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#### dani.eric

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« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2017, 05:57:09 pm »
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11.03.17
In the past two weeks I have received SAC results that have all been above 88%, my classmates have had large variations in there results with some getting higher than me and some lower. I was ecstatic when i first got my marks back but now i feel like i should not be celebrating because my understanding is that based on my exam results, the marks could all become far less so I have lost my sense of acheivement.

I have my further maths SAC next week on six chapters of the textbook and I am utterly unprepared because of the workload of other subjects and time pressures, past year twelves said that term one was fairly easy but i certainly cannot relate! Does anybody here have any tips for getting a really good understanding of the further core content?

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« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2017, 07:18:41 pm »
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Woohoo!!! Excellent to hear!

Edit: lol just realised that apparently you went back in time

Hahaha I meant the Wednesday 8th of March
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« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2017, 07:29:40 pm »
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Yeah, right on! You definitely have a lot of content to deal with this year, so it's glad you enjoy them haha.

Do you want to continue with something Legal or HHD-related after school?

Not sure atm, maybe do business, journalism or law, i did do bus man 3/4 last year, got 27 as a score, not good but not bad haha

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« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2017, 07:30:25 pm »
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I absolutely love this idea, Joseph41!!
Sometimes (at least when I remember...) I write diary entries and they're really fun to look back at when I feel tired and stressed.

|| 11/03/2017 ||

- Last week was terrible for me, I had the OZCLO competition on Wednesday (which is really fun, regret not doing it in previous years, but really tiring), then on Thursday I had my chem sac after school then Friday I had my Eng Lang Analytical Commentary sac.

- When I came back from school on Friday, I celebrated by watching anime the whole day

- I had Bio and Chem tutoring today. Sometimes I regret having tutoring for all of my subjects, but it's great as an extra help!

- Gonna watch a movie after writing this entry

- I've been thinking about writing two entries for a while: one on how I got a raw 44 on methods and another on how I got a raw 48 in Psych and what I could've done etc etc. I've replied to a couple of people already giving them advice on those subjects, but I feel that I should have all of my advice collated in one place and update it as I remember more things from last year. But idk is it worth it??
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« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2017, 08:13:33 pm »
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11 March 2017 Saturday

-Almost finished the English book for school which I have been struggling to understand and read in ages!!
-Mum's birthday so we went out to have Pho
-Mum gave some really meaningful life advice and also decided to change her stance and allow me to apply for my dream university (her support will mean so much to me!!)

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« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2017, 08:58:46 pm »
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--11th March 2017--
-  went for a run and that's an achievement for me because me ≠ exercise
-  didn't do much studying today
-  i won some money today and that's nice bc i don't work so every cent i get is used for saving up
-  i went somewhere nice + celebrated
- realised that the world is full of trickery
-  i write stories online & today i updated 2 chapters which is amazing.

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« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2017, 09:12:14 pm »
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This seems like fun. Will try to update often!!

=11th of March 2017=
- recovered from soreness of camp (still was a hella fun camp tho)
- attempting to catch up on textbook questions for pre much bio, chem and phys 😱
- havent thought about what topic i would talk about for english oral sac. should do that soon.
- went to church and worked on cameras. t'was a nice break from just life.
-also have bio sac coming soon (this wednesday) in which i will begin studying tmrw since we have the long weekend.
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« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2017, 10:04:13 pm »
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11.03.17
In the past two weeks I have received SAC results that have all been above 88%, my classmates have had large variations in there results with some getting higher than me and some lower. I was ecstatic when i first got my marks back but now i feel like i should not be celebrating because my understanding is that based on my exam results, the marks could all become far less so I have lost my sense of acheivement.
While I can't comment on how your SACs will correlate with your exam marks, I just wanted to pop and say that you shouldn't undermine your achievements. 88% is a very good mark, absolutely worth celebrating, and you should be proud of the effort you've put in. The system has its flaws and you shouldn't base your self-worth on it.

- I've been thinking about writing two entries for a while: one on how I got a raw 44 on methods and another on how I got a raw 48 in Psych and what I could've done etc etc. I've replied to a couple of people already giving them advice on those subjects, but I feel that I should have all of my advice collated in one place and update it as I remember more things from last year. But idk is it worth it??
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#### j.wang

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« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2017, 11:17:25 pm »
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Update: I survived the English SAC lol

but in all seriousness, thanks for all your guys' support, saw them all after the SAC hahah

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« Reply #54 on: March 12, 2017, 09:10:01 am »
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Hey everyone!
So I my first round of SACs last week, and though I was lucky enough to escape the week of hell like some of my friends (5 sacs in the one week) I did an English Creative Response Sac, Health, Chinese oral and a chem and methods test. Not sure how Chinese and English went, but feel like i did pretty ok. The Methods test and Chem test is a different story though... not sure if I should always prioritise sacs over non-sac tests but I reckon it's agood move, particularly because i didn't totally wing the tests anyway.
Feeling good in motivation, not too low or too high though, but with the long weekend to catch up maybe I can try to get really ahead
Hope everyone's still feeling great! Or at least good...

Hey, chowe2! Welcome to ATAR Notes! Please let us know if you need any help navigating the forums or whatever else - it's great to have you here.

Five SACs in a single week would be absolutely brutal. I think the most I ever had was four, and that was definitely bad enough haha. I'm glad you could avoid it (for now, at least).

I agree with you in prioritising SACs over tests. I mean, ideally (of course), it'd be nice to do well in both, but I certainly know which one I'd prefer if I could only do well in one. Solid strategy in my eyes!

What's your favourite subject at the moment?

11.03.17
In the past two weeks I have received SAC results that have all been above 88%, my classmates have had large variations in there results with some getting higher than me and some lower. I was ecstatic when i first got my marks back but now i feel like i should not be celebrating because my understanding is that based on my exam results, the marks could all become far less so I have lost my sense of acheivement.

I have my further maths SAC next week on six chapters of the textbook and I am utterly unprepared because of the workload of other subjects and time pressures, past year twelves said that term one was fairly easy but i certainly cannot relate! Does anybody here have any tips for getting a really good understanding of the further core content?

Above 88% is amazing - well done!

It's true that the exam can scale SAC results (either up or down), but there's not much point worrying about that at the moment. You can only sit the SACs you're given, and those results are truly fantastic. I totally know what you mean, but it's a shame to lose that sense of achievement - because it definitely is an achievement!

Six chapters is pretty harsh for Further. I think getting that good understand you're after has two parts:

1. Really understanding the nitty gritty of the theory. You can usually do this just be reading the preamble to each chapter; from my experience, at least, they give a little introduction to that particular area of study, and why it's important. Having this understanding is useful when you need to decide how best to represent data and things like that.

2. Simply a heap of practice questions. The more you do (and mark), the more you'll understand.

I believe in you! Let us know how the Further SAC goes.

Hahaha I meant the Wednesday 8th of March

Very sneaky. Amazing result, though!

Not sure atm, maybe do business, journalism or law, i did do bus man 3/4 last year, got 27 as a score, not good but not bad haha

Ooh nice, so still a lot of options!

I also did BusMan in Year 11! Did you enjoy it?

I absolutely love this idea, Joseph41!!
Sometimes (at least when I remember...) I write diary entries and they're really fun to look back at when I feel tired and stressed.

|| 11/03/2017 ||

- Last week was terrible for me, I had the OZCLO competition on Wednesday (which is really fun, regret doing it in previous years, but really tiring), then on Thursday I had my chem sac after school then Friday I had my Eng Lang Analytical Commentary sac.

- When I came back from school on Friday, I celebrated by watching anime the whole day

- I had Bio and Chem tutoring today. Sometimes I regret having tutoring for all of my subjects, but it's great as an extra help!

- Gonna watch a movie after writing this entry

- I've been thinking about writing two entries for a while: one on how I got a raw 44 on methods and another on how I got a raw 48 in Psych and what I could've done etc etc. I've replied to a couple of people already giving them advice on those subjects, but I feel that I should have all of my advice collated in one place and update it as I remember more things from last year. But idk is it worth it??

Yay - I'm glad you like it!

I've never heard of this, but does OZCLO refer to the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad? If so, that sounds absolutely amazing (I studied Linguistics at uni haha). Could you please tell me more about it? Like, what does it involve?

Those posts (Methods and Psych) would be so helpful - please, please do it if you have time! Like, I genuinely became super excited just then thinking about it hahaha. Seriously, you have no idea - please do it.

And which movie did you watch?

11 March 2017 Saturday

-Almost finished the English book for school which I have been struggling to understand and read in ages!!
-Mum's birthday so we went out to have Pho
-Mum gave some really meaningful life advice and also decided to change her stance and allow me to apply for my dream university (her support will mean so much to me!!)

Nice job re: English book! What's the text?

And that's so good about uni! Super stoked for you, Shinkaze.

--11th March 2017--
-  went for a run and that's an achievement for me because me ≠ exercise
-  didn't do much studying today
-  i won some money today and that's nice bc i don't work so every cent i get is used for saving up
-  i went somewhere nice + celebrated
- realised that the world is full of trickery
-  i write stories online & today i updated 2 chapters which is amazing.

Are you saving up for anything in particular, or just... life stuff? Haha.

What type of stories do you write? Sounds slick af.

This seems like fun. Will try to update often!!

=11th of March 2017=
- recovered from soreness of camp (still was a hella fun camp tho)
- attempting to catch up on textbook questions for pre much bio, chem and phys 😱
- havent thought about what topic i would talk about for english oral sac. should do that soon.
- went to church and worked on cameras. t'was a nice break from just life.
-also have bio sac coming soon (this wednesday) in which i will begin studying tmrw since we have the long weekend.

All the best for the Bio SAC on Wednesday - let us know how it goes!

Update: I survived the English SAC lol

but in all seriousness, thanks for all your guys' support, saw them all after the SAC hahah

Yesssss amazing! You go, j.wang.

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« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2017, 09:17:52 am »
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11 March 2017 Saturday

-Almost finished the English book for school which I have been struggling to understand and read in ages!!
-Mum's birthday so we went out to have Pho
-Mum gave some really meaningful life advice and also decided to change her stance and allow me to apply for my dream university (her support will mean so much to me!!)
Life advice is always so, so, so helpful. It is really good that you took the time out to celebrate your mum's birthday! (I'm doing that today with my dad, haha)
It is also excellent to hear that you nearly finished your English book!

--11th March 2017--
-  went for a run and that's an achievement for me because me ≠ exercise
-  didn't do much studying today
-  i won some money today and that's nice bc i don't work so every cent i get is used for saving up
-  i went somewhere nice + celebrated
- realised that the world is full of trickery
-  i write stories online & today i updated 2 chapters which is amazing.
Running is a super fun way to get exercise! Glad you tried it out! That's okay about not studying, sometimes you just need a day off studying here and there. Excellent news about winning money. What type of stories do you write? I used to write stories but they weren't very good, haha.

This seems like fun. Will try to update often!!

=11th of March 2017=
- recovered from soreness of camp (still was a hella fun camp tho)
- attempting to catch up on textbook questions for pre much bio, chem and phys 😱
- havent thought about what topic i would talk about for english oral sac. should do that soon.
- went to church and worked on cameras. t'was a nice break from just life.
-also have bio sac coming soon (this wednesday) in which i will begin studying tmrw since we have the long weekend.
That is a nice break from life, what did you do with the cameras?
All the best for choosing a topic for the English oral and your biol SAC!

Update: I survived the English SAC lol

but in all seriousness, thanks for all your guys' support, saw them all after the SAC hahah
Yay! Great to hear about that!

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« Reply #56 on: March 12, 2017, 09:29:17 am »
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Hey, chowe2! Welcome to ATAR Notes! Please let us know if you need any help navigating the forums or whatever else - it's great to have you here.

Five SACs in a single week would be absolutely brutal. I think the most I ever had was four, and that was definitely bad enough haha. I'm glad you could avoid it (for now, at least).

I agree with you in prioritising SACs over tests. I mean, ideally (of course), it'd be nice to do well in both, but I certainly know which one I'd prefer if I could only do well in one. Solid strategy in my eyes!

What's your favourite subject at the moment?

Above 88% is amazing - well done!

It's true that the exam can scale SAC results (either up or down), but there's not much point worrying about that at the moment. You can only sit the SACs you're given, and those results are truly fantastic. I totally know what you mean, but it's a shame to lose that sense of achievement - because it definitely is an achievement!

Six chapters is pretty harsh for Further. I think getting that good understand you're after has two parts:

1. Really understanding the nitty gritty of the theory. You can usually do this just be reading the preamble to each chapter; from my experience, at least, they give a little introduction to that particular area of study, and why it's important. Having this understanding is useful when you need to decide how best to represent data and things like that.

2. Simply a heap of practice questions. The more you do (and mark), the more you'll understand.

I believe in you! Let us know how the Further SAC goes.

Very sneaky. Amazing result, though!

Ooh nice, so still a lot of options!

I also did BusMan in Year 11! Did you enjoy it?

Yay - I'm glad you like it!

I've never heard of this, but does OZCLO refer to the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad? If so, that sounds absolutely amazing (I studied Linguistics at uni haha). Could you please tell me more about it? Like, what does it involve?

Those posts (Methods and Psych) would be so helpful - please, please do it if you have time! Like, I genuinely became super excited just then thinking about it hahaha. Seriously, you have no idea - please do it.

And which movie did you watch?

Nice job re: English book! What's the text?

And that's so good about uni! Super stoked for you, Shinkaze.

Are you saving up for anything in particular, or just... life stuff? Haha.

What type of stories do you write? Sounds slick af.

All the best for the Bio SAC on Wednesday - let us know how it goes!

Yesssss amazing! You go, j.wang.

It was alright, I really want to do Global Politics but my school wouldn't offer it, I want to do it distance ed but feel like I wouldn't get it all completed because its online

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« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2017, 09:44:29 am »
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It was alright, I really want to do Global Politics but my school wouldn't offer it, I want to do it distance ed but feel like I wouldn't get it all completed because its online

Yeah, I'm not really sure if Distance Ed would work for me or not - it's difficult to tell until you do it, I guess!

Perhaps you could do Global Politics stuff at uni?

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« Reply #58 on: March 12, 2017, 11:43:07 am »
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Had my first english sac and methods sac 2 days ago. Think I failed the english sac and got around ~50% for the methoda sac. Not going well for me

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« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2017, 11:44:55 am »
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Had my first english sac and methods sac 2 days ago. Think I failed the english sac and got around ~50% for the methoda sac. Not going well for me
I'm sure you did better than you thought you did!
Hopefully things do turn out well for you!
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