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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    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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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kendallkreene View Post
    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 essay structures. 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)

    Again, everyone's different, but I hope this helps!
    Wow yeah, you make it seem so easy!

    Thank you

    RE Terminology: I think a user called plane made one - can't quite remember tho... would have to look around for it
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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Hello everybody! How is everybody's half yearly reports and did you guys do as well as you wanted??

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    Hey! I got my half yearly report last week and I'm not too happy with it. I'm completely bombing biology, and purposely failing because it's such a bludge lol. Really hoping I can pull up my English Adv and mathematics mark before the yearlies.

    English Adv 80% - 12/67
    English Ext 83% - 3/10
    Mathematics 59% - 49/93
    Legal Studies 83% - 12/54
    Economics 83% - 17/30
    Biology 47% - 49/63
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    Ayyy I'm terrible at Biology too, they even got my report mark wrong, they gave me 29/100 and 84/85 and I instantly knew something was wrong and my teacher knew something was wrong too so in the end I received 64/100 and 33/85. Modern and Legal is the only thing keeping me going 90%, 10/67 and 94% 1/57 respectively. Even though I came 3/69 for English Advanced, a mark of 71 shows that our cohort is very weak in English examinations and just like you I hope to pull up both Maths and English before our dreaded Preliminary exams D:

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    I understand your feelings towards biology I wasn't a fan when I undertook it either!
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    Omg that sucks hahaha. But, jesus christ, your modern and legal marks are impeccable! I'm really upset that I haven't scraped 90% in any subject, it's kinda depressing tbh. Did my economics exam last Friday and oh god, that question was absolutely traumatising. I didn't expect it to be that at all, so I'm almost definite I won't get over 70% for it. I have an English speech this Friday, which is freaking me out but I have to get over 85% for it or I might cry. Hahahah I know 80% isn't terrible but I just feel like my English marks haven't been up to scratch with the previous 90s I've pulled in other years, especially since it's usually my best performing subject. Thank god I'm not in the bottom 30 of the cohort though, because they're getting cut from the course next term (the school forces the bottom half to go down to standard). My maths marks have also been ridiculous, I always procrastinate when I'm studying for it so I basically wing the tests haha. I don't actually find it too challenging though, half of my errors are just dumb mistakes I swear to god lol. Just out of curiosity, what's your mark/rank for Maths?


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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Good Luck everyone!!!

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    I do General Maths because I'm so garbage it's not even funny but I got 79/100 and ranked 8/49, could've done way better and came into my half yearly exam all cocky and thinking ' it's general it's so easy then bam 79% ' my maths is weak so I make up for it for my Legal and Modern and don't even get me started on Economics, I literally average 70s in my exam, I thought it was like Commerce but it's not and it's much different to what I expected but I'll still do it anyway because there's good competition and strives me to do better. Then there's Biology... lol

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Does anyone know which scales higher - Business or Legal?

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by kendallkreene View Post
    Does anyone know which scales higher - Business or Legal?
    Normally legal studies scales higher, but not by that much
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    So how did everybody go in Term 3?
    I went fucking horrible and would rather forget this past year even happened.
    It's currently 3am and i still have a assignment due in 6 hours but im currently reading shitposts on this board.

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Anyone else not have exams until next term?
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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HoldingOn View Post
    Anyone else not have exams until next term?
    I have both exams and assignments for every single subject... all due consecutively

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oobi View Post
    So how did everybody go in Term 3?
    I went fucking horrible and would rather forget this past year even happened.
    It's currently 3am and i still have a assignment due in 6 hours but im currently reading shitposts on this board.
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    Don't worry year 12 is much different and it's a fresh start
    Do you reckon you will end up counting your accelerated subjects?
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    Anyone else not have exams until next term?
    No assessments till next term for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldingOn View Post
    Do you reckon you will end up counting your accelerated subjects?
    Probably not, 2u doesn't count automatically and the other subjects scale higher than SOR but if SOR does count it'll just be 1 unit anyway. The study periods from doing SOR have been really helpful though.
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    Has anyone else registered to sit the LAT for UNSW law in September?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldingOn View Post
    Has anyone else registered to sit the LAT for UNSW law in September?
    Nah, I'm on the UMAT road.
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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    How do you show your ATAR Aim and your list of subjects in your posts?

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    Re: 2018ers Preliminary Chit Chat Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HoldingOn View Post
    Has anyone else registered to sit the LAT for UNSW law in September?
    You guys have a good opportunity to do it for both years, so take granted for it. A lot of people in year 11 wouldn't even know about it.
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