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So today I didn't get that much done, really just English which I spent a good 3.5 hours on - there was this big homework task I didn't include in my planning. Either way it is a subject I tend to avoid so pretty happy with that. Didn't really get to reflect and prepare for the week ahead that much but will do that tomorrow morning. Tomorrow I want to do the maths homework before school cause right now it puts me slightly behind, that's OK though I probably only need to do about an hour. Overall I am happy with this weekend albeit a slow start and procrastination but talking English has made me feel really good going into the week ahead.

#thegamecontinues
 

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Ahh English, how I love spendong 40 minutes making notes and only getting through 5 of the 200 pages. And I was focused as well. Maybe I shouldn't be recording characters feelings and that kind of thing? Still struggling so much but I will keep getting better :)
 

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This week I hit 2 hours of work most nights. One problem I am having is every time I see something in a textbook I think 'what if they ask that specific question in that specific way' and put it in my notes, meaning they are ridiculously long. This weekend for my focus I want to start my Eco assignment and finish reading english text second time including annotations as well as catching up on IPT notes. I want to aim for 1 hour per subject for sat and sun, we'll see how that goes!
 

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Remember to compete with yourself, not with others, remember to reward yourself if you do manage to keep a long enough concentration span, the most important tip about success in HSC is consistency in study patterns, habits and goals, so make sure you do make some self-discipline and try your very best to study efficiently in all the time you have. Best wishes for your HSC journey:)
 

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Currently stressing out heaps about my first HSC assesement due this Wednesday...
 

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So there hasn't been a post for a while, but that has been because of the frantic nature of my first lot of assessments. While I tried to do them in advance as much as possible, most of them I found I was doing a lot of work on the night before. I really felt the pressure with my Adv. English visual rep task as it was the third assessment due within 7 days. I ended up staying up till 10pm and then getting up at 4am in order to finish it and I feel like I could have done a bit better. Overall though I feel very confident that I am working towards my goals as I have achieved rank 1 in every assessment so far except for English where I hope to get above average. My lowest mark of the 4 assessments I have gotten back was 93%.

I am currently developing a study plan for the holidays and setting goals for where I want to be up to for each subject. I plan to work for 4 solid hours in a day for about 20 days in the holidays as well as read my english texts and stay up to date with the Business and Economics news. I am taking about two weeks off to have a break in the middle of the holidays to re-energise. My plan for working days is as follows:

6am - go for a run
7am - breakfast and economics/business news on TV
8am to 1pm - on and off study to get the 4 hours in
1pm - workout then lunch
2pm - hit the beach for the rest of the day

It seems pretty full on but I am going to start it the day after school ends so it pretty much seems like a normal transition and even less work then I would be doing at school.
 

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I am taking about two weeks off to have a break in the middle of the holidays to re-energise.
Solid schedule and plan OP. However i highly recommend that you don't take a "small break" right at the beginning of the holidays and just work from day 1 until you have your 2 week break. It is very easy to become complacent in that case

Good luck
 

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Belated update: this journal was really lacking, but I did beat my target ATAR
 

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Belated update: this journal was really lacking, but I did beat my target ATAR
Congratz on the ATAR mate! What course did you end up doing?

Btw how did you get top marks for Eco? Eco is a like a subject I am really passionate about topping and doing well in unlike all my other subjects.
 

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