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June 28, 2022, 01:26:58 pm

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A new Facebook page that could be interesting to some: https://www.facebook.com/SlanguageOz/.

The description is:

"This page fills you in on exciting discoveries from a Monash University project on the history and evolution of Australian slang.

We're a team of researchers doing the hard yakka to better understand the place of Australian words in our daily lives."
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Hello, yes, I completed the examination. Personally, I found the VR to be the hardest examination and RC the easiest. I ended up getting 4 superiors and 1 above average but was extremely close to the superior cut-off score for Verbal Reasoning. May I ask how you went?

I found VR was easy and ending up with 4 Superior and for the writing piece, I got 24/30 which is Average...Normally I use to get 27/28 in the regular class exams....Not sure how it was marked... Tell me one thing, In the real exam if I get 4 Sup and 1 Avg will it get qualified for the race with my cohort ?
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Any One did James An...Mock Test Yesterday - How was your experience ?
Which paper you guys find hard ?
Hello, yes, I completed the examination. Personally, I found the VR to be the hardest examination and RC the easiest. I ended up getting 4 superiors and 1 above average but was extremely close to the superior cut-off score for Verbal Reasoning. May I ask how you went?
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VCE Subject Selection / VCE subject selection
« Last post by flamingoman on June 27, 2022, 09:17:44 pm »
Hi guys, first post
Im in year 10 currently, and the following are my subjects Im looking towards
Methods
Spesh
Accounting (as a fast-tracked 3/4)
Economics
Physics
Englang
Can you please give me some feedback on my selection, particularly on whether it will be too difficult (ps. I've been getting pretty good grades this year, mostly a or a+ all round)
Im a more maths dominant student but at the same time I dont want it to get too repetitive.
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VCE Mathematical Methods CAS / Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Last post by 1729 on June 27, 2022, 07:56:13 pm »
Hi all,

Can someone please help me w/ q17 part g?

Much appreciated,
beep boop

Hi beepboop

Assuming you were able to correctly answer the previous parts of the question.

Part F.
Consider how \(f^{-1}\) is just a reflection over \(y=x\), the shaded regions essentially remain the same, however, the location of the \(x\) coordinate of the point of tangency is different.

If the shaded regions \(f\) makes with it's tangent are at a minimum when the point of tangency is at \(x=10^{-\frac{1}{3}}\), then the shaded regions \(f^{-1}\) makes with it's tangent is at a minimum when the point of tangency is at \(f\left(10^{-\frac{1}{3}}\right)\).

This is because a reflection in \(y=x\) maps the coordinates of \(f\) as such \(\left(a,f\left(a\right)\right)\rightarrow \left(f\left(a\right),a\right)\)

Part G.
The tangent of \(f\) at \(x=1\) would be \(f'\left(1\right)\left(x-1\right)+f\left(1\right)=3-3x\).
However, \(f^{-1}\) is not actually differentiable at \(x=1\), therefore, having a vertical tangent of \(x=1\). We know that the angle formed with the \(x\) axis and the tangent of \(f\) in the clock-wise negative direction is \(\left|\tan^{-1}\left(-3\right)\right|=\tan^{-1}\left(3\right)\) and the angle formed with \(x\) axis in clockwise negative direction is \(\frac{\pi}{2}\) as it's vertical.

Therefore the acute angle formed is \(\frac{\pi}{2}-\tan^{-1}\left(3\right)\).

The graph below may help visualising this, I essentially took the approach of subtracting red angle with green.
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VIC Wanted / We're hiring!
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The VCE Journey Journal / Re: maii's journey getting thru highschool :PP
« Last post by m3pty on June 27, 2022, 07:15:33 pm »
Just some quick advice from a kiddo in year 12 (and in the QCE system, lol).

For math, practice is key. Like, there's no easy way out of it. I (sadly) learnt the hard way, but my grades have been looking up lately, which is pretty amazing and hard work pays off. With math, you just need to learn how to like it, at least to a certain extent. You've got this, keep going. Trust me when I say it's soooooo much better to learn your mistakes now, than year 11.

You can do this,
 -jinx_58

AHH thank you sm i really needed that motivation and yes i really need to practise loads to eventually like it but the problem is also my teacher. I feel like most of the time I am just self learning even though my teacher puts up notes she doesnt really go in depth with the topic but next term i will def ask more questions (which i suck at doing idk why) but yesss i really want to see good results and put in that extra workkkk.
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that being said, i was wondering if these vce subjects would get me into bachelor of law and science (preferably at UNSW)
From this website, I think the assumed knowledge for this course includes: Chem, Biology/ Physics/ Environmental Science, and depending on your major, the equivalent of Maths Advanced/ Extension 1 (this apparently translates to Methods and Spesh respectively according to Insanipi). You'll also need to take the LSAT eventually. Please note: if you're primarily interested in NSW uni courses, you'll need to find out what the VCE equivalents of the prereqs are, as they will be directed primarily at a HSC student (i.e. NSW students), and they're not always perfect equivalents.

For most Victorian uni science/ law double degrees, you'll probably need some form of Methods/ Spesh and/or Science + English subject. You can check VTAC CourseSearch for most Victorian uni courses.   

would my subject choices be too stressful during my senior years?
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if you could provide me with some personal experiences on the workload and sacs, etc., that would be very much appreciated :)
Not really. I've seen a lot of people who have taken similar workloads and Methods and Biology as advanced subjects.

In fact, way back in 2014 (when I did Year 12 - yes I'm a dinosaur), I did most of those subjects (all except Legal and Biology; I took Psych instead). Personally, the workload was relatively hectic, but manageable in Year 12, particularly since I was doing Eng Lang, Methods, Chem, Further and Japanese SL in the same year.       
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There's no reason to drop yet especially when year 11 subjects do not count towards your HSC. It sounds like you are doing well enough, for you to be performing in roughly the top sixth of students (including those in the cohort above you) suggests two things to me: a) that the actual mark you are getting is not indicative of you being bad at maths, rather the exam being difficult and b) that is may be typical of your school, just by virtue of having a large cohort doing mathematics. It may be important to consult the teacher in charge of this program on where and how to proceed from here. It's also important to note you have not taken the Preliminary exam for mathematics yet; I'd still say it's far too early to be so set in dropping. If you are definitely set on dropping, by all means go ahead, but keep your mind open to the fact that good marks are still very much possible (improvement into next year, etc.) and that you are already doing quite well.
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VCE Mathematical Methods CAS / Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Last post by beep boop on June 27, 2022, 06:24:35 pm »
Hi all,

Can someone please help me w/ q17 part g?

Much appreciated,
beep boop
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