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    My exam results are terrible I got 50 for everything how can improve my result for eng adv, bio, physics, chem, ancient history, maths, not my fault school has terrible teachers, they expect us to learn ourselves unfortunately.

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    Re: How to study effectively

    If you can afford it maybe consider getting a private tutor especially for English since most teachers don't mark more than 1 or 2 drafts
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    Re: How to study effectively

    Learning by yourself is common in our school due to flipped classroom approach, and this method (I think) applies to university where you study a lot of stuff at home. Get a tutor or ask more questions to your teacher.
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    Re: How to study effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by highshill View Post
    My exam results are terrible I got 50 for everything how can improve my result for eng adv, bio, physics, chem, ancient history, maths, not my fault school has terrible teachers, they expect us to learn ourselves unfortunately.
    Just asking- do they give you homework to do (not assessments)? If they don't, then use the precious time you save by not doing pointless homework that will be checked by the teacher to do EXTRA WORK. Do you have any books (study guides) to use as an extra reference on top of your school-issued textbooks? If so, USE THEM TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. If you have no extra books, use BoS resources and your school textbook to try and work your way through each course.
    Unfortunately, when we don't have good teachers, learning can feel like more of a hassle as it's all on you to learn the material, which can lead to demotivation for a particular subject, which means we don't study it as much (this is happening to me, but I'm slowly getting over it now). So, if you don't feel motivated enough to self-study, get a tutor, like jazz519 suggests, for your weakest subject (or two, if you can afford it).
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    Re: How to study effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by highshill View Post
    My exam results are terrible I got 50 for everything how can improve my result for eng adv, bio, physics, chem, ancient history, maths, not my fault school has terrible teachers, they expect us to learn ourselves unfortunately.
    I think according to what everyone has said, you will need to learn by yourself

    Regarding studying for your subjects you need to find out what method of study works for you best

    Eng Adv: know your quotes, write practice essays and get lots of feedback, read your texts, etc

    Bio+Phys: know your content inside out through understanding them conceptually (i.e. videos) and memorising what you need to memorise

    Ancient history: I presume it's the same?

    Maths: do lots of practice questions. Start from easier to hard. Make sure you learn from mistakes

    Feel free to ask if you need me to expand on anything
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    Re: How to study effectively

    How should I get English feedback my teacher feedback is always changing the feedback making me very confused and as a result I am always lost what she want is there apps on English advanced.

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    Re: How to study effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by highshill View Post
    How should I get English feedback my teacher feedback is always changing the feedback making me very confused and as a result I am always lost what she want is there apps on English advanced.
    Are you sure they're changing or does your writing just keep changing each time? You can't always blame the teacher because 70% of the work is down to the student in the end because at my school the chem class mostly self studies which is probably what you have to do.
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    Re: How to study effectively

    Pikachu975 I totally agree with you that it's up to the student 100% but my situation is a too complicated to explain if you ever come to my English class you will understand exactly what I am trying to say. But I am still determined to get a band 6 in English advanced, and really need feed back any suggestions?

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    Re: How to study effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by highshill View Post
    Pikachu975 I totally agree with you that it's up to the student 100% but my situation is a too complicated to explain if you ever come to my English class you will understand exactly what I am trying to say. But I am still determined to get a band 6 in English advanced, and really need feed back any suggestions?
    Tell us about the situation then, I'm sure you're not the only one with a bad teacher
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    Re: How to study effectively

    Just try your best!

    Ask teachers for extra study material if possible!
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    Re: How to study effectively

    Hello pikachu975 I've noticed that you have taken bio and physics are your HSC course is the course hard to achieve a high band 6

    Thanks

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    Re: How to study effectively

    Jazz519 I have considered your suggestion to find a tutor do you know any cheap tutor centre that teach extremely well

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    Re: How to study effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by highshill View Post
    Jazz519 I have considered your suggestion to find a tutor do you know any cheap tutor centre that teach extremely well
    If it's English I wouldn't advise you go to a tutoring centre because those classes are in groups so you can't get that much individual help. I went to matrix for Chem and physics, but they are pretty expensive. Have a look at the tutoring forum for the tutors
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    Re: How to study effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by highshill View Post
    Hello pikachu975 I've noticed that you have taken bio and physics are your HSC course is the course hard to achieve a high band 6

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    Of course it's hard which the scaling makes up for, but it's achievable if you study effectively and have a passion for science. Usually first in the state is like 99 or 98 since you need to be specific in a lot of answers.
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    Re: How to study effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by highshill View Post
    My exam results are terrible I got 50 for everything how can improve my result for eng adv, bio, physics, chem, ancient history, maths, not my fault school has terrible teachers, they expect us to learn ourselves unfortunately.
    How come your teachers are terrible? Is your school in Sydney or a country school? Is a Sydney school, is it very lowly-ranked? Are your classmates also doing badly or just a minority like you? What do you mean by "expect us to learn ourselves everything" - don't the teachers teach, or at least make an effort to?

    Find someone to have a good look at your situation and determine the key reasons for your performance and identify ways to get you out of your present situation.

    Can it be that you do not have the right approach to studying?
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    Re: How to study effectively

    I understand your point drongoski but that is the whole my cohort scores those marks.

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    Re: How to study effectively

    But it's okay I know officially have a tactic to improve in my subject, I will now try my best to improve my marks drastically.
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    Re: How to study effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by highshill View Post
    But it's okay I know officially have a tactic to improve in my subject, I will now try my best to improve my marks drastically.
    Good luck. I believe in you.

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