Dropping by once again for some motivational words.
Thanks once again Mei!
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Dropping by once again for some motivational words.
Thanks once again Mei!
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Thank you for your appreciation of my efforts, I am really grateful that my advice are able to be of some assistance. Remember at the end of the day, you are your own most powerful motivator-meaning the best source of motivation will always come from pursuing your dreams and passions rather than parental expectations and peer approval. May you be able to have no regrets at the conclusion of your HSC and define your own results. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask on this thread. All the best for this year
I just want to ask a question and i know this is general but it is really getting on my nerves..
1. How do you find time each day to study for all subjects? i am finding that i can't really study for all my subjects because the work load is a lot (school and tutoring) and i miss out on like 1-2 subject studies a day
2. How do you manage writing syllabus notes for subjects and doing questions at the same time? for me i usually got bombarded with homework for physics and chemistry and by the time i finish my h/w i wouldn't have time to write my syllabus notes.. can someone tell me how to overcome these two things????? THANKSSS ))
2. I usually leave writing syllabus notes on the weekend, I don't do both on the same time, I write my syllabus notes before doing questions. You can try to finish some of your physics and chemistry homework in class or at school, and if the teacher don't check it and if you don't consider it as helpful to assisting your understanding, you don't need to do every single piece of homework assigned-after all, they don't count towards your assessment mark. Again, prioritisation is the key to making enough time to study for all of your subjects.
If you don't mind me asking, what was your atar ?
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Do you have any yr 11 summaries I could use as resources?
ATAR goal 90+
Advanced English, 2u Maths, Chemistry, Biology, PDHPE & Visual Arts
http://hscnotes.weebly.com/notes3.html (I highly doubt you will be able to find summaries for PDHPE, Visual Arts and Advanced English though)-I would recommend you to do your own personal summaries for these subjects.
hi i am looking for an atar aboue 90
my subjects are
do my subjects scale bad
and is it impossible for me to get an atar around 95
thankyou very much
Below are some more tips for acing science exams
My top tips in maximising marks for multiple choice questions:
1)Make sure you read the question carefully-some multiple choice can be quite hard-don't presume every question is easy.
2)Make sure that you eliminate the choices that are definitely not the answer, and decide on the MOST APPROPRIATE and ACCURATE choice that answers the question
3)It is always advisable that if you have considered a multiple choice answer for an appropriate amount of time, that near the end of the exam, unless you are absolutely confident, don't change your answer.
My top tips to maximise your marks in short and long responses:
1)Make sure you allocate a sufficient amount of time to answer the question according to the marks given and the time you have to do the exam. You may choose to use a pencil to make a rough plan on the points you need to include in the margins before you start writing your answers in pen.
2)Make sure you read the question as least TWICE. DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO THE QUESTION. Only information directly answering the question will be awarded marks.
3)Make sure you write legibly in the exam, teachers cannot award marks to what they can't read.
4)Include relevant BALANCED chemical equations and clearly labelled diagrams when appropriate to support your answer. Make sure you explain the relevance of the equation and or/diagram you are including qualitatively in your answer
5)Make sure you don't write an excessive amount, the lines allocated to a question is usually a good indication of the expected length. When you keep writing excessively, you risk REPEATING YOUR POINTS as well as possibly CONTRADICTING yourself which results in no marks awarded.
6)Use a table format where appropriate to answer the question-use the clearest format possible to present RELEVANT INFORMATION to get your marks.
7)The most IMPORTANT tip is to make sure you are answering what the exam verb requires you, for example in an EVALUATE question, you will not be able to get full marks if you don't make a final, personal judgment based on the issues you have evaluated for the question. Go to board of studies website and make sure you REMEMBER and know how to apply the definitions of the exam verbs commonly used.
My top tips for answering CALCULATION QUESTIONS:
1)Make sure you read the question several times.
2)Record down all the quantities known and the quantities that needs to be find/determined
3)Make sure you include relevant BALANCED chemical equations where appropriate. This also comes from the need to remember general reactions, for example, a complete combustion reaction often has carbon dioxide and water as the products of the reaction, acid-base (neutralisation reaction) yields the product of a salt and water etc.
4)MAKE SURE YOU DO YOUR FULL WORKING OUT, depending on the marks of the question, you may not get full marks just for an answer, you need to show the PROCESS of reaching your answer in a coherent fashion. MAKE SURE YOU WRITE DOWN THE CHEMICAL FORMULA you are using and the substitution of the given quantities into the formula.
5)Make sure that the decimal places in your answer does not exceed the smallest number of decimal places in the question. Also make sure you retain exact values throughout your calculation-can use the memory button in your calculator, only round off at the end.
6)Again, it is important that you don't use too many arrows to direct the continuation of your answer in various places. Try to work from top to down, and if a qualitative conclusion needs to be drawn from quantitative calculations, make sure you do that. Make sure your writing is legible so that teachers can award marks for the knowledge you have shown.
7)Make sure you use SI units in all your calculations. If the units in the question is not SI, make sure you convert it into SI units, and you should include relevant units in your answer when appropriate.
Heyys Mei (:
I have a question if you don't mind in relation to your own hsc experience with consistent performances.
As a year eleven student I was in the top three for five subjects and the other two in the top ten instead, and consistently achieved the top band results for every single assessment. This year I'm not having so much luck however. Idk if it's my own fault (not studying as hard) or not pushing myself as much since it's the final year and all whilst everyone has stepped up in their game...
Either way now I'm only in the top five for four subjects. In particular, in the one subject I actually dropped down to the 30s (from previously being in the top five) because this year my results hasn't been as consistent. Granted we've only had two assessments so far but the huge drop is due to one of them being a speaking task which is my weak point but it was worth so much more than the writing task which I actually did pretty well in.
So yeah... I'm feeling pretty down atm.
From your experience did you know anyone experience a big jump/drop? Are consistent results harder to achieve in year 12? and what advice would you give when it comes to this?
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I did experience a big jump and drop, I remembered in year 11 I got less than 50% for my first Maths Extension One task, you can imagine how 'down' I felt, however, I used it as a motivation to keep going and eventually ranked second internally. I remembered in year 12, because of performing extremely poorly for a chemistry practical task, I was basically in the bottom half of the cohort, but because my results for the other assessment tasks were quite good, it reduced the impact of that assessment task on my overall internal rank. Consistent results are hard to achieve in year 12-but that actually goes for any year you are in. I would strongly recommend you to set yourself consistent goals in terms of results you wish to achieve and try your best to achieve them, and compete only against yourself, never against others
Remember, learn to define your own results, never let your results define you I wish you all the best for the rest of this year, if you have any more questions, feel free to ask on this thread
I will work harder from now on to ensure achieving my usual results in the rest of the assessments.
Hopefully I will have some good news to share in the upcoming future!
Thanks once again Mei!
Whenever I feel lacking of motivation I keep coming back to this thread. I read it over and over and somehow it manages to motivate and inspire me to study every time. Though I don't know how, I'm really thankful it exists.
Thank you Mei ^_^
Hey Mei, i apologise if this question has been answered before. Our half yearly's aren't far away so can you tell us how to deal with large amounts of pressure and stress especially for those who go to tutors as my parents are expecting good results. i currently try to study everyday ever since the the holiday started but im not too sure if im wasting my time,i wrote some notes for economics, doing some questions i found in the text book for chemistry and maths, however physics i tend to look tutorials online and read from a text book. For english my teacher send us a sample essay question which i already done but im not too sure if its good enough but i sent it to her through email and is waiting for feedback. any advice and i would be extremely grateful for your time
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