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Yep!

PBM likes milo.
Nope  :o
PBM is wearing their pjs!!
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What study score would I get if my overall score for legal 3/4 was
Unit 3- 80/100
Unit 4- 68/100
Exam- 66/80 or 70/80
36-38 assuming your sacs don't scale
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Forum Games and Casual Chat / Re: Try to guess a fact about the person BELOW you
« Last post by lm21074 on October 13, 2019, 11:27:36 pm »
Yes! I have a favourite chocolate cake recipe <3

PBM likes choccymilk
Yep!

PBM likes milo.
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UAC Discussion / E12 @ Usyd?
« Last post by Expulso on October 13, 2019, 11:26:00 pm »
Hey, so I was just wondering, how competitive is the E12 scholarship program at USYD? Should probably focus on memorising English right now but this is at the back of my mind. I'm hoping to get into Bachelor of Applied Sciences for Physiotherapy. Do I have a good chance of getting in? I saw a thread from a few years ago, but it was a different system back then with the resume and all that so I figured it'd be a good time to update.
I did a lot of extracurriculars but I could only include 2 of them in my application because of the 200 word limit, but they were the most important, most relevant and the longest ones I've been involved in.
Paraphrasing, I wrote about how I was a founder of a social justice committee at my school and was part of it since 2015. I wrote about how equality of treatment is extremely important to me regardless of a person's difference and how that passion was spurred by my involvement in the committee. I also wrote about how I've been involved in sports and have received a lot of benefits from being involved and want to ensure as a physio that everyone can be involved. I also wrote about how I had learnt new study strategies and that's why I was able to do well for my academic achievement and that now I have the confidence to continue doing well. So are those good answers?

I also have a pretty strong case for EAS because I qualify for the bottom 30% SES scheme as well as Financial Disadvantage under reception of Family Tax Benefit. I also think that my Career's Advisor (not principal, my advisor mostly did it) probably rated me pretty highly because I was quite close to him.

So do I have a realistic chance? I would so love to study Physio at USYD (unless I get an offer to study Medicine at UNSW, Monash or the JMP), but I'm not 100% confident that I can get a 99 atar, especially considering how strict they are with the cutoff at USYD.

Anyone else apply for other E12 courses?
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HSC Marking and Feedback / Re: English: 1984 Common Module Essay
« Last post by manellol on October 13, 2019, 11:21:34 pm »
this essay looks really good in my opinion  :P are you thinking of memorising it for the hsc because im unsure whether to memorise my own essays!
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Thank you for this thread!
Mine was: The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon. Evaluate this statement in relation to your prescribed text.
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HSC English Advanced / Re: Short Answers
« Last post by romyss on October 13, 2019, 11:12:24 pm »
Hi!
I similarly was very nervous and got stuck in Paper 1 short answer up until trials when i found a few techniques to help out.
First i heavily revised visual and language techniques so I could identify them with more confidence
then i started practicing for "identify" or "describe" questions which usually focus on a specific aspect of the human experience or tone
there is a technique called the SPIES acronym that no matter the type of human experience presented, it will have (usually) have multiple of these types of aspects in one way or another
Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social -> once you remember this, if you can't immediate identify what the text is about this will help guide you
Then i dissected and annotated the heck out of the common module rubric (as this is the only module tested in short answer) and defined and discussed in length every single important aspect (e.g. resonances, anomalies, communal experiences etc.). This made it - and I cannot stress this enough - SO much easier to identify the underlying meaning of the question and what it really wanted you to focus on.
If none of this helps, I recommend just take a second to breathe (which is easier said than done because it is very stressful under the time conditions), try collect your thoughts and try your best to write clearly and concisely. Ultimately saying few relevant points will get you further than stress-writing - I know from experience because i would be so stressed i had no idea what a short answer was about i just said anything that could be deemed plausible!
Have faith in yourself! Practice under times conditions and expose yourself to different forms of texts that may be in the exam. I hope some of this helps!
P.S. I just realized after writing all that you are just starting the HSC - you have so much time to improve! you most likely won't get short answer exam until trials and will pick up so many tips and tricks along the way. It is a massive year for growth!
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VCE Sociology / Sociology Experiences
« Last post by da_coolest1 on October 13, 2019, 11:05:59 pm »
1. Do you enjoy it?
2. What do you like about it?
3. What do you dislike about it?
4. Do you do distance ed for it? If so, how much work do you get done in your allocated periods for it?
5. How much do you study at home/study period a week?
6. What are exams and sacs like?
7. Favourite topic?
8. Worst topic?
9. Tips/Tricks?
10. What are your teachers like?
11. Why are you taking sociology?
12. Are you doing well/Have you done well in it?

This bit of the forum seems pretty quiet soooo please reply if you can.
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VCE Global Politics / Aus+Global Pol Experiences
« Last post by da_coolest1 on October 13, 2019, 11:02:35 pm »
1. Do you enjoy it?
2. What do you like about it?
3. What do you dislike about it?
4. Do you do distance ed for it? If so, how much work do you get done in your allocated periods for it?
5. How much do you study at home/study period a week?
6. What are exams and sacs like?
7. Favourite topic?
8. Worst topic?
9. Tips/Tricks?
10. What are your teachers like?
11. Why are you taking aus+global pol?
12. Are you doing well/Have you done well in it?
13. Do you actually need to watch the news? Why?

I'm in Year 10 and need another subject for Year 11 and this one sounds pretty interesting. Please share. Thanks.
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HSC English Advanced / MOD C Discursive topics
« Last post by romyss on October 13, 2019, 11:01:08 pm »
Hello everyone!
I was just wondering if anyone has studied any of these texts and is leaning towards/practiced doing a discursive piece:
- Gough Whitlam's Eulogy by Noel Pearson
- Love, Honour, Pity... by Nam Le
- Eight Days in a Corset by Siri Hustvedt
I am the most engaged and knowledgeable about Nam Le's text, but if anyone has any ideas on topic areas in any of these to discuss in discursive pieces I would be extremely grateful!!!
Thank you <3
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