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January 20, 2017, 03:56:56 am

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Re: Looking toward 2017: ask your Psych questions here
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2016, 11:39:35 am »
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In regards to the course, did you find that certain topics were more prevalent in exams/more important or is it all pretty equal?
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Hey there, Mooshkat! ;D

This is quite a common question, particularly toward the exam period, but I'm afraid my answer is going to be fairly blasé (I'm not sure if I'm using that word in the right way haha):

Each year, different topics seem to be emphasised in the exam. Like, some years some of the seemingly dominant topics will be seldom tested. But then other years, that same topic might account for a considerable portion of the exam. I haven't tested it or anything like that, but I'd contend that over time, most things are tested fairly equally.

And, ultimately, the best way to be prepared for the exam is to know everything in the course front to back! ;D

Does that answer your question?
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Re: Looking toward 2017: ask your Psych questions here
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2017, 02:11:52 pm »
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Hey @Joseph41!

What exactly has changed with the 2017 Study Design? I don't see much has changed and the 2016 course notes seem to be matching the new study design. Anything new added in or taken out?

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2016: Biology [XLI] | Further Mathematics [XLII]
2017: English | Mathematical Methods | Chemistry | Psychology

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Re: Looking toward 2017: ask your Psych questions here
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2017, 02:39:01 pm »
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Hey @Joseph41!

What exactly has changed with the 2017 Study Design? I don't see much has changed and the 2016 course notes seem to be matching the new study design. Anything new added in or taken out?

Thank Youu!

Hey Hydroxyl,

I'm at the cricket so replying from my phone, but is this thread of any use?

A summary of changes to the 2017+ study design
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Re: Looking toward 2017: ask your Psych questions here
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2017, 03:00:58 pm »
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Hey Hydroxyl,

I'm at the cricket so replying from my phone, but is this thread of any use?

A summary of changes to the 2017+ study design

Thank you!! Seems great :D
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Re: Looking toward 2017: ask your Psych questions here
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2017, 03:15:54 pm »
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Thank you!! Seems great :D

Not a problem! Is that what you meant, though? :)
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Re: Looking toward 2017: ask your Psych questions here
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 04:00:52 pm »
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Hi,

I'm picking up psych 3/4 this year without doing 1/2. I've managed to get the new textbook.
(-I've started summarising chapters and making cue cards for key terms)

Apart from reviewing research methods, what can I do to catch up and from there get ahead?

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Re: Looking toward 2017: ask your Psych questions here
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2017, 05:12:34 am »
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Hi,

I'm picking up psych 3/4 this year without doing 1/2. I've managed to get the new textbook.
(-I've started summarising chapters and making cue cards for key terms

Apart from reviewing research methods, what can I do to catch up and from there get ahead?

Hi Edwina! :)

Definitely a great idea to get started on reviewing research methods because that is pretty much the only content that transfers over from 1/2 to 3/4.
Similarly, it's good to have a solid understanding of the neutron- I think particularly with the new changes with the study design.

I'd also recommend having a read through the study design and perhaps just show some focus on the changes from the study design. Go check out different resources and read up on these topics!

When I did psych in 2015, I found that it was more a transfer of skills as opposed to content. The way you go about answering questions and understanding how to allocate marks is a fundamental tool to have in psych. So I would suggest having a flick through the short answers of previous exams and then taking note of the vcaa exam solutions!

By the sounds of things, I think you'll be ace! The very best of luck :)