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    Exclamation Need help preparing for next year Preliminary!

    Hey guys, First post!!
    I'm in the last week of year 10 and about to enter year 11 (NSW) . I really want to start getting ahead of my year in aim to increase my rank, though i'm not sure how. I don't mind studying but i have no clue on how to study for my prelim courses and get prepared .
    The subjects i currently have chosen are:
    2U Math
    Physics
    Chem
    Economics
    Business Studies
    3U English.

    Just seeking advice from pre year 11/12 students that can potentially help me get ahead of my grade. .

    Thanks , KingTings

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    Re: Need help preparing for next year Preliminary!

    1. Read the syllabus for each subject to know what you are learning next year and the year after
    2. Utilise a note taking system (e.g. typing up documents for each topic being taught OR cornell notes with loose paper)
    3. Avoid procrastination. Use tools like Cold Turkey to help you
    4. Dont give up or slack off. Attempt to be consistent throughout the years. Consistency at an optimal level of productivity will put you above others
    5. Past papers are the key to success, once you've learned all necessary content. Do a crap ton of them, especially during hsc

    Hope that helps
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    Re: Need help preparing for next year Preliminary!

    I'll give you a tangible short term plan that you can follow

    Up to the 23rd or 24th or December, aim to do the following:

    1. Continue studying your Math concepts from school and make the effort to redo topics you struggled in
    2. Work on your creative writing skills for English if you can fit in the time.

    I'd then probably take a nice long break until maybe the 3rd or 4th of Jan and use that time to relax and recoup your thoughts. As soon as that day hits you should be aiming to do the following until school starts.

    1. Read up on the new syllabus changes for English in 2018 for Advanced and Extension, they can be found here

    http://syllabus.nesa.nsw.edu.au/asse...labus-2017.pdf
    http://syllabus.nesa.nsw.edu.au/asse...abus-2017.pdf\

    (P.S. for English extension you might want to find out what your school is going to do so you can maybe start reading the books or related materials in the genre)

    2. Pick up a 2U Maths book and start going through the first few topics (algebra, linear relationships, functions...) however many you can fit reasonably as these topics don't have too many new things in them. This of course is the most challenging part and people often seek external help like tutors to guide them.

    3. Read your Year 11 English books for the year.

    4. Prepare and organise yourself so your extremely productive for the first few weeks of school.

    When school starts I'd then follow the advice provided above
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    Re: Need help preparing for next year Preliminary!

    Thanks for the advice! I'm just concerned that past papers may not be as relevant due to syllabus changes.

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    Re: Need help preparing for next year Preliminary!

    I'll make sure to catch up on that! I've started going through textbooks which I've received from teachers. Thanks again

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    Re: Need help preparing for next year Preliminary!

    Quote Originally Posted by KingTings View Post
    Thanks for the advice! I'm just concerned that past papers may not be as relevant due to syllabus changes.
    no Syllabus changes for Maths, it's pretty much just English and the sciences you have to worry about.
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    Re: Need help preparing for next year Preliminary!

    Quote Originally Posted by KingTings View Post
    I'll make sure to catch up on that! I've started going through textbooks which I've received from teachers. Thanks again
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