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may96

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Re: OK who uses the ATARCalc for a confidence boost
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2014, 10:02:34 pm »
The atarcalc is most opened tab and it's only term 1

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Re: OK who uses the ATARCalc for a confidence boost
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2014, 10:34:01 pm »
Wait till you reach the final exam period. ;)

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Re: OK who uses the ATARCalc for a confidence boost
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2014, 10:37:05 pm »
lol, clearly none of us can forget the scarring effects of ATAR Calc. :'( What's the bet the day before the english exam gets the most hits all year?
I finished in 2013 and it still depresses me, cause when I put in my ACTUAL scores for my ACTUAL VCE year it gives me a higher ATAR than what I got  :-[
Also had I been born three years earlier I would've gotten another .25 increase from a lower bell curve year level.
I do doubt the accuracy though. Apparently with my humanities(ish) stuff, I couldn't get a 99.95 even if I got 50s in everything. Oh VCAA, you're such an elusive mistress...

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Re: OK who uses the ATARCalc for a confidence boost
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2014, 11:09:23 pm »
Confidence boost? I feel depressed as hell!

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Re: OK who uses the ATARCalc for a confidence boost
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2014, 06:53:08 pm »
Every time I use it I slowly decrease my expected scores... :/

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Re: OK who uses the ATARCalc for a confidence boost
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2014, 07:13:55 pm »
Sometimes the ATAR Calculator serves as both a motivation and a de-motivation. There are times where I'm feeling in a good mood, and I set it to the score that I think that I'll achieve at the end of this year and end up being happy with the ATAR score (Around 80 is my goal for now). But when I'm in a bad mood, feeling down or checking for it and I set the same study scores I just cry. LOL

I'd say it's more of a motivation though just to encourage me to work harder (even IF it's just a placebo).
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Re: OK who uses the ATARCalc for a confidence boost
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2014, 08:32:35 pm »
I do doubt the accuracy though. Apparently with my humanities(ish) stuff, I couldn't get a 99.95 even if I got 50s in everything. Oh VCAA, you're such an elusive mistress...
in your year methods scaled to 52, and you had indonesian as well so yeah it would have been 99.95 quite comfortably with all 50s

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Re: OK who uses the ATARCalc for a confidence boost
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2014, 09:29:54 pm »
I used to use it almost every night before I actually came into year 11 with my two 3&4s. After that, I never went on it except for once after realising how unrealistic I was back in year 10, lost in my childish reveries. :P

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Re: OK who uses the ATARCalc for a confidence boost
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2014, 09:56:38 pm »
I wrote up 11 tips for VCE for my VCESS spesh class this year, this was #6:

"6. Harry Potter had the Mirror of Erised, VCE students have the ATAR Calculator. “It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts” so PLEASE do not dwell on it, it can waste so much time and really adds nothing but stress to your VCE."

I still stand by that.