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#### Alessia99

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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2017, 08:36:47 pm »
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Hey,
Just wondering whether you guys could give us tips on how to go about answering application questions (like problem solving ones) for methods? Especially since the second exam is going to be basically all application questions?
Thank you

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2017, 08:49:39 pm »
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Hey,
How abt topic/area of study specific common mistakes and pitfalls to keep in mind. There was a really good one on Methods. If there were some for other subjects too - that'd be awesome.
Thanks
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#### Joseph41

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##### Re: Class of 2017/18: What do you want?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2017, 10:44:51 am »
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Hi Joseph,

I think articles on stuff like setting up a study timetable or study pattern would be useful because I have problems while studying like procrastination and articles like that may help me get into the habit of constantly studying and not procrastinating too much which bad especially if you're in yr 12

Something relating to study organisation will be up next week!

How to get a 40+ in English

Hey Sameerafaizy,

The eternal struggle, amirite? We have some amazing English tutors and past students, so this is definitely in the pipeline! Is there anything in particular that you'd like, or a general guide?

I'm interested in how to take effective notes and advice tailored for specific subjects. E.g] I'm particularly interested in Physics, Economics and Legal regarding those matters.

Another idea is for how to manage external factors in life that can affect your VCE, such as sleeping habits, social life, setting goals, being in a personal relationship throughout the year and working jobs.

I'm really excited to see something like this come into play though!

Welcome aboard, Raihnn!

Great suggestions. For clarity, do you mean taking notes in class, or taking notes outside of class as revision/study? And yeah, those external factors are so important - and it's all about finding a sustainable balance. We'll work on this, too.

I'm stoked you're excited about the initiative! Please let us know if there's anything we can do to make your VCE journey a little easier. (Have you checked out the forums? Heaps of resources!)

How about how to get a 99+ ATAR with the especially with the subjects of EAL, Specialist Maths, Math Methods, Chemistry and Biology . Plus how to rank no. 1 at all times

Would be REALLY appreciated!!

Hey, halfbloodprince (nice reference haha)!

We've just published an article on how to achieve a 99+ ATAR here. It's not tailored to those particular subjects, but the tips will definitely apply. Until then, I absolutely recommend checking out the sub-forums for each of those subjects, which can found at the following links:

English & EAL
Specialist Maths
Math Methods
Chemistry
Biology

Stick around!

1) How to write up an Analytical Commentary (in terms of the structure) for English Language. For instance, the basic TEEEL structure can be applied to section C; however, what structure works best for section B? If there could be like a sentence-by-sentence layout of an AC structure for both the 'metalanguage subsystem' body paragraph method and the 'themes/concepts' body paragraph method, that would be soooooooo helpful

2) Another one for English Language (which can be attached to the quotes forum): could there be a list of all the themes that fall under each Area of Study so that we can search for specific quotes - As a result, we can collate more quotes under more specific sub-branches for each AoS, because at the moment, I (and I assume others) feel that their quotes may not be entirely relevant. I guess these sub headings could be derived from the study design or commonly tested prompts...

Ooh YES I love EngLang requests haha.

Good call with the analytical commentary template; I think that would help a lot of people. Out of interest, have you been taught to write an introduction for analytical commentaries, mtDNA?

And yeah, I can try to put something up on the themes of each AOS in this thread:

English Language 2017+: A Collation of Quotes and Language Examples

Thanks for the post!

Also for the CASIO Classpad please! It was my undoing for the Methods 1/2 exam last year and I got a horrible score because I didn't know how to work it (they don't teach us in class)
Please and thank you!

Is there like, legit rivalry between the CASIO Classpad and the Ti-nspire? Hahaha. Maybe a general calculator article would be best, which covers both?

That sucks about the 1/2 score, though, and I feel your pain. It's great that you're looking to improve that for 3/4.

Hey, I want to become a pharmacist and to get into the course at Monash, I need an ATAR of 95 and over. I did Unit 3/4 Chemistry and Biology in Year 11 and totally blew it. I am doing English, Methods and Health and Human Development and Cert 3 In Christian Studies and I want to score over 45+ for all the subjects. May I please have some tips on how to achieve that goal? Also I want to be able to manage my class and home time better, any tips?

Thanks
Ansu

Hey, Ansu! Welcome to the forums.

I have a pretty close friend studying a very similar course (perhaps even the same course, but I do get a trifle confused). Is that the one at the Parkville campus? If so, it sounds awesome.

From what you've posted, I actually think you might benefit from a thread like this, where past VCE students give their general tips and tricks: 'Doing VCE' - the good, the bad, and the future.

In terms of time management, there's a nice piece going up early next week about study organisation; we'll keep you posted!

Hey,
Just wondering whether you guys could give us tips on how to go about answering application questions (like problem solving ones) for methods? Especially since the second exam is going to be basically all application questions?
Thank you

Ooh nice one - so like, the worded questions? I only did Methods 1/2, but we have a number of people who completely smashed Methods, so we'll try to get something Methodsy out there for you!

Welcome to the forums.

Hey,
How abt topic/area of study specific common mistakes and pitfalls to keep in mind. There was a really good one on Methods. If there were some for other subjects too - that'd be awesome.
Thanks

Firstly, your Methods post made me ridiculously happy, because it's so good! Thank you so much for posting that. Actually, this might be really relevant for you, Alessia?

Great idea about the common mistakes! Were you looking for any subjects in particular?

It's great to have you on the forums! In fact, I'm going to thank you in this gratitude thread for writing that Methods post.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2017, 10:59:54 am by Joseph41 »

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#### st006892

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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2017, 11:34:49 am »
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Any resouces on how to write a creative text resopnse, the book being studied  is "I for Isobel" by Amy Witting

#### Joseph41

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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2017, 11:49:42 am »
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Any resouces on how to write a creative text resopnse, the book being studied  is "I for Isobel" by Amy Witting

Welcome to the forums, st006892.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm definitely noticing an English theme, so we'll get some English resources up as soon as we can!

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#### Maya24

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« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2017, 05:53:52 pm »
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Hey there
I would like to see articles on how to do well in unit 1 and 2?

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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2017, 06:31:12 pm »
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Was wondering how to write effective responses for Revolutions (especially differences between 5 mark and 10 mark questions). I always get stuck with the differences between writing for english and history haha

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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2017, 06:38:30 pm »
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Firstly, your Methods post made me ridiculously happy, because it's so good! Thank you so much for posting that. Actually, this might be really relevant for you, Alessia?

Great idea about the common mistakes! Were you looking for any subjects in particular?

It's great to have you on the forums! In fact, I'm going to thank you in this gratitude thread for writing that Methods post.

Hey it'd be awesome for common mistakes in the chem, physics and maths subjects - Thanks. (Idk how to quote, hopefully i did it right  )
"One thing which sounds obvious - but is terribly overlooked - is that you have to be willing to work hard, no matter how bright you are." Dr Catherine Krupnick

2016: Mathematical Methods 42 | LOTE (CCAFL) - Punjabi 37
2017: English 41 | Chemistry 38 | Further Mathematics 50 (Premier's) | Specialist Mathematics 41 | Physics 45
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#### Zacassie

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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2017, 07:30:50 pm »
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Hey Atarnotes, love your work.
But I find most of your content is specifically targeted at either 'Year 11' or 'Year 12's' a lot and less (none that I've seen) for those accelerating into a 3/4 subject in Year 11?
I'm not sure how common this is across schools actually but at my school almost a majority do accelerate.

I'm sorta looking for tips for approaching my first ever 3/4 sacs, how much I should study for them and when to begin practice sacs for which sacs and how to begin exam study so early?
* Especially some tips to avoid common mistakes - as this will be the course I make mistakes preparing for even though it's probably the BIGGEST deal of a subject.

Thanks so much!

#### Joseph41

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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2017, 07:47:30 pm »
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Hey there
I would like to see articles on how to do well in unit 1 and 2?

Awesome! Are you looking for general advice, Maya? How to study, time management, that sort of thing?

Was wondering how to write effective responses for Revolutions (especially differences between 5 mark and 10 mark questions). I always get stuck with the differences between writing for english and history haha

I'm sure you're not alone. Thanks for the suggestion, polkadotpippin!

Hey it'd be awesome for common mistakes in the chem, physics and maths subjects - Thanks. (Idk how to quote, hopefully i did it right  )

You nailed it (not unlike your posting recently!)

Hey Atarnotes, love your work.
But I find most of your content is specifically targeted at either 'Year 11' or 'Year 12's' a lot and less (none that I've seen) for those accelerating into a 3/4 subject in Year 11?
I'm not sure how common this is across schools actually but at my school almost a majority do accelerate.

I'm sorta looking for tips for approaching my first ever 3/4 sacs, how much I should study for them and when to begin practice sacs for which sacs and how to begin exam study so early?
* Especially some tips to avoid common mistakes - as this will be the course I make mistakes preparing for even though it's probably the BIGGEST deal of a subject.

Thanks so much!

Hey, Zacassie! Welcome to the forums.

I totally know what you mean. I had absolutely no clue about what to expect when I did a 3/4 in Year 11 - and really, how is anybody to know what it's going to be like?

I started a thread a while back on this precise topic, which can be found here:
Year 12 subjects in Year 11: A guide to starting VCE early

Does that help at all?

Again, welcome to the forums - I can't wait to see you around!

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#### Maya24

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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2017, 09:51:44 am »
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I'm looking for some general advice as well as a bit more specific, so like how to do well with methods?

#### Maya24

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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2017, 09:52:59 am »
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A how to cope with the stresses of vce would be nice?

#### Joseph41

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« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2017, 11:46:05 am »
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I'm looking for some general advice as well as a bit more specific, so like how to do well with methods?

A how to cope with the stresses of vce would be nice?

Nice one! We'll definitely be looking at both of these.

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#### chrissy111

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« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2017, 03:23:56 pm »
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As you may or may not be aware, ATAR Notes regularly publishes articles online - entirely free. And that will again be the case this year, for both the VCE and the HSC.

Awesome, right? Absolutely! But do you know what's even better?

This year, we're taking requests.

Want an article about time management? Post here.
Want an article about exam techniques in 2U Maths or Maths Methods? Post here.
Want an article about dealing with SAC results? Post here.

Essentially, it's up to you!

All you need to do is to post in this thread with your ideas. Because at the end of the day, we want to be the greatest help to the greatest number - and what better way to do that than to take requests? We can't guarantee that we'll cater for every single request, but if there are consistent themes - well, that tells us pretty nicely that we should be writing an article on that subject. So over to you, Class of 2017/18/beyond!

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IMPORTANT: In order to ask a question, you will have to click here and make an ATAR Notes account.

Notes on 'The Lieutenant' would be great!

#### forbiddensoulxx

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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2017, 07:02:22 pm »
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Hey Joseph, I'm just looking for a general overview and tips on how to do well in psych, economics, methods, legal, business management and english language, especially since a lot of these have new study designs this year or next year.
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2018: Economics [50] Legal Studies [42] Methods [37] Accounting [46] English Language [36]
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