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    This is my first post. I am having trouble studying for science as I put heavy study sessions and still managed to attain a poor mark in my Half Yearly Science exam (33/50! ). Well, firstly, my studying only consisted of writing notes and memory retention. Is that where I could have gone wrong? I had written about 8 pages of notes from different chapters for my exam. I find it difficult to study for science because specific information is being tested.
    I did extremely well in my other subjects ranging from 85% - 95%, but Science attacked me mentally.

    So, here are my questions in order:

    (1) How do you study for Science?
    (2) What 'chapter' question papers are there for me to complete?
    (3) How do you distinguish between two very close multiple choice answers in an exam?

    Thank you for all of your support

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    "How to study for the School Certificate? (question)"


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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    I absolutely blitzed SC science ahaha okay I'm sorry I'll stop.

    Now in answering your questions:

    1. I didn't look at the syllabus at all (actually, I didn't know such thing existed! haha). All I did was go over and reinforced everything that was taught in year 10, and that to be entirely honest, was not much at all. I revised for about 3 days. In addition to that I did 2 or 3 past SC papers.

    2. I did not complete chapter question papers. I don't think you really need to. See bottom note.

    3. If you know the content very well, you should be able to distinguish.

    I still have my SC notes lmao, I can help you out if you want. The best way to go is past SC papers I'd say.
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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    hahahahaha oh dear
    i woke up with no drugs but within 10 minutes i was high and toked up


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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    SC is a joke

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    i woke up with no drugs but within 10 minutes i was high and toked up


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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Science shouldn't be too much of a tackle unless you've been hibernating for the past 4 years- and, you shouldn't have 8 pages of notes unless your writing is extremely big or something. You should be studying/looking over only what you have covered at school. There's only a few basic concepts to memorize/understand. Look over your half yearly paper. Memorizing something and putting pen to paper are two different tasks. Perhaps you're having difficultly structuring your responses? So, can you tell me, where exactly did you lose your marks?
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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Hahahahahahaha.....

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Ok guys seriously now. Please stop.
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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Well I would be enjoying yr 10 doing absolutely nothing, BUT I did do a smidgen of work in science.

    Like I think like the night before, I wrote a summary. Just some basic points on each section (I had to dig out my Yr 9 book because there was topics in there that are included in SC). Read it a few times. Got 93 in SC.

    MC is always process of elimination and MOST correct answer.

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    I counter with: Why should you waste time studying for the School Certificate?
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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowdude View Post
    I counter with: Why should you waste time studying for the School Certificate?
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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    I know the School Certificate is an absolute waste of time but I'm just challenging my friends who did the School Certificate previously. They got around 90-95% on average and go to Selective Schools such as Girraween, James Ruse, Fort Street and Sydney Boys. Also, I have very stereotypical Indian parents who believe you should get good results for even the things that are pointless. Lastly I just don't want to embarrass myself.

    And BTW, how did you guys put your subjects and ATAR aims/ATAR marks at the bottom of each of your posts? EPIC
    PS: I'm new to 'Bored of Studies'

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Mmkay. Well, just revise what you learned in class - seriously. Make notes, do past papers - at least it'll get you into the HSC studying frame of mind.


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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    ^They got 90-95 in their external SCs at selective schools? Makes me feel smarter :P

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Quote Originally Posted by LoveHateSchool View Post
    ^They got 90-95 in their external SCs at selective schools? Makes me feel smarter :P

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    I lost my marks in multiple choice (I got 6/10 for that section)
    I lost a few marks in Short answer 'one-worded' questions (I got 7/10 for that section)
    I lost 1 mark from plotting the last 2 points of a graph incorrectly (5/6 for that section)
    I lost 1 mark for labelling the food chain in the opposite direction.
    I lost 4 marks in two questions that were worded awkwardly (6/10 for that section)
    I lost 3 marks for the method of an experiment I had to design after reading the aim of the experiment (7/10 for that section)

    As you can see, I lost marks 'here and there', which really drastically reduced my marks. But our teacher wasn't much help at all. Is it fair to tell a class to start studying one week before an exam?

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    May I ask what mark you got in the exam?
    Also, I won't need your notes - I'll make them by myself

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    97. I don't have notes anyway, didn't study for it.

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Plenty of notes here:

    http://community.boredofstudies.org/...=1#post5353057

    Study them and that's it, you'll be fine.

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    sly, I got high 80s for Eng/Maths, 93 for science, 94 for geography, 96 for computing and 98 for history. I did light revision for science and history, that's all.

    I just assumed that selective kids got 98+ in all theirs.
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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    dont study because it doesnt affect your hsc so who cares
    also tell your parents to fuck off
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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Quote Originally Posted by jadenmaccas View Post
    I know the School Certificate is an absolute waste of time but I'm just challenging my friends who did the School Certificate previously. They got around 90-95% on average and go to Selective Schools such as Girraween, James Ruse, Fort Street and Sydney Boys. Also, I have very stereotypical Indian parents who believe you should get good results for even the things that are pointless. Lastly I just don't want to embarrass myself.

    And BTW, how did you guys put your subjects and ATAR aims/ATAR marks at the bottom of each of your posts? EPIC
    PS: I'm new to 'Bored of Studies'
    Problem diagnosed.

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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    I got low 90s for everything.

    Anyways, I think it's just a matter of knowing the content well AS WELL AS going over the features of conducting and writing an experiment, drawing a graph etc. These are typical errors made by many students which...to my surprise still happens in year 11. It's ridiculous. So get it right now.

    Take a few past exams of the Board of Studies site, do them, and give them to your teacher to mark. With that feedback, this process should see a drastic improvement. Yeah?
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    Re: How to study for the School Certificate? (question) - Science

    Thanks for the advice!

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