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#### managerhwang

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« Reply #390 on: September 06, 2017, 06:24:03 pm »
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starting to get worried about my atar now lol... did not realize there was only like 60 days left. i'm relatively confident in hitting the lower end of my desired atar (95+) but am not really putting in enough effort to achieve like 97, 98+. it's hard to predict though because i'm a bit unsure about how well i'll be able to do for some of my subjects - as of now i only really have like one subject that i'm really confident in (maybe my predictions are too cocky given how little work i've done lol). with studio arts, for example, the scaling is kinda cray so i'm going to have to really practice nailing exam responses
should probably talk to my teachers to get a better feel for how i'm going, also need some help to plan out these next two months properly so i don't waste time X_______X

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« Reply #391 on: September 11, 2017, 09:34:39 pm »
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The end of term is coming up. I'm thinking of repeating a FM next year. I might just focus most of my effort for hhd. I'm loosing motivation to study for fm since i'm going to be repeating it next year.

#### patriciarose

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« Reply #392 on: September 12, 2017, 10:55:41 am »
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i haven't been here regularly for about a month, oops – had (having?? rip) a fairly big slump recently and tbh it's kind of hard to get out of? but trial exams are in three weeks so i have to actually focus :/

school's been kind of okay recently though (: i got 100 in a lit sac and literally cried omg, this one feels more validating than the others i've had in english or w/e because of how hard i actually have to work in lit haha. but then i guess my health scores balance that out because no matter how hard i work i can't seem to drag them up out of low 90s, which is kind of worrying bc i really need that 40 badly rip. had to do a group presentation for my uni subject last week as well, and i discovered that the stereotype of arts students never doing any work til the night before is accurate lmao (but at least they did it eventually?? so i can't complain tbh).

also, anybody else have their school repeatedly telling them how many days of school are left? if they're doing it to alleviate pressure it's definitely misguided omfg.
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#### zofromuxo

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« Reply #393 on: September 12, 2017, 01:31:27 pm »
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The end of term is coming up. I'm thinking of repeating a FM next year. I might just focus most of my effort for hhd. I'm loosing motivation to study for fm since i'm going to be repeating it next year.
Wait, you is it certain your repeating FM our not? Because at the start you say I'm thinking of repeating a FM next year. but then at the end you say I'm loosing motivation to study for fm since i'm going to be repeating it next year.. Which is it?
Either way, I would just do my best anyway assuming your in Year 12 next year. As your more likely to have less time and focus to study on it.

starting to get worried about my atar now lol... did not realize there was only like 60 days left. i'm relatively confident in hitting the lower end of my desired atar (95+) but am not really putting in enough effort to achieve like 97, 98+. it's hard to predict though because i'm a bit unsure about how well i'll be able to do for some of my subjects - as of now i only really have like one subject that i'm really confident in (maybe my predictions are too cocky given how little work i've done lol). with studio arts, for example, the scaling is kinda cray so i'm going to have to really practice nailing exam responses
should probably talk to my teachers to get a better feel for how i'm going, also need some help to plan out these next two months properly so i don't waste time X_______X
If you want to make a plan for what to do in the next two months.
1. Figure out what your struggling with and want to focus on
-Is it revising content i don't understand?
-Is it doing practice exam questions?
-Is it needing to relax to avoid burnout?

2. Ask for feedback on individual courses
They aren't necessarily right in what you should do

-Look up what you need to study and cross out the one you have a understanding for and know you will never answer them incorrect 100% of the time.
-Write a list of the points you don't understand or think you'll answer incorrectly on the exam.

4. Set up a timetable for the things you want
-Write an accurate timeline for what you will do on the days before the exam
-Keep in mind, not too push too hard and burn out, but also not study too lightly
-Be aware, that this can change at any moment, so prioritize what you want to study using the responses gathered in the previous bullet points.

I'm sure someone at AN can give you better advice, but use these as general starting points.
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« Reply #394 on: September 25, 2017, 02:44:45 pm »
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Great to have you here, nabeela!

Are you in Year 12 at the moment?

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« Reply #395 on: September 25, 2017, 03:17:24 pm »
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Yes, I am!

Nice one! How have those English essays come along?
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#### lilyrosee

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« Reply #396 on: September 26, 2017, 10:53:56 am »
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What is everyone's study plan for the holidays?

When I don't have to go into school for holiday classes I am trying to mimic a typical school day so I can balance all of my subjects.
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#### nabeela

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« Reply #397 on: September 27, 2017, 08:44:56 am »
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What is everyone's study plan for the holidays?

When I don't have to go into school for holiday classes I am trying to mimic a typical school day so I can balance all of my subjects.
My action plan is the same as yours but i think allocating my target amount of trials may be difficult... Whats your method of efficient study?

#### patriciarose

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« Reply #398 on: September 28, 2017, 03:07:35 pm »
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What is everyone's study plan for the holidays?

When I don't have to go into school for holiday classes I am trying to mimic a typical school day so I can balance all of my subjects.

i tried that and it didn't really work for me but i can see how it'd be nice! i've been doing 1/4 of a practice exam for history, an essay for english, essay for lit and then an hour of general study for my other two subjects each day (: it'll be annoying once school gets back though omg.

also holiday classes sound awful :/ i just finished trial exams today, but at least we didn't have to learn during them
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#### K888

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« Reply #399 on: September 28, 2017, 03:30:50 pm »
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i tried that and it didn't really work for me but i can see how it'd be nice! i've been doing 1/4 of a practice exam for history, an essay for english, essay for lit and then an hour of general study for my other two subjects each day (: it'll be annoying once school gets back though omg.

also holiday classes sound awful :/ i just finished trial exams today, but at least we didn't have to learn during them
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#### patriciarose

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« Reply #400 on: September 28, 2017, 09:24:27 pm »
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How's the study for Revs going?

oh god um it's ... going? haha. i had my trial exam for it today and went in a little blind because with sacs up until last friday and then all the exams this week, it's been so hard to find time to revise? oops. russia (like, okay, AOS2?? who is lenin?? did russia even exist past october 1917?? sounds like fake news???) was an absolute travesty but america was surprisingly okay so if nothing else, i think it'll be interesting to get it back and see what i really need to concentrate on!

i would love to know how you revised for it actually if you still remember? (: i'm fine with dates and facts really, so not sure if i should start doing practice questions but with notes, or try and memorise everything and then do questions blind? aaah.
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#### K888

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« Reply #401 on: September 29, 2017, 01:04:55 am »
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oh god um it's ... going? haha. i had my trial exam for it today and went in a little blind because with sacs up until last friday and then all the exams this week, it's been so hard to find time to revise? oops. russia (like, okay, AOS2?? who is lenin?? did russia even exist past october 1917?? sounds like fake news???) was an absolute travesty but america was surprisingly okay so if nothing else, i think it'll be interesting to get it back and see what i really need to concentrate on!

i would love to know how you revised for it actually if you still remember? (: i'm fine with dates and facts really, so not sure if i should start doing practice questions but with notes, or try and memorise everything and then do questions blind? aaah.
Haha I feel you on not getting much study in before the practice exam - we had to rush to finish Russia AOS2 (was my 2nd rev), and like thankfully, my teacher had been making us do 3 or 4 pointers and parts of doc studies for China for the first 10-15 mins of class most days, so I had revision under my belt, but I didn't feel like I had everything consolidated, and I just felt so rushed haha - but not to worry! If nothing else, it can give you an indicator of what you really need to focus on, and it can give you that kick to get motivated
And yep, definitely feel you on the AOS2 lol. We learnt it so quickly, and it was different to the way we'd learnt the rest of the course, so it felt like it didn't even happen lol. Always felt a bit shifty on my AOS2 knowledge. Definitely performed worse in my Russia SACs and on the practice exam (and I reckon I also did worse on Russia in the actual exam), despite the fact China was seen as the hardest revolution and had the most content haha.

In terms of revision, basically just practice questions lol. My teacher was amazing, and made a pack for us all, full of practice questions to do. Honestly what I credit my study score to haha - I did just about every single question in the booklet, and it helped my timing so much. So yeah, maybe see if your teacher can give you exam style questions. Honestly probably the most important thing in Revs - nailing answering questions.
Apart from that, made sure I knew my historian's viewpoints for the doc study (d. question for me, but I believe it's now the c. question for you?) - and got good at applying them. I had really good grids for these - hard to explain here, so maybe send me a PM at some stage to remind me to give a proper explanation. Might even be able to send a photo or something.
Also had powerpoints for the content - dates, key points, etc. - made sure I knew my mnemonics and all that, but tbh, I had the content down pat by the time we finished AOS2 of Russia. But, these were amazing for revision. Just hit the space bar through the powerpoints so I could recall stuff instantly.

In terms of notes - I think I actually didn't take a single note the whole year. Crazy, I know? But like, the only notes I took were from readings we got assigned to do out of class. I genuinely don't even think I had an exercise book for Revs. If I did, I just used it to draw in haha. But yeah, had no need for notes. Learnt the content off the powerpoint (which really functioned more as flashcards. Again, if you're curious - chuck me a PM and I'll explain better )

So yeah, tl;dr - PRACTICE QUESTIONS! Don't even need to sit a whole practice exam. I only did 2 full practice exams, one of those being the formal one I had to go into school during the holidays to do, and the other one being one we organised to do under exam conditions in class. Get those practice questions going, incase I haven't said it enough haha.

Hope this was of some help! Always happy to answer anything in the question thread or via PM.
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« Reply #402 on: October 03, 2017, 10:50:02 pm »
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With less than a month to go, how is everyone feeling?
I'm starting to feel the pressure and stress that everyone else is doing a whole heap more exams than I am...I have finish all of my notes and are pretty content with them

Out of interest - when does everyone graduate? I graduate on the 24th of October!

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« Reply #403 on: October 04, 2017, 10:07:09 am »
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With less than a month to go, how is everyone feeling?
I'm starting to feel the pressure and stress that everyone else is doing a whole heap more exams than I am...I have finish all of my notes and are pretty content with them

Out of interest - when does everyone graduate? I graduate on the 24th of October!

English Language is stressing me out, but I'm glad to have hit the time of year where I can just focus on exams. (I love the content of EL, but application under timed conditions is scary).

I also still need to finish some VTAC stuff off, hopefully I'll have that done by the end of this week

My school has our graduation at the start of December (which reminds me that I need to return my form)
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« Reply #404 on: October 04, 2017, 01:12:55 pm »
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English Language is stressing me out, but I'm glad to have hit the time of year where I can just focus on exams. (I love the content of EL, but application under timed conditions is scary).

I also still need to finish some VTAC stuff off, hopefully I'll have that done by the end of this week

My school has our graduation at the start of December (which reminds me that I need to return my form)

Which section(s) of the exam in particular are you most concerned about for EngLang?
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