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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2017, 10:26:25 pm »
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I'm really relying on my exam to lift up my specialist SACs. Hopefully we both ace those exams so that they can carry our study scores.


27/9/2017
Today, I went to English tutoring and that was pretty standard. I also did an ok amount of specialist work and methods work today after tutoring. I also found out that a group of students from my school are continuing to stalk my atarnotes account, which is pretty creepy.

Yeah thankfully Specialist SACs are only 33% as opposed to 40-50% like most other subjects. I have heard plenty of stories of people smashing their Methods/Spesh SACs such as my brother (amongst the top of Melb High class) but screwing up the exam and getting a study score way lower than what they should. So in the end it depends on the exam and hopefully we blitz. I sorted a couple problems that have hindered my sac performance in the past, so hopefully we are put in a position to ace it. SACs and exams definitely play out differently for different people.

About the ATARNotes account, do they know who you are IRL, or are they trying to find out ;) ?
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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2017, 10:34:57 pm »
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About the ATARNotes account, do they know who you are IRL, or are they trying to find out ;) ?

One guy apparently spent 3 hours trying to find out who I was. They even asked me to join the search team at the time. I think they just asked me on a whim later and I revealed my identity. Ever since they've been stalking my posts and one of them has posted in this very thread.
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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2017, 08:04:46 pm »
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Ever since they've been stalking my posts and one of them has posted in this very thread.

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2017, 10:37:38 pm »
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So you're looking forward to reading me repeat the exact same things that I whine about everyday on the train home.

28/9/2017
I had double English today which is never a pleasant experience. Other than that I had a late start which was good. I also went to the library today and got a decent amount of study done. When I arrived home, I also got quite a bit of study done at home. But, I'm feeling a bit tired after today, but it's been a productive day.

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2017, 09:51:15 pm »
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29/9/2017
Today I had 2 periods of cancelled classes and 1 free period, so it was really chill overall. The double specialist maths at the end of the day was a bit intense, but overall an ok day. After school I went to the library again and did a bit of study. I also did a decent amount of study at home afterwards. Over the past few days I've done a bit more study compared to normal to really try and do well for the rest of my SACs and the exams that are fast approaching.

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 11:10:57 pm »
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30/9/2017
Today I finished school at recess, since I had a free period for period 4 and a cancelled class period 5 (we finish at lunchtime on Wednesday, unless there's a SAC). So, that was really nice. Today was pretty relaxing (maybe a bit too relaxing). I did a decent amount of English work, but I feel like I should have done a bit more, since I had heaps of time on my hands today. A bit disappointed with myself, but hopefully I can do heaps of work tomorrow, as I have a day off due to parent teacher interviews, which I don't go to anymore.

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2017, 11:16:45 pm »
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ur days are always so much more productive than mine :) But just don't forget to relax, have fun and enjoy ur last moments of high school!! definetly don't overwork urself, ur atar is not worth it. Good luck!

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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2017, 10:54:26 pm »
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ur days are always so much more productive than mine :) But just don't forget to relax, have fun and enjoy ur last moments of high school!! definetly don't overwork urself, ur atar is not worth it. Good luck!

I have a decent amount of relaxation time everyday, especially at school where I can hang out with my friends. It's when I'm in the library or at home that study quite a bit, but I make sure I take frequent breaks. I realise that my atar isn't worth destroying my health and that I should cherish these last few moments of high school. Thanks for the advice.  :)

31/8/2017
I spent half of the day reviewing and analysing Stasiland and the other half of the day really just relaxing. I've found so many new ideas and feel like I've analysed Stasiland to a much greater degree on my reread. Hopefully, after I finally finish reviewing Stasiland thoroughly, I can really start doing English exam revision and start writing practice essays. I realised that I wrote the number for the month wrong for all my posts. I guess I can't count to 8  :P. For future viewers, the posts prior to this were done in August, not September. I'll leave the mistake so I can laugh about it later.
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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2017, 10:49:54 pm »
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1/9/2017
Today most of my classes either had very little learning involved or were cancelled, so school was really relaxed. But, after school I did quite a bit of work and finished analysing Stasiland properly. Now I'll try to relate Stasiland to 1984, which I've also finished analysing. I plan on making a quote bank and writing up a couple of comparative paragraphs on key themes tomorrow.
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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2017, 11:26:00 pm »
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1/9/2017
Today most of my classes either had very little learning involved or were cancelled, so school was really relaxed. But, after school I did quite a bit of work and finished analysing Stasiland properly. Now I'll try to relate Stasiland to 1984, which I've also finished analysing. I plan on making a quote bank and writing up a couple of comparative paragraphs on key themes tomorrow.
Hey zhen!
Glad you're doing well in your studies. Just a question though. What's the reason for the cancelled classes?

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2017, 09:12:45 am »
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Hey zhen!
Glad you're doing well in your studies. Just a question though. What's the reason for the cancelled classes?
Sorry for the late reply. I normally reply to posts at night, but I had my formal at night. I think my chemistry teacher was away due to extracurricular activities for the school (not sure what exactly), but I'm not sure why the other teacher was away.

2/9/2017
Earlier I said here that I wouldn't go to formal, but one of my friends convinced me to go. So, I'll talk about the formal. Overall the formal was ok. The food was pretty good but not as amazing as I was expecting for such a steep price and for such a fancy venue. Like I thought, it was really awkward for me to introduce myself to complete strangers and I felt that I really didn't fit in with that type of atmosphere, but I spent most of the night taking photos and chatting with all the friends I've made across the year, so that was pretty good. I had heaps of photos taken and had quite a bit of fun. I think that overall it was worthwhile, because I could bond with my friends, but I think that the price was way too steep ($130) and what really made it a special day was more the people there than the venue or the food.

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2017, 10:14:48 pm »
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3/9/2017
This was probably the least productive of my days in the last week, since I felt really tired after the formal. Anyway, I had English tutoring today and I learnt that I am not able to write a proper comparative under time conditions. Writing a timed comparative essay the day after formal and after not being able to sleep for much was not fun. After tutoring, I did a bit of methods and not much other study. Hopefully after a proper night of sleep I'll be motivated to do more study.

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2017, 10:35:58 pm »
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4/9/2017
I think I relaxed a bit too much today, but at least I finished my methods revision for my SAC on Wednesday. Not much happened today, but I had double English, which is never fun (if you're wondering why just read my second post and you'll see my giant rant about my teacher).

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2017, 08:30:15 pm »
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5/9/2017
The big thing that happened today was that I got my UMAT results. They were awful, but I guess I'm ok with that now since the reasons why I wanted to try out medicine were pretty shallow (high job rates and wage) and honestly I don't think I have much of a passion for medicine. I was kind of hoping that I might find that passion if I tried it out, but now that I know that it's impossible to get into undergraduate medicine, I feel like I should give up on this. Right now, I think my main interest is commerce, since I enjoy mathematics to a degree. To the people that do commerce currently, is it maths heavy and do you think that it's enjoyable as a course? Other than that the main thing today was that I had 3 periods of no classes, where I spent time helping people study for the methods SAC tomorrow.

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2017, 08:50:35 pm »
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5/9/2017
The big thing that happened today was that I got my UMAT results. They were awful, but I guess I'm ok with that now since the reasons why I wanted to try out medicine were pretty shallow (high job rates and wage) and honestly I don't think I have much of a passion for medicine. I was kind of hoping that I might find that passion if I tried it out, but now that I know that it's impossible to get into undergraduate medicine, I feel like I should give up on this. Right now, I think my main interest is commerce, since I enjoy mathematics to a degree. To the people that do commerce currently, is it maths heavy and do you think that it's enjoyable as a course? Other than that the main thing today was that I had 3 periods of no classes, where I spent time helping people study for the methods SAC tomorrow.

Well it's alright zhen that happens sometimes :) if you're interested in commerce that is fantastic! Having an interest in mathematics is a really important quality to have to study commerce imo, for all the mathematical concepts you might learn, good luck in your future endeavours! I might get into the same course too, and we might meet from there. :)
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