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    Music when u study?

    Yes. The music is always either Classical/Baroque/Romantic or film soundtracks. It depends on the work though. If its just background reading, I listen to music. However, when it comes to actually writing an essay, its better to have a quite environment. Hope that helped :)
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    planning on transfering into law! please explain

    Hi :) We were just talking about this on another forum. It seems that in order to have a very high chance of making it in, you need an ATAR of 98+ and HD Average or an ATAR of 99+ and at least a D average.
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    Socialist Alternative Nuisances?

    I was naive enough to actually stop and talk to a few of them at O-week. Their causes were something of interest to me. But as soon as one of them said something to the effect of "We do not agree with the ideology of Stalin, we follow the writings of Leon Trotsky (whom you probably haven't heard...
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    Law transfer!

    I heard that for internal transfers a distinction average is considered 'competitive'. However, I have a friend who does law and he said that in order to have a realistic chance of getting a transfer is by having an ATAR of 98+ and a HD average. This is for internal transfers though, maybe...
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    Failed BUSS1001

    You can easily appeal at Absent Fail (AF) result if you believe it to be incorrect . However, this is not high school. At university (well, at least Usyd) they are very reluctant to enter into any negotiation about marks if no obvious error has been made (such as not recording a mark for one of...
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    Currently in year 11 and contemplating on whether or not i should move schools?

    My two cents worth: I think you should only move if being at that school makes you really really unhappy, not because of the distance. That being said...you say that your teachers are not helpful, but in a 500's ranked school that's not likely to improve. Also, why do you not have friends? If...
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    Is it worth doing a Arts degree?

    Doing an Arts degree on its own is risky (career-wise), but doing a BA in a double degree is certainly a bonus...provided your major is in some way related to your other degree. It is true that many of the things you learn in arts you can just learn in your own time through the internet and...
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    Sydney Winter School-Worth it?

    I've just been offered a Winter School scholarship for one of my Semester 2 Units of Study, and I'm not sure whether to accept it. It is a partial scholarship. Instead of $3600 I'll be paying around the same amount as a semester 2 UoS (maybe even a little more), so there is really no financial...
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    Comm/Sci UNSW vs Comm/Sci USYD?

    Well, at first I thought Usyd had a lot of Asians...then one day I went to UNSW and realized just how white Usyd is lol :P Regarding OP: Although I do neither of these courses and go to the University of Sydney (and love it so far!), I heard that UNSW was higher ranked for both Commerce and...
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    Scaling

    Yes,I've heard that there is no scaling...but I cannot understand how they can just abandon scaling altogether. Don't they want to maintain a bell curve. What about the WAM? Does that mean that has to be replaced as well?
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    Students who did not do well in the HSC?

    Don't worry, there are quite a few people I know that are in this situation. I think for most, it just takes a while to get used to the learning style of uni. For me it turned out the other way around, I got an unremarkable ATAR (in the 80's) and now averaging HD for three out of four of my...
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    Exchange to England?

    I asked at an exchange lecture at O-week. The short answer is no. I'm sorry to disappoint you...the lady said that super prestigious, world-brand universities are normally not interested in doing student exchanges. One of the reasons universities agree to take on student exchange is to boost...
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    Does a source that you often refer to need constant in text referencing?

    Just a quick question. I'm writing a critical article review of an journal article. Naturally, I always refer to the author of that article as I consider their main points eg "Smith claims that..." "Smith's assertion is that..." what I want to ask, is do I need to use the year each time I...
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    Is it easy getting an atar above 90?

    I suppose getting 90 is achievable for the majority of people with the right mind set. It does depend on the scaling of your subjects though. Some one above said that getting one or two band 6's and some band 5's will take you up to about 94. I got 2 band 6's and the rest band 5's and ended up...
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    Anyone else's uni experience like this?

    My 2 cents worth...I actually think that HS is socially worse than Uni is (what I've experiences so far). In High School, you're pretty much pigeonholed into a certain group from the age 12 or 13 and most likely, hang out with the same sort of people. I was terribly shy at the beginning of High...
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