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Re: Communal VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #405 on: October 04, 2017, 01:57:41 pm »
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Which section(s) of the exam in particular are you most concerned about for EngLang?

Probably the essay. My main concern is that I won't finish it, so I'm thinking that maybe I should do the essay before the analytical commentary because an AC doesn't need to adhere to a rigid structure

edit: That way, if I run out of time I'll probably lose less marks for it being incomplete
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Re: Communal VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #406 on: October 05, 2017, 12:04:59 am »
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Probably the essay. My main concern is that I won't finish it, so I'm thinking that maybe I should do the essay before the analytical commentary because an AC doesn't need to adhere to a rigid structure

edit: That way, if I run out of time I'll probably lose less marks for it being incomplete

The englang essay also terrifies me. I get close to full marks on the AC/short answer component but do painfully average on the essay :,( good luck with your englang studies!!

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Re: Communal VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #407 on: December 15, 2017, 03:36:45 pm »
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I don't have a personal VCE journal so I may as well post this on the communal journal (maybe I'll make one for uni next year). As I'm sure you are all aware, it's ATAR day today and I hope all from the class of 2017/2018 are satsified with their ATARs/study scores. It really is quite a cathartic moment to see the conclusion of 13 years of schooling. I was happy to see most of my friends were pleased with their results but alas a few were disappointed, something that cannot be avoided when it comes to ranking the entire state with one score. Is VCE a good system? Is it a bad system? I'm not sure anyone can answer that question, but it is a compromise that must be made and one that I believe does truly reward hard work and perseverance.

Since I am exceptionally happy with my result, I would like to express my gratitude to all the wonderful people of AN. The experience of the moderators and members who have already graduated is undeniably one of the most important aspects of this forum. I find school does not really allow for much interaction with older year levels, but reading the advice and support of VCE survivors on AN has really helped me gain an insight into successfully completing VCE. My fellow members of the class of 2017 deserve a special shoutout. We've been through many tough times together and reading about the VCE experience of other people and comparing it with my own has really put things into perspective for me. I'd also like to wish the year 11s on this forum good luck as they move into year 12. It really is the climax of your school life and you should make the most of it while enjoying yourself.

As for the future, I'm really not sure where I'm going. While many of my friends are locked into courses such as commerce @ UoM and can relax, I have decided to pursue medicine and thus Janurary 16th is going to be another nerve-wracking day with the mystery of the medical interview and UMAT thrown into the mix. All I can do now is hope for the best and try to take my mind off teriary offers.
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Re: Communal VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #408 on: December 17, 2017, 04:14:52 pm »
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Well, I'm back after like what, 7 months or something. It's been a long while since I've posted on this forum or even touch the ATAR notes website but long story short, I experienced burn out fairly early into the year.
I tried to do too much at once both within my studies and in my personal life and I just completely lost it around mid this year. I needed to recover quickly and try to start the Semester 2 fresh so I quit all my music ensembles and took a long break from volunteering at my church. I started to slowly catch up and I was fine for a bit but I was definitely missing that balance between school and personal life still. So I decided to go back to a few of my ensembles and I've been settled in that area for a while now.
Out of all that I got a study score of 38 for Biology which I'm quite proud of. I feel like doing that 3/4 subject now has given me some insight on how to tackle my subjects next year, or more like how NOT to tackle them. Will try and be smarter about it next year. For Year 12, I'm taking English, Methods, Chem, Phys and hopefully Uni Chem at Monash Uni. Going to try and get back into volunteering at church just so I have something to do outside of school that continues on past Year 12 and yeah. That's my story. :)
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Re: Communal VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #409 on: March 23, 2018, 10:47:06 pm »
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Hi all,
Sorry if i'm not meant to bump this thread since it's been 4 ish months since the last post, but oh well :|. I guess I'll start of 2018's journal at the end of term 1.

This term was pretty quiet with just two 'proper' full length sacs and then some small chem AOS3 tasks, so term one has been pretty slow and similar to last year. It's been good so far, but I realised that it just makes term 2 and 3 even busier. I just got my englang sac back today and was honestly disappointed in the result and was expecting and wanting a bit higher. I got 83% which luckily turns out to be 17/20 vcaa marks. I was expecting a 90% or around there coming out of the sac and felt pretty confident about my answers (short answer questions), but then the results got released today and didn't go how i expected.

Honestly have mixed feelings about the result since it was only 20% of my unit 3 mark (which only counts 25% for SS), and because I know that one sac won't ruin your study score (same thing happened with psych and look what happened). I think it's just not the start to the year that i wanted. Hopefully the next sac i get back (bio) is better, fingers crossed.

I'll probably try out doing a journal here and then deciding whether or not to start my own thread, we'll see!
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Re: Communal VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #410 on: April 24, 2018, 09:38:42 am »
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Hi all,
Sorry if i'm not meant to bump this thread since it's been 4 ish months since the last post, but oh well :|. I guess I'll start of 2018's journal at the end of term 1.

This term was pretty quiet with just two 'proper' full length sacs and then some small chem AOS3 tasks, so term one has been pretty slow and similar to last year. It's been good so far, but I realised that it just makes term 2 and 3 even busier. I just got my englang sac back today and was honestly disappointed in the result and was expecting and wanting a bit higher. I got 83% which luckily turns out to be 17/20 vcaa marks. I was expecting a 90% or around there coming out of the sac and felt pretty confident about my answers (short answer questions), but then the results got released today and didn't go how i expected.

Honestly have mixed feelings about the result since it was only 20% of my unit 3 mark (which only counts 25% for SS), and because I know that one sac won't ruin your study score (same thing happened with psych and look what happened). I think it's just not the start to the year that i wanted. Hopefully the next sac i get back (bio) is better, fingers crossed.

I'll probably try out doing a journal here and then deciding whether or not to start my own thread, we'll see!

Nah, all good! I think people just started making their own threads, but this thread is always open to anybody who's looking to contribute but doesn't fancy their own thread. :)

On the EngLang SAC mark, sorry to hear you were disappointed. You might know already, but raw scores aren't that meaningful - so like, the ultimate difference between getting 83% and 90% is probably very slim if impactful at all.

OK so I have never posted on here before but I read the forums like ALL the time. Iím in year 12 at the moment and am LOVING it. The work load (yes this is weird 😑) and the social.

But Iím worried about after year 12... Iím kind of not looking forward to university and am feeling like I wonít know what to do with myself after all this is over. Maybe itís just a bit of phase and Iíll get my self out of it soon. I donít know 😬


Great first post - glad to have you here. :) I remember my first post after a while of lurking haha. Look forward to seeing you around!

I think it's pretty natural to feel how you are re: uni and the like. I certainly was feeling similarly at about the same time. What sort of courses are you interested in? :)
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Re: Communal VCE Journey Journal (feel free to participate!)
« Reply #411 on: April 24, 2018, 12:07:55 pm »
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But Iím worried about after year 12... Iím kind of not looking forward to university and am feeling like I wonít know what to do with myself after all this is over. Maybe itís just a bit of phase and Iíll get my self out of it soon. I donít know 😬
This is kind of how I felt. It took me a while to know where I was headed (and now I'm in Honours, so... that went well.), but you'll get there. :) Have a look at yourself and what you enjoy most. Talk to friends who have known you for years, your parents, sibling(s) if you have any or other people close to you. They'll probably have good recommendations for you (besides a few biases). If not, you have the AN community and we're here to help!
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