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not really a specific question. just wondering if anyone has any good ways of remembering the circular functions exact values cause i feel like a bit of a idiot waving my fingers around during a test lol :)

Not a fan of either of the above methods. Personally, I like these triangles:

If you can memorise these, then the exact values come from the trig ratios. Eg,


And if you can't remember them, you can also logic them.

The triangle on the left is an isosceles triangle with two 45 degree angles, so the last one HAS to be 90. Then, just make the two same side lengths to be 1, and use pythag to find the last.

The triangle on the right is an equilateral triangle, and we've decided that all side lengths are 2. Since it's equilateral, all angles are the same - 60 degrees. If you cut it in, then the bottom side becomes length 1, the top angle becomes 30 degrees, and you can use pythag again to find the final side.

Just draw these triangles on your exam, use logic and pythag to find the side lengths, and you're good to go!
not really a specific question. just wondering if anyone has any good ways of remembering the circular functions exact values cause i feel like a bit of a idiot waving my fingers around during a test lol :)

There's a much easier way such that you won't even need to memorise it. All you need to do is firstly, type it into a calculator as you normally would, for e.g. cos(30). Then you will get a decimal number. You want to directly square this number. So for example if you square cos(30) your calculator will display 3/4. Now just by looking at the screen you can tell what cos(30) is... i.e. just it's square root sqrt(3)/2
I didn't get a first round offer  :'(. See you guys on August 16th and congratulations to everyone who received an offer. :'( :'( :'(

What do u mean by August the 16th? What is happening then?
Well, I just wanted to say that whomever doesn't make it into JMSS, don't lose hope. What your ATAR is, is determined by  your hard work, passion, resilience and will. If you are a good student (or willing to become one) then schools don't matter whatsoever. Just always know that 90% of your VCE outcome will be determined by you and that your school and teachers only affect 10%. It is fine if you do not make it, life isn't just about JMSS, there are so many better opportunities out there so pls don't stress or beat yourself up over it:heart_exclamation:
I wish you all the very best of luck for your future!
idk but i know that 38 people will guarantee not get accepted due to 5% rule *cough *cough, the 40 or so UHS students who sat the exam. The rest are pretty much guarantee accepted as long as we prepare for the interview and don't act anti-social during the group activities. Also prepare an EI question, it can be changed at any time. I know for a fact at least a few people will decline (like the people who got into jmss for example) Gl everyone.

Yes thats me XD, I got into JMSS so I will decline EBS if I get the offer. Parents are forcing me to do the interview whelp
The VCE Journey Journal / Re: pugs' (v late!) vce journal ▼・ᴥ・▼
« Last post by pugs on August 19, 2019, 10:45:49 pm »
Those pictures are really good!
thank you so much!  ;D i love photography so much haha
o wow i actually have a lot of the same questions as you!! i'm interested in engineering, but am not sure if it's the right pathway for me just yet

any advice on this would be amazing!! *bump  ;D*
General University Discussion and Queries / Advice on applying for scholarships?
« Last post by pugs on August 19, 2019, 10:42:12 pm »
hey all :D, as VTAC applications have opened, i've been thinking about the idea of applying for scholarships and was wondering if anyone had any tips on a good scholarship application? (i'm thinking about Monash in particular if that changes anything)

also, i haven't actually looked on the site about what requirements are necessary for scholarships (so pls excuse me if it's not necessary to write anything), but i was just thinking like general scholarships (nothing seas related).

also, if you don't need to write anything for these scholarships, my question still applies to the yearly scholarship applications for Monash students as well  ;D

any advice would be greatly appreciated! (as i've applied for other things without prior research & it hasn't worked out lol)

thanks very much!

*also: apologies if this post is in the wrong section!*
HSC Legal Studies / MOVED: legal studies
« Last post by beatroot on August 19, 2019, 10:27:50 pm »
what's everyone wearing to their interview?

My interview is on during production week so I'm coming in formal blacks or the production shirt so I don't have to change. Currently deciding.
UHS kind of have to come in casual, so you wouldn't stand out if you did that too. After all, when in Rome, do as the Romans do!

Also, what is everyone doing for subject selections? Aaaaah! The subjects I've already done and the subjects I am planning to do are going to fuck with the timetabling so bad.

Are you changing around your subjects?
HSC Ancient History / Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Last post by beatroot on August 19, 2019, 10:19:32 pm »
Guys who have done the Persian wars 500-440 BC how did you revise for events but at the same time keep in mind greek victory and Persian imperialism? any tips?  :'(

It's best just to study the Persian Wars in order. Split them in two categories: the first and second invasions. The first invasion included Marathon on its own. The second one included Thermopylae, Artemisium, Salamis, Plataea and Mycale. Best to note who actually won each battles and which significant individuals actually led their team to victory/failure.

As for Persian imperialism- most of the origins are well before 500BC (outside your topic limits since the case study is only between 500BC to 440BC) The Persians were powerful between the 6th and 4th century. The first 3 satrapies were established by Cyrus the Great in west Asia minor (modern day Turkey). The most important thing to note in regards to Persian imperialism (that's actually relevant in the 500BC-440BC period) is the Ionian Revolt, which was one of the triggers for the Greco-Persian wars.
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