second one, I got called for an interview, but I guess I dont really understand about the course, so I didnt get in too ><

One of my friend managed to got an interview for chinese mass com. Maybe you can try to familiarise yourself with recent news etc, or keep a simple portfolio of news articles, when they call you up for interview. Not sure whether it will help you or not, as I'm not sure too whether it will be the same as the english one >< Anyway good luck to you (:

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Re: DPA

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Nah I didnt get through :x Apparently the first course I applied to was real strict in choosing people as it is quite a popular course. For the second one, I got called for an interview, but I guess I dont really understand about the course, so I didnt get in too ><

One of my friend managed to got an interview for chinese mass com. Maybe you can try to familiarise yourself with recent news etc, or keep a simple portfolio of news articles, when they call you up for interview. Not sure whether it will help you or not, as I'm not sure too whether it will be the same as the english one >< Anyway good luck to you (:
Interesting.. Portfolio of news articles? I will consider adding those if I get called up for an interview Thank you!
Is O level easy?

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Re: DPA

im applying for DPA too!
what portfolio is it ? we have to have 1 ? what to include in it ?

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Re: DPA

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im applying for DPA too!
what portfolio is it ? we have to have 1 ? what to include in it ?
Depends on the course that you applying for. For example, a art/design course needs you to have a portfolio which consists of your previous works (drawings,designs etc) and not to forget testimonials. Generally for all the courses, it is best if you include testimonials written by your form teacher and the subject teacher best suited for the course that you are applying for, as well as past works. Not sure about business, engineer courses and what not.

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hmm... if i am applying for " Electrical engineering " course , what should i include ?
testimonial... right. will be asking my form teacher soon xD


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Re: DPA

Originally Posted by lalala00 View Post
im applying for DPA too!
what portfolio is it ? we have to have 1 ? what to include in it ?
Good luck for DPA and O level!!

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Re: DPA

Originally Posted by lalala00 View Post
hmm... if i am applying for " Electrical engineering " course , what should i include ?
testimonial... right. will be asking my form teacher soon xD
Yup!! Testimonial!

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Re: DPA

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Interesting.. Portfolio of news articles? I will consider adding those if I get called up for an interview Thank you!
Is O level easy?
Can't say easy or difficult. Some years the papers are a bit harder, some are easier. Also depends on how prepared you are too. Try to do as much diff sch's prelim paper, or 10 yrs series at least. Good luck (:

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hmm... if i am applying for " Electrical engineering " course , what should i include ?
testimonial... right. will be asking my form teacher soon xD
You can ask your CCA teacher for testimonial too (:

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Re: DPA

Prepare yourself with questions like, "why do you want to join this course?" or "what do you know about this course?" kind of questions. Good luck!

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Direct Polytechnic Admission

The time has come for Direct Polytechnic Admission (DPA) again, this year it'll be earlier than the past couple of years, application starts on 5th July 2012 and ends on 10th July 2012.

This year, the time has come for me as I will be applying for Direct Poly Admission. I'm filled with mixed feelings, I've been asking around and reading forums regarding direct poly admission issues ever since I got to know about it.

I'll be applying for Accountancy course in Ngee Ann Polytechnic as my interest lies in accountancting, I even took initiative to go for this year's National Accounting Quiz so as to be able to have a better chance to get in through DPA.

Just a bit about myself,

I'm currently in Secondary 5, although I never heard of any secondary fives getting in through DPA but I still keep my hopes up. I've been an active teamplayer since Secondary 1 in my CCA, I've always maintained a good attendance throughout my years in Secondary School. I am in the Enterprise Club & Robotics Club. I'm the Chief Executive Officer (Vice- Chairperson) of the Enterprise Club. I've took part in a few competitions (National Youth Business Challenge(NYBC), APRC) over the years. I have a CCA Grade of A2. I own a blog and I've even taken part in competitions outside of school (Top 3 N.E.mation 6! Blogger Ambassador) I do make time to do voluntary work (Kindergarten, Child Care Services, Basketball Tournament Time Keeper, Car Wash Donation Drive) during the holidays. I have attended plenty of workshops which are business-related due to my CCA. My CCA has also given me opportunities to go on overseas business trips to Guangzhou, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to learn about how business is being done overseas and observe how different Singapore is from these countries in terms of doing business. Principle of Accounts(POA) sparked my interest on Accountancy, making me even more interested and wanting to go a further step by changing it from a subject to my future career.

However, my studies do not match up with my CCA grades. Recently during the Mid Years, I was faced with some setbacks regarding relationship problems with my friends which in return affected my academics, thus my L1R4 is 26 points, which also fits one of the requirements for DPA and because of this I am worried I do not get selected for DPA due to my bad results and I only got two distinctions for the mid year exams, English & POA.

I've read that I need to do a 600 word character write up about me but I am not too sure how to go about it and I would appreciate if you guys could give me a helping hand to give me an idea on how I should start my write up and I would also appreciate if you guys could leave some tips on what I can do to prepare myself for the upcoming DPA journey! Thank you for spending time to read my long-winded write up here

P/S: Yes, I know I'm a little "kiasu" but I have been counting down the number of days till the DPA registration starts cause that's how much I want to get into Accountancy through DPA.
P/SS: No. of Days Left - 38 Days (1 month, 7 days) (5 weeks) (912 hours) as of 29-05-2012


All the best to those who are applying for DPA as well!


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Re: Direct Polytechnic Admission

im secondary 5 as well ;D
my L1 R4 got 27 point! but im going to apply DPA as well to try my luck =]
for the write up , i also not very sure how to start....
hope there's ppl here reply to give some pointers

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Re: Direct Polytechnic Admission

Yeah do hope I can get some pointers here too! What course do you have in mind?

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Gosh.. Both of your results are better than mine, I wonder if I can even make it. I am in Sec 5 too!

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