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insanipi

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Re: 'Doing VCE' - the good, the bad, and the future
« Reply #75 on: March 13, 2017, 05:21:37 pm »
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That's pretty cool! How did you get involved with that?
To be honest, I can't even remember now, although I think it was advertised on Facebook and I thought it'd be cool and so on.

Things I shouldn't be doing in vce currently
spending excessive time on the computer
It is a hard thing to get away from, especially if all your study is done on the computer! Have you checked out different ways to get off your computer/distracting sites? If not, I hear this and this, give some amazing little pointers*. :)

*they mainly deal with procrastination though

Edit: I obviously cannot type today, fixed the BBCode!
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Re: 'Doing VCE' - the good, the bad, and the future
« Reply #76 on: March 13, 2017, 09:08:38 pm »
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To be honest, I can't even remember now, although I think it was advertised on Facebook and I thought it'd be cool and so on.
It is a hard thing to get away from, especially if all your study is done on the computer! Have you checked out different ways to get off your computer/distracting sites? If not, I hear this and this, give some amazing little pointers*. :)

*they mainly deal with procrastination though

Edit: I obviously cannot type today, fixed the BBCode!
The computer is definitely hard to get away from, just need to stop being addicted or otherwise it's going to ruin my vce :(

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Re: 'Doing VCE' - the good, the bad, and the future
« Reply #77 on: February 12, 2019, 10:28:53 am »
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Bump so that the Class of 2018 (and others) can contribute! ;D
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Re: 'Doing VCE' - the good, the bad, and the future
« Reply #78 on: February 14, 2019, 12:45:45 pm »
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Things I'm glad I did during VCE:
-Make not burning out a priority
-Keeping my notes/ flashcards
-Doing my hobbies so I felt sane
-Asked my teachers for help (and when I say I asked for help, I asked for HELP)

Things I wish I did during VCE:
-START STUDYING FOR EXAMS IN SEPTEMBER. ngl, my atar would be so much better off...
-Cut down work hours (it was too much for me)

Things I did but probably shouldn't have done during VCE:
- sleep late (Sleeping is so CRUCIAL! Having that extra sleep makes a world of difference)
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Re: 'Doing VCE' - the good, the bad, and the future
« Reply #79 on: February 16, 2019, 01:08:32 am »
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Things I'm glad I did
  • Stuck to a consistent study schedule and spent my study time (mostly) productively (assisted by choosing an effective study space and time)... as a result I was able to get regular decent study breaks after dinner and rarely was up late studying
  • Used cue cards for learning definitions/theory rather than typing/rereading notes
  • Asked questions and made extra efforts to approach teachers for clarification when I wasn't 100% sure on a concept/method
  • Studied a 3/4 in year 11 (was a really useful learning experience)

Things I wish I did
  • Researched uni courses and their entry requirements in more depth/earlier on (including UMAT prep!!!!)
  • Have more confidence in myself and my preparation before assessments... last minute stressing/cramming is so unnecessary!
  • Paced myself a little better in exams - should've gone into them more aware of the time I had for each question/section, not over-written in the opening sections and left more time for proof reading!!

Things I did that I probably shouldn't have
  • Worried too much about SACs; exams mean so much more and rankings throughout the year easily change!
  • Worried about other students buying prep material/ using tutoring services. They don't guarantee success :)

Could add plenty more but off the top of my head this will do :)
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