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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2018, 07:20:32 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?

Monash Med doesn't really mind which English you do as long as you satisfy the pre-reqs (a raw 30 SS in this instance). You can check prereqs on VTAC Course Search. :) 
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2018, 07:30:34 pm »
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So, it doesn't matter if you switch subjects halfway-through?
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2018, 07:41:36 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?


I did lit 1&2 and eng lang 3&4 - did not impact my admissions at all :)

It does not matter if you switch to a different English in year 12
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2018, 08:13:59 pm »
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Okay.
Thank you AngelWings and miniturtle!
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2018, 08:35:47 pm »
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Hey Evolio!
Just wanted to know if you are having any problems with Units 1/2 Math Methods? Like any topics that are difficult to understand or ones that require depth understanding? Just curious because I really want to have a pre-start to the syllabus.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2018, 09:51:49 pm »
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Hi aspiringantelope!
How are you going?
So I finished Methods 1/2 about a week and a half ago.
When I did the course, I felt that Circular functions requires a lot of depth because there is so many elements in it. Especially with the trigonometric equations.
Also, gallery of graphs is pretty dense because it's all the graphs.
I found Transformations to be the hardest topic out of everything,especially the dilation.
Good luck with your pre-start.
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2018, 09:55:51 pm »
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Hi aspiringantelope!
How are you going?
So I finished Methods 1/2 about a week and a half ago.
When I did the course, I felt that Circular functions requires a lot of depth because there is so many elements in it. Especially with the trigonometric equations.
Also, gallery of graphs is pretty dense because it's all the graphs.
I found Transformations to be the hardest topic out of everything,especially the dilation.
Good luck with your pre-start.
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Ok Thank you!
Wishing you all the luck for next year!
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2018, 02:10:44 pm »
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All good.
Feel free to ask me questions!
Wishing you luck as well for all your subjects next year!
 :) ;D
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2018, 06:47:45 pm »
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Hellos! :)
Yesterday, we got out subjects for next year.
I got all that I wanted, including the two 3/4's which was my ultimate aim for the year, considering the fact that my science test scores were not that great in my first semester.
I am actually thinking of changing from Literature to English. I am really hoping (fingers crossed) that it will be possible to get English. I really want it.
Tomorrow is our last day of learning for the year. Last day of year 10 classes. What a ride it's been throughout the year. When I think about my semester 1 subjects, it seems all so faraway as if it was from last year. Time is a strange thing. Oh yeah and we also get the biology exam we did on Monday back (not to keep it though which is depressing) but I will finally know what I got wrong to improve on later. I'm thinking of revising my mistakes on the holidays along with starting the Biology 3/4 course so that I am really on top of things and learning from errors.
On Friday, we have this thing called the Amazing Race which is hosted by a club at our school and I am running one of the stations. It's going to be cool. The day finished at 1:35.
Next week, we have Monday and Tuesday for VCE Orientation where teachers for the respective subjects basically talk about the subjects(lol). From 8:30 on Tuesday to 8:30 on Wednesday is the time period for handing in our subject change forms. 24 hours. It's first come first served. So, gotta rush at the start. Apparently, lot of kids are changing from English to Literature which is the opposite of me which means places may open up in the classes. YESS!
Then from Wednesday to Friday is camp. Yay. We're going to Philip Island which is definitely going to be a blast, especially now that we know basically everyone in the year level. We had an Orientation Camp last year in year 9 at the start to get to know people so this camp is definitely going to be very different.
Then the following week we have a designated work experience week but I don't have to do it because I already did it in the term 2 holidays. It was at a library which is not what I wanted to do. I applied for hospitals and pharmacies but I didn't get them which was really upsetting considering I tried numerous times. I'm gonna get an adult to read my cover letters and resume so that they can tell me what to improve on. I'm thinking of applying for work experience next year for year 11. If anyone knows any hospitals or medicine related work experiences that year 11s can do please tell me! Thanks a bunch. So, basically I have that week off. Hopefully. That will add an extra week to my holidays where I can catch up on my 3/4 stuff and summer holiday homework which they give at Orientation. Although, I have my summer holiday work for Methods and Specialist already.
Today was my last math class which was sad. I really liked my teacher as I could as her a lot of questions especially at lunchtimes and stuff.
I exercised today! YAY! Yesterday I started exercising properly again after one week of not doing proper exercise. I was sweating buckets but it was  a good feeling in the end.
That's all folks! I will see you next time! Have a fantabulous evening!
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2018, 09:34:39 am »
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Heelos!
I'm actually at home now because I have VCE Orientation today and I only have to go to two sessions altogether for today and tomorrow. I just need to go to Chemistry and Literature which is cool because I have time off now and later. I just watched a YouTube video which I was not supposed to have but I'm me so I did it. I went upstairs to do some study (biology yay). I still need to correct the Human Change Over Time Chapter Review. I know this was a long time ago but I will do it now.
I finished packing for camp yesterday which literally took the whole day and I did not studying. Again. The weather is going to be great with Wednesday 26 degrees, Thursday 32 degrees and Friday 36 degrees. I love hot weather because we don't get it much so we should embrace it. Also, the heat just fills up my soul and makes me so happy it's like magic.
The Biology Orientation was emailed out to us on Friday and it's not much to be honest. It's just reviewing the stuff we learnt in unit 1.
Also, big news. I am keeping Literature. I just realized it's more fulfilling and caters to my wants. It will be good motivation. I decided this on Thursday when we got our VCE Orientation.
Okay, I should study biology now. Correcting time. See yas later.
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2018, 05:25:44 pm »
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Hey.
It's been an extremely long time the last time I updated. So, this will (hopefully) be a long one that I can just vomit out my thoughts.
So biology has been on my mind a while now and I feel great about that. I finished the 'Enzymes and Biochemical Pathways' chapter in one week which I was really happy about! So I got to work on Chapter 5 Cellular Signals. I wrote the first part of notes today which was fun. I also did some quick check questions but I have to come back to two of them because I don't really understand the sample answers.
Yesterday, I had Final Assembly at school. It was way different to last year's where it was very happy and the teachers sang. This year, it was really sad because it was my principal's last day. We sang a song for her and it was really nice and I nearly cried at one part...
We also got out yearbooks which I flipped through when I was still in the city because I wanted to see it all. I stayed for a long time at Dymocks where there were a lot of people. A lot. I guess it's because of Christmas time and all. It made me feel happy though that there were this many people looking for books. Even young kids. :) I finished my book furiously and then wandered around the shop like a ghost looking at all the new books that were on display. I just wanted to read them all.
I also got my books for next year. YAY. I am so excited for my subjects. The fresh new books looked so inviting. It was amazing. I got my 'Much Ado about Nothing' book but I didn't get the Hamilton Case because there was none in the shop apparently so I'll have to wait. Those were for Literature. I also got my Methods, Specialist, Chemistry and Psychology textbooks. I also got the Chemistry Workbook.
When I woke up today, I was so excited for all those new books. I think I was dreaming about them. Hahah. The first thing I studied today was Biology which was reading about the 'Human Change Over Time' notes to consolidate it and make sure that it stays in my brain instead of wandering to the darkest corners of my mind. It took more than one promodoro but I did it more actively than last time when I was just blindly reading the notes, flipping to the next page and so on.
Then I did some math. It took about 20 mins for one math problem. To understand it. Then I tried again in the next promodoro and I did other math questions because I didn't want to waste anymore time. It's a precious thing time. Then I felt like not studying. So I just sat down and contemplated what I should do. I finally convinced myself to go back upstairs and study which was when I did my notes for biology.
Then I watched some episodes of the Netflix Original I'm watching currently. It's okay but not as good as the last one I watched which took me like 13 weeks to finish. I did a bit of yoga, for a change because I didn't feel like doing ANY physical activity whatsoever but I had to, because I was sedentary for a long period of time. Then I read 'Much Ado About Nothing' and wrote answers to questions that were prompted in the book. I just want to get a headstart for next year so that I don't fall behind. I don't want to be behind. Then I read through some of my psychology textbook. Then I went to writing on ATARnotes because I haven't done it for such a long time.
So yeah, that has basically been my routine but different since last Monday. I've been aiming to study four hours a day so that I can really do the things I have to do without running out of time and being unproductive. It helps me stay on track and make sure that I am actually studying. I really need to do the Methods textbook though as I feel I am pouring more of my energy into Biology, for some reason. I wonder why.
I will see you guys next time. Have a good evening! :) :)
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2018, 11:16:30 pm »
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So yeah, that has basically been my routine but different since last Monday. I've been aiming to study four hours a day so that I can really do the things I have to do without running out of time and being unproductive. It helps me stay on track and make sure that I am actually studying.
Not sure if you're on holidays yet, but if you are make sure you have a break! You're better off spending less time studying and being able to concentrate rather than studying for long periods of time but not as effectively. It might seem like you have to study longer because you have more to do, but if you're using that time more effectively (e.g. having breaks every 30/45 min, making sure you've had enough sleep and enough to drink, etc.) then you'll be able to get everything done faster :)

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I feel I am pouring more of my energy into Biology, for some reason. I wonder why.
Because it is clearly the superior subject ;)
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2018, 05:03:04 pm »
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Not sure if you're on holidays yet, but if you are make sure you have a break! You're better off spending less time studying and being able to concentrate rather than studying for long periods of time but not as effectively. It might seem like you have to study longer because you have more to do, but if you're using that time more effectively (e.g. having breaks every 30/45 min, making sure you've had enough sleep and enough to drink, etc.) then you'll be able to get everything done faster :)
Don't worry, I am having breaks. :) 5 mins per 30 mins so all is well.  ;D. Thank you for checking on me though!
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Because it is clearly the superior subject ;)
;D ;D. You know it!

Also, this is a bit late but congrats on your ATAR!  :)
This is going to be a short update because I feel so sluggish (the heat). I just completed my workshop preferences for University of Melbourne's Summer School (VCESS). They were really interesting and I am looking forward to my time there.
I decided to start a new chapter for Methods today because I sort of abandoned it a few days ago by working on Specialist Math holiday homework which went well. Oops. It was because I had a lot of questions I need to ask and it was making me feel very hopeless so I just veered onto Specialist Math Rd. I did two exercises of Circular Functions and i plan to do two each day. I have to commit myself to doing this. Then maybe I can be decently ahead by learning the content,
In biology, I'm upto plant hormones now. I finished animal hormones. Something tells me this is going to be longer. Today, I just realised that apoptosis is literally half the part for Cellular Signals.
I read 15 pages of 'Much Ado About Nothing'. I'm upto the part where Beatrice is listening in on the conversation of Hero and Ursula. It's all a part of the fishing. She's the bait.
I'm still waiting for my Hamilton Case book because I really want to finish it before school starts. I also got to watch the film 'Vertigo' for Literature. Never heard of it before.
Oh yeah. I started reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children's: Map of Days which is good so far. It's so much thicker than the other books. I am really excited for it. I also received another book for KK two days ago. 'I am Number Four' which I am looking forward to reading. I abandoned 'Great Expectations' a while ago as I couldn't bring myself to read it. It was just dragging on an on and now I know that it has so much information that I have to weed the main points out consciously.
I'll be watching the news at 6:00 as per my timetable so I might just read until then. I can't wait for the 31st as I can finally start my Goals Journal thing which I am planning to use vigilantly throughout next year.
See you guys later. Stay cool like a refrigerator!  8)

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2018, 06:25:30 pm »
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In biology, I'm upto plant hormones now. I finished animal hormones. Something tells me this is going to be longer. Today, I just realised that apoptosis is literally half the part for Cellular Signals.
You actually donít need to know much at all about plant hormones for the exam - might still be in SACs though because it seems some teachers donít know that.

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started reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children's: Map of Days which is good so far.
Iíve been meaning to read this for ages but still havenít gotten to it, maybe Iíll have to go search my library haha

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Literally, in my case - the first thing I did when I got to work was hide in our fridges for a few minutes 😂
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2018, 11:25:47 pm »
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'I am Number Four' which I am looking forward to reading.

I LOVE that book. I read it when I need to get back into reading again. I think I've read it 5+ times... sad. I know.

Good luck with the coming year!
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