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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    The Harsh Truth of the HSC is that you won't actually enjoy the last year of schooling!
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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    Harsh truth for me:
    I basically lost all time for myself, focused on studying so much that i stopped exercising, started eating shit, gained weight, and felt shit about all my marks anyways. Mental health is shit too. I've basically forgot to how to live my life due to this year, and I'm not saying all HSC experiences are like this, but i know a lot of people who have put their life completely on hold. I know it doesn't matter in the long run, but that doesn't take off any of the pressure (for me at least).
    I mean, even though i felt bad every time i'd get an assessment back, I did pretty okay, yet I was never told how much to study and i felt guilty every time i took study breaks, or took a day off. I mean basically I'm really exhausted, and this year has been a rollercoaster. I honestly feel sorry for everyone doing the HSC, and when i have kids, i ain't putting them through this torture because I've i got a sense of HUMANITY in me.

    But BOS always made me feel better, ily guys

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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    I completely lose my appetite around exam periods due to stress, and it's so bad because I cannot concentrate without the energy. I haven't pooed in 2 weeks lmao, I've lost about 10kg and it fucking sucks because I can't even walk up the stairs without fucking running out of breath. It pays off, because I've gotten 90+ for all my internals and am hoping for 95-97 ATAR ish. But at the same time, I felt that year 12 was the best year of my life, because the times where you're free from studying feel so amazing. After trials, I legit didn't have a sober weekend until last week lmao because there were so many 18th parties and omg it just felt so fucking good to loosen up a bit. So keen for the grind to be over.


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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    Damn, can't relate Studying was always on the back of my mind.
    I would say it's the worst year of my life, this year and Year 11.
    But honestly am happy for you if you feel that way and Good Luck

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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    good luck my man, my turn next year

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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    good luck!

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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Elmo View Post
    yo guys, i slacked off for year 11 chem cause i had a bad teacher, could someone please tell me what concepts from year 11 will be tested in the hsc?
    Calculations big time - make sure you understand moles very well
    Make sure you understand the types of bonds that form - dispersion forces, dipole dipole
    Briefly understand electronegativity
    Make sure you 100% learn your solubility rules
    Acid metal reactions are built on by galvanic cells
    lewis electron structures are used in CFCs
    Hydrocarbons - how to name them, built on greatly in year 12
    Heat of combustion, certain prac in year 12 that is always in HSC
    Essentially year 11 gives you the basic theory, and then you apply and extend it in year 12

    Don't stress too hard, I slacked off a bit in year 11 chem (spent a bit much time ummmm *ahem* flirting and generally being a comedian) and have worked at it a lot more this year, remember it is a hard subject.
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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    Lol at least u slacked off doing something useful, good luck for ur hsc! Thanks

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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    That although it is an important part in your life, it definitely is nowhere near as important as people make it out to be

    Your education is only to get you through the door, not the factor that leads your entire journey.
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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanT7 View Post
    That although it is an important part in your life, it definitely is nowhere near as important as people make it out to be

    Your education is only to get you through the door, not the factor that leads your entire journey.
    Exactly right whereas tuning on the other hand is a worthwhile lifelong endeavor - hence my very "useful" slacking off in year 11 chem.
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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanT7 View Post
    That although it is an important part in your life, it definitely is nowhere near as important as people make it out to be

    Your education is only to get you through the door, not the factor that leads your entire journey.
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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    Dont waste too much money on textbooks. You never end up using them.

    If i had my time again i would just buy a math textbook, and for chem and physics i would just borrow textbooks from my school or local library.

    Oh well. Lesson learned for uni i guess.



    This advice may not be suitable for the new syllabus though cause you may not have enough resources available.

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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    Quote Originally Posted by Lumenoria View Post
    I haven't pooed in 2 weeks lmao,

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    Re: The Harsh Truths of the HSC

    Seriously study more for chemistry

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