In my opinion Excel aren't that good, for maths their ok to learn the basics as they mostly/all have worked solutions but for science subjects they aren't the best, you should look for Macquarie study guidesshortay26 said:where do u buy study guides/excells from?
Keep It Simple Sciencecs01001 said:Kiss notes?
Can you tell me a little more about KISS notes? Is it in a book or what? Who publishes them?dr baby beanie said:Keep It Simple Science
Your school shoud give you these in biology, chemistry and physics but although I do chem and phys we only ever got given them for chem...lazy teacher.
I'm not sure if it's a book coz I only ever get photocopies. It might be a publication made to be bought by schools made for photocopying. I've looked throught the booklet but I can't seem to find a publisher.cs01001 said:Can you tell me a little more about KISS notes? Is it in a book or what? Who publishes them?
Thanks a lot, will certainly bug them for it when school starts!dr baby beanie said:I'm not sure if it's a book coz I only ever get photocopies. It might be a publication made to be bought by schools made for photocopying. I've looked throught the booklet but I can't seem to find a publisher.
~The kiss notes contain a very good, straight foreward summary of the concepts (basically it makes hard concepts easy to undersand) with pictures and diagrams and arrows explaining things
~They have a practice section at the end of each part of the syllabus with a cloze passage, and when it's completed they basically are your study notes
~Practice chem equations eg writing chem equations, calculating moles, molar heat, etc, physics questions, and there are answers in the back with worked solutions
~An excellent concept diagram at the beginning of each topic.
(I've written this mainly from my chem KISS, I have 2 KISS phys topic which I had to scab and practically beg the teacher forn them, highly recommended from my friends are the bio KISS notes)
So bug your teachers for these
Hope this helps
Not a problem, happy to help!cs01001 said:Thanks a lot, will certainly bug them for it when school starts!
Thanks a lot for the advice. Do you know roughly how much Conquering Chemistry is?jaaaaay said:for maths... i recommend cambridge, fitzpatrick...
and chemistry, i'd say conquering chemistry...
for engilsh... just borrow study guides from the library for the texts you are doing... ^^;;
Are you talking about the Execl Prelim Chemistry by C.M.Roebuck? That book has gotta be the worst one out there... I was recommended by the Science HT to get Chemistry Contexts 1 2nd Edition, maybe you can go check that out. It's around $6x in Dymocks.tamaranadine said:I am really annoyed. I bought an excell book for chemistry. All the critics are right (they could have told me before I paid for it, rrr!) it is way too simple and doesn't seem to have any practice questions. (Well a few but not enough)
Are there any books out there with just practise questions?
I also got a maths excell study guide and I like that one.
I find the text books we use at school (I think we use New century maths or something like that) don't give very detailed explanations. So if you happen to not be listening during class you are screwed.
I wouldn't use it alone, but i find it works as a good back up to my school text book.
Very true, I agree with the points above, though I am not quite sure if Year 12 is any easier than Yr 11, lol.~shinigami~ said:I don't knwo if anyone has mentioned this but for Yr 11, you shouldn't buy many or any textbooks at all. There are a few reasons for this:
1. Preliminary doesn't count and you'll do decent enough without extra textbooks.
2. Your school should provide sufficient material in order to pass or even ace the preliminary.
3. Buying textbooks costs a hell of a lot and unless you have cash to burn, better off saving it for Yr 12.
4. The BOS resources & google would suffice.
5. Yr 12 is easier and more important than Yr 11.
6. You probably wouldn't even use all those study guides anyway.
They're just my personal opinion so take it with a grain of salt.