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    General Exam Thoughts

    So what did everyone think of the exam?

    Multiple choice was pretty good, with only 2/3 being difficult.

    Short answers were excellent and very easy, although the last 7 marker would have surely confused some people.

    The organic geology option was good, although I know I lost at least 1 mark there.

    I was surprised there was nothing on the atmosphere and Kyoto/Montreal protocols etc.

    So what did everyone else think?
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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    I thoguht it was also fairly long as well, as past papers take me about 2 hours to complete, yet this paper took all of the full 3 hours.
    Aaron Judd, 2008 HSC

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    Did we just get slipped a...

    So what did you guys think?
    Again, following the trend of 2008 exams, it was pretty straight forward. They gave us easy 6/7mark questions.... Extinction of megafauna & Australia's fragile nature? Thanks so much

    I don't think there were any 'assess' or 'evaluate' questions either, only 'analyse'.

    The only thing that i'm dissapointed in is that I got 11 or 12 for the multiple guess >_<.

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    I was surpised there was nothing on the cambrian explosion or nothing much really on natural disasters either.
    Aaron Judd, 2008 HSC

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    Re: Did we just get slipped a...

    I too am not so confident about multiple choice. There was about 3 mc I wasn't certain on.
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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    hmm, my internet must be screwy, I just created a similar thread.

    The exam was fairly easy, nothing too hard. I was also surprised that there wasn't anything on global warming/Ozone, although they had Ozone in last years exam (Australian scientist Q and some other).

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    Re: Did we just get slipped a...

    I agree that it was pretty easy. The tectonics imapcts stuff would have been the hardest and even that was easier than past years.
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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    Here's what I got for multiple choice:
    1. C
    2. D
    3. D
    4. A
    5. D
    6. C
    7. B <----- answer was A
    8. C
    9. B
    10. B
    11. A
    12. C <------ answer was D
    13. D
    14. A <------ answer was C
    15. B <------- answer was A

    >_< guh
    Last edited by devilru; 12 Nov 2008 at 12:54 PM.

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    I got the same except I had
    7. A - fairly sure of this.
    8. B - wasn't sure on this.
    14. C
    15. B

    10 is defiantly correct.

    So going by that I then got at least Q 12, 15 wrong, possible 2 more wrong.
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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    Yeh, my 7 is probably wrong, oh well my guess for Q10 makes up for it :P

    EDIT: 8 is C in my opinion as life during the Cambrian period was in the ocean, so I don't think living in cooler environments was an issue.
    Last edited by devilru; 12 Nov 2008 at 12:45 PM.

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    I think I got 2, 8 and 12 wrong in the multiple choice.

    I really liked the rest of the test though. I know that I got the part wrong about when life first appeared, which in turn would have stuffed up my next answer about the isotopes because I said the same age again, but yeah, can't complain. Although I think I did do a few stupid mistakes which is natural for me.

    There were a lot of things I expected to be in there that weren't, including a lot of the "evaluates" and "assess'" etc.

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    Good exam. The question with the graph of the BIFs. Did anyone else think it was wrong? I thought hydrospheric oxygen levels and atmospheric oxygen levels were around the wrong way...

    This isn't pocket-sized! FALSE ADVERTISING!

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by devilru
    Here's what I got for multiple choice:
    1. C
    2. D
    3. D
    4. A
    5. D
    6. C
    7. B
    8. C
    9. B
    10. B <----- guessed, prolly wrong
    11. A
    12. C <------ answer was D
    13. D
    14. A <------ answer was C
    15. B <------- answer was A

    >_< guh
    i had 7. A.... and 10. is B

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by bheck7
    i had 7. A.... and 10. is B
    I hope so.

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Forever Young
    I hope so.
    I know so :mrgreen:

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    Wonderful. :uhhuh:

    I just hate that e & e is scaled so low.

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Forever Young
    Wonderful. :uhhuh:

    I just hate that e & e is scaled so low.
    not really, if you get a good mark, say high band 5/band 6, you get what you g it doesn't scale down. but, if you get lower than that, it would scale down i guess.

    This isn't pocket-sized! FALSE ADVERTISING!

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    yeah it was an alright exam.

    hoping to get at least a band 5.

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    Re: Did we just get slipped a...

    it was good, i was so relieved when i read the paper.
    I was sure i was going to do horrible because I thought I knew nothing.
    it seemed easier than any of the other papers i had looked at anyway
    better go study for society now anyway.. lame.

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by bheck7
    Good exam. The question with the graph of the BIFs. Did anyone else think it was wrong? I thought hydrospheric oxygen levels and atmospheric oxygen levels were around the wrong way...
    i thought that at first, but banded iron formations are made in the water, therefore the oxygen in the oceans would be used up in that, so oxygen would accumulate in the atmosphere first?
    that was my reasoning in my head anyway,not sure how right it is.haha.

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    Thumbs down Re: Did we just get slipped a...

    wtf, r u kiddin? it was so hard, specially the last questions that needed the writing booklets, ffs, 4 questions each with 6-7 questions in those questions! jesus! luckly they gave us 3 hours, otherwise i wuldnt of finished.. but wtf, my teacher didnt even teach us oceanography or introduced species, wat a bitch

    still think i did ok tho

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    Re: Did we just get slipped a...

    Lol, so you only learnt Mining and the Australian environment and Organic Geology topics? Dude you have been vindicated.
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    Re: Did we just get slipped a...

    Quote Originally Posted by eften
    wtf, r u kiddin? it was so hard, specially the last questions that needed the writing booklets, ffs, 4 questions each with 6-7 questions in those questions! jesus! luckly they gave us 3 hours, otherwise i wuldnt of finished.. but wtf, my teacher didnt even teach us oceanography or introduced species, wat a bitch

    still think i did ok tho
    You do realise you're only meant to attempt ONE question from section II.

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    finished in hour and half found it pretty good

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    Re: General Exam Thoughts

    how could you finish it and do well in it in just an hour and a half?
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