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Geography is a hard subject, probably because of how broad the coarse is...

Anyone have any suggestions as to what the questions, particularly the essays, might be?

I reckon we will get one on ecosystems at risk, and probably something to do with management....

Any others?, put down your thoughts.....
 

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Management was the 2006 question, so I don't think they'll do it again.
 

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People and economic activity will definately be a Local Case Study.
 

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You never know, just like what BOS did in the Economics exam...
 

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Well what did they do in the Eco exam?
 

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In the 2007 exam, BOS had a question on Case study of a country, so a lot of us assumed it won't come back in the 2008 exam. But BOS had the case study as short answer questions, so majority of us were off guard and consequently had to waffle a bit.
 

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What about urban places... where do u think they will attack it from... i think mega cities
 

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Ohhh please let it be Mega Cities, thats the easiest one. Its nature, character, spatial distribution or Challeneges faced by that country or the responses to the challeneges.

I hate! hate! Local case studies and then the regional centres one! i will die if it is that one.

I dont know about ecosystems, i hope its easy haha.
as for Tourism im guessing something to do with B.E.E.S.T.O.P
 

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Ecosystems at risk will only ask for one ecosystem (I only know one in detail, but coudl go on about the otehr a bit if I needed) and will probably be on biophysical interactions.

For Economic activity, I'd love tourism (any question on it), but the qustion will proabbaly be on a local economic enterprise (gay).

Urban dynamics will proabably be megacities, althoguh could aos be a small town/suburb you have studied. Heck it may eve be megacities or a combination of questions/topics.

Just prepare for everthing guys. Massive cram later today for Geography and chemistry.
 

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Aaron.Judd said:
What is beestop?
Factors explaining the nature, Spatial distribution etc. of tourism

Biophysical
Economic
Ecological
Socio-cultural
Techonological
Organisational
Politcal
 

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Well, for economic activity it is extemely likely there will be a question on....

nature, spatial pattern and future direction, but, they can ask the implications of these factors or what influences these factors but it will most certainly be those three in a question

And for world cities, mega cities and urban dynamics...

-Challenges of living in mega cities

-role of world cities eg dominance, dependance

-ecological sustainability of the urban dynamics influencing a city in the developed world or a question relating to a regional case study for example i am doing a local town influenced by suburbanisation
 
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Ecosystems will most likely ask about biophysical interactions.

I am predicting 2nd essay to be on something like Urban dynamics...hasn't been in there for a few years from memory.

Economic activity cannot ask specifically on tourism, as it is an optional economic activity which can be taught. Our teacher taught us about viticulture (wine making). So it will most likely just ask about an economic activity at a local scale, and you use tourism as your activity...or in my case viticulture o_O.

Anyways, apart from essays, Geo is easy as pie. I don't like the fact that the essays make up 60%...this is Geo, not English.

35+ out of 40 for mc and short answer, 40/60 for essays...nice 75 raw..

That should align to band 5...I'd be happy with that.

Maybe I should start studying now...hmmm...:eek:
 

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Troy2287 said:
Ecosystems will most likely ask about biophysical interactions.

I am predicting 2nd essay to be on something like Urban dynamics...hasn't been in there for a few years from memory.

Economic activity cannot ask specifically on tourism, as it is an optional economic activity which can be taught. Our teacher taught us about viticulture (wine making). So it will most likely just ask about an economic activity at a local scale, and you use tourism as your activity...or in my case viticulture o_O.

Anyways, apart from essays, Geo is easy as pie. I don't like the fact that the essays make up 60%...this is Geo, not English.

35+ out of 40 for mc and short answer, 40/60 for essays...nice 75 raw..

That should align to band 5...I'd be happy with that.

Maybe I should start studying now...hmmm...:eek:
2007 HSC Urban Places question: Critically analyse ONE urban dynamic of change operating in a country town OR suburb.
 

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Troy2287 said:
Economic activity cannot ask specifically on tourism, as it is an optional economic activity which can be taught. Our teacher taught us about viticulture (wine making). So it will most likely just ask about an economic activity at a local scale, and you use tourism as your activity...or in my case viticulture o_O.

thankyou - all these people are saying tourism this and tourism that - it cant be on tourism specifically! but u know....

if its biophysical interactions for ecos at risk i will kiss the paper for 20% of reading time. should gun ecos anyway.

anyone know what an 85 raw would align to? or a 90 raw align to?
 
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Telekinetik said:
2007 HSC Urban Places question: Critically analyse ONE urban dynamic of change operating in a country town OR suburb.
Lols, hence why I said from memory :p Well, I guess you can cross that off the list of expected Q's.

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if its biophysical interactions for ecos at risk i will kiss the paper for 20% of reading time. should gun ecos anyway.

anyone know what an 85 raw would align to? or a 90 raw align to?
20% of reading time is 1 min. You really prepared to do that?! lol

85 raw will definately align to band 6. 90 raw...duno mid - high 90's.
 

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Troy2287 said:
20% of reading time is 1 min. You really prepared to do that?! lol
heck yeh i am lol
a whole minute, maybe even more if the papers yellow
 
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I just went through and quickly looked @ past paper questions from 2001 - 2007:

Section 3 structure (You should all know this by now :p):
Essay 1(Ecosystems @ risk)
Essay 2(Urban Places)
Essay 3(People & economic activity)

2001
1.human impacts on nature and change
2.urban dynamics
3.global change affects

2002
1.biophysical interactions
2.world cities
3.explain location and ecological dimensions

2003
1.importance of management and protection.
2.mega cities
3.nature, spatial patterns and future directions

2004
1.spatial patterns, human impacts & dimensions (only ONE example)
2.urban dynamics
3.environmental, social and economic impacts

2005
1.vulnerability and resilience
2.world cities and urban centres
3.environmental constraints and human impacts affect nature

2006
1. traditional and contemporary management
2.contrast world cities & mega cities
3.nature, spatial pattern & ecological dimensions

2007
1.Impacts & responses of environmental change
2.urban dynamics
3.nature and spatial patterns...future directions
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Essay 1:
I would adivse that you study both of your ecosystems, not just one...there was only one year where ONE was specifically requested for essay 1.

2001 is similar to 2004 and 2007.
2003 is similar to 2006.

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Essay 2:
Again, 2001 is similar to 2004 and 2007
2002 similar to 2005

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Essay 3:
2003 very similar to 2007...slightly similar to 2006 also
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Any thoughts? I think any questions asked last year can be safely crossed off...looks like same topics arn't really asked more then one year in a row.
 
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sportylake said:
heck yeh i am lol
a whole minute, maybe even more if the papers yellow
Lol, ask your supervisor to video reading time and send it to me :)
 
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I feel stupid for askin, even after getting band 6 for geo in school certificate, but can someone post all the definitions of these:

- Nature:
- Ecological Dimension:
- Spatial Dimension:
- List of most popular urban dynamics and definitons
- Traditional management techniques:
- Contemporary management techniques:

Would be great :) Thanks!
 

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