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May 16, 2022, 03:57:33 pm

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17895 on: July 19, 2020, 04:27:48 pm »
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recovering from two simultaneous fails, anyone got unexpected study tips before we plunge into another semester?

Hey chemistrykind,

The study style that uni demands is so different to that in high school, and I definitely struggled a lot adapting to everything when I started uni too!! I'm not a commerce student so I don't know how helpful my insight will be, but some study tips I finds really helpful personally are:
-Making a study group and meeting every week to revise and go over the most recent content
-Doing practice questions (if they're available, if not have a go at making your own or amongst your study group)
-Memorising info is boring to me, so I like to use flashcards to help me study (you can check out quizlet, brainscape and anki for starters)
-Revisiting my lectures (reading over the notes, making my own notes/flashcards etc) within 24hrs of having listened to that lecture (research shows that there's an exponential drop in the amount of info you retain after 24hrs!)
-Spaced repetition - it's unrealistic to try and memorise all my notes in one sitting, so I like to keep up consistent revision (e.g. everyday or every few days) in the lead up to my exams

tbh I am still on the search for the 'best' study method for myself, and I definitely don't execute all those tips I've mentioned above perfectly - but these are some things that I've found to be quite good over the sems so I hope they may prove helpful to you too!

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17896 on: January 17, 2021, 09:59:31 pm »
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I'm looking at doing genetics, health and society as my semester 2 breadth/science elective. Am I allowed to do it as it is a level 2 breadth subject, or do I need to do a specific level 1 before it?

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17897 on: January 17, 2021, 10:09:16 pm »
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I'm looking at doing genetics, health and society as my semester 2 breadth/science elective. Am I allowed to do it as it is a level 2 breadth subject, or do I need to do a specific level 1 before it?
Hi,
from what I know GHS is only available in semester 1, so you can't do it in Semester 2.
I assume you're a first-year, right?
You can only do a level 2 breadth in your first year sem 2, if you pass all your subjects in semester 1 (from what i am aware of- you can't do a level 2 breadth in your first semester as a first year)
So if you want to do GHS in sem 1 as a first year- you can't since you need to do a level 1 subject in your first semester.
If you're a second-year and beyond you should be able to do it in sem 1, since there are no prerequisites but first-year bio is recommended (but even vce should suffice)
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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17898 on: January 26, 2022, 11:15:08 pm »
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Hey! I'm doing science next year and I was wondering if it was a valid strategy to cram all my classes into 3 or 4 days and then have 1 or 2 where I'm at home and relaxing or sleeping in/studying. Is this normal for uni students? or do most ppl just spread their lectures and tutes over the whole 5 days of the week. Thanks!
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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17899 on: January 26, 2022, 11:23:05 pm »
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Hey! I'm doing science next year and I was wondering if it was a valid strategy to cram all my classes into 3 or 4 days and then have 1 or 2 where I'm at home and relaxing or sleeping in/studying. Is this normal for uni students? or do most ppl just spread their lectures and tutes over the whole 5 days of the week. Thanks!

As a soon-to-be final year biomed student at Monash, indeed that's a smart move regardless of which uni + degree you're in, especially if you live a large distance away from campus. With mixed remote learning + on campus learning in 2021, even squeezing everything into 2 days was possible. However, if you have to spend more than 6 hours on campus (including gaps), I'd suggest spreading out classes over 3 days. No one wants to do a 4 hour chem lab straight after a 3 hour physiology one.

Also if you're driving to campus, squeezing everything into 2-3 days also saves you a lot of money on parking that could be better spent on instant ramen for when you move out
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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17900 on: January 27, 2022, 03:22:23 pm »
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Hi again!
So i've been making my timetable and I just had a question regarding scie10005 (the compulsory science subject.). Right now I have the class from 10-11 and then the 'consultation class' from 11-12 on Mondays. However, when I move along the weeks through the semester for my timetable it appears that the 'consultation class' doesn't appear while the normal class does. I'd much prefer to only need to get to uni at 11 so if it were the case that the 'consultation class' only occurred like once per semester i'd move my class up to 11-12 and 12-1. Is the 'consultation class' a regularly weekly occurring class? or is it just like a once or twice a semester type thing. Thanks!
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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17901 on: January 28, 2022, 09:27:51 pm »
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Hey guys, I was wondering if any past students who did VCE Algorithmics and went on to do a Bachelor of Science at Unimelb are able to offer any insight into whether VCE Algorithmics granted any credit for first-year computer science subjects (Foundations of Computing and Foundations of Algorithms), or if VCE Algorithmics just acts as an equivalent prerequisite for second-year computer science subjects and no credit was offered? Thanks in advance!

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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17902 on: January 30, 2022, 04:29:30 pm »
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Hi again!
So i've been making my timetable and I just had a question regarding scie10005 (the compulsory science subject.). Right now I have the class from 10-11 and then the 'consultation class' from 11-12 on Mondays. However, when I move along the weeks through the semester for my timetable it appears that the 'consultation class' doesn't appear while the normal class does. I'd much prefer to only need to get to uni at 11 so if it were the case that the 'consultation class' only occurred like once per semester i'd move my class up to 11-12 and 12-1. Is the 'consultation class' a regularly weekly occurring class? or is it just like a once or twice a semester type thing. Thanks!

The handbook suggests that there are 2-hour workshops (I assume the class and the consultation) for the entire semester.

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« Reply #17903 on: January 30, 2022, 04:34:22 pm »
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Hey guys, I was wondering if any past students who did VCE Algorithmics and went on to do a Bachelor of Science at Unimelb are able to offer any insight into whether VCE Algorithmics granted any credit for first-year computer science subjects (Foundations of Computing and Foundations of Algorithms), or if VCE Algorithmics just acts as an equivalent prerequisite for second-year computer science subjects and no credit was offered? Thanks in advance!

I didn't do Algorithmics but looking at this site, I think Algorithmics only helps as a prerequisite for COMP20003
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Re: UoM General Chat
« Reply #17904 on: April 21, 2022, 11:02:21 pm »
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What GPA would I need to transfer credits from Monash Binfotech to Unimelb Bcom or Computer Software and Systems after completing semester 1? How easy would it be to transfer?