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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

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    Anyone got Chemistry notes on The Chemical Earth and Metals??
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    Apparently we'll be the last batch to graduate under the "NSW" syllabus.
    the syllabus is changing that's why

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

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    That's annoying.
    what is and how is it annoying

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    How far into the preliminary course are we supposed to be right now? The exams are supposed to be next term.

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    I'm doing:

    English Adv. (2)
    English Ext. (1)
    Biology (2)
    Math (2)
    Business Studies (2)
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    13 units! Don't know what my ATAR goal is, but hopefully something good.

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Am I meant to be struggling with the 'waves' part of physics so much? Anyone else's thoughts on it?

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    Am I meant to be struggling with the 'waves' part of physics so much? Anyone else's thoughts on it?
    It was really straight forward. We did it first and mostly revision

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Karldahemster View Post
    It was really straight forward. We did it first and mostly revision
    Thanks. I feel better now.

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    Thanks. I feel better now.
    If it makes you feel better I thought it was pretty hard
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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Drop physics like the atomic bomb fellas
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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    Drop physics like the atomic bomb fellas
    I wish, but I'm doing worse in Legal
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    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    I wish, but I'm doing worse in Legal
    Hah, and you were ripping in about me shit maths eh :P

    Legal can be fking dry tho :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    Hah, and you were ripping in about me shit maths eh :P

    Legal can be fking dry tho :P
    Not 40%-bad XD

    Agreed. Can't wait til the HSC course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    Not 40%-bad XD

    Agreed. Can't wait til the HSC course.
    Pretty sure it was lower then 40% tbh rip :P

    My Legal class is full on retarded. It's pretty much a VET class now.
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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    I dropped chem as well lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    Pretty sure it was lower then 40% tbh rip :P

    My Legal class is full on retarded. It's pretty much a VET class now.
    Who's coming first?

    VET's not that bad... Cert 3 + semi-decent people skills is a guaranteed job.

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    How are you even meant to study for legal long responses?

    It's pretty hard to rote learn an essay for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    Who's coming first?

    VET's not that bad... Cert 3 + semi-decent people skills is a guaranteed job.
    Can't recall but I'm like 3rd or some shit (tight between 1st to 4th, rest of the class just drops into an academic abyss).

    Oi bos1, are you planning on going for cadetships in the HSC year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    Can't recall but I'm like 3rd or some shit (tight between 1st to 4th, rest of the class just drops into an academic abyss).

    Oi bos1, are you planning on going for cadetships in the HSC year?
    I don't know. I'm probably planning on doing a semi-external degree and work full-time locally, so I don't think a cadet's that much more efficient for me.

    Don't you have to be a certain age to get a cadetship?

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    I don't know. I'm probably planning on doing a semi-external degree and work full-time locally, so I don't think a cadet's that much more efficient for me.

    Don't you have to be a certain age to get a cadetship?
    Not a certain age but it's HSC students and first year uni students iirc.

    If you want to go into financial services, go for the cadetships. You'd benefit more from working at a big 4 or a mid tier then a local firm. Also, cadets usually get full time jobs when they graduate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    Not a certain age but it's HSC students and first year uni students iirc.

    If you want to go into financial services, go for the cadetships. You'd benefit more from working at a big 4 or a mid tier then a local firm. Also, cadets usually get full time jobs when they graduate.
    But it's only good once you graduate, right?

    I feel like the Financial Services stuff has no real future, and it looks so dry.

    Everyone makes it seem like robots and technology will have taken over by the time we finish uni - and the only degrees worth doing are Computer Science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    But it's only good once you graduate, right?

    I feel like the Financial Services stuff has no real future, and it looks so dry.

    Everyone makes it seem like robots and technology will have taken over by the time we finish uni - and the only degrees worth doing are Computer Science.
    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????/

    Lol, I had the same paranoia a few months ago. It's not gonna happen lol. AI is nowhere as near as advanced as it's claimed to be and automation is something that's been happening for millenia. When we invented the car, we automated horses and the jobs around but new jobs were created fixing those cars, selling those cars, and fueling those cars.

    Creative destruction and disruption of industries has something that has happened for ever and always will.

    If you think automation will occur on a catastrophic level, why is it that the real unemployment figures have never gone above 15% in Australia?
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    Automation is a good thing for the economy. Shitty, low paid jobs are destroyed and new, higher paying ones are created. Why?

    The demand for unskilled labour declines at a slower rate than the demand for high skilled human capital increases. In the long run, this leads to

    + Cheaper products
    + New industries (robots, software)

    These more developed industries provide high skill, high wage jobs. A win-win for everyone (except the people who got laid off)

    However, this leads to qualifications creep. This more complicated economy now requires workers who are higher skiled and have a greater human capital to fill these new high skilled job. Hence why everyone goes to uni these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    I wish, but I'm doing worse in Legal
    In what aspect? I think I'm doing okay (Don't know about the last assessment task I did, but I got 94% in the first and am currently coming 2nd), so maybe I can help ya out

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendallkreene View Post
    In what aspect? I think I'm doing okay (Don't know about the last assessment task I did, but I got 94% in the first and am currently coming 2nd), so maybe I can help ya out
    Wow, good job.

    I got 80% in my first task - and I guess I just didn't have enough preparation. I feel like a legal test is going in blindly with concepts and case studies without really knowing what to expect.

    Would you have any tips?

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    Well, you're a lot naturally smarter than me. I average around 70% when I don't study for tests, and like 40% (sometimes lower) when it's for math or science haha.

    Okay so legal studies is a lot about the concepts. Case studies, too, but you're not going to properly apply them without understanding the concepts first. I'll go step-by-step the process I use. Everyone's different but maybe it'll help:

    1) I recommend getting the syllabus out and make notes under each dot point.
    2) Revise your notes
    3) Branch out. Relying on one textbook is dangerous, especially when it comes to the actual HSC. Read a variety of sources to deepen your understanding of the concepts already learned. For example, I would read articles about the rule of law after learning it in class. That way, I'll be sort of applying it while broadening my understanding. Plus, if I'm lucky, I can sneak out a case study.
    4) PAST PAPERS! I admit I haven't done this one yet lol, maybe I should get started. But this should help ease your fear of going in blindly, since the exam structure's the same annually
    5) Speaking of structures, learn the essay structure. Read Band 6 essays. My teacher gave me one, and it has honestly helped so much.
    7) Learn your question terminology. Obviously an answer to a "define" question's going to be a lot shorter than an "Evaluate", and feature different ways of answering. Learn them and practice. (Has there been a thread for HSC question terminology?? Hmm... if not, maybe I should start one)
    8) Forgot about this – make a separate note sheet for your case studies and try to link it in with the syllabus

    Again, everyone's different, but I hope this helps!

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