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    Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    I have heard uni is pretty rough in terms of difficulty, so to those of you who have a distinction or high distinction average-->how much do you study and how much time do you spend working and having fun?

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    study: 4-6hrs/day
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    My study, work and fun are all the same thing
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    I honestly reckon if you are after a HD in any uni subject you need to devote an hour minimum per night.

    7 hours per unit per week. Other people will argue against that but thats my thinking anyway.
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    study: 4-6hrs/day
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    fun: 5hrs/week
    fuck me, really only 5 hours of fun a week? I swear u spend at least 10 on here shitposting
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    7-8 hours per subject/week

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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoinked View Post
    fuck me, really only 5 hours of fun a week? I swear u spend at least 10 on here shitposting
    exactly so what makes u think its legit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoinked View Post
    fuck me, really only 5 hours of fun a week? I swear u spend at least 10 on here shitposting
    who said i have a high distinction average?
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    I also reckon working is OK but I can understand how difficult it is to balance work and study . I wouldn't recommend working more than 25 hours a week, if you are doing a full time work load. I'm aware that people have costs and bills to pay but it does burn you out after a while.
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by shumphrey View Post
    I have heard uni is pretty rough in terms of difficulty, so to those of you who have a distinction or high distinction average-->how much do you study and how much time do you spend working and having fun?
    Firstly, Uni is not rough. Yes subject matter is substantially more difficult than thr HSC (for anything you do) so it takes a while to adjust but pressure wise, not the same as HSC. Having said that, I have never pulled an all nighter for the HSC while I lost count the number of times I pulled all nighters in uni.

    Never really timed myself but i saved a lot of time by basically never going to lectures that I found didn't really add thay much value to me because I get during lectures. Only attended tutorials, used that time to personally study. Basically a full time job study around 30-40 hours a week consistently should be more than enough. However in my current medical degree, I'm definitely studying substantially more (more content to cover, difficulty same) to get the top marks. I work around 10-15 hours a week (uni tutor + RA) to pay my rent and minusing the 20 hours i spend on youtube watching pointless shit, Probably have 10 hours weekly of just going out with friends outside stusy environment.
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Depends on your degree tbh as some subjects are more difficult and require more time. I do a science degree, mainly biology and IT units. It is not difficult for me to get D/HD in terms of content. The only thing restricting me is that I'm lazy af and never stick to my study schedules lol. It's not really about time spent though. It's more about studying efficiently. Some subjects are easy to get a D or HD even if you study 1-2 days before the exam. I got a HD in a subject that I didn't attend the lectures for, I only went to tutes, and I didn't even catch up on the lectures until a few days before the exam when I started studying for it.

    Anyway my point is, don't focus on hours spent. Focus on studying properly. Don't study unnecessary things. Usually it's easy to pick out what content in the lectures is important and what other stuff is just there for the sake of it. There are concepts which are clearly more likely to be tested on, so go into more detail on those. It is also usually easy to predict what kind of questions they will ask about certain concepts, so make up your own practice questions.
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    I think if your studying a mathematics course/unit, as much as I hate to say it, it does depend more on how much time you devote to the subject.

    It's a process that you work on over time that enables a student to develop structured responses. When I mention time, I include things like private tutoring, watching educational resources from online sources, and my own study time. I do focus more on time spent and (yes scarily enough) I keep tabs of how much time I spend on each subject that I do.
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Agreed study smart instead

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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    depends really, essay subjects research main ideas from readings and ensure your logic flows correctly in essay. Science/maths is either rote learning or memorisation of key steps*

    *though this only works for normal math courses, if your doing higher good luck



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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeMx View Post
    depends really, essay subjects research main ideas from readings and ensure your logic flows correctly in essay. Science/maths is either rote learning or memorisation of key steps*

    *though this only works for normal math courses, if your doing higher good luck
    This an excellent way to make your degree absolutely worthless.

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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by He-Mann View Post
    This an excellent way to make your degree absolutely worthless.
    I don't think you understand the purpose of a degree.

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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by He-Mann View Post
    This an excellent way to make your degree absolutely worthless.
    By definition that is a degree

    just do subject until you've accumulated enough to get that shinny paper at the end

    you really think you're going to apply each an every thing you've learnt at uni in the real world
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by He-Mann View Post
    This an excellent way to make your degree absolutely worthless.
    Silly. Very silly statement.
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    How hard/How much effort is it to maintain a distinction average In Finance/Statistics in particular (and im not sure if this matters but at USYD) relative to say getting a 97.00 ATAR?
    Will someone who tries fairly hard (let's say 7/10 where 0 = no study at all and 10 = no life outside of study) for a 97.00 ATAR translate well into a Distinction (75-84) WAM?

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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    An HSC student at its peak would study 4-5 hours on weekdays and 6-8 hours on weekends (well from personal experience atleast). How is that compared to uni?
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by stopcrying View Post
    How hard/How much effort is it to maintain a distinction average In Finance/Statistics in particular (and im not sure if this matters but at USYD) relative to say getting a 97.00 ATAR?
    Will someone who tries fairly hard (let's say 7/10 where 0 = no study at all and 10 = no life outside of study) for a 97.00 ATAR translate well into a Distinction (75-84) WAM?
    Probably but uni is a whole new ballpark so

    Quote Originally Posted by Rathin View Post
    An HSC student at its peak would study 4-5 hours on weekdays and 6-8 hours on weekends (well from personal experience atleast). How is that compared to uni?
    depends on the person
    most peopel probably only study that much during the final exams lol

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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by stopcrying View Post
    How hard/How much effort is it to maintain a distinction average In Finance/Statistics in particular (and im not sure if this matters but at USYD) relative to say getting a 97.00 ATAR?
    Will someone who tries fairly hard (let's say 7/10 where 0 = no study at all and 10 = no life outside of study) for a 97.00 ATAR translate well into a Distinction (75-84) WAM?
    I ranked multiple stats and finc subjects at usyd (so WAM was well over distinction) and it depends on how much effort you put and in general how well you understand the concept. The difference between hsc and uni is that in hsc you get so much time to perfect answers and do so many practice questions. We pretty mucj never got any past papers at usyd finc and you pretty much cram and go into exam hoping it all clicks. D average is probably on par with 97 atar.
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by RishBonjour99 View Post
    D average is probably on par with 97 atar.
    Oh shit. What's a credit average and pass on par atar-wise? >.<
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathew587 View Post
    Oh shit. What's a credit average and pass on par atar-wise? >.<
    Wouldn't fret.

    Know people with ATARs well below 97 who have ended up with solid D averages at uni.

    It honestly just depends on the course you take, the university you're at and other factors.
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    Re: Time spent studying to get a distinction or high distinction average?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoinked View Post
    I don't think you understand the purpose of a degree.
    Why do you think that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    By definition that is a degree

    just do subject until you've accumulated enough to get that shinny paper at the end

    you really think you're going to apply each an every thing you've learnt at uni in the real world
    You missed the point by deciding to jump to conclusions.

    You can go ahead and take the easy way out: mindlessly memorizing the content just to get whatever desired mark OR you can understand what you're doing (and why) and attempt to gain the Graduate Attributes listed in the course outline of a particular course.

    Look at RenegadeMX's perpective on mathematics courses. He think it's mostly rote-learning i.e. knowing how to do questions and not necessarily knowing why. Of course, uni rewards you (good grades) with rote learning, that's why most people like to rote-learn, to stay in their comfort zone. They don't see the incentive of knowing why because they're clouded by the pursuit of good grades.

    Not sure why you think that I think that everything learnt in uni is relevant in the real world. It's obvious that you aren't going to apply everything you've accumulated in uni. It's more about the (thinking) skills gained by doing the course.

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    Silly. Very silly statement.
    You seem like a sheep following the crowd above.
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