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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    CHEATER !! .. OOOO ! im telling on youuu !

    =] yeah but they're NOT very in depth with their answers. I mean things like Chem context go into detail and I personally find that its "better". Dot Point IMO is purely for revision. Thats all its good for.
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    Yeah, I agree. You can't use Dot Point as a teaching/understanding guide. They're basically there for you to practise questions to re-inforce your understanding of the concepts, whether it iss chemistry, biology, physics or senior science.

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by sle3pe3bumz
    accelerated maths is okay, but i find it doesn't go so in depth. Its just quite simple and easy.
    I agree with that point about the Accelerated Maths books.
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    Question Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Hey guys.

    Was wondering if i could get any recommendations on some study guides

    My subjects are:
    3U maths
    Physics
    Chemistry
    Economics

    Through my school i have a selection of Excel, Macquarie and Dot Point. Has anyone had any experience with these? Care to discuss? If you guys recommend another guide could you pls tell me where to get them in Syd? I'd like to get the HSC ones because thats my number 1 priority and i might get some Prelim ones. I don't think i need the dot point ones because my teacher usually takes some questions out of their and gives us a 'mini test'.

    Cheers guys. : )
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    since i don't have a tutor..what textbooks and recommended study guides would you guys recommend me? I do biology, ancient history, LEGAL studies , math general, Society and culture and english advanced?

    i'm kind of havigna dire need for more textbooks in Legal studies..do you know any good ones?
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by leannespeaks
    since i don't have a tutor..what textbooks and recommended study guides would you guys recommend me? I do biology, ancient history, LEGAL studies , math general, Society and culture and english advanced?

    i'm kind of havigna dire need for more textbooks in Legal studies..do you know any good ones?
    The Heinemann one for legal studies is pretty good, Excel tends to elaborate on useless points, haven't seen the Macquarie books yet.
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoulSearcher
    The Heinemann one for legal studies is pretty good, Excel tends to elaborate on useless points, haven't seen the Macquarie books yet.
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    For Mathematics and Ext 1, can i safely say that Excel is the way to go as a study guide?

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    As a study guide, yes. You can also use the Cambridge one cause it explains it well. Use other textbooks for questions though, only if you want extra practice or challenging questions.

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kujah
    As a study guide, yes. You can also use the Cambridge one cause it explains it well. Use other textbooks for questions though, only if you want extra practice or challenging questions.
    like fitz ? my main textbook is Cambridge .. but I do get other work from different sources .. actually, I haven't used my Cambridge much. lol ah ..
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by sle3pe3bumz
    like fitz ? my main textbook is Cambridge .. but I do get other work from different sources .. actually, I haven't used my Cambridge much. lol ah ..
    Use Cambridge for extension 1 maths, it's really damn good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulSearcher
    The Heinemann one for legal studies is pretty good, Excel tends to elaborate on useless points, haven't seen the Macquarie books yet.
    I disagree. We use Heinemann in class and it doesn't help much. I use Excel for study and it exlains things waaaay better.

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    anyone know what textbook is good for

    - bstudies
    - general maths

    prelim & hsc?

    at the moment i'm using cambridge for bstudies and insight for gm
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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    im in yr11 but i have found for biology and chemistry that the Dot Point books are really good. they have lots of practice question directly from the sylabus and answers for all the quations.

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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kujah
    And theres barely any HSC 2009ers anyways.
    Hmph...i frequently stroll these forums..


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    Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

    Hey.......
    Can any1 recommend any Texbooks/Study Guides for any of these subjects.....
    This is for prelim course

    Agriculture
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    Thanks :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by harniquen
    im in yr11 but i have found for biology and chemistry that the Dot Point books are really good. they have lots of practice question directly from the sylabus and answers for all the quations.
    me too@!!! I have one for chem but i'm eventually gonna get them fort physics and bio. Like.....it's so mcuh better than summarising form ttextbooks cos wen ur summarising from a textbook, ur not sure whether ur summary is right or not. I highly recommend it!!

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    Math textbook with worked answers

    Anyboy here know of any maths extension textbook that contains thorough worked solutions (or at least many good examples)? I am sick of trying to find where i went wrong - usually wastes my time. (Cambridge and Fitz esp). I want a book that contains challenging questions also.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Math textbook with worked answers

    Try Maths in Focus? I know everyone says its a worthless textbook, but it isnt that bad..
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    Re: Math textbook with worked answers

    Quote Originally Posted by z600
    Try Maths in Focus? I know everyone says its a worthless textbook, but it isnt that bad..
    Nah have that textbook; it's terrible in the sense that it gave me a false sense of security and I thought 3u was much easier than it really was. Book is too easy and examples are sparse. Plus the answers are not worked out.

    C'mon guys!

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    Re: Math textbook with worked answers

    Quote Originally Posted by lacklustre
    Nah have that textbook; it's terrible in the sense that it gave me a false sense of security and I thought 3u was much easier than it really was. Book is too easy and examples are sparse. Plus the answers are not worked out.

    C'mon guys!
    Thats precisely what i've realised until recently.

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    Re: Math textbook with worked answers

    Try Excel books. They're good at explaining, and have some challenging questions. There are also worked answers.

    You might also want to look for Terry Lee 3U book. It's got hard questions as well with in-depth explanations for answers.

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    Re: Math textbook with worked answers

    Quote Originally Posted by lacklustre
    Nah have that textbook; it's terrible in the sense that it gave me a false sense of security and I thought 3u was much easier than it really was. Book is too easy and examples are sparse. Plus the answers are not worked out.

    C'mon guys!
    dont underestimate the challenge excercises. You get more working in the MI sections than in cambridge. Next time go ask your maths teacher?
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    Re: Math textbook with worked answers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kujah
    Try Excel books. They're good at explaining, and have some challenging questions. There are also worked answers.

    You might also want to look for Terry Lee 3U book. It's got hard questions as well with in-depth explanations for answers.
    A lot of people say that, but I just don't know where to get it. Also for excel, I haven't heard much about them. Everyone is like "get Cambridge/fitz", not many mention excel. Is this for a reason?

    Also asking my teacher too many questions annoys him, he always says: "next lesson" etc. I just wanna understand the hard questions by myself.

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    Re: Math textbook with worked answers

    Quote Originally Posted by lacklustre
    Anyboy here know of any maths extension textbook that contains thorough worked solutions (or at least many good examples)? I am sick of trying to find where i went wrong - usually wastes my time. (Cambridge and Fitz esp). I want a book that contains challenging questions also.

    Thank you.
    heyy, i know one textbook which has ALL FULL-WORKING solutions to ALL questions. It's called Excel Step-by-step hsc guide fast track.( just google it or search on dymocks website). It's like..really good in my opinion cos it guides u throuhg each and every single steps to ur question, so ur confident bout ur setting out. There's the 2 unit one and the three unit one.

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