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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2017, 10:30:07 pm »
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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. :)
Ye, hopefully I end up liking commerce cause I don't want to have to switch degrees.

6/9/2017
Had my methods SAC today which was absolutely awful. But, since most people didn't think they did well, hopefully it'll be like the first SAC when I fluked a decent score, despite feeling really bad coming out of it. Pretty hyped right now since that was my last methods SAC and only a few SACs are left.  :)

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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2017, 06:33:22 am »
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Ye, hopefully I end up liking commerce cause I don't want to have to switch degrees.

6/9/2017
Had my methods SAC today which was absolutely awful. But, since most people didn't think they did well, hopefully it'll be like the first SAC when I fluked a decent score, despite feeling really bad coming out of it. Pretty hyped right now since that was my last methods SAC and only a few SACs are left.  :)

Have you done your last chem SAC yet?

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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2017, 09:15:16 pm »
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Have you done your last chem SAC yet?
Not yet, I have one last chemistry SAC next term, but my teacher has basically finished the course cause he raced through it at a crazy pace meaning that I barely understood what he was teaching half the time.

7/9/2017
I did quite a bit of study on this day, but not much happened other than this really boring speech about 1984 which we had to listen to that outlined background information about the novel.

8/9/2017
I slacked off a lot today and didn't really study much after school. Today I had cross country running but I just walked it with two friends. I had an amazing time today and probably laughed more in one day than I laughed for the last week. It was really amazing just hanging out with friends and enjoying these last few moments of year 12. It was also great that the teachers didn't care that we were 10 minutes late to start and basically joked around with us, since they knew that it's our last year and just let us do whatever we wanted.

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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2017, 07:42:25 pm »
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9/9/2017
I went for a morning jog and did a decent amount of specialist revision for my upcoming SAC. I was feeling good for most of the day but at around 8:00 pm at night I started feeling really sick. I had a fever, a massive headache and a sore throat so I slept pretty early.

10/9/2017
I woke up feeling really bad, but about 3 hours after waking up, I felt a lot better. Went to English tutoring, which was pretty standard. Afterwards, I did quite a bit of specialist revision. I feel like I've been doing heaps of SAC revision, but I haven't been preping for the exams as much as I should have. So, I'm going to try to start prepping hard for my practice exams which are next week.

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« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2017, 07:58:53 pm »
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9/9/2017
I went for a morning jog and did a decent amount of specialist revision for my upcoming SAC. I was feeling good for most of the day but at around 8:00 pm at night I started feeling really sick. I had a fever, a massive headache and a sore throat so I slept pretty early.

10/9/2017
I woke up feeling really bad, but about 3 hours after waking up, I felt a lot better. Went to English tutoring, which was pretty standard. Afterwards, I did quite a bit of specialist revision. I feel like I've been doing heaps of SAC revision, but I haven't been preping for the exams as much as I should have. So, I'm going to try to start prepping hard for my practice exams which are next week.
Be careful not to overdo it zhen, pushing yourself to burnout. Is a really, really bad thing to do now.

Trust me on this, I've gone and done, the week before my exams
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« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2017, 08:12:42 pm »
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Be careful not to overdo it zhen, pushing yourself to burnout. Is a really, really bad thing to do now.

Trust me on this, I've gone and done, the week before my exams
I'll be careful of not overdoing it. I've been making sure that I take plenty of breaks and I've also started to run once a week to really reduce stress. It's not like I'm studying 5 hours straight without breaks. I always try to take mini breaks during my study sessions so I feel refreshed and large breaks in between study sessions. If I feel like I'm overdoing it and if I feel like I'm starting to lose motivation, I'll slow down for a day or two. Anyway, thanks for the advice.  :)

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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2017, 10:42:36 pm »
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11/9/2017
I was really unhappy with my English and physics lessons today. For physics we spent time proving things that would never need to be proven in the course. I'm really annoyed that we're wasting time doing this when we only have 4 periods left until practice exams and we haven't finished the content yet. For English, it was just my teacher doing what he usually does, which is being biased and not accepting other people's opinions. He also yelled at people who opposed his view rather than engaging in a civilised discussion with them. I can't wait to finally finish English so I won't have to deal with my teacher ever again. He's made a subject that I mildly enjoyed to a subject that I absolutely hate. On the bright side, my specialist lesson was pretty good and I had a late start today. After school I did English and revised the stuff that I hadn't touched for ages in preparation for the English practice exam. I didn't do as much work as I've done over the last couple of days, but hopefully I can ramp it up tomorrow, especially since I'm feeling a lot better right now and my sickness has disappeared.

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« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2017, 07:29:52 am »
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11/9/2017
I was really unhappy with my English and physics lessons today. For physics we spent time proving things that would never need to be proven in the course. I'm really annoyed that we're wasting time doing this when we only have 4 periods left until practice exams and we haven't finished the content yet. For English, it was just my teacher doing what he usually does, which is being biased and not accepting other people's opinions. He also yelled at people who opposed his view rather than engaging in a civilised discussion with them. I can't wait to finally finish English so I won't have to deal with my teacher ever again. He's made a subject that I mildly enjoyed to a subject that I absolutely hate. On the bright side, my specialist lesson was pretty good and I had a late start today. After school I did English and revised the stuff that I hadn't touched for ages in preparation for the English practice exam. I didn't do as much work as I've done over the last couple of days, but hopefully I can ramp it up tomorrow, especially since I'm feeling a lot better right now and my sickness has disappeared.
That isn't too great about your English teacher, all i can say is they can't help putting their biases in their teaching. Which is hard to do, but when you reject other's opinions and treating yours as gospel then it becomes in your case hard to develop better ideas. It sucks that you hate English now because of this teacher (I feel like English skills in general have worsen over generations like reading..). I don't know if your school allows for this, but try going to another English teachers for feedback, I know in my school the English faculty allowed for this and I later on just hip-hopped and skipped around all my teachers getting different viewpoints and feedback. 

Anyway, I wish all the best for your upcoming practice exams for English and other subjects.
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« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2017, 08:06:05 am »
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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.

This is actually super super relateable its not even funny. Despite my UMAT can be something what you'll call "awful", I researched that I could have done Medicine in Queensland but during this time I realised what being a doctor entails and now I definitely don't want to do it. I'm only unhappy about the time I spent "practicing" for it. Like you, I'm planning on doing Commerce at Melbourne or Monash. (will go to Melbourne unless I get a good scholarship at Monash). I feel like a lot of people want to do Medicine without weighing all the negatives. Since we are strong at Maths, I have no doubt we would excel  (if we want to!) at Commerce.
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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2017, 09:19:27 pm »
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That isn't too great about your English teacher, all i can say is they can't help putting their biases in their teaching. Which is hard to do, but when you reject other's opinions and treating yours as gospel then it becomes in your case hard to develop better ideas. It sucks that you hate English now because of this teacher (I feel like English skills in general have worsen over generations like reading..). I don't know if your school allows for this, but try going to another English teachers for feedback, I know in my school the English faculty allowed for this and I later on just hip-hopped and skipped around all my teachers getting different viewpoints and feedback. 

Anyway, I wish all the best for your upcoming practice exams for English and other subjects.
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Well I have an English tutor to correct my essays, since my teacher is notorious for being terrible. I also share ideas with other students so I can hear many different opinions. So, I think I'm not too disadvantaged with my teacher.

This is actually super super relateable its not even funny. Despite my UMAT can be something what you'll call "awful", I researched that I could have done Medicine in Queensland but during this time I realised what being a doctor entails and now I definitely don't want to do it. I'm only unhappy about the time I spent "practicing" for it. Like you, I'm planning on doing Commerce at Melbourne or Monash. (will go to Melbourne unless I get a good scholarship at Monash). I feel like a lot of people want to do Medicine without weighing all the negatives. Since we are strong at Maths, I have no doubt we would excel  (if we want to!) at Commerce.

I feel like the really hands on job that medicine entails isn't really my thing given how uncoordinated I am. Also, I feel like the commitments and my general lack of passion towards the job means that I wouldn't find it enjoyable. Hopefully I enjoy commerce since it seems like a field with a decent amount of math, which I hopefully enjoy.

12/9/2017
Today I screwed up my SAC practical component for chemistry, which hopefully doesn't matter too much since I've heard that another class did worse and this is just getting the data. I also went to the library after school and did some chemistry and specialist revision. When I got home, I relaxed and started discussing English to really get some ideas flowing through my mind. I really need to continue studying for my chemistry test tomorrow that I'm definitely not prepared for since I've spent the last 30 minutes procrastinating.
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« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2017, 11:42:06 pm »
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Well I have an English tutor to correct my essays, since my teacher is notorious for being terrible. I also share ideas with other students so I can hear many different opinions. So, I think I'm not too disadvantaged with my teacher.

I feel like the really hands on job that medicine entails isn't really my thing given how uncoordinated I am. Also, I feel like the commitments and my general lack of passion towards the job means that I wouldn't find it enjoyable. Hopefully I enjoy commerce since it seems like a field with a decent amount of math, which I hopefully enjoy.

12/9/2017
Today I screwed up my SAC practical component for chemistry, which hopefully doesn't matter too much since I've heard that another class did worse and this is just getting the data. I also went to the library after school and did some chemistry and specialist revision. When I got home, I relaxed and started discussing English to really get some ideas flowing through my mind. I really need to continue studying for my chemistry test tomorrow that I'm definitely not prepared for since I've spent the last 30 minutes procrastinating.

Ouch on the SAC. Remember: SACs = stepping stones to your exam. You'll be allg.

idk how much research you've done re comm - prob a lot cos you sound like waaay more prepared and informed than I ever was - but we have core units and electives. How much math you do as part of your comm degree depends on what you decide to major in, electives and all that jazz - btw dw if you don't know straight away my best friend is doing straight comm, is in her first year and tells me she's thinking of doing a different major almost every other week lmao. But everyone does core units and esp things like marketing, management and commercial law have like no math at all (as I type this, I'm avoiding a 1500 word marketing essay lmao) and tbh across most of the other core units, it's pretty rudimentary math. So be warned that if you do follow comm, straight comm especially, you might not be doing much math in your first semester at least.

Legit google "Bachelor of Commerce" course progression map and unit outlines (EDIT: plus the name of whatever university you're considering obv cos comm might be run slightly differently across different unis) - you should be able to locate everyth online I think if you wanna know more about how comm is run.

Also: might be different across unis idk. This is just my understanding of comm life from a Monash perspective. :)
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Re: Zhen's VCE Journey
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2017, 12:23:18 pm »
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« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2017, 10:24:53 pm »
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Ouch on the SAC. Remember: SACs = stepping stones to your exam. You'll be allg.

idk how much research you've done re comm - prob a lot cos you sound like waaay more prepared and informed than I ever was - but we have core units and electives. How much math you do as part of your comm degree depends on what you decide to major in, electives and all that jazz - btw dw if you don't know straight away my best friend is doing straight comm, is in her first year and tells me she's thinking of doing a different major almost every other week lmao. But everyone does core units and esp things like marketing, management and commercial law have like no math at all (as I type this, I'm avoiding a 1500 word marketing essay lmao) and tbh across most of the other core units, it's pretty rudimentary math. So be warned that if you do follow comm, straight comm especially, you might not be doing much math in your first semester at least.

Legit google "Bachelor of Commerce" course progression map and unit outlines (EDIT: plus the name of whatever university you're considering obv cos comm might be run slightly differently across different unis) - you should be able to locate everyth online I think if you wanna know more about how comm is run.

Also: might be different across unis idk. This is just my understanding of comm life from a Monash perspective. :)

Actually that part of the SAC was really just getting the information and raw data needed for the actual test component, which is where all the marks are at. So, it's not the end of the world for me. Also, I've looked at the commerce course for Melbourne University for a bit. But, after reading what you wrote, I think that I should probably really start looking at the course and choosing what electives I should take and maybe even what major I should do. Anyway, thanks for the advice.  :)

13/9/2017
Had an awful chemistry test today, which I was not prepared well enough for. I did heaps of specialist revision today since my methods teacher wasn't there and my specialist teacher gave a study period. My physics teacher started going beyond the course again, but this time he allowed people to study on their own if they wanted, which I really liked. Also, after school I helped someone out in specialist maths, even though I'm probably not fit to really help people out given my awful SAC scores. After school I chilled out a lot and did a bit more specialist maths revision for my SAC tomorrow.
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« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2017, 10:41:54 pm »
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Hi Zhen! I was just wondering - do u work? If u do, do u find it hard to balance work and study in year 12?

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« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2017, 11:28:10 pm »
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Hi Zhen! I was just wondering - do u work? If u do, do u find it hard to balance work and study in year 12?
I don't personally do any work, but I know people who work a lot (as much as a full time worker) and people who do lots of extracurricular activities. I feel like you definitely can work, but you have to make sure you don't take on too many extracurricular activities or work too many hours of work. Of course there are always people who do heaps of extracurricular activities and still ace their studies and you may be one of them, but I've seen some really intelligent people struggle because of their extreme load of extracurricular activities. Also, you'll really need to manage your time effectively.

14/9/2017
I did my specialist SAC today. I feel like I did badly for the tech free component and ok for the tech active component. I also got back the chem test that I felt I wasn't prepared for and was pretty surprised that I got an ok mark. Also, after school I spent ages writing an essay that ended up being really mediocre. Today overall has been a pretty rough and rocky day, but I'm glad that my last SAC's over for specialist maths.