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Title: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on November 16, 2020, 06:53:44 pm
HELLO ATAR NOTES!!!
Yup it is me Stormbreaker, so today it 10 days until my first ever unit 3/4 exam (I am currently in year 11 doing a year 12 subject). So I plan to do crazy amounts of practice exams leading to the real exam and hope I get a study score of around 30 for this subject. So far this year I screwed up this subject because of online learning and everything. Anyway next year and the duration of this year I plan to keep posting here and give you all updates about my life. I find this a good way to keep motivated. Remember to tune in on my life during the holidays.

My goals and subjects:
ATAR aim: 86 minimum
Subjects: Ancient history unit 3/4, I want around 30 (this subject scales down too).
Math methods 1/2 (dropping it for further unit 3/4 at the end of this year). My goal for further is around 40-45+
Chemistry, I plan to get a tutor for this subject during the holidays as this subject was disastrous. I want a study score around low 30's RAW for this subject.
English aim (plan to get a tutor this holiday too for a head-start next year) around low to mid 30's.
Biology is going all right so far my aim is around 35+
Economics is probably gonna be my ace card, my aim is 45-49 (Averaging A-B's in this subject and won a class award).

Remember all you readers to post here as well so we all can keep each other updated and thank you for reading :)
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: The Cat In The Hat on November 16, 2020, 09:09:53 pm
HELLO ATAR NOTES!!!
Yup it is me Stormbreaker, so today it 10 days until my first ever unit 3/4 exam (I am currently in year 11 doing a year 12 subject). So I plan to do crazy amounts of practice exams leading to the real exam and hope I get a study score of around 30 for this subject. So far this year I screwed up this subject because of online learning and everything. Anyway next year and the duration of this year I plan to keep posting here and give you all updates about my life. I find this a good way to keep motivated. Remember to tune in on my life during the holidays.

My goals and subjects:
ATAR aim: 86 minimum
Subjects: Ancient history unit 3/4, I want around 30 (this subject scales down too).
Math methods 1/2 (dropping it for further unit 3/4 at the end of this year). My goal for further is around 40-45+
Chemistry, I plan to get a tutor for this subject during the holidays as this subject was disastrous. I want a study score around low 30's RAW for this subject.
English aim (plan to get a tutor this holiday too for a head-start next year) around low to mid 30's.
Biology is going all right so far my aim is around 35+
Economics is probably gonna be my ace card, my aim is 45-49 (Averaging A-B's in this subject and won a class award).

Remember all you readers to post here as well so we all can keep each other updated and thank you for reading :)
Enjoy your first ever 3/4 exam! :D And keep motivated!
and don't stress, if that's possible...
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: homeworkisapotato on November 30, 2020, 07:16:20 pm
Hi Stormbreaker! It's great to see another future Year 12 Journal here :D
I hope your exam went well! Do you have any passions/hobbies outside of academics?
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on December 02, 2020, 05:01:00 am
Hi Stormbreaker! It's great to see another future Year 12 Journal here :D
I hope your exam went well! Do you have any passions/hobbies outside of academics?
Hey there, I do have a lot of interest in sports especially swimming. But because of that things that happened this year I can't do any of that, but I know I will get a chance to do those next year. What about you?
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on December 02, 2020, 05:09:28 am
My unit 3/4 exam update: So I had my exam last week and it went decently well. If there is one thing I am glad it is that fact that I finished it as history was quite a long and time-tight exam. I will keep you all updated once my study score comes out. Now moving on to my school holiday homework, for English my school is doing Station Eleven, I am Malala and Price as well as the play known as Extinction. Currently I have almost finished Station Eleven (I really want a good score for English next year) and I have already read I am Malala before so I know the book well. My holiday homework plans are:
-Finish all unit 3/4 content for economics
-Finish a lot of content for further math (I did not do unit 1/2 of that subject so I know I am disadvantaged), coming from a former methods student I can clearly say that further math and methods don't have any overlap.
-Finish biology homework and go ahead if I can
-Chemistry is so far probably one of my worst subjects, I am barely passing this year so I really need a tutor in this subject and to start working my ass off over the holidays.
Exam update for my unit 1/2 subject:
English went well, chemistry was a disaster (scored pretty shit), methods (dropping it and failed the exam), economics I am so disappointed as I scored in the 70's which is pretty low compared to my previous scores I aim for a 90 or above and biology is not out yet. Well, thanks for reading and I will see you guys again soon.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: The Cat In The Hat on December 02, 2020, 07:07:41 pm
My unit 3/4 exam update: So I had my exam last week and it went decently well. If there is one thing I am glad it is that fact that I finished it as history was quite a long and time-tight exam. I will keep you all updated once my study score comes out. Now moving on to my school holiday homework, for English my school is doing Station Eleven, I am Malala and Price as well as the play known as Extinction. Currently I have almost finished Station Eleven (I really want a good score for English next year) and I have already read I am Malala before so I know the book well. My holiday homework plans are:
-Finish all unit 3/4 content for economics
-Finish a lot of content for further math (I did not do unit 1/2 of that subject so I know I am disadvantaged), coming from a former methods student I can clearly say that further math and methods don't have any overlap.
-Finish biology homework and go ahead if I can
-Chemistry is so far probably one of my worst subjects, I am barely passing this year so I really need a tutor in this subject and to start working my ass off over the holidays.
Exam update for my unit 1/2 subject:
English went well, chemistry was a disaster (scored pretty shit), methods (dropping it and failed the exam), economics I am so disappointed as I scored in the 70's which is pretty low compared to my previous scores I aim for a 90 or above and biology is not out yet. Well, thanks for reading and I will see you guys again soon.
Which history did you do? if I'm allowed to ask.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on December 02, 2020, 11:10:07 pm
Which history did you do? if I'm allowed to ask.
Ancient history
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on December 03, 2020, 11:16:37 pm
Alright quick update:
I am procrastinating so hard and I am currently reading my year 12 text. I know for certain that I am improving in terms of my study habits, I know that I am going to get through year 12. Also some people in my class scored 100% of their test so that means it might be difficult for me to be ranked 1 next year (crossing my fingers that I can beat them).
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on December 12, 2020, 07:18:45 pm
Well the holidays started, now I am about to finish off my English text station eleven. My plan today is also to begin doing work for my other subjects (I got a lot of holiday homework).
Chemistry-A booklet to do and gotta catch up on content I did not learn properly in year 11.
Economics-Chapter 7 in the CPAP book and because I am motivated I plan to finish off the whole content this holiday and go through practice exams.
English-Finish all my text and watch the film in order to prepare for year 12.
Biology-Gotta watch 2 chapters worth of content on edrolo over the holidays.
Further math-Well the work for this subject is huge, I gotta do 3 chapters over the holidays plus watch edrolo videos. Since I did not do unit 1/2 it might be harder to understand the content.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: The Cat In The Hat on December 12, 2020, 09:59:13 pm
Well the holidays started, now I am about to finish off my English text station eleven. My plan today is also to begin doing work for my other subjects (I got a lot of holiday homework).
Chemistry-A booklet to do and gotta catch up on content I did not learn properly in year 11.
Economics-Chapter 7 in the CPAP book and because I am motivated I plan to finish off the whole content this holiday and go through practice exams.
English-Finish all my text and watch the film in order to prepare for year 12.
Biology-Gotta watch 2 chapters worth of content on edrolo over the holidays.
Further math-Well the work for this subject is huge, I gotta do 3 chapters over the holidays plus watch edrolo videos. Since I did not do unit 1/2 it might be harder to understand the content.
Applause for being so organised! :) Hope it all happens!
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on December 18, 2020, 11:47:23 pm
Holiday update: Finished station eleven (finally) and current doing economics/chemistry homework. My aim is to finish them off ASAP.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Aaron on December 18, 2020, 11:59:36 pm
Great to see you are using holidays wisely - please do remember to take some time out for yourself as well during the period. Really important. It's probably the last time you'll get a chance to relax properly, Year 12 is a long year.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on December 29, 2020, 01:19:58 am
Update: Almost finished economics holiday homework which is chapter 7. Biology I am planning to get that done ASAP.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on December 29, 2020, 01:20:24 am
Great to see you are using holidays wisely - please do remember to take some time out for yourself as well during the period. Really important. It's probably the last time you'll get a chance to relax properly, Year 12 is a long year.
Thank you and yes year 12 will be a long and really hard year for me.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on January 03, 2021, 08:56:16 pm
I totally forgot to update you guys:
English: Finished Station Eleven, but have not started the homework.
Economics: Finished homework and gonna be straight ahead.
Further math: So easy right now, I almost got chapter 1 done.
Biology: Barely started.
Chemistry: Just started
Anyone here want to tell me their VCE stories?
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on January 16, 2021, 06:16:59 am
Barely did anything in the last week or so and panic mode is back on. School for me starts on the 30th Jan and so I got under 2 weeks to get everything all sorted out. Anyone got any tips for me?
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: wingdings2791 on January 17, 2021, 03:26:32 pm
Barely did anything in the last week or so and panic mode is back on. School for me starts on the 30th Jan and so I got under 2 weeks to get everything all sorted out. Anyone got any tips for me?

Hi Stormbreaker! I'm a fellow '21 student so I don't really have much advice to offer, but I just wanted to say don't worry about not taking on too much right now. After doing a 3/4 for the first time, you definitely deserve a rest, especially so you can be at your best when school starts! Even the most high achieving, smart people I know don't always meet every deadline, and it's a definite struggle for everyone. Take it easy, and I look forward to seeing your future entries :)
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Bri MT on January 17, 2021, 07:41:53 pm
Barely did anything in the last week or so and panic mode is back on. School for me starts on the 30th Jan and so I got under 2 weeks to get everything all sorted out. Anyone got any tips for me?

I think the main thing now is to start working on it, even if you don't get through it as quickly as you'd like initially. If it's too overwhelming it might be worth making small to do lists with tasks you can easily start.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on February 05, 2021, 05:28:42 pm
Sorry guys year 12 has been pretty busy, I got my first SACS legit this month. The year barely started so far I have been coping well at least for now. English I got a bit of homework to do, further math there is actually a lot of homework despite it being an "easy" subject, economics seems fine for now (I plan to go crazy with practice exams soon), Biology is fine too and chemistry oh dear it is one of the most hardest subjects I had ever come across. Nothing much else to say since it has only been 1 week in.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on February 16, 2021, 11:11:17 am
Remote learning again but the good thing is I am doing better this year than at the same time last year. Last year was a disaster, luckily I leant from my mistakes. Typical year 12 getting busy again my homework includes:
Economics: Finish off supply questions.
English: Finish a character profile (our school is doing Station Eleven).
Further math: From the Cambridge textbook finish a few exercises from chapter 2 and do a couple from chapter 3 (OUCH!). Falling behind again basically
Chemistry: Heinemann textbook finish off chapter 2.
Biology: Edrolo chapters 4a,4b and 4c.
TL;DR
-SAVE ME!!!!!!
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: swyic on February 16, 2021, 10:29:44 pm
Hey Stormbreaker-X,

Great to hear you're learning from your online learning experience last year. That sounds like a lot of homework, but year 12 is year 12 after all. On the topic of homework, may I ask how you are recording the homework you have? My school stopped giving out diaries a while back so I've been trying to find out how people are recording their homework to try peer pressure myself into actually recording it to haha

-- Sawyer
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on February 20, 2021, 08:33:18 pm
Hey Stormbreaker-X,

Great to hear you're learning from your online learning experience last year. That sounds like a lot of homework, but year 12 is year 12 after all. On the topic of homework, may I ask how you are recording the homework you have? My school stopped giving out diaries a while back so I've been trying to find out how people are recording their homework to try peer pressure myself into actually recording it to haha

-- Sawyer
I normally just remember the amount of homework that I have, I am pretty lazy and don't write it in my dairy.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on February 20, 2021, 08:37:10 pm
YOOOOO what's up everyone, year 12 is a pretty darn hard year so far I am struggling to keep up with the work. Not sure about other schools, but my school sets a lot of homework.
Chemistry: Prac write up and chapter 2 of the Heinemann chemistry textbook (pretty chill so far).
Biology: OMG chapter 4a to 4d on edrolo plus a practice exam that my teacher gave us. Not sure about you guys, but I don't seem to like edrolo much.
English: Got an essay to do from tutor, but other than that school has not set too much homework.
Further math: pretty easy so far, but a few chapters to do, but that is it.
Economics: Got a little homework, but I am gonna start cracking some practice exams soon.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Autime on February 20, 2021, 09:26:53 pm
I only found edrolo useful for methods and almost never used it for anything else. Wish you could choose what edrolo courses you want to get.

How useful you find edrolo for a course depends on if youíre finding it hard to grasp a concept and need another personís way of explaining it, otherwise itís usually too slow.

Good luck with getting all that homework done.  :)
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on February 25, 2021, 04:01:55 pm
I only found edrolo useful for methods and almost never used it for anything else. Wish you could choose what edrolo courses you want to get.

How useful you find edrolo for a course depends on if youíre finding it hard to grasp a concept and need another personís way of explaining it, otherwise itís usually too slow.

Good luck with getting all that homework done.  :)
Thank you :))
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on February 25, 2021, 04:03:54 pm
I am smashing year 12 now :)
Biology all homework done
Further math: I am up to 3B and my class is on 3G  :'(
English homework isn't too bad so far
Economics I feel like I am doing well
Chemistry my class got a quiz tomorrow and it is gonna be a fight for a 30 study score.
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on March 01, 2021, 10:39:35 pm
My first SAC is coming soon anyone reading wish me luck :)
So far I am not too behind in any subjects, in fact I plan to absolutely smash my first SAC.
High ATAR here I come
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: tiredandstressed on March 01, 2021, 11:29:47 pm
My first SAC is coming soon anyone reading wish me luck :)
So far I am not too behind in any subjects, in fact I plan to absolutely smash my first SAC.
High ATAR here I come

Best of luck for your SAC, you got this !!
Title: Re: Stormbreaker's VCE journal
Post by: |log| on March 03, 2021, 09:53:21 pm
My first SAC is coming soon anyone reading wish me luck :)
So far I am not too behind in any subjects, in fact I plan to absolutely smash my first SAC.
High ATAR here I come
Can't wait to see how you go in VCE! Best of luck for the SAC!!