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Tirto's Journal
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:31:37 pm »
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Hi AN,

Iíll be in yr 12 next year so I thought it would be a good idea to start up a journal where I can detail my thoughts and progress on whatís happening in my boring life.

Some thoughts about basically being a year 12 now:
holy fuck
No, but seriously, I think whatís scaring me is the idea of being a year 12 (eg. the stress, sleep deprivation, being bombarded with SACs, etc), and less so other things. I'm lucky that I don't need to try super hard and constantly be worried about grades, because my ideal undergrad course is very accessible. I'll just see how next year goes and try to enjoy being in my last year. It's quite nostalgic reflecting on all those years of schooling and knowing that it's all culminating in this one year, tbh.

VCE goals:
Literature Ė 35+. (Regrettably) my only 3/4. Lit is soooooo taxing, even as a natural English student. Iím hoping I can score at least a B/B+ for the exam, which is in exactly a week from now. Right now Iím just praying for an easy prompt and passages Iím familiar with.

English Ė 47+. I find English easy so am not too worried about it, but I do struggle a bit with timing. My teacher, who was an assessor, has said multiple times that she expects me to get at least a 40, so Iím hoping to exceed that.

Methods Ė 33+. Bane of my existence, honestly. I donít even need it for my course but i think itís nice to at least do SOME maths (and also it keeps options open). That being said, solving an equation does make me feel satisfied, even though itís a rare occurrence of being able to do one without any errors.

Biology Ė 40+. Looking forward to the 3/4 topics as they seem right up my alley, though I am terrified of the mountains of content to be learnt.

Chemistry Ė 35+. I have mixed feelings about chem; for the most part itís boring and a pain in the ass, but there are some things that I find quite interesting. I had a look at the study design and literally only 1 area of study looks interesting to me, so yay for an enjoyable year.

Psychology Ė 47+. Sooo easy and sooo interesting. Probably the only win-win subject for me. Even though itís content heavy like bio and chem (:(), I find it quite easy to remember everything because you can apply most of it to life situations.

Career goals:
I, like 20000 other people, am aiming for medicine. Iíll be trying for undergrad, but I wonít be too disappointed as I would much prefer graduate over undergrad. I think the extra few years of maturing would prove to be invaluable. Also, it seems that the undergrad years are the last chance to explore other interests so Iíd take that opportunity to learn some languages.

Why medicine? This is very clichť, but I particularly like the fusion of science and humanities, and am captivated by how the body works. I like that itís a career where you are constantly learning, and I love the problem solving aspect that comes with diagnosing a patient. I also find it exciting that you get to meet diverse, complex human beings on a daily basis and that youíre being intellectually stimulated with each and every patient.

Interests:
Music Ė I love listening to 80s and 90s music. Sometimes I wish that Iíd been living in those decades.

Film Ė I especially love action, adventure, musicals, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, and drama. I'm a sucker for any movie that's either moving or didactic, so feel free to recommend me some from the aforementioned genres.

Reading Ė This is actually one Iím trying to revive. Iím into more or less the same genres as film and Iíve read ~9 books this year, but 0 if weíre talking non-school-prescribed ones. I was a huge reader in primary, but then high school happened and I just pushed reading aside, and now my attention span is 10x worse thanks to technology  :'(.

Broadway Ė I just love how itís a combination of music, theatre, and arguably film. Both singing and acting are an art and it takes serious skill to do both and perform in front of a whole theatre, so itís no wonder that most of the shows are masterpieces, given that the casts are of the highest calibre. Itís on my bucket list to attend some Broadway shows, so fingers crossed that in the future time and money permit.

TV shows Ė Iím not a TV show person, but recently Iíve been getting into one. Iíve been watching Scrubs, a medical show, and I absolutely love it! I really enjoy the humour, and as a bonus, itís also one of the most medically accurate shows!

Languages Ė currently self-learning some French. If all goes to plan, Iíll know how to speak Chinese, French, and possibly another language before I start med school. I WILL be a polyglot doctor!

Thatís all for now, will update whenever I feel like it.



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Re: Tirto's Journal
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 02:40:48 pm »
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Iíll be in yr 12 next year so I thought it would be a good idea to start up a journal where I can detail my thoughts and progress on whatís happening in my boring life.
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No, but seriously, I think whatís scaring me is the idea of being a year 12 (eg. the stress, sleep deprivation, being bombarded with SACs, etc), and less so other things. I'm lucky that I don't need to try super hard and constantly be worried about grades, because my ideal undergrad course is very accessible. I'll just see how next year goes and try to enjoy being in my last year. It's quite nostalgic reflecting on all those years of schooling and knowing that it's all culminating in this one year, tbh.
First of all, welcome to AN and to Year 12! A journey to come for sure, but, as you mentioned, please enjoy it. :)

Career goals:
I, like 20000 other people, am aiming for medicine. Iíll be trying for undergrad, but I wonít be too disappointed as I would much prefer graduate over undergrad. I think the extra few years of maturing would prove to be invaluable. Also, it seems that the undergrad years are the last chance to explore other interests so Iíd take that opportunity to learn some languages.
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Languages Ė currently self-learning some French. If all goes to plan, Iíll know how to speak Chinese, French, and possibly another language before I start med school. I WILL be a polyglot doctor!
Any idea on what that third language will be? (This is coming from someone who ended up minoring in Japanese after VCE, so I get where you're coming from.)
Also, what's your plan if you do wind up going for graduate medicine? Biomed, science or something else entirely?
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Re: Tirto's Journal
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 02:42:42 pm »
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I love your taste in music! (Fellow 80s/90s lover here!) :))

What interests you about self-learning some languages? :D

Looking forward to hearing more about your journey! ^-^

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 06:15:11 pm »
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First of all, welcome to AN and to Year 12! A journey to come for sure, but, as you mentioned, please enjoy it. :)
 Any idea on what that third language will be? (This is coming from someone who ended up minoring in Japanese after VCE, so I get where you're coming from.)
Also, what's your plan if you do wind up going for graduate medicine? Biomed, science or something else entirely?
Honestly have no idea. Maybe Spanish, German, or Korean??

I'm going for Science/Arts @ Monash specifically as it's the closest uni to me, and because it means I can fulfil the grad entry prereqs, learn physiology, and a few languages all at the same time.

I love your taste in music! (Fellow 80s/90s lover here!) :))

What interests you about self-learning some languages? :D

Looking forward to hearing more about your journey! ^-^
I'm definitely an old soul!  ;D

Honestly, I prefer learning in a classroom environment, so I'm only self-learning because it's my only option right now, and by self-learning I mean practising on Duolingo ahah. I did French in years 7 and 8 and have pretty much forgotten everything, so I feel like I owe it to myself to regain some knowledge of the language before doing it at uni. It's cheesy, but I just love how the language sounds. Also, the fact that you're essentially unlocking a part of the world and its culture when you learn a language just makes it so much more worthwhile and rewarding.

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Re: Tirto's Journal
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 07:59:06 pm »
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Hi!

This is actually my first post on AN as I've spent this year just (somewhat productively) procrastinating on here by reading any thread possible, but felt compelled to reply to you because of how much you remind me of me?

I'm in year 12, but I did essentially your subjects last year too, (swap lit for lang and English for Italian), and Arts/Science @ Monash is my first preference also with the hopes of ending up in postgrad med, (or optom). I didn't choose just a Bs as I still want to explore languages and maybe a bit of writing through comm&media or international studies. I know this is your journal and I probably should have just made my own journal to talk about my experiences but methods last year really got to me too, and was pretty tough again this year, so hot tip: if it's accessible and a viable option I'd definitely recommend tutoring. AN run TuteSmart as I'm sure you're aware, but sadly I don't live close to Melbourne so I found a tutor nearby mid-year and my unit 4 sacs were drastically better than my unit 3 one. If not, pls make use of your teacher! They should be happy to give you extra help, but there are plenty of great resources on here and youtube if your teacher can't be of the greatest assistance. Thankfully just about all my friends not only did methods but most were considerably better than me, so if you can and your friends/classmates are down maybe set up days to study together?

I too promised myself at the beginning of the year to get back into reading as I used to love it so much but that fell riiight through, (despite how many books I've bought myself this year alone or how many times I've started the same 3 books), but I hope you can achieve that little goal!

As for learning languages (the amount of languages I've tried to learn over the past few years vs. the remnant of any language I have actually learnt is pretty deplorable, I'm not sure why I'm giving advice) but clozemaster is a pretty nice alternative for when Duolingo gets a bit repetitive. My school has a radio which is broadcasted just over the PA system (?), and this year I hosted an Italian segment with another girl from my class and through this I found some pretty nice music from many different decades, some real nice 90s bops, (80s and 90s are favourites, but those 70s and early 00s classics are also where it's at), so maybe if you want to feel a tiny step closer to any language goals you could find a song you really like in French on Spotify, start a radio for it (on Spotify I mean, or I guess at your school if you want to, both worked for me ahah) and then accumulate some songs that way? I have a daily mix solely in Italian now which is nice. I don't really watch shows or movies, but I love documentaries of all kinds so of course the classic chucking on subtitles in your target language/changing the audio to your target language (if you can put up with the dubbing) is great and I'd recommend it if it won't ruin your movie experience too much.

Bio was the best, I actually got quite sad after the exam as it was the subject I used to 'productively procrastinate' my other subjects with. Might sound weird to those people who weren't such fans of bio, but I seriously cannot wait to learn more at uni & if the study design already seems up your alleyway I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Don't be terrified by the amount of content there is to learn; you'll quickly realise as you move through the course that everything is somewhat intertwined, and again there are so many resources on here it's ridiculous.

Finally, good luck for your lit exam!! I hope you exceed your expectations of yourself and that the prompt/passage higher beings are on your side! I can't wait to read how well your year goes :)

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 08:21:06 pm »
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If you're into French TV Shows, Netflix has some really good ones if you go searching hard enough. After that they just keep popping up on the  recommended shows   :D
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 10:08:11 am »
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Hi!

This is actually my first post on AN as I've spent this year just (somewhat productively) procrastinating on here by reading any thread possible, but felt compelled to reply to you because of how much you remind me of me?

I'm in year 12, but I did essentially your subjects last year too, (swap lit for lang and English for Italian), and Arts/Science @ Monash is my first preference also with the hopes of ending up in postgrad med, (or optom). I didn't choose just a Bs as I still want to explore languages and maybe a bit of writing through comm&media or international studies. I know this is your journal and I probably should have just made my own journal to talk about my experiences but methods last year really got to me too, and was pretty tough again this year, so hot tip: if it's accessible and a viable option I'd definitely recommend tutoring. AN run TuteSmart as I'm sure you're aware, but sadly I don't live close to Melbourne so I found a tutor nearby mid-year and my unit 4 sacs were drastically better than my unit 3 one. If not, pls make use of your teacher! They should be happy to give you extra help, but there are plenty of great resources on here and youtube if your teacher can't be of the greatest assistance. Thankfully just about all my friends not only did methods but most were considerably better than me, so if you can and your friends/classmates are down maybe set up days to study together?

I too promised myself at the beginning of the year to get back into reading as I used to love it so much but that fell riiight through, (despite how many books I've bought myself this year alone or how many times I've started the same 3 books), but I hope you can achieve that little goal!

As for learning languages (the amount of languages I've tried to learn over the past few years vs. the remnant of any language I have actually learnt is pretty deplorable, I'm not sure why I'm giving advice) but clozemaster is a pretty nice alternative for when Duolingo gets a bit repetitive. My school has a radio which is broadcasted just over the PA system (?), and this year I hosted an Italian segment with another girl from my class and through this I found some pretty nice music from many different decades, some real nice 90s bops, (80s and 90s are favourites, but those 70s and early 00s classics are also where it's at), so maybe if you want to feel a tiny step closer to any language goals you could find a song you really like in French on Spotify, start a radio for it (on Spotify I mean, or I guess at your school if you want to, both worked for me ahah) and then accumulate some songs that way? I have a daily mix solely in Italian now which is nice. I don't really watch shows or movies, but I love documentaries of all kinds so of course the classic chucking on subtitles in your target language/changing the audio to your target language (if you can put up with the dubbing) is great and I'd recommend it if it won't ruin your movie experience too much.

Bio was the best, I actually got quite sad after the exam as it was the subject I used to 'productively procrastinate' my other subjects with. Might sound weird to those people who weren't such fans of bio, but I seriously cannot wait to learn more at uni & if the study design already seems up your alleyway I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Don't be terrified by the amount of content there is to learn; you'll quickly realise as you move through the course that everything is somewhat intertwined, and again there are so many resources on here it's ridiculous.

Finally, good luck for your lit exam!! I hope you exceed your expectations of yourself and that the prompt/passage higher beings are on your side! I can't wait to read how well your year goes :)
Thanks for the advice! And wow, we are actually verryyyy similar  :D

With regards to methods, I think most of my improvement will come from actually doing the chapters (I never finished a single chapter all year, only bits and pieces of exercises). I'm actually one of those people who always ask the teacher questions. The problem is that I have questions about everything because I hardly do any of the work  :P. I'll definitely find a tutor if I find that it's still not working out.

I feel like reading is a dying art  :( I blame technology tbh. If I read just 1 book for leisure next year, then I'll call my goal a success   ;D

I actually have a whole playlist of over 200 songs just in French, and that's just from 2 artists. Only 2, because I'm VERY picky about who I listen to; they HAVE to be good at singing (just a little nerdy thing I have  :P).

Yes, bio is so interesting! What majors are you planning to do at uni?
And have you thought about starting a uni journal? I'd love to read yours!  :)

Thank you, and good luck to you too for methods (tomorrow!!), chem, englan, and Italian! Make sure to enjoy your well-deserved rest after Italian!

If you're into French TV Shows, Netflix has some really good ones if you go searching hard enough. After that they just keep popping up on the  recommended shows   :D

Sadly I don't have access to it, but I'm more of a one-show-at-a-time person anyway  :)

Hey Tirto! Can't believe I found someone in the same boat as me! I'm in year 11 this year as well, doing literature as my 3/4. I agree - it's such a time-consuming subject (the amount of critiques you have to read... urgh!). Just out of curiosity, what texts are you doing for each section? I'm doing Cat for Section A and Browning for Section B.

I'm (kind of hehe) aiming for med too! I know you said that you prefer graduate med, but will you still be sitting the UCAT next year?

Looking forward to your future updates! :) :)

We are indeed a rare breed! Can I just say congrats on your 48 last year? That is seriously phenomenal. Is Dance also a 3/4?
For Section A I'm doing Twelfth Night (by everyone's favourite, Shakespeare), and for B, Dobson. Is it just me or is poetry really popular for passage analysis?

Yep, next year I'll still be taking the UCAT, because I don't like the idea of closing off options even if you have a firm goal. And what do you mean by kind of aiming for med?

And hey, maybe you should start a journal too!  :D









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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 09:30:03 pm »
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Thank you ^-^ Yep dance is also a 3/4, but it's my bludge subject (not the best mindset lol). The exam is tomorrow and I have not studied.
That sounds awesome! I love Twelfth Night. And yeah, poetry seems to be the most popular choice for analysis - I was going to do a short story but my teacher pretty much forced everyone in the class to pick Browning instead ;D

I'm doing the UCAT next year too for the same reason! I'm more interested in Veterinary Medicine though, hence the 'kind of'.

I'll definitely start one! I've been reading through everyone's and it seems like a great idea. Next year though, since exams are so close.

All the best for the lit exam ~

That sounds like me with lit. I'm just going to bs my way through the essays like I've been doing the whole year  :P
And wow, I didn't know that your teacher could force you to do a text, that really sucks. I'd probably argue with the teacher if I was in that situation lol

I actually wanted to be a vet too when I was younger, but my mind was extreeeemely fickle back then. Anyway, I'm going to have a dog/s in the future, so maybe I can come to you for checkups and whatnot  :D

Good luck for all your exams, even though you don't need it  :)


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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 09:52:39 pm »
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Thanks for the advice! And wow, we are actually verryyyy similar  :D

With regards to methods, I think most of my improvement will come from actually doing the chapters (I never finished a single chapter all year, only bits and pieces of exercises). I'm actually one of those people who always ask the teacher questions. The problem is that I have questions about everything because I hardly do any of the work  :P. I'll definitely find a tutor if I find that it's still not working out.

I feel like reading is a dying art  :( I blame technology tbh. If I read just 1 book for leisure next year, then I'll call my goal a success   ;D

I actually have a whole playlist of over 200 songs just in French, and that's just from 2 artists. Only 2, because I'm VERY picky about who I listen to; they HAVE to be good at singing (just a little nerdy thing I have  :P).

Yes, bio is so interesting! What majors are you planning to do at uni?
And have you thought about starting a uni journal? I'd love to read yours!  :)

Thank you, and good luck to you too for methods (tomorrow!!), chem, englan, and Italian! Make sure to enjoy your well-deserved rest after Italian!

Ahh, sorry I haven't replied sooner! I feel like I've just been in focus mode lately  :)

Doing the bare minimum/at least the set questions from the textbook will probably seriously help you out, I don't think you'll have to worry too much about methods if that's your main obstacle!

Ooh wow, 200 songs from just two artists is super impressive; I feel like I'm the opposite in the sense that I can discover a really good song from an artist, check them out, and then not like the rest of their discography? I guess I'm just striving to create a playlist with that perfect sound haha, but it's great that you have such an extensive resource for French, was there any reason you didn't continue it for VCE?

And for my majors, to keep med an option, I'd like to major in physiology or immunology and then minor in biochem or maybe even genetics? I'm not too sure how flexible you can be in a double degree, although it was explained to me at the open day a couple of times, I'll have to check that out to make sure I can meet all the prerequisites for post-grad :)

I haven't thought of starting a uni journal, but that seems like such a good idea?? I'll definitely keep that in mind for when I start, especially considering I never started a VCE one  ;D

I hope your lit exam went well also!! It's all over! You only have a few more weeks left before a nice rest :)

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2018, 12:44:52 pm »
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Ahh, sorry I haven't replied sooner! I feel like I've just been in focus mode lately  :)

Doing the bare minimum/at least the set questions from the textbook will probably seriously help you out, I don't think you'll have to worry too much about methods if that's your main obstacle!

Ooh wow, 200 songs from just two artists is super impressive; I feel like I'm the opposite in the sense that I can discover a really good song from an artist, check them out, and then not like the rest of their discography? I guess I'm just striving to create a playlist with that perfect sound haha, but it's great that you have such an extensive resource for French, was there any reason you didn't continue it for VCE?

And for my majors, to keep med an option, I'd like to major in physiology or immunology and then minor in biochem or maybe even genetics? I'm not too sure how flexible you can be in a double degree, although it was explained to me at the open day a couple of times, I'll have to check that out to make sure I can meet all the prerequisites for post-grad :)

I haven't thought of starting a uni journal, but that seems like such a good idea?? I'll definitely keep that in mind for when I start, especially considering I never started a VCE one  ;D

I hope your lit exam went well also!! It's all over! You only have a few more weeks left before a nice rest :)

Oops, sorry for the late reply as well haha. Being in focus mode is definitely a good thing so don't apologise for it.  :)

I actually wanted to continue french but I stopped after year 8 because not enough people chose to continue it the next year, and also I found out about VSL like way too late (this year). Would definitely have done it if it was an option though.

I actually planned out all the units I'm going to take so I can help you with it too.
So here's what you need to know: a unit is 6 credit points, and a minor has 4 units so that totals 24 cp, and a major has 8 units totalling 48 cp. 
Since the BSci consists of 96 cp(16 units), you have room to do a major and a minor. It should be 2 majors, but there are 2 required maths and science communication units, so you only have 36 cp(6 units) left. You actually only have 4 units left, because 2 have to be a level 1 science sequence (eg BIO1011 and BIO1022), BUT since that particular sequence can contribute to both biochem and genetics, you only need another 2 units to complete a minor. And then you have another 2 left which can be used to fulfil the grad entry prereqs if needed. If you've already done the required sequence as part of the physiology/immunology major you don't have to worry about the level 1 sequence part of the minor and can just focus on the other 2 units.
So yeah, a physiology/immunology major + biochem/genetics minor would work out.  :)
If you want to keep UoM open as an option too, then make sure to check https://applygemsas.edu.au/prereqCheckerIntro.jsf for approved prereq units.
That was probably a really bad explanation, but if you need an example just let me know!  :D

Lit didn't go too well, but I was 100% expecting it because of my lack of effort. I don't really care about it too much because I can't change anything anyway and I'm just going to use it as a learning experience for next year.  :)

My rest actually starts this week because I finished all my exams and the next few weeks are for headstart, so it's all relaxation now until I'm flooded with all the holiday hw.  :D

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2018, 03:50:10 pm »
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And for my majors, to keep med an option, I'd like to major in physiology or immunology and then minor in biochem or maybe even genetics? I'm not too sure how flexible you can be in a double degree, although it was explained to me at the open day a couple of times, I'll have to check that out to make sure I can meet all the prerequisites for post-grad :)
I actually planned out all the units I'm going to take so I can help you with it too.
So here's what you need to know: a unit is 6 credit points, and a minor has 4 units so that totals 24 cp, and a major has 8 units totalling 48 cp. 
Since the BSci consists of 96 cp(16 units), you have room to do a major and a minor. It should be 2 majors, but there are 2 required maths and science communication units, so you only have 36 cp(6 units) left. You actually only have 4 units left, because 2 have to be a level 1 science sequence (eg BIO1011 and BIO1022), BUT since that particular sequence can contribute to both biochem and genetics, you only need another 2 units to complete a minor. And then you have another 2 left which can be used to fulfil the grad entry prereqs if needed. If you've already done the required sequence as part of the physiology/immunology major you don't have to worry about the level 1 sequence part of the minor and can just focus on the other 2 units.
So yeah, a physiology/immunology major + biochem/genetics minor would work out.  :)
If you want to keep UoM open as an option too, then make sure to check https://applygemsas.edu.au/prereqCheckerIntro.jsf for approved prereq units.
That was probably a really bad explanation, but if you need an example just let me know!  :D
Oooooh a genetics minor! I did an extended major in genetics (which includes a minor in molecular biology - the precursor to the biochem major; I also minored in chemistry and Japanese), so certainly got some love in the area. I also just completed my Honours year exactly a month ago now (my uni journal link here). I'm more than happy to help over PM. Furthermore, I'm one of the state mods for the VIC uni boards around AN, so if you need a few explanations re: course maps/ BSci in general, I got your back. :)
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Re: Tirto's Journal
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2018, 07:28:21 pm »
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So results came out yesterday...
I'm VERY surprised at my score because it was waaaaay higher than anticipated. I won't disclose the exact score but I'm happy to say that it exceeded my goal. The reason I'm surprised is because I literally did 0 essays before the exam, didn't reread any of my texts, and didn't even think about the texts until exam day; I did no preparation whatsoever. And also didn't finish one of my essays. And kind of gave up during the exam. I seriously think that the assessors who marked me must've been high or something because my exam was absolutely atrocious. Of course, I'm now doing that annoying thing where I make myself feel guilty for not trying harder throughout the year but it'll pass.

As for my other subjects, there's nothing much to say except that I've completed the hw for the sciences and am now left with the other 2, but will be taking a break from school work for a bit because I need it. I don't feel so bad not doing work, knowing that I won't be burnt out before school starts. Even though everyone I know is just constantly working, I need some time to just chill and watch some musicals so that this holiday will actually feel like one.

Also, a huge congrats to the year 12s! I'm jealous of you, but you really do deserve this holiday to unwind after a year that was undoubtedly chaotic, stressful, and tiring. All the best for the future!

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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2018, 07:32:40 pm »
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So results came out yesterday...
I'm VERY surprised at my score because it was waaaaay higher than anticipated. I won't disclose the exact score but I'm happy to say that it exceeded my goal.
Congrats!

As for my other subjects, there's nothing much to say except that I've completed the hw for the sciences and am now left with the other 2, but will be taking a break from school work for a bit because I need it. I don't feel so bad not doing work, knowing that I won't be burnt out before school starts. Even though everyone I know is just constantly working, I need some time to just chill and watch some musicals so that this holiday will actually feel like one.
Definitely! Don't feel like you should be working constantly. Having a rest is super important, especially considering the additional stress of having done a 3/4 this year.
2019: B Environment and Sustainability/B Science @ ANU