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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by tamaranadine
    I have actually spoken to some 07ers who believe that year 12 is easier.
    It varies from person to person and course to course. For example, English Adv IMHO is way harder than Yr 11 while MX1 is kinda easier.




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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    I find my Jacaranda chem books at times better than Conquering Chem. But both are still exceptionally good.
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    for chem i have :

    - chemistry contexts 1 [ not sure of what edition, but it has sparks or something on the front ]
    - excel prelim chem - from what i see now, ITS CRAP
    - & conquering chem. 3rd ed.

    physics:

    - jacaranda physics prelim course book1
    - & excel prelim physics

    i got these & kiss notes from me teacher. & well, my school has a pretty bad rep. but im suprised they provided us with alright textbooks. any comments on how they are would be much appreciated.

    & for that brown couchman maths book with the stripes, i have the 2u one & well, my opinion on the 2u one is that its kinda crap. Like, it doesnt go through the whole syllabus, its explanations would be like what on earth !? if i hadnt already learnt some of the stuff, & sometimes they dont even have explanations. its pretty brief & i dont recommend it as your study guide for the senior years.
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Have you guys already received your textbooks?

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Nah, but I asked my teachers what kind of books they will use before the holidays, plus you can tell waht you will be using by observing what kind of textbooks seniors carry around anyway.

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    Lol okay. I asked my teacher before the year ended - he told me he'd get back to me. Didnt happen. But then I know we're getting Conquering Chem for Chem, Heinemann or Jacaranda for Bio, and Coroneous/Fitzpatrick for 3U.

    Btw, has this thread been stickied?

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kujah
    Lol okay. I asked my teacher before the year ended - he told me he'd get back to me. Didnt happen. But then I know we're getting Conquering Chem for Chem, Heinemann or Jacaranda for Bio, and Coroneous/Fitzpatrick for 3U.

    Btw, has this thread been stickied?
    How lucky, did your school supply any textbook for you to study for the SC?

    Yea it has. Thanks to whoever stickied it!

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    Nope. I made all my notes, and bought all the guides to help me

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    That's good, I bought one Science Excel guide a few days before the actual exam, I didn't really have much time to look at it, so i only skimmed through it... therefore only getting only Band 5 in Science. Now I have learnt my lesson of early preparation through the hard way.. =( Oh well..

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Hopefully you wont do that for your actual HSC exams

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Well I'm not sure about your schools, but my school asked a couple of us if we wanted textbooks on our graduation day, & it was purely your choice if you wanted them or not.
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    As Mathematics, head to the Mathematics part in HSC section of BoS.

    Cambridge + Advanced Learning Series ones are quite good in both explaining + practise.

    - chemistry contexts 1 [ not sure of what edition, but it has sparks or something on the front ]
    - excel prelim chem - from what i see now, ITS CRAP
    - & conquering chem. 3rd ed.

    physics:

    - jacaranda physics prelim course book1
    - & excel prelim physics
    Chemistry Contexts: It's quite good at explaining details in emphasis, but its not really motivating and exciting to read. If i remember correctly, isn't it black and white?

    Excel: Stuff Excel stuff UNLESS if they're past papers.

    Conquering Chem: This is usually the core textbook used by most schools. Information is straightforward....and somewhat explains things longwindedly. SpotLight Chemistry Prelim & HSC are great books as supplements.

    Jacaranda Physics (Prelim & HSC) : Although it's a core text used by schools, its great for understanding concepts since it has a Page-to-syllabus contents.
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    As Mathematics, head to the Mathematics part in HSC section of BoS.

    Cambridge + Advanced Learning Series ones are quite good in both explaining + practise.

    - chemistry contexts 1 [ not sure of what edition, but it has sparks or something on the front ]
    - excel prelim chem - from what i see now, ITS CRAP
    - & conquering chem. 3rd ed.

    physics:

    - jacaranda physics prelim course book1
    - & excel prelim physics
    Chemistry Contexts: It's quite good at explaining details in emphasis, but its not really motivating and exciting to read. If i remember correctly, isn't it black and white?

    Excel: Stuff Excel stuff UNLESS if they're past papers.

    Conquering Chem: This is usually the core textbook used by most schools. Information is straightforward....and somewhat explains things longwindedly. SpotLight Chemistry Prelim & HSC are great books as supplements.

    Jacaranda Physics (Prelim & HSC) : Although it's a core text used by schools, its great for understanding concepts since it has a Page-to-syllabus contents.
    JUST Updated - Selling Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 Textbooks and PAST PAPERS [English 2unit + 3unit, Maths 2unit to 4unit, Physics, Chemistry, Economics] Some with Photos. Click on Link :
    http://community.boredofstudies.org/...d.php?t=132658

    --------------2012 UNSW 1st Year Chemistry & Mathematics Core textbooks-----------------------
    http://community.boredofstudies.org/showthread.php?t=274109&p=5669920#post5669920

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rekkusu
    Chemistry Contexts: It's quite good at explaining details in emphasis, but its not really motivating and exciting to read. If i remember correctly, isn't it black and white?
    Not anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Rekkusu
    Excel: Stuff Excel stuff UNLESS if they're past papers.
    Except for the Mathematic's ones

    Quote Originally Posted by Rekkusu
    SpotLight Chemistry Prelim & HSC are great books as supplements.
    Yeah, they're great

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Can anyone recommend study guides for Economics/Business/Legal?
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Heinemann?

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    Leading Edge for Eco, don't know about the rest.

    Oh Kujah, what course do you want to do in uni?

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Pharmacy

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Interesting. Thank you.

    Know where I can find these study guides? I want to check them out, and my local Borders only stocks Excel.
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jachie
    Know where I can find these study guides? I want to check them out, and my local Borders only stocks Excel.
    parramatta westfields i'm guessing?

    try Dymocks - it's a reliable bookshop that always has the textbooks that I need

    For Legal Studies, most people say that heinemann is good

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kujah
    Pharmacy
    @ which Uni?

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    USyd or Monash hopefully

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jachie
    Interesting. Thank you.

    Know where I can find these study guides? I want to check them out, and my local Borders only stocks Excel.
    The City's Dymocks store, they got all the study guides you need!

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    or Parramatta. They got a buckets load of textbooks for each subject

    Btw cs01001, what uni course do you wanna do, and what university?
    Last edited by Kujah; 19 Jan 2007 at 4:49 PM.

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    What about Geography? I know, I am a weird guy, lol

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