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HSC Economics Resources

Bored of Studies

BOS Economics Resources Page A collection of member submitted material including essays, assesments and topic notes/summaries. These are for reference only to show what other students have done. Under no circumstances are you to copy the work of another students, this is plagiarism.

The Biki (BoS Wiki)
For general course information, an economics glossary and extensive notes based on the syllabus. Access the Biki Economics page

Board of Studies

Economics Syllabus

HSC Exams

Online Multiple Choice Questions

Standards Packages

Economic related Statistics, Issues and Organisations

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trading

Australian Government Treasury

Australian Government - Commonwealth Budget

Reserve Bank of Australia


Monthly Economic and Social Indicators

Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources

International Monetary Fund

World Trade Organisation

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE)

Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)

Australian Council of Social Services

Australian Policy Online

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling

Publication - Globalisation, Keeping the Gains


Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian Financial Review

Business Review Weekly

Daily Telegraph

ABC News

Associated Press

The Economist

International Media

The New York Times


The Washington Post

The Wall Street Journal

Other Resources

Leading Edge Education

Leading Edge Exam Strategy Slides

Leading Edge Case Study: Globalisation and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Creative Classroom (Discuss here.)

Greenacre Education Publications - the complete guide to hsc economics

Economics Exam Paper Outline

How to Make A Good Essay Great (by gnrlies)

How to Write Band 6 Essays (by green_tealeaves)

Sample Economic Essays (by Minai)

Advice for Economics (by Sparcod)

Multiple Choice Tips

Tips for answering multiple choice:

  • Read the question before you look at the answer.
  • Come up with the answer in your head before looking at the possible answers, this way the choices given on the test won’t throw you off or trick you.
  • Eliminate answers you know aren’t right.
  • Read all the choices before choosing your answer.
  • If there is no guessing penalty, always take an educated guess and select an answer.
  • Don’t keep on changing your answer, usually your first choice is the right one, unless you miss-read the question.
  • In “All of the above” and “None of the above”choices, if you are certain one of the statements is true don’t choose “None of the above”or one of the statements are false don’t choose “All of the above”.
  • In a question with an “All of the above”choice, if you see that at least two correct statements, then “All of the above”is probably the answer.
  • Usually the correct answer is the choice with the most information (but this is not always the case).

Source: Test Taking Tips

What To Do If More Than One Answer Seems Correct
If you’re utterly stumped by a question, here are some strategies to help you narrow the field and select the correct answer:

  • Ask yourself whether the answer you’re considering completely addresses the question. If the test answer is only partly true or is true only under certain narrow conditions, then it’s probably not the right answer. If you have to make a significant assumption in order for the answer to be true, ask yourself whether this assumption is obvious enough that the instructor would expect everyone to make it. If not, dump the answer overboard.
  • If, after your very best effort, you cannot choose between two alternatives, try vividly imagining each one as the correct answer. If you are like most people, you will often “feel”that one of the answers is wrong. Trust this feeling -- research suggests that feelings are frequently accessible even when recall is poor (e.g., we can still know how we feel about a person even if we can’t remember the person’s name). Although this tip is not infallible, many students find it useful.

Other Tips:

- Utilise information and insights that you’ve acquired in working through the entire test to go back and answer earlier items that you weren’t sure of.

I don’t believe each of the above tips apply to all examinations so pick and choose what suits you and the style of exam
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