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Evolio's VCE Journey
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:59:22 pm »
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Hello guys.
I just though I would start a VCE Journal.
A bit about me:
I am in Year 10 and the subjects I am currently doing are:
- Biology unit 1
- Methods unit 1/2
- Business studies
- An English elective
- Sport
- Health.
 :) :) :)
I just thought I would start my VCE journal because I wanted to have a place to vent out all my feelings and just let loose. It's going to be a great way to cleanse my mind. Also, I'm doing two 3/4s next year so YAY! (I'm not being sarcastic)  8)

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 09:07:28 pm »
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Hey!

Welcome :)

What made you pick those subjects as your 1/2s?
Do you have any idea what you want to do after highschool?
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 06:05:01 pm »
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Actually, I was selected to be in Accelerated Math at my school in Year 9 so I was doing Year 10 math and when you got to year 10, you did 1/2 methods which is what I am doing now.
I wanted to do biology because it's interesting.
I also wanted to do two 3/4s in year 11 and I figured that these two were a good mix, so I went for it.
After high school, I want to do medicine at Monash.
I'm really looking forward to the challenges ahead in year 11 though when VCE starts! ;D
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 06:09:21 pm »
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It's nice to see another VCE journal up and running! :)
What are your hobbies and what sorts of extracurricular activities are you into?
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 06:15:51 pm »
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It's nice to see another VCE journal up and running! :)
What are your hobbies and what sorts of extracurricular activities are you into?

I'm interested in general health such as skincare, healthy eating and exercising!
I love volunteering for events at school and I also go to St Johns where we learn lots of first aid stuff. I like to play basketball even though I don't really do it. I remember continuously shooting hoops in my old school waiting for my mum to pick me up from after school care. That was definitely sweaty!
I also really like to read. When I was smaller, I used to read way more but when high school hit... I've sort of just read irregularly only when I feel like it which is weird. Maybe it's because of all the school work piling up.

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 06:29:47 pm »
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15/11/2018
Today I feel unemotional. When I came back from school, there was a lady next to me who was sniffling and I wasn't sure if she had a runny nose or she was crying. I was thinking about asking if she was ok but I decided against it as I didn't want to be an intruder.
Ok, that was a random event that I just had to get out
VCE seems like such a cool journey. Now, I'm being honest here. I feel like I'm going to learn lots of stuff not only content wise but about different techniques as well. I've really really been struggling with tests and exams. It's a serious thing. Whenever I do a test, I always get mistakes due to silly mistakes. Always. It's so annoying and frustrating. No matter how much I do practice questions or practice exams, I always have silly mistakes. I'm working through a way to minimise them. I mean, I've got to do that for next year, especially. I know the stuff, it's just when it comes to tests and exams, I melt into a puddle of knowledge. That's my top priority for next year.
I've started to learn unit 4 biology stuff. Ahem..the evolution stuff. It's so interesting. If there was a subject called evolution, I would definitely pick it. I've done 'Human Change Over Time' chapter in NoB and I finished listening to Douchy's podcast yesterday. I found it really useful when he went over questions that people had at the start as it gives me a head start.
I have an English essay thing due tomorrow and I've emailed my teacher to give feedback but she's not replying. Please reply. Ahh.
I also need to get sorted my tuitions. Lots to get done.


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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 10:28:09 pm »
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For me I've found that taking care of my headspace and spending more time on questions helps me with avoiding silly errors

Practicing in exams conditions is also good for the "puddle" effect

Hope this helps :)

Glad to hear that you're keen for VCE and enjoying bio so far!
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 11:14:46 am »
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 :)
Yes I want to eliminate that puddle effect.
I'll try doing practice questions under exam conditions.

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 08:27:48 pm »
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Can't tell you how excited it is to see another fellow Year 10 student writing their journal ;D Good luck in your subjects!
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2018, 09:01:57 am »
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Thank you!
Good luck in your subjects as well.
I was reading all the other VCE journals every time they posted a new post, including yours, which is amazing by the way, and I thought why not start my own?
Can't wait to see how this goes!
 
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2018, 07:51:15 pm »
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Hi!
Today was the first normal day of the week as we had all sorts of things going on which made it a very big whirlpool. Found out that I'm getting my subjects for next year next Thursday so that's something to look forward to! Although, I am faced with a dilemma. I am not sure if I should do English or Literature. I put down Literature but I am not sure anymore as when I checked the VCE timetable in the past years, Specialist Exam 2 and Literature seem to be on the same day. I'm not sure whether having these two exams on the same day, one hour apart, is a threat. Does anyone have any advice? I am ok with English but I really enjoy deeply analyzing the text and such, not as much with persuasion(English). If I am not able to change my subject, I have thought that I might do 3/4 English anyway... is this okay if you want to get into medicine?
I did meditation today to clear my mind which is great and satisfying as I have a really messy brain full of rubbish which needs to be rid of. I only have one week of actual school left and then it's VCE orientation which is going to be exciting. I don't know what to expect! I have very mixed emotions about next year but what I am really looking forward to is doing subjects that I have actually chosen! These are Psychology 1/2, Methods 3/4, Biology 3/4, Literature 1/2, Chemistry 1/2, Specialist 1/2. This is a good lolly mix.
Oh! and good news. I eliminated the silly mistakes in my last test (except for one) by underlining the keywords which is great! I'm making progress. However, I still got bad for this biology test due to actually getting the wrong answer but I understand them now which is good.

So, today our Methods teacher continued talking about Euler's rule which is 3/4 methods but she wanted to teach us some of the content as we finished everything else which is nice as we get a head start sort of (even though it's further from the beginning). The content is not that bad and it's sort of giving me a feel about what 3/4's going to be like.
In biology today, we went through the test which was very helpful but it sucked because we weren't allowed to keep em'.

Wow, I just realised how disjointed this post is. I basically vomited the words out. Anyways, have a great weekend everyone and take care!

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2018, 08:08:32 pm »
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Imo don't choose subjects based on when the exam day is. Exams are important, but if you'll be more motivated and able to work better during the year I think that'll have a bigger impact than the when your exam day is.

Good to hear that you've found underlining keywords and meditation to be helpful! I kind of want to get back into meditation.I haven't practised it for a while, but I used to find that it helped with motivation and coping with anxiety.

Just a heads up, I'm pretty sure that Euler's rule isn't in the study design.


Hope that you have a great weekend too!
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2018, 11:25:12 am »
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I'm just not sure whether my interest for literature is real. I mean, I guess I want to do it because you analyse it solely based on your interpretation which gives you more freedom in terms of what you can write about.
Do you know the differences between literature and English mainstream?
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2018, 11:36:52 am »
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I'm just not sure whether my interest for literature is real. I mean, I guess I want to do it because you analyse it solely based on your interpretation which gives you more freedom in terms of what you can write about.
Do you know the differences between literature and English mainstream?

I studied units 1&2 of literature 3&4 of eng lang and 7-10 was standard English so I have a rough idea of each of the Englishes.

From my conversations with other students, experiences of VCE literature seem to be highly dependent on the school which the person studied at & the teacher they had, so I would highly encourage you to seek out older students and ask them about their experiences.

I studied units 1&2 of literture mainly because it seemed that that's what students who were good at English did and teachers recommended it to me. I left because I felt like I wasn't learning; however, in the headstart program where we had a different teacher the style of the classes was very different and I did feel that I was learning.

Literature does have a greater emphasis on going deeper into the text, it's themes, the context and motivations for writing, metaphors etc. than standard English, but again, the style of classes at your school is something I would enquire about as this may be very different to my experiences.
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2018, 06:52:27 pm »
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Hi.
Just a question, if I do Literature Units 1/2 in year 11 and English mainstream 3/4 in year 12, would it impact me getting into Medicine at Monash or it doesn't matter because you just have to complete four english units?
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