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Communal VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« on: March 08, 2017, 09:50:44 am »
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I kept a journal throughout Year 11 and Year 12. In hindsight, it's really, really interesting reading it. You can see how my confidence went through peaks and troughs, and career thoughts are also fascinating ("It's completely clear in my mind that I'll be studying design next year").

It just hit me that this thread could act as an awesome place to keep a collaborative journal. There's no obligation to participate, of course, and you don't need to contribute anything super personal, but in years to come you can read back through this thread and see how your VCE journey progressed. So a post could be like:

Wednesday 8 March
Today I had a Methods SAC and I'm pretty sure I stuffed it up.

Monday 13 March
Turns out I actually got 85% LOL.

I don't know if this will take off or not but like, feel free to use this thread as a place to muse. :)

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Re: VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 09:56:12 am »
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I kept a journal throughout Year 11 and Year 12. In hindsight, it's really, really interesting reading it. You can see how my confidence went through peaks and troughs, and career thoughts are also fascinating ("It's completely clear in my mind that I'll be studying design next year").

It just hit me that this thread could act as an awesome place to keep a collaborative journal. There's no obligation to participate, of course, and you don't need to contribute anything super personal, but in years to come you can read back through this thread and see how your VCE journey progressed. So a post could be like:

Wednesday 8 March
Today I had a Methods SAC and I'm pretty sure I stuffed it up.

Monday 13 March
Turns out I actually got 85% LOL.

I don't know if this will take off or not but like, feel free to use this thread as a place to muse. :)
Great Idea  :) I think if people use the journal this year it will be very useful for the class of 2018/19 so on just to read.

Although it's usually more like
Wednesday 8 March
Today I had a Methods SAC and I'm pretty sure I stuffed it up.
RIP I didn't even finish
Monday 13 March
Turns out I actually got 85% 100% LOL.


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Re: VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 09:17:19 pm »
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I actually like this idea. Will try to update as much as i can.
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Wednesday 8th March, 2017
- got my physics result back - - - i'm not happy with it.
- felt like dropping spesh but then i understood modulus so now i am fine
- watched my brother's cricket match  :-[ i s2g i am better than him, the match was so boring
- got really happy because i have Friday-Monday off school and can't wait to celebrate smthn special with my fam + get some work done (hopefully!)
- my dad was on about philosophy and politics the whole evening lol and he bored me while eating dinner but i still payed attention
-  i'm trying to get some methods done rn.

P.s i would luv it if more & more ppl got involved in this.  :P


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Re: VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 11:52:25 pm »
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Awesome idea  :D
Wed 8 March
Eng SAC tomorrow but it's already 12 AM so let's wing it  :P

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Re: VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 08:43:13 am »
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I actually like this idea. Will try to update as much as i can.
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Wednesday 8th March, 2017
- watched my brother's cricket match  :-[ i s2g i am better than him, the match was so boring

But cricket is never boring! ;D

Awesome idea  :D
Wed 8 March
Eng SAC tomorrow but it's already 12 AM so let's wing it  :P

Best of luck, j.wang! :)
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Re: VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 11:12:20 am »
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Awesome idea  :D
Wed 8 March
Eng SAC tomorrow but it's already 12 AM so let's wing it  :P
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 05:31:41 pm »
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This seems like an awesome idea!

Thursday 9th March
Had a surprise test for chemistry today :'( And I also have a chem SAC (the 1st one) next week, which goes for 4 lessons. (What a monster of a SAC?!) :o
Also I have an English creative SAC (whoop whoop yesss creativeeee!!!!) next week which goes for 2 lessons, which I am SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT haha
I also have a spesh maths test tomorrow but havent learnt two of the exercises on vectors because i joined after transition. hopefully i do well!
Methods is going good with homework and everything, a bit difficult. :-\
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Re: VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 06:32:10 pm »
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desperately waiting for updates

j.wang, how did it go?!

This seems like an awesome idea!

Thursday 9th March
Had a surprise test for chemistry today :'( And I also have a chem SAC (the 1st one) next week, which goes for 4 lessons. (What a monster of a SAC?!) :o
Also I have an English creative SAC (whoop whoop yesss creativeeee!!!!) next week which goes for 2 lessons, which I am SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT haha
I also have a spesh maths test tomorrow but havent learnt two of the exercises on vectors because i joined after transition. hopefully i do well!
Methods is going good with homework and everything, a bit difficult. :-\

Yay! ;D Great contribution. :)

How did you find the Chem test? Good luck for the Spesh test tomorrow - let us know how you go! :)
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Re: VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017, 09:39:30 pm »
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This past week I've gotten back a heap of bad results.  :'( Luckily they weren't SACs, so I can still redeem myself. Yesterday, I just had my English language analysis SAC, but I think I stuffed it up because I was distracted by a person playing music pretty loudly near the room for most of the SAC. What makes it worse is that my teacher is a harsh marker and apparently even though the SACs get cross marked he will probably get the last say in my SAC result, since he's the English coordinator. Also, I have an upcoming chemistry and physics SAC next week.

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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2017, 09:45:08 pm »
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This past week I've gotten back a heap of bad results.  :'( Luckily they weren't SACs, so I can still redeem myself. Yesterday, I just had my English language analysis SAC, but I think I stuffed it up because I was distracted by a person playing music pretty loudly near the room for most of the SAC. What makes it worse is that my teacher is a harsh marker and apparently even though the SACs get cross marked he will probably get the last say in my SAC result, since he's the English coordinator. Also, I have an upcoming chemistry and physics SAC next week.

Hey! I believe you'll ace your SACs, try not to doubt yourself! :) I'm also pretty sure that you would have smashed your SAC from yesterday and I'm sure you'll be surprised! :)
All the best for physics and chem next week.

Keep us updated! :)

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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2017, 09:49:05 pm »
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Yesterday:
- spesh homework
- methods homework
- chem homework
- english homework

Today:
- wow I might have time to hit the track and start training for athletics again
- o wait it's VCE
- spesh homework
- methods homework
- chem homework
- english homework
- cries at night

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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 09:54:35 pm »
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March 9th
Had English,  language analysis sac today...
Literally the worst one ever... However, it has gotten me pumped about the next task, and I will be on track and ace that one..


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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2017, 09:56:41 pm »
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Yesterday:
- spesh homework
- methods homework
- chem homework
- english homework

Today:
- wow I might have time to hit the track and start training for athletics again
- o wait it's VCE
- spesh homework
- methods homework
- chem homework
- english homework
- cries at night

Oh my god I feel you! And I'm doing the exact same subjects as you too! :D Do you have any SAC's coming up soon? :)

Yay! ;D Great contribution. :)

How did you find the Chem test? Good luck for the Spesh test tomorrow - let us know how you go! :)

Thanks Joseph41! :D The chem test was alright, only 9 marks though so it wasn't really a test although my teacher made us do it in test conditions and split the tables up so we weren't close to other students and everything (test conditions). I got 5/9 which isn't great but seeing as I guessed everything (I mean literally everything, I know nothing about galvanic cells), I was pretty lucky. I'm aiming for 40+ though so I'm studying my butt off for my SAC next week!
Haha our spesh test tomorrow is open book, calculator allowed and any-notes-or-anything-else-we-want-to-bring-in allowed, as well as asking-for-help allowed :P will update how it goes :)

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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2017, 10:04:24 pm »
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March 9th
Had English,  language analysis sac today...
Literally the worst one ever... However, it has gotten me pumped about the next task, and I will be on track and ace that one..

Hopefully you do ace all your future SACs! :)
I also hope the LangAnalysis comes out fine too! :)
Definitely keep us updated. ;)

|| March 9th ||

I had my first psych SAC today, which went pretty well so i'm glad!
But ive got my much dreaded English Creative SAC on Mabo next week so i'm very stressed out. I've been meaning to write up a practice piece for the teacher to give me feedback on, however i haven't been able to with 2 SAC's and 2 Practice SAC's and today is my last opportunity. Only got home at around 8 and so here i am typing up and 800-1000 word practice piece at 10 pm on a thursday. Woo hoo ! :'(
Excellent news about the psych SAC! ;D
Hopefully you'll ace your creative SAC next week too, I know you can do it! :)
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2017, 10:27:15 pm »
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*pretends to be doing VCE* :D
Today, I had my first physics prac. I felt a bit lost, as they didn't show us how to do it properly and the results were different to expected while the errors higher (not sure what happened here?). I think I might ask someone what they expect us to address in our pracs.
I haven't been enjoying physics  :-\. I'm thinking of changing to the regular stream instead of advanced (kind of regretting not taking up chemistry, I used to love it). They speed through the content without explaining it and as a result, I feel confused whenever we have a lecture and stressed during pracs (even though there's only been one haha). It's like a 3h SAC every week for a single subject! (on top of the other assessments for it, and the assessments for other subjects)
On a more positive note, I've been enjoying my other subjects - Calc 2 has been interesting, I love solving problems, and engineering is fun, I have a (hopefully good!) team for my workshops and the weekly assignments aren't too bad. It's been interesting learning about finance and how things like value of annuities are calculated.

Looking forward to the weekend! :)
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