School rank sorry?
So just out of curiosity, is anyone else here struggling with economics or receiving low marks??
It's rather the teachers marking assessment tasks and exams at my school are ridiculously hard or a majority of us are incapable of understanding concepts evident in the subject...
School rank sorry?
'[ eng. advanced. maths extension 1. maths extension 2. economics. ancient history ]' ATAR aim: 91+
yeah, it takes me a while to get my head around some concepts.
I find that I really only learn the concepts at home, primarily because we just copy the teacher's summary of the text book at school lol
My teacher is VERY similar, however, she packs us with resources from everywhere, so its great !
- if you are planning to memorise everything - don't
- even if it takes time, try and understand the concepts firsts. There are really a few to understand, and the rest will come to you (eventually).
Also, from what I've noticed - doing 100s of multiple choice will certainly help you (as with all subjects) - but if you don't understand all the graphs/fundamental ideas - you will lose that 1 or 2 marks regularly.
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Mathematics (97)| Extension 1 (96)| Physics (93)| biology (92)| economics (90)| Eng adv (89 - bitch) - 2012 ATAR- 98.85
Which topic specifically are you struggling at?
What helped me whenever I struggled was to think about 'real-world' examples for some of the concepts, since sometimes I found the HSC course a little bit dry at times. Once I got interested in it through that example, the concept made more sense to me? Anyway, multiple choice practice questions are fantastic for this sort of thing!
Economics isn't meant to be a easy subject. It's a fairly hard subject.
concepts are easy to understand. for example, the concept of demand. if the price goes up, you are less likely to buy, simple.
also, economies of scale, if a business is bigger they can take advantage of a number of things.
every concept is easy (some may be a bit confusing, e.g. how the reserve bank changes interest rates). it is memorising it, applying it and articulating it that is difficult. for that you just need practice.
if you want to improve your knowledge, short answer and multiple choice skills, do workbooks. for essays, just do the occasional essay in the book that you think might be fun to try and give it to your teacher for some feedback.
i hope i helped
Year 11 prelim:
Modern History: 11/41
Maths Ext 1: 103/120
English Adv: 37/175
Legal Studies: 12/60
Studies of religion 1u: 11/14
With economics you need to remember everything, otherwise you will fuck up all parts
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