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i still haven’t started, i managed to pull out some motivation to study for my other exams but i am 100% over this now 😔
Fellow Geographer ,
Remember - you are almost there! Do not give up! You can do this!
If you're really lost, just look at past HSC papers and ask yourself, 'Can I answer this?'
If yes, move on. If not, look to the relevant section and re-familiarise yourself.
With essays, if you get stuck, just post it here and we can help you out as well :)
 

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i still haven’t started, i managed to pull out some motivation to study for my other exams but i am 100% over this now 😔
I would not bother with skills at this point, too late unless you have a firm grasp of the concepts - maybe watch a video on synoptic charts or something.
As above, move through the past papers but most importantly know your case studies. If you can't bother with statistics, fine, you can make them up if your school does some obscure enterprise/ecosystem like mine does. But be able to give a detailed statement on the nature of each of your case studies - for ecosystems at risk especially, you really really really need to know how a couple of organisms interact with their environment and each other. Adaptations, that sort of thing.

Something as basic as how coral polyps and zooxanthellae have symbiosis, how mangroves have special snorkel roots to deal with waterlogged soils, it's not very hard.

I just do Sydney as my large city in the developed world for urban dynamics, just do whatever your local town/city is if you are truly fucked when it comes to that module
 

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I would not bother with skills at this point, too late unless you have a firm grasp of the concepts - maybe watch a video on synoptic charts or something.
As above, move through the past papers but most importantly know your case studies. If you can't bother with statistics, fine, you can make them up if your school does some obscure enterprise/ecosystem like mine does. But be able to give a detailed statement on the nature of each of your case studies - for ecosystems at risk especially, you really really really need to know how a couple of organisms interact with their environment and each other. Adaptations, that sort of thing.

Something as basic as how coral polyps and zooxanthellae have symbiosis, how mangroves have special snorkel roots to deal with waterlogged soils, it's not very hard.

I just do Sydney as my large city in the developed world for urban dynamics, just do whatever your local town/city is if you are truly fucked when it comes to that module
yeah might just wing the skills section
I already wrote down notes for all the main topics so i guess it will just mainly be looking over those and memorising main points
do we have to do two extended responses?
 

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yeah might just wing the skills section
Make sure you know basic stuff like how to calculate vertical exaggeration, local relief, average gradient, wind direction, different types of photos. They only take like 5 minutes to learn and can be worth a lot of marks.

do we have to do two extended responses?
Yes. There will be three questions with one from each of the topics (ecosystems at risk, people and economic activity, urban places). You pick two to complete.

I already wrote down notes for all the main topics so i guess it will just mainly be looking over those and memorising main points
Do not sit there and memorise, that is a very inefficient study method especially since it's been left so late. Read over your notes then do a bunch of past paper questions on the notes you just read, this will allow you to both memorise and apply at the same time.

Do it topic by topic with your weakest one first.
 

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Also a COMPLETELY RANDOM question: Can we use quotes as evidence (e.g. specialists talking about a contemporary strategy in GBR)?
 

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Also a COMPLETELY RANDOM question: Can we use quotes as evidence (e.g. specialists talking about a contemporary strategy in GBR)?
Don't see why not, I use them in my people and economic activity. How do you deal with the evaluating management strategy questions? I have all my strategies but no idea if they've saved the turtles or not lol
 

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Don't see why not, I use them in my people and economic activity. How do you deal with the evaluating management strategy questions? I have all my strategies but no idea if they've saved the turtles or not lol
I just pointed out advantages and disadvantages e.g. zoning helps the ecosystem by giving it opportunities to be not impacted by tourism, but it doesn't help with issues from coral like scarring.
 

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I just pointed out advantages and disadvantages e.g. zoning helps the ecosystem by giving it opportunities to be not impacted by tourism, but it doesn't help with issues from coral like scarring.
Ah ok, ty!
 

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Do not sit there and memorise, that is a very inefficient study method especially since it's been left so late. Read over your notes then do a bunch of past paper questions on the notes you just read, this will allow you to both memorise and apply at the same time.

Do it topic by topic with your weakest one first.
can i just rewrite down basic points on paper to memorise it or would that be inefficient as well? i already did a ton of trial practice qs while studying for trials and i’m kinda tired of it tbh
 

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can i just rewrite down basic points on paper to memorise it or would that be inefficient as well? i already did a ton of trial practice qs while studying for trials and i’m kinda tired of it tbh
Up to you really but even if you're tired of it... you literally only have tonight and tomorrow until the exam then you never have to do it again.
 

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when you guys are asked to evaluate management strategies remember to use the BIPI terms,

i.e. Intergenerational equity, intragenerational equity, precautionary approach and biological diversity.

So like the traditional management strategy of totemism and setting size limits helps to preserve intergenerational equity and is a precautionary approach to ecosystem management to prevent the exploitation of natural resources.
 

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when you guys are asked to evaluate management strategies remember to use the BIPI terms,

i.e. Intergenerational equity, intragenerational equity, precautionary approach and biological diversity.

So like the traditional management strategy of totemism and setting size limits helps to preserve intergenerational equity and is a precautionary approach to ecosystem management to prevent the exploitation of natural resources.
Nice! Thanks awesome geo person
 

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when you guys are asked to evaluate management strategies remember to use the BIPI terms,

i.e. Intergenerational equity, intragenerational equity, precautionary approach and biological diversity.

So like the traditional management strategy of totemism and setting size limits helps to preserve intergenerational equity and is a precautionary approach to ecosystem management to prevent the exploitation of natural resources.
ty king appreciate it
 

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Using an example, describe how nutrient cycling affects ecosystems.
How would you answer this?
My teacher gave me this exact same question as homework so here's how I did it:

Nutrient cycling within an ecosystem supports the self-sustaining nature of many ecosystems, such as tropical rainforests. The hydrosphere interact with the biosphere by providing precipitation to nourish the soil, which is necessary for the process of photosynthesis in plant species. In addition, the energy and nutrient produced travels up the trophic levels of each food chain. Finally, the cycle continues as the process of decomposition breaks down the corpse of dead animals and plants into simple chemical matters in the soil for the producers.autotrophs to photosynthesise again, thus assist the functioning of the rainforest ecosystem.
 

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Using an example, describe how nutrient cycling affects ecosystems.
How would you answer this?
Good question. But i feel like this question is more likely:
Evaluate the impacts of fishing on the great barrier reef
 

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Good question. But i feel like this question is more likely:
Evaluate the impacts of fishing on the great barrier reef
Yeah. This question was from 2018.

My teacher gave me this exact same question as homework so here's how I did it:

Nutrient cycling within an ecosystem supports the self-sustaining nature of many ecosystems, such as tropical rainforests. The hydrosphere interact with the biosphere by providing precipitation to nourish the soil, which is necessary for the process of photosynthesis in plant species. In addition, the energy and nutrient produced travels up the trophic levels of each food chain. Finally, the cycle continues as the process of decomposition breaks down the corpse of dead animals and plants into simple chemical matters in the soil for the producers.autotrophs to photosynthesise again, thus assist the functioning of the rainforest ecosystem.
Thank you :lol:
 

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