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Title: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on January 28, 2019, 08:29:11 am
G'day

Officially starting Year 11 on Wednesday!!

Many people say that year 11 doesn't really matter which is true in some regards, I'm planning on putting as much effort into year 11 as I would year 12 so that I can see what my predicted study score would be 'as if I was in Year 12' as I am aiming for a 99.95 which I know is unrealistic but I believe if I aim really high its better than doing Year 12 going 'meh' and getting a 60.

My goals for 2019:
Study 24 hours a week (4 hours per subject)
Get up at 6 am every day (to maximise time in the day)
Exercise every day for the recommended 90 minutes
Aim for A+ on all SAC's and Exams.

In Year 9 and 10 I was averaging C's and D's in English and I really want to change that so I'm going to make sure i work especially hard on that and if you have any advice for me that would be fantastic!

My subjects for 2019 are;
3 & 4 Biology
1 & 2 Business Management
1 & 2 Psychology
1 & 2 English
1 & 2 General Maths
 I am still to choose a sixth subject and am tossing up between Studio Arts and Legal (any advice on choosing would be amazing)

Plans For The Future;
I'm planning on going to university and studying paramedicine or audio engineering or production lighting (sound tech or like live theatre)
Paramedicine is my main focus as I'm already doing production lighting and audio stuff with local theatre and I'm getting work working local music festivals.

Hoping to post weekly :)

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Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on January 28, 2019, 10:20:30 am
I think your first thread is still available here:

https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=182623.msg1088220#msg1088220

Let me know if you'd like for the threads to be merged. :)

As for Studio v. Legal, it's a good question! What do you see to be the pros and cons of each?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on January 28, 2019, 08:00:26 pm
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In deciding whether to do Studio Arts or Legal Studies;
- studio is 'chill' compared to a content heavy subject
- I've always struggled in arts because it can be so broad (can't choose medium or topic)
- I've always hated learning about the constitution etc etc in earlier classes
- Legal would probably be easier as its 'black and white' like maths...only one answer compared to art where its interpretation etc
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on February 04, 2019, 08:03:01 pm
Summary:
and my first week is over!
My first week was only a three day week from Wednesday to Friday, however I got loaded with a load of homework and for some reason i feel like i actually have to complete it! I wish I was back in Year 7 when I took being able to do no work for granted!
But I'm glad I've started VCE like now i feel like my schooling is finally getting somewhere!

Classes:
Units 3/4 Biology is SO HARD! Like despite the fact I completed 1/2, 3/4 is just so intense!
Legal Studies...IS SO DRYYYY
BusMan on the other hand - is actually pretty cool
General Maths... gotta be my favourite class! I actually know how to math compared to all my other subjects being toats new
English, I've read and annotated 12 Angry Men and it's actually a really good play! Like definitely relevant to todays society still!
Psych, oh god don't get me started but my 1/2 teacher is absoultly wack - like he legit has no idea what he's doing! He walks into class and is like "um so yep we are gonna look at this and um yep ummmm heres a video and um so" Like he legit gives us no work to do and like he seems permanently confused!!

Work / Social;
I worked 26 hours life guarding this week which is good as - has given me time to not think about school!! And I've got some good mates at work who I can chill with! Plus I'll be making some REAAAL good money this pay day!
I hung out with my best friend and boyfriend after school for a few hours the other day and honestly I feel like suuuch a lousy girlfriend! I've barely seen my boyfriend - only 3 times since the new year :/
Also thinking about taking up ballet as a form of exercise...I've always wanted to become a prefessional ballerina but as my mum was a single teen mum money was a huge issue and i wasn't able to take classes...only now when i'm 16 have we got the disposable income to pay for things like ballet classes... and to be honest I don't know if I want to because i know I'll never be able to do it professionally but should i do it?? I'm still really bitter about the fact I wasn't able to start at a young age and that has affected any future I might have had dancing professionally. Honestly I'm feeling pretty shit about that does anyone know of professional ballerinas that started in their late teens??
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: appleandbee on February 05, 2019, 12:06:08 am

Also thinking about taking up ballet as a form of exercise...I've always wanted to become a prefessional ballerina but as my mum was a single teen mum money was a huge issue and i wasn't able to take classes...only now when i'm 16 have we got the disposable income to pay for things like ballet classes... and to be honest I don't know if I want to because i know I'll never be able to do it professionally but should i do it?? I'm still really bitter about the fact I wasn't able to start at a young age and that has affected any future I might have had dancing professionally. Honestly I'm feeling pretty shit about that does anyone know of professional ballerinas that started in their late teens??


Not exactly late teens, but Misty Copeland (first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre) started learning ballet at 13. From the sounds of her wiki page, she had a rough upbringing. Unfortunately, parental support and socio-economic circumstances are dominant factors in pursuing performing arts. In regards to feeling bitter, I empathise with you given that I started pursuing theatre after high school for similar reasons (family issues, socio-economic circumstances and lack of exposure-soccer was far more accessible so that's what I did, was quite good at it and dreamt to becoming a professional soccer player or long distance runner but didn't really happen). Didn't feel bitter towards my upbringing and circumstances but instead towards a system that privileged people that started young. When I started, I focused on playwriting rather than acting or theatre acting (as it's more realistic at that age), and merely took acting classes to understand the process as a writer (thankfully VCA allowed me to take them for free). From there, I took a few theatre-making masterclasses and got really good mentorships which opened up more opportunities. Similar thing happening with uni debating, the majority of people debated for many years in high school and quite a few even represented the state and country. Can't say that I'm near as good as them but being able to go to international majors was one of the most formative things that happened.

Trying to be professional ballerina in the late teens is probably similar to a lot of sports, although it could be slightly easier if you have contemporary dance or gymnastics experience. The socio-economic structures that are pervasive within the performing arts suck, but the barriers made me enjoy and appreciate it even more even more. I believe that various activities can still be enjoyable even you can pursue it at a professional level (may be even more so as it's without pressure). I understand your point that thinking about what could have been could make various pursuits less enjoyable, although I can still say I love watching soccer (and explored options to still play club soccer but can fit it in with my other commitments).

If we ever have kids, we make them alter-versions of ourselves that enrol them is sports/theatre/dance/music programs, hoping that they become what we could've been :p
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on February 15, 2019, 10:51:20 am
Summary:
Weeks 2 and 3: Over the course of the last two weeks I've been pretty on top of all my work but it's been busy enough for me to not have been able to find time to write this! I have a few upcoming SACs and have had a few assignments that i did well on, I went shopping with my friend to help her find shoes for deb and pick up her dress and last night my boyfriend tuned up at my house at half past 9 with a rose and chocolate 😍


Classes:
Units 3/4 Biology: Have  my first Unit 3 SAC next Friday!!!!!
Legal Studies: Have to prepare a Legal folio of recent cases by the 1st - 6 cases and 2000 words.
BusMan: got 100% on Chapter 1 test...have the Chapter 2 test on Monday!
General Maths: Almost finished Chapter 4 - Financial maths is SO BAD
English: Have had 2 assignments.. 1 was about '12 Angry Men's relevance in todays society' and the other was an aside from a juror at a point in the first 18 pages of the play (if you wanna read it or give me feed back i've attached them below
Psych: got 100% on my early start work on things like Phrenology, Heart vs Brain Problem and Ablation & ESB

Work / Social;
Legit have done like so little: I went to Fountain Gate with my friend and i am going shopping with my boyfriend on Sunday :)

Homework / To-Do
1. Business Managment Chapter 2 Summary
2. Maths Chapter 4 (Get Ahead)
3. Work on Legal SAC
4. Study for Bio SAC

1. Paint Nails
2. Wrap present for bf
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: pepper77 on February 16, 2019, 02:10:51 pm
Wow, that's a pretty great start to the year. Good luck with your SACs! I found that the questions on Bio tests were a lot of fun to work through (like, I found that even if I had no idea how to answer something, I could throw ideas out there and get marks as long as I justified them) so I hope you'll enjoy units 3/4.

my boyfriend tuned up at my house at half past 9 with a rose and chocolate 😍

That's so cute! Keep him ;D
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on February 25, 2019, 11:30:21 am
Summary:
Week 4 - Was a busy week but went by quite quick, but was pretty stressful as I wasn't confident i knew enough for mu maths or biology SAC's!
Starting on week 5 I'm going to be starting Sarah's Day 'Sweat it to Shred it" program!! Psyched!!


Classes:
Units 3/4 Biology: Had my first SAC...was on the plasma membrane - think i did reasonably well but will probably lose marks for my clarity of writing
Legal Studies: Still working on my Legal folio and have a legal foundations SAC (test) soon!
BusMan: got 75% on Chapter 2 test
General Maths: Completed Financial maths test...think i did really well
English: Have a SAC coming up - a creative peice on 12 Angry Men
Psych: Not doing anthing very interesting

Work / Social;
Worked from 7am till 3pm on Saturday, the local swim club was there so i didn't need to lifeguard so i got paid for doing not a huge lot
My boyfriend took me on a date on Satuday to an italian restaurant was so cute!
Sunday i bought a cute bikini from Ozmosis - it is ADORBS

Homework / To-Do
1. Business Management Chapter 3 Summary Q's
2. Maths Chapter 4 Finish
3. Work on Legal SAC
4. Maths Budgeting assignment
5. Work on English SAC
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on February 25, 2019, 12:11:53 pm
Love this ongoing homework/to-do list. 👌
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 06, 2019, 02:14:58 pm
Summary:
Week 5 - I didn't start Sarah's Day 'Sweat It to Shred It' program :/


Classes:
Units 3/4 Biology: Still waiting on my SAC results
Legal Studies: Studying for SAC on tuesday
BusMan: Waiting on Chaper 3 test results
General Maths: Waiting on financial maths results...
English: Have a SAC coming up - a creative peice on 12 Angry Men as well as an analytical essay
Psych:

Work / Social;
Worked Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - made like 400$ but no more regular work for me now that the outdoor pool season is over for the year!
Went to the Peninsula Hot Springs with my bf on Sunday was soooooooooooooooo nice!

Homework / To-Do
1. Business Management Chapter 3 Summary Q's
2. Maths Chapter 4 Finish
3. Maths Budgeting assignment
4. Work on English SAC's

I barely got any homework done :|
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 15, 2019, 08:01:47 pm
Summary:
Week i dont even know - I am completely and utterly exhausted....i made a study timetable tho!


Classes:
Units 3/4 Biology: Got SAC results!!! 50% haha fk
Legal Studies: Got SAC results back!! A+ (Very proud I was one of the 3 (?) that got an A+ out of maybe 20 students)
BusMan: Still waiting on chapter 3 test results
General Maths: Still waiting on financial maths results
English: Creative Oral Presentation on Monday...Still haven't started on it
Psych: our teacher is wack no one knows what we are doing

Work / Social;
Worked last saturday and today - running birthday parties at local pool...made like $80

Homework / To-Do
1. Business Management Chapter 4 Summary Q's
2. Maths get ahead in chapter 3
3. Work on English SAC!!! DUE MONDAY!! :o :-\

Joke Of The Week
Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help check her balance. So I pushed her over.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 23, 2019, 10:59:23 am
Summary:
Week 2 Weeks Till Holidays - got tuesday off woop woop
have a shocking cold took friday off
Wrote my boyfriends essay on music royalties for uni


Classes:
Units 3/4 Biology:

Legal Studies: County Court Excursion Next week

BusMan: Completed my Business innovation presentation...I think i went well but am waiting on results

General Maths: Finished all the work for the rest of the term

English: Creative Oral Presentation went okay... not my best work

Psych: Have an Edrolo SAC, April 1st

Work / Social;
Went go-karting on wednesday as a team building activity for SES


Homework / To-Do
1. Study for Psych SAC
2. English Analytical Paragraphs
3. Answer questions 1-5 Practice Exam questions Revision questions.


Joke Of The Week

Why are frogs always so happy? They eat what ever bugs them
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 24, 2019, 05:50:12 pm
Setting Goals:

Goal 1: 90+ ATAR
   - 90% on all 3 & 4 SAC's and Exams
   - Work through all Cambridge Checkpoint Questions
   - 15 practice Exams per subject (30 if the subject has 2 Exams)
   - Study 6 hours per 3 & 4 subject per week
- Study 4 hours per 1 & 2 subject per week
I will know I'm on my way to my goal when all those things are being done and when I get my ATAR on the 14th of December 2020

Goal 2: 4.0 GPA
   - Attend ALL classes
   - Complete all work BEFORE due date
   - Participate in class discussions
   - Study 4 hours per subject per week
I will know I've completed my goal when Term 2 interim reports are posted June 28th 2019

Goal 3: Raw 40 Biology Study Score
   - 90% on all SAC’s/Exams
   - Work through ALL Cambridge Checkpoint Questions
   - Do 20 practice Exams
- Study 6 hours per 3 & 4 subject per week
I will know I'm on my way to my goal when all those things are being done and when I get my study score on the 14th of December 2019


Goal 4: Get My Life In Order
(Be on top of everything in my life)
   - Follow a routine everyday
   - Read everyday
   - Exercise, run, meditate and do yoga daily
   - Do all my chores and keep room neat asf
I will know I've completed my goal when those things have become habit and are done EVERYDAY without fail

EDIT: Somehow missed one of my goal when copying and pasting from sticky notes & added dates to make them more SMART  8)
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on March 25, 2019, 05:02:47 pm
^Is goal two there for high school or after high school?

P.S. Love your jokes. They're so bad they're good haha. 😂
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 25, 2019, 06:14:15 pm
^Is goal two there for high school or after high school?

P.S. Love your jokes. They're so bad they're good haha. 😂

High school but tbh it'll probably carry on after high school but idek what im doing with my life so im just focusing on getting through high school first!!  ;D
GPA is currently sitting at 3.71 (as of March 2019) so im working on getting it up to 4.0 by the June round of interim reports.

PS I could say im flattered but i know how amazing my jokes are  😂 8)
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 27, 2019, 03:05:56 pm
A Little About Me

I'm currently in Year 11 studying English, General Maths, Legal Studies, Psychology, Business Management and 3/4 Biology

I want to achieve my best in school and continue volunteering with the State Emergence Service and local theatre groups and hopefully one day become a a paramedic or become a well know Audio Visual Tech or Stage Manager. I'm so usure tho like i love working AV but it's not regular and doesn't pay as well as a paramedic


I lived in Melbourne till 2010 and now currently in Gippsland.
Volunteers as a emergency responder (junior) and theatre lighting and sound tech
I love love looove camping and late night drives
I want to travel the world (South America, Europe, India)
Try as many things as I can like skydiving and bungee jumping, overseas relief, abseiling etc
Addicted to reading books like milk and honey
Loves herbal tea.

When I was younger I wanted to be a primary school teacher.
When I was 6 I wanted to be a race car driver and a mechanic.
When I was 12 I wanted to be an actress.
When i was 13 I wanted to fly jets in the Air Force.
Since I was 15 I wanted to be a paramedic or a Outdoor Educator (Did work experience at Lord Somers Camp)

Over the past year I've considered going into the Audio Visual industry as a Lighting/Sound Tech as I've got experience from working paid gigs and and volunteer and I've really enjoyed it...Apart from the sexism I've gotten for being the only female technician in in the area which is so frusturating and the pessimist in me is waiting for the day I get turned down a job cause I'm female
Open spoiler if you're interesting in reading my experiences as a technician PS ain't very interesting
Spoiler
Lighting Tech / Load In/Out Crew for Summer Nights 2019
- Rigging and patching of lights, mics and speakers
(Worked with The Teskey Brothers, Saskwatch and Caiti Baker)

Lighting tech for a local theatre group
-Rigging and patching and operation of board (all stage lights) and domes (followspots/moving spotlight)

Tech manager for school productions
- Rigging and patching of lights
-Teaching new techs how to operate board and domes

Lighting Tech and Sound tech/mic tech for talent/perfomance nights
-Rigging and patching of lights
-Putting/Taking off mics on singers and actors
-Repairing mics
I'm currently working as a Pool Lifeguard and Party Instructor and am hoping to become a Swim Teacher.
Back with the paramedic thing I've been volunteering with VICSES for just over a year and a half and I enjoy serving the community so that what was led me to thinking I could be a paramedic and the more I looked into it the more interested I became and that ideas stuck with me since.
Like I'm heading with idea so far cause out of all my ideas it requires the highest ATAR (85+) but i really don't know where I'm going  ???

Some of you may have read this post on other parts of forums but thought I might collate it all and write a lil about myself! More to come...
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on March 27, 2019, 03:25:40 pm
Nice to learn more about you! :)

What's the #1 country you'd like to travel to atm?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 27, 2019, 03:30:44 pm
Nice to learn more about you! :)

What's the #1 country you'd like to travel to atm?

hmm thats hard but I think I'd go with Colombia...or maybe Peru...that's such a hard question! I wanna see everywhere!!
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on March 27, 2019, 03:51:03 pm
hmm thats hard but I think I'd go with Colombia...or maybe Peru...that's such a hard question! I wanna see everywhere!!

So good! And yeah, I feel that for suuuure haha.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Evolio on March 27, 2019, 04:02:16 pm
Hello JadeRhoden!
How are you going with 3/4 Biology? I'm also doing that subject! What interests you about it?

Also, yes! You should definitely go to India! There are always amazing experiences!
 :) :)
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 27, 2019, 04:46:52 pm
Hello JadeRhoden!
How are you going with 3/4 Biology? I'm also doing that subject! What interests you about it?

Also, yes! You should definitely go to India! There are always amazing experiences!
 :) :)
Hey Evolio!
Ooft, 3/4....compared to 1/2 im getting royally f__ked by the subject like there is SO MUCH CONTENT. I really enjoy leaning about cells and how they function like its so interesting. Same with DNA like i really enjoyed learning about DNA
I've had 1 friend drop out cause they failed 1/2 and failed the first 3/4 sac and another considering dropping it under said circumstances.

Wbu, Why are you doing bio?? What made u pick it?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Evolio on March 27, 2019, 06:08:25 pm
I'm doing biology because I find it really interesting,especially because we can relate it to our lives.
Also, now, I really enjoy doing those application questions for biology because we need to put so much detail in and make sure we can gain all those marks! To me, it's like a game! Hahaha. We need to score as many points as we can. Also, there's so much to biology than just the content. It follows you everywhere.
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: catpacksnapback on March 27, 2019, 06:13:16 pm
I'm doing biology because I find it really interesting,especially because we can relate it to our lives.
Also, now, I really enjoy doing those application questions for biology because we need to put so much detail in and make sure we can gain all those marks! To me, it's like a game! Hahaha. We need to score as many points as we can. Also, there's so much to biology than just the content. It follows you everywhere.
 ;D ;D

Just hopping in to say I LOVE this way of describing Biology - both in and of there being so much biology all around us (there really is!) and trying to give as much detail as possible feeling like a game. What an awesome perspective! :D
Wishing you both all the best with your studies (and in general). You've got this!
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Evolio on March 27, 2019, 07:05:31 pm
Thank you catpacksnapback!
Wishing you the best for your biology studies and beyond!
How are you finding biology 1 2?
 :)
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 29, 2019, 10:50:01 am
Summary:
Week 9 - Week went fast but slow at the same time... Didn't have any SAC's or assignments this week so it was pretty chill.


Classes:
Units 3 & 4 Biology: Teacher has been away 75% of classes this week so mainly working off Edrolo

Units 1 & 2 Legal Studies: County Court Excursion was great and very informative, we sat in on two different cases - a murder trial in the Supreme Court and a drug smuggling trial in County Court.

Units 1 & 2 Business Managment:Still waiting on results for Business Innovation Presentation

Units 1 & 2 General Maths: Been writing out notes for linear equations and playing Tetris in class

Units 1 & 2 English: Practice SAC (Essay) on the 1st

Units 1 & 2 Psychology: Have an Edrolo SAC, April 1st - Class wants to postpone till the 2nd or 3rd as 90% of the class is doing deb on the Saturday/Sunday and won't have time to study


Homework / To-Do:
1. Study for Psych SAC
2. Study For English Practice Essay


Joke Of The Week

My friend told me an onion is the only food that makes you cry, so I threw a coconut at his face.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: MB_ on March 29, 2019, 11:41:14 pm
Units 1 & 2 Legal Studies: County Court Excursion was great and very informative, we sat in on two different cases - a murder trial in the Supreme Court and a drug smuggling trial in County Court.
Those cases both seem interesting, what made you find the experience informative?. I remember doing something similar when I did Legal Studies and recall being a lot more interested in the County Court case than the Supreme Court case as the SCC was going over some very boring details at the time of attendance.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 30, 2019, 02:58:03 pm
Those cases both seem interesting, what made you find the experience informative?. I remember doing something similar when I did Legal Studies and recall being a lot more interested in the County Court case than the Supreme Court case as the SCC was going over some very boring details at the time of attendance.

It's one thing to sit in a class room and learn from a textbook but being able to see cases take place really consolidated my understanding - for example in the Supreme Court we were there for both the prosecution and the defences opening statements and the defence counsel explained to the jury the burden of proof/presumption of innocence and that they had to believe he is guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

In the County Court we watched the prosecution cross-examine one of the accused, and found it really interesting but at the same time not as the barister who was cross-examining was getting very annoyed and flustered at the responses one of the accused were giving (had a very strong alibi).
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on March 31, 2019, 07:15:00 pm
UPDATE
Got a B on my English SAC
Really proud of this as I've never gotten higher then a D in English in my high schooling  :-\

Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 01, 2019, 07:00:01 pm
Summary:
Week 10; Monday -
Am going to have a go at posting daily so here goes...
Had 2 practice SAC's (Biology and English) and 1 Test (busman) today and had a doctors appointment - today as a whole was not bad but a lil stressful...kinda...like 20% stress

ALSO!!!
Got a B on my English SAC
Really proud of this as I've never gotten higher then a D in English in my high schooling  :-\


Classes:
Units 1 & 2 English: Think I went really well on my Essay
Units 1 & 2 Psychology: didnt really do much the teacher just sat there and was like um so sac is tomorrow?? yeah...sooo.... uh...
Units 3 & 4 Biology: Got 63% on the Biology practice SAC - made some rookie mistakes on the multiple choice
Units 1 & 2 Business Managment: Did nt end up having Chapter 4 test today
I also got my poster on Corporate Social Responsibilities done today
Still waiting on results for Business Innovation Presentation

Homework / To-Do:
1. Study for Psych SAC
2. Watch Edrolo Video on Signalling Molecules

Joke Of The Day
What’s the best thing about Switzerland?
I don’t know, but the flag is a big plus.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Bri MT on April 01, 2019, 08:20:35 pm
Congrats on your English mark!  :)


Do you know why you scored higher this time? 
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 02, 2019, 08:05:15 am
Congrats on your English mark!  :)


Do you know why you scored higher this time?

thankyouuuu
Um tbh I'm not too sure - my friends think its cause I have a different teacher this year (I previously had the same English teacher from year 7 - 10)
But idk, maybe Im taking it more seriously this year??
Actually i might have figured it out I read the text 3 times instead of the usual half arsed read cause i HAD to

READING THE BOOK HELPS KIDDOS 😂
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on April 02, 2019, 11:29:28 am
thankyouuuu
Um tbh I'm not too sure - my friends think its cause I have a different teacher this year (I previously had the same English teacher from year 7 - 10)
But idk, maybe Im taking it more seriously this year??
Actually i might have figured it out I read the text 3 times instead of the usual half arsed read cause i HAD to

READING THE BOOK HELPS KIDDOS 😂

Dedication pays off. ;D
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: tocoolforschool on April 02, 2019, 03:15:09 pm
I haven't read through all your posts to see if you decided on studio or legal
but my advice is don't do legal, it's the most insipid class you will find...at least studio will probably be enjoyable which will make it easier to learn and get you higher marks!
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 02, 2019, 04:28:01 pm
I haven't read through all your posts to see if you decided on studio or legal
but my advice is don't do legal, it's the most insipid class you will find...at least studio will probably be enjoyable which will make it easier to learn and get you higher marks!

Haha I'm in legal - its okay-ish however i do wish I'd gone into studio but with that said im trying to make the most of legal.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 02, 2019, 08:06:28 pm
Tuesday 01 April 2019
Got 71% on my Psych SAC :((

Also If anyones interested i make a new playlist every month!! (So if you wanna find some new music toats check out the link 🤙🤙🤙)
https://open.spotify.com/user/generatedsnow/playlist/4myxAZ44yLNuV85xslVK8D?si=MSrN6tUPTvuFfKrkRxaPOw
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on April 03, 2019, 10:54:27 am
^Broken Tracks - River Blue. 😍😍😍
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 04, 2019, 09:44:14 am
UPDATE
I am generally a very modest and humble person but I feel that perhaps I have earnt the right to brag a lil.

Throughout my high schooling I've been pretty bad at maths, In year 9 I had a great teacher and was getting better and was understanding what I learnt...then came Year 10 where our teacher would give us the questions he wanted us to do and whenever we asked for help he waould say look in the textbook - we would and if we didn't understand he'd say read it again if we still didn't understand he would write what was in the textbook on the board without explaining it...

I was averaging 20% on tests and HATED maths.

Now you might be wondering what I want to brag about - for the first time in my schooling I got over 50% on a maths test.
 
Now this mightn't seem like much of an achievement until I tell you that I got
100%

And you know that mightnt be 'something to be proud about' cause 'math is easy' but coming from me I'm pretty darn proud.
Anyways thats my lil brag, hope everyone's having a fabulous day!
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on April 04, 2019, 09:50:03 am
Yessss! That's fantastic - has made my morning a little better. ;D Awesome work!
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 09, 2019, 08:09:57 pm
MY HOLIDAY HOMEWORK LIST!
before I annoy you with my list, that i don't know why I'm posting  - letting y'all know
I'll still be posting over the holidays!! WOot WoOt! Bet ya'll excited (lol no)!! Will post on Friday :D

Yessss! That's fantastic - has made my morning a little better. ;D Awesome work!
Nawww thankyouuu  :D

☐Read and Annotate Year Of Wonders
☐Edrolo Biology Videos – Take Notes

   Signalling Molecules
   Stimulus – Response
   Signal Transduction
   Rate of Photosynthesis
   Purpose of Celullar Respiration
   Glycolysis
   Krebs cycle and electron transport
   Anaerobic cellular respiration
   Enzymes & Coenzymes
☐Crimes Against Property Revision Task
☐Edrolo Psychology Videos – Take Notes

   Understanding the brain
   Neurons
   Nervous system
   Divisions of the brain
   Cerebral cortex
   Brain development
   Brain injury and plasticity
   Parkinson’s disease
☐Year Of Wonders Character and Theme Maps
☐ Legal Studies Notes
(Make sure I have notes on all these)
   Principals of justice
   RECKS (pg 9)
   How law is made (video)
   Types of precedent
   Parliments and the courts
   Common law
   Civil law
   Criminal law
   Table 1.1 and 1.9
   Victorian court heirachy
   4 features of a crime
   Burden of proof & standard of proof Presumption of innocence
   Types of criminal offences (youtube.com/watch?v=x8AjGxUw0ol)
   Participants of a crime
   Key elements and defence of theft, burglary and robbery
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 14, 2019, 09:19:16 am
8/04/19 - 14/04/19
Week 1, Term 1 Holidays


Been a hectic week - worked Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I finished the Biology part of my list and the first 2 sub topics of my Psychology list, and my friend passed away on Wednesday, went to my boyfriends house for lunch yesterday and am going down to SES to give the vehicles a wash and general equipment maintenance.

With this being said - works been good; ran a birthday party on Sunday and Mon, Wed, Fri I was lifeguarding the inflatable which long story short means I spend 4 hours swimming up and down a 25 metre pool making sure if a kid fell off they wouldn't drown, it's safe to say my legs had a good workout.
My Biology notes are a good and am ready for Term 2.
Am currently writing this cause I'm procrastinating about writing Psych notes haha and i wanna go back to bed - it's not helping its 9 am and i'm still in my pj's YAY FOR LAZINESS!

10 Things About Me
1. Where Do You Like To Go When You Eat Out?
Fast food wise definitely Subway - meatball sub with salami, beetroot, pineapple, onion and cheese with ranch sauce - dont dis it till ya try it it's FLIPPING amazing
Or the pub; all round great choice

2. Do You Like To Cook?
UM YES - my family is vegan and I love trying to make veganised versions of things like mac and cheese (it's so good it can pass for real mac and cheese and its legit just potato, onion, chickpeas, carrot, nutritional yeast and salt), and i recently made a 'meaty' lasagna with textured soy protein as the meat.

3. Could You Live Without The Internet?

Honestly probably - it's amazing but I'm sure if i didn't have it I'd be way more productive and healthy with that said the internet is a really useful tool

5. What Would Your Perfect Day Be Like?
Spending a day with my bf, cooking food with loud music, maybe with some wine and talking about stupid stuff

6. What’s On Your Bucket List?
Go skydiving

7. Do You Have Any Trips Coming Up?
A trip to the fridge???

8. What Is Your Favorite Hobby?
Cooking?? Surfing?? Camping?? One of those 3

9. Do You Have/Have You Ever Had Any Pets?
Yes, I've had 2 dogs - a border collie named Pippa (we gave her to someone else cause she kept biting my brother) and currently a greyhound named Pearl.

10. Do You Drink Coffee Or Tea?
Tea, tea, teateateateateateateateateateateateateateateateateateaTEAAA
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 21, 2019, 08:47:48 pm
15/04/19 - 21/04/19
Week 2, Term 1 Holidays

Been a hard week - worked Wednesday and Friday, went to my friends funeral (this was the hard bit) on Thursday and did PR (public relations) work Thursday night and Friday morning.

And i have officially gotten all my work done (except finish reading Year of Wonders)
5 Things About Me
1. If You Were Stranded On A Deserted Island And You Could Have Only 1 Item, What Would It Be?
A good book

2. Do You Prefer Cats Or Dogs?
Dogs! 🐶

3. What Did You Have For Dinner Last Night?
Went to a vegan asian restaurant (Gong De Lin) in Melbourne

4. What Do You Do For A Living?
Work as a lifeguard and party instructor

5. What Is The Best Pizza Topping Combination?
This is tough and it depends on my mood but generally and Aussie pizza (ham, bacon, cheese, egg) with pineapple OR a capricosa with no anchovies but with pineapple

Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Bri MT on April 22, 2019, 10:33:04 am
That sounds very intense. Hope you're able to take some time off to recuperate if that would help at all

Congratualtions on getting your work done :)
I haven't been to any of the vegan restaraunts in the city but I've been to Oh My Greens in Melton and that was really nice. Do you know what type of book you would pick?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 22, 2019, 03:10:10 pm
That sounds very intense. Hope you're able to take some time off to recuperate if that would help at all

Congratualtions on getting your work done :)
I haven't been to any of the vegan restaraunts in the city but I've been to Oh My Greens in Melton and that was really nice. Do you know what type of book you would pick?

Type of book....probably a good crime novel - Agatha Christie most likely
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on April 30, 2019, 12:23:10 pm
Courses
Namely Law & Criminology, Juris Doctor and Paramedicine


I didn't know were to put this so I thought I might put it here and I'm hoping it'll get a lil attention to help me answer some questions. Ever since I was 9 I wanted to be a lawyer but gave up when I realized I needed a 94 ATAR and come on lets be realistic I don't think i can even get a 90 - recently I've decided or realised I won't live with myself if I don't try so i'm looking for advice

Quote
Laws and Criminology
Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

ATAR requirements
98 - Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
94 - Monash guarantee for 2019 entry

Subject prerequisites
All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.
English
English Units 3 & 4 with a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL

How do students achieve a 90+ ATAR?
How hard is it to achieve a 94?
What kind of study habits do students who achieve a 90+ ATAR's have?
Is it unrealistic for me to have this ambition (on getting a 94+)?
Does any 90+ students have any advice?
Can you transfer into a law course?
Are there any other pathways?? (I've looked but it's confusing)
Does hard work actually pay off?
Has anyone here gotten into a law degree with a <90 ATAR?
How can I make my dream real?

Quote
Juris Doctor
Professional entry master degree

Qualifications
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7 point scale, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.
Or
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7 point scale and LSAT score of 150+ (taken within 5 years prior to applying for admission).
Or
If, in addition to a bachelor degree (or equivalent) the applicant has incomplete studies in a law admission degree course, a minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7 point scale in the law studies, with no fail result in the final year, is required. Credit for prior studies, up to a maximum of 48 points may be awarded.

English requirements

English language requirements are met by an applicant having studied in an institution where English is the language of instruction and assessment for the entire institution and have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of one years full-time (two standard full-time semesters) of either:
a university undergraduate award program; or
a program that has been assessed as being taught at an equivalent level to Monash University undergraduate study; or
Postgraduate study as specified above

Minimum English language requirement:
IELTS 7.0 overall (no band lower than 6.5)
TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with TWE of 4.5
TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 94 overall with minimum scores: Writing 24, Listening 20, Reading 19, and speaking 20.

Whats LSAT? Is that like the bar?
Whats IELTS? WHats TOEFL?
Can you do a law degree and then Juris Doctor? You can't can you?

Quote
Paramedicine
Bachelor degree

ATAR requirements
82.8 - Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
70 - Monash guarantee for 2019 entry
70.95 - Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites
English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL
Maths
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 22 in Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics, or a score of at least 25 in Further Mathematics

Is a 30 study score average? Is it easy to get a 30 in English?
Is it more realistic to focus on getting a 70? Is my ambition to become a lawyer futile?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Bri MT on April 30, 2019, 02:34:46 pm
IELTS and TOEFL are tests to see how well you can communicate in English. If you study your undergrad in English you're not required to sit either of these.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 03, 2019, 02:45:25 pm
Term 2, Week 2; 29/04/2019 - 03/05/2019

It's Fridayyyyyyy, woop woop!!
This week has been tiring, and so unproductive but over the weekend I'm going to catch up on lost sleep and get on top of my work; Mainly get ahead in Maths and studying for my Legal Studies SAC (attached below).
Nothing very important happened this week except for playing around with ATAR calculators and stressing about the fact I don't know what I want to do with my life.
Law? or Paramedicine?
Who knows?
Not me.

If anyone can direct me to threads about 90+ ATAR's and 50 study scores I'd be so grateful.

Now you see my friend and I were playing around with ATAR calc and realistically I could get;
English: 30
Further Maths: 45
Legal Studies: 45
Biology: 30
Which estimates I would get a 84.00 ATAR
But for me to achieve the kind of ATAR I wanted (90+) I would have to get higher in English (like a 40) and like a 50 in Further... like please tell me if I'm being realistic - I suck at writing essays like really really suck so any tips or threads about getting better at English please point me in the right direction.

You might have noticed I'm considering only doing 4 subjects.. will I be shooting myself in the leg if I only do 4 subjects?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JR_StudyEd on May 03, 2019, 05:10:08 pm
Thought I'd pop in for a visit. Year 11 treating you well so far?

stressing about the fact I don't know what I want to do with my life.
Too relatable. And I'm in Year 12! I reckon some uni students still don't know what to do either!

Quote
If anyone can direct me to threads about 90+ ATAR's and 50 study scores I'd be so grateful.
I may be beaten to it, but I have these two AN links saved to my bookmarks and it may be of use to you.  :)

https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=184166.msg1105331;topicseen#msg1105331
https://atarnotes.com/how-to-get-a-99-atar/
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Seamus Wong on May 04, 2019, 01:20:09 am
Term 2, Week 2; 29/04/2019 - 03/05/2019


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You might have noticed I'm considering only doing 4 subjects.. will I be shooting myself in the leg if I only do 4 subjects?

Definitely would do another subject
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 04, 2019, 07:23:52 am
Definitely would do another subject

How many subjects do you think will be best? I'm trying to decide whether I should do less and focus really hard on them OR do more and perhaps do less good at them.
Thank you :))

Thought I'd pop in for a visit. Year 11 treating you well so far?
Too relatable. And I'm in Year 12! I reckon some uni students still don't know what to do either!
I may be beaten to it, but I have these two AN links saved to my bookmarks and it may be of use to you.  :)

https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=184166.msg1105331;topicseen#msg1105331
https://atarnotes.com/how-to-get-a-99-atar/

Year 11 is fairly cruisy, except for my year 12 subject - slowly becoming more and more stressed about it.
Thank you so much :))
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on May 08, 2019, 04:28:17 pm
Hey Jade. What do you see to be the pros and cons of doing 4/5 subjects as it stands? :)
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 09, 2019, 01:49:40 pm
Hey Jade. What do you see to be the pros and cons of doing 4/5 subjects as it stands? :)

Pros: Less subjects more time to really get good at the few subjects (then ok at many)
Cons:but then again a particular quote is always stuck in my head "If You Want Something Done, Ask a Busy Person To Do It"
and teachers are suggesting you do 6 so then you use your 'free time' more productively.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on May 09, 2019, 01:57:19 pm
and teachers are suggesting you do 6 so then you use your 'free time' more productively.

Not sure I agree with this bit necessarily. Sorry if you've covered it already, but remind me what the other subject you'd be considering is?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 09, 2019, 02:24:57 pm
Not sure I agree with this bit necessarily. Sorry if you've covered it already, but remind me what the other subject you'd be considering is?

If I was doing 6 I'd pick up either Methods or Literature
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 11, 2019, 09:32:30 am
Term 2, Week 3: 06/05/2019 - 10/05/2019

Classes:
Units 3 & 4 Biology: Immune Response Lectures
Units 1 & 2 Legal Studies: Had a SAC on Thursday
Units 1 & 2 Business Management: Still waiting on results for Business Innovation Presentation & have a chapter test on Monday
Units 1 & 2 General Maths: I am an exercise behind :( I hate Number patterns and recursions SO MUCH
Units 1 & 2 English: Practice SAC on Monday
Units 1 & 2 Psychology: Um...we watched a movie in class all week

Homework / To-Do:
1. Get ahead in Maths
2. Print out study designs
3. Legal Edrolo Video Notes
4. BusMan Edrolo Video Notes
5. Psychology Edrolo Video Notes
6. Biology Edrolo Video Notes
7. Legal Homework
Read pp.96-98 Take notes under each sub-heading. Pay particular attention to the differences between civil and criminal law.
Read Legal Brief 5.1 on p.98
Complete activity 5.1 below this.
Read pages 99-100: Complete questions “Breach and Causation” 1-3.

Joke Of The Week
I called SeaWorld the other day, before I got through to SeaWorld, I had to say "Jump through the hoop! Do a flip!"
They said my call may be recorded for training porpoises.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Comet striker on May 12, 2019, 01:31:27 pm
called SeaWorld the other day, before I got through to SeaWorld, I had to say "Jump through the hoop! Do a flip!"
They said my call may be recorded for training porpoises.
God damnit,  I have no idea why this made me laugh so much but it did.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on May 13, 2019, 01:16:57 pm
God damnit,  I have no idea why this made me laugh so much but it did.

Absolute zinger. I'm going to use it in future hahaha.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 16, 2019, 07:30:14 pm
Term 2, Week 4: 12/05/2019 - 17/05/2019

Classes:

Units 3 & 4 Biology: I'm so lost we are talking about T cells and B cells and I THOUGHT DENDRITES WERE IN THE BRAIN
Units 1 & 2 Legal Studies: Started Civil Liability Unit
Units 1 & 2 Business Management: Got a B for Innovation Presentation
Units 1 & 2 General Maths: All up to date HAVE A TEST TOMORROW :"(
Units 1 & 2 English: Doing character maps on Year Of Wonders
Units 1 & 2 Psychology: Still watching the movie cause teacher kept accidentally making the movie go back to the start (its a 3 hr movie...) and he said oh well thats good cause then you can take notes

Homework / To-Do:
1. Legal Edrolo Video Notes
2. BusMan Edrolo Video Notes
3. Psychology Edrolo Video Notes
4. Biology Edrolo Video Notes


Joke Of The Week
I went to a seafood disco last week…and pulled a mussel.


Jade's Goals to a 90+ ATAR
My goal is to achieve a 90+ ATAR.
I want to achieve this so I can get into BLaw/Criminology or BParamedicine and achieve my dream career.

Action steps;
4.0 GPA
Be committed to learn and focus in every class
Take notes and actively listen
Attend Every Class Everyday
Put phone airplane mode in class (No texting)
Complete all homework the week/day you get it
Use a Study timetable
Don't talk to anyone until homework is done for the night.
Study 3 hours per 1 & 2 subject and 7 hours per 3 & 4 subject a week

Aim to achieve 100% on Maths assessments
Study an extra 3 hours the week before assessment
Maximize study time
Revise all notes every Sunday
Test yourself regularly with quizzes and flashcards
Study 3 hours per 1 & 2 subject and 7 hours per 3 & 4 subject a week

Aim to get 90% on all assessments
Write and essay/part of an essay every Friday morning (get feedback from teachers)
Study an extra 3 hours for assessed subject the week before assessment
Space it out over the week (don't cram)
Revise all notes every Sunday
Use flashcards to test yourself
Study 3 hours per 1 & 2 subject and 7 hours per 3 & 4 subject a week
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: mango8 on May 16, 2019, 08:17:17 pm
Units 3 & 4 Biology: I'm so lost we are talking about T cells and B cells and I THOUGHT DENDRITES WERE IN THE BRAIN

Hey Jade!! Haven't commented here yet so thought I'd say hello. How are you finding Year 11? And lol same I did Psych last year and we learnt about neurons and dendrites then. Oooh I just saw you're doing Psych too YASS it's the BEST!!! Of course having the most amazing teacher helped a lot! What movie are you watching? Great job on your Business Management mark!!

Why is Criminology/Paramedicine your dream career? And I'm really liking those smart and specific goals you've set yourself, a Year 12 may just be having to take up some of that and use it too ;)

lobster joke!!
(https://i.imgur.com/KgjWxW1.jpg)
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 19, 2019, 10:24:15 am
Hey Jade!! Haven't commented here yet so thought I'd say hello. How are you finding Year 11? And lol same I did Psych last year and we learnt about neurons and dendrites then. Oooh I just saw you're doing Psych too YASS it's the BEST!!! Of course having the most amazing teacher helped a lot! What movie are you watching? Great job on your Business Management mark!!

Why is Criminology/Paramedicine your dream career? And I'm really liking those smart and specific goals you've set yourself, a Year 12 may just be having to take up some of that and use it too ;)

lobster joke!!
(https://i.imgur.com/KgjWxW1.jpg)

Hey Mango8!
Thank you, That's a brilliant joke BTW.
Ever since I was very young I wanted to have a career in law and I read all the books in my local library on law but when i got older I realized how difficult it would be and I gave up on the idea untill recently I was like if I never try imma regret it.
I'm also a VICSES volunteer and I love volunteering as a first responder especially the medical/casualty handling side of things and I enjoy helping people.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on May 20, 2019, 10:52:36 am
Units 1 & 2 Psychology: Still watching the movie cause teacher kept accidentally making the movie go back to the start (its a 3 hr movie...) and he said oh well thats good cause then you can take notes

What a stitch-up. 😂

What's the movie, btw? I remember watching (read: being in the room for) The Truman Show and Mean Girls in Psych 1&2.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 20, 2019, 11:08:09 am
What a stitch-up. 😂

What's the movie, btw? I remember watching (read: being in the room for) The Truman Show and Mean Girls in Psych 1&2.

Haha, we are watching Boyhood
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: Joseph41 on May 20, 2019, 11:08:42 am
Haha, we are watching Boyhood

Never heard of it - what's it about?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: brothanathan on May 20, 2019, 12:40:01 pm
I know this might be off topic, but would it be manageable if you don't do U1 of Psych and enter U2?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 20, 2019, 04:45:35 pm
I know this might be off topic, but would it be manageable if you don't do U1 of Psych and enter U2?

Our school is very you must do this many subjects and when it comes to VCE they are don't necessarily help in the way where a student could not do U1 but then do U2 - the same with our school lets u do one 1 & 2 subject in year 10 but this doesn't mean you can do one less subject in year 12 instead they say you still have to do 6 i think it is and the one u did early is a 7th

Never heard of it - what's it about?

Its a movie hat was made over 12 years i think and it follows this family and their son Mason Jnr as he goes through Erickson's 8 Stages of Development but the movie only about the middle so Stages 4 to 6...it's an alright movie to watch but the 'jumps' in time are sometimes hard to notice and you're like ???what just happened???
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on May 24, 2019, 10:27:58 am
Term 2, Week 5: 20/05/2019 - 24/05/2019

Happy Friday Everyone!
After everyday this week feeling like a Friday it's actually FRIDAY!!!!!
How has everyones week been??
My week feels like its been a DRAG but also totally stressful - we had WOW day (Wear Orange Wednesday) which is a day to support VICSES volunteers and I made SES themed cupcake and i had to make 80 for our unit dinner which was insane cause I only have 1 cupcake baking tray and 5 hours to make, bake and decorate, 80-fucking-cupcakes oh including a separate half a dozen diabetic friendly ones  8)
I should stop procrastinating and hop off AN so I can actually get my study done 😂

Classes:
Units 3 & 4 Biology: SAC ON MONDAY!!!!!!! AND MID YEAR EXAMS ARE IN 18 DAYS
Units 1 & 2 Legal Studies: Just finished Negligence now starting on Defamation - Received SAC score.... 60% :'(
Units 1 & 2 Business Management: Working on our business stall SAC - We are selling Mocktails on Thursday
Units 1 & 2 General Maths: Started Univariate Data; Also waiting on test results for Number patterns and recursions unit
Units 1 & 2 English: Annotating Year of Wonders and answering Character Questions
Units 1 & 2 Psychology: Finally finished the movie - watching Edrolo videos and taking notes

Homework / To-Do:
1. Study for Biology SAC
2. Work through maths exercises

Joke Of The Week
I don’t play soccer because I enjoy the sport. I’m just doing it for kicks.....ba dum tss
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on June 03, 2019, 06:33:05 pm
Term 2, Week 6: 27/05/2019 - 31/05/2019

And JadeRho has rose from the dead! Sorry for the late post (doubt many of you will have missed me tho 🤣)
My week was...okay
Honestly it was very long and full of horrible period cramps (i know i know TMI)
SES training was alright we went over winches and pulley systems used for working at heights and casualty handling, and bonus my bf surprised me with some M'n'M donuts 😍

Classes:
Units 3 & 4 Biology: SAC was easy but not easy all at the same time and I'm crazy curious of my result (I believe I at least would have gotten 70%)
Units 1 & 2 Legal Studies: Have a Civil Liability SAC on Defamation and Negligence Case Studies and I have to make a folio of them.
Units 1 & 2 Business Management: Mocktail stall was successful; we doubled our money so it was alright.
Units 1 & 2 General Maths: I was 1.5 marks off 100%...but 93% is pretty darn good tho
Units 1 & 2 English: Writing a paragraph on a theme from Year of Wonders
Units 1 & 2 Psychology: Watch edrolo the teacher says, watch edrolo

Homework / To-Do:
1. Study for exams
2. Work through maths exercises

Joke Of The Week
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?

Update
Feel free to check out my June playlist (If you dont like Lewis Capaldi dont bother looking at it 40% of the songs are his xD)
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Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: PhoenixxFire on June 04, 2019, 08:28:19 pm
Joke Of The Week
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
I simultaneously love this and am annoyed.

You have your mid-year exam for bio next week correct? Are you feeling prepared?
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on June 05, 2019, 05:00:13 pm
I simultaneously love this and am annoyed.

You have your mid-year exam for bio next week correct? Are you feeling prepared?

Yeah the exam is in Monday and at the moment I'm feeling pretty good, pretty prepared - I'm currently going over my notes and making sure i know how to explain it all (rather then have notes that are just words on a page that don't mean much).

I have an English exam as well and its a Text Analysis and I am so nervous - I have always struggled with essays and this year my marks are going down (idk whether im getting shit or teacher is marking me harder).

All my other subjects I'm pretty confident about and business....im tryna keep an open mind but its so boring and i really wanna drop it

YAY for exams  :'(
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: brothanathan on June 05, 2019, 05:12:30 pm
Yeah the exam is in Monday and at the moment I'm feeling pretty good, pretty prepared - I'm currently going over my notes and making sure i know how to explain it all (rather then have notes that are just words on a page that don't mean much).

I have an English exam as well and its a Text Analysis and I am so nervous - I have always struggled with essays and this year my marks are going down (idk whether im getting shit or teacher is marking me harder).

All my other subjects I'm pretty confident about and business....im tryna keep an open mind but its so boring and i really wanna drop it

YAY for exams  :'(

Poor you, I finished my exams last week hehe. I have a peer who's dropping Eng Lang for the norm English. I suggest you might want to do the opposite. Assuming you're competent in Psychology and Legal Studies. From my exam experience, there are some aspects of Psychology and Legal Studies.
Title: Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
Post by: JadeRhoden on June 17, 2019, 12:14:31 pm
Term 2, WHAT WEEK ARE WE IN: 11/06/2019 - 14/06/2019

7 exams. 4 days.
my mood? YEET

Exams:
Biology: Was hard bro, one of the questions i just wrote "the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell"
Legal Studies: Was stupid, so stupid, so so stupid - finished it in 20 minutes
Business Management: it was bullshit; it looked my like our teacher put a bunch of summary questions in there and then we had write about what "Alex the vegan designer" would have to to do to set up/manage her business
General Maths: I left my calculator at home (HAHHAHAHAHHA) so did it by hand. Completed it with 5 min to spare
English: I couldn't even be bothered we had to analyse a piece on drum lines and protesters
Psychology: Received more confirmation the teacher is dumb - the exam was an Edrolo one on AOS 2 despite being given a revision sheet for AOS 1 stuff even tho the exams supposed to be Unit 1....and it took all of 15 minutes to complete
GAT: All I'm saying is that i wrote my second piece on how the GAT is NAPLAN re purposed for a different audience. Finished with an hour to go yucky

Anyways, posting this on the Monday back (my dreaded birthday) I get to annoy you all with 2 posts this week!!!! Ive been super tired or slack with posting i dont even know how many posts i missed (two???)
Only things that have happened is i got 54% on my bio sac (I THOUGHT I DID WAY BETTER) and 69% on my Legal Exam... i attempted to make myself a birthday cake at 3 in the morning THE FONDANT GOT CRACKS IN IT HOW R U SUPPOSED TO FIX THATTTTTTT if you want pics i will post a link to my facebook post tonight :)