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    Question Study Tips for Maths

    Hey guys!

    Currently in Prelim, with my yearlies coming up in 2 weeks D:

    I'm pretty good at maths, and I genuinely enjoy the subject a lot!
    Some background -
    97% in last 2u exam (5/61)
    94% in last 3u exam (1/21)

    What is the best way to delegate time for each topic in the 3u course, and what is the best way to balance between past papers and exercises from a textbook? (I have Cambridge and Maths in Focus)

    Also any general study tips for all my subjects and setting up a schedule for them will also be appreciated

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    Re: Study Tips for Maths

    Clearly you're so good at math that you can just wing it through like a boss, why bother studying?

    But in all seriousness, do you know what your weakest topics are?
    normally I would spend a bit more time on those compared to my stronger topics (but you should still put some time in those as well)

    If you think you already have a strong foundation on most of your topics, then past papers are sufficient. But if you want to challenge yourself even further, go for the extension questions in your cambridge textbook(3U). (Don't be too discouraged if you do struggle with some of them now as they usually
    appear in the harder 3U section in a 4U paper)

    As for Maths in focus...... mate don't bother with that book, you're too good for that.
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    Re: Study Tips for Maths

    Ahaha I didn't mean to come across as thaaaaat good - The tests we get at my school aren't that hard
    Ext Cambridge q's roooaast me hard

    but thanks for the tips, I shall implement them!


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    Re: Study Tips for Maths

    Do a few past papers and see where you're mainly losing marks and focus on those topics with HSC questions sorted by topic or going through trials and doing questions on those topics. If it's silly mistakes just practice more under time trial and check your steps as you go.

    Come back after and do the questions you got wrong to ensure you learnt something
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    Re: Study Tips for Maths

    The fact you had to pose that question on 3 intersecting lines yesterday means you still have to put in some extra work. You are already good, but can be better.
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    Re: Study Tips for Maths

    Quote Originally Posted by Drongoski View Post
    The fact you had to pose that question on 3 intersecting lines yesterday means you still have to put in some extra work. You are already good, but can be better.
    Yeah I agree man - thats why I asked for some advice

    Its those trickier q's that can really throw me off

    I didn't want to come across as boastful with my marks btw - My school sets pretty easy exam's tbh, coz its more focused on english and art type subjects than maths subjects :/


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    Re: Study Tips for Maths

    Quote Originally Posted by supR View Post
    Yeah I agree man - thats why I asked for some advice

    Its those trickier q's that can really throw me off

    I didn't want to come across as boastful with my marks btw - My school sets pretty easy exam's tbh, coz its more focused on english and art type subjects than maths subjects :/


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    Re: Study Tips for Maths

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    Do more hard questions to improve problem solving skills and don't give up on them
    Yea. That's how you develop the skills to handle such questions. Just be dogged.
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    Re: Study Tips for Maths

    What does "Just be dogged" mean ahaha?
    Sorry
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    Re: Study Tips for Maths

    Quote Originally Posted by supR View Post
    What does "Just be dogged" mean ahaha?
    Sorry
    Have you seen a couple of dogs fighting over a juicy bone?
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