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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #90 on: May 10, 2019, 04:57:26 pm »
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Hello guys!
I hope you had a great week!
Just did yoga. Is started another 31 day yoga challenge. It's pretty good.

Chemistry
I have a two part test next week on Thursday and Friday. The first part is collaborative and is focused around determining molecular shapes. The second part is apparently multiple choice on a similar topic. We are doing moles right now and I'm feeling pretty alright with the content, nothing too hectic. It's a formula and you apply it. It's systematic because it's maths. Need to do the review questions for 5.3.

Specialist Mathematics
We started our new topic today: Complex numbers and Polar coordinates. We learnt about polar coordinates which seem really cool. The coordinate is the distance and then the angle or is it the angle and then the distance. Cannot remember. Need to do the exercise for that. I'm really looking forward to the new topics Specialist has to offer, which are not in Methods. Specialist is like an arts subject, it's creative and requires you to think creatively and have an open mind.

Mathematical Methods
Going pretty good. Up to date with my exercises but I still need to finish off the last question in 'Applications of Circular Functions'. We started 'Applications of Differentiation' this week which has a lot of extended response questions. I feel like a lot of these will be on the SAC. I am upto exercise 10D which is 'Determining the Nature of Stationary Points'. I really need to start revising again for my SAC which is on the 29th of May. Not that far away. I especially need to practice doing questions, perhaps checkpoints under time limits.

Psychology
It's going well. I am really interested in the topic we're learning about now which is 'Mental Health'. There is a lot of social stigma about it but I find it really interesting, especially Personality Disorders. We're also working on our research project in class where we have 6 lessons allocated to finishing it. I need to do a lot of research at home so that I can easily transfer it to my logbook in class, without wasting any time. Need to look up info about addiction disorders as part of our homework.

Literature
I had my in class essay on Vertigo on Tuesday. It went pretty okay and as expected. I really need to practice expanding on the evidence and going deeper with the meaning. That way I will have much more to say instead of just sitting there, feeling anxious with people around me scribbling away at their paper so much that the table shakes. Anyways, our next topic is 'Much Ado About Nothing' which has a very cliche story and is very similar to Romeo and Juliet. But it's a Shakespeare Play so can't wait to start analysing it and searching for the hidden themes.

Biology
I was stressing so much about my SAC last week, especially on Sunday, but now I've got it under control and my experiment is valid. Phew. I really need to update my logbook though and pour all the biological concepts related to my experiment into it. I can't wait to see my results next week on Monday. Hoping for extreme results. Fingers crossed.

Me
My birthday is tomorrow! Yay! I'm so excited! After tuition, I'm going with my family to the city! I go to the city everyday but this is different because it's with my whole family! It's really rare this happens. I can't wait to eat lots, smile lots, laugh lots and walk around lots! I'm so excited I could scream. I'm not having a party this year with my family friends. I'll probably have one next year.

St Johns
I didn't go to St Johns this week sadly because I was so overwhelmed with my biology SAC practical, literature essay and Specialist test all on one day. Tuesday was a big day. I'll be going next week though which is pretty chill but not the chillest. I try not to miss any St Johns so I felt really bad but.....school.

Plant
My plant grew a new leaf! It now has 12 leaves. It's on its journey to have 16. My other plant also has a lot of leaves. This was given to me two years ago on my birthday.

Reading
I'm still reading 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effectively People' which I find pretty interesting. I'm on page 83? I think? I want to implement the 7 habits throughout my daily life instead of just reading it and forgetting about it. So maybe it's good that I'm reading is slowly so that the wisdom sinks in.

That's all folks!
I hope you have a nice weekend and take care of yourselves!
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #91 on: May 10, 2019, 06:09:44 pm »
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« Reply #92 on: May 10, 2019, 06:43:17 pm »
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #93 on: May 15, 2019, 05:40:09 pm »
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And happy belated birthday! ;D How did it go?
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« Reply #94 on: May 15, 2019, 07:42:53 pm »
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And happy belated birthday! ;D How did it go?

Hi!
Yeah, it went really well! Had a lot of food and it was really fun! We ate at Nandos, Churros and an Indian Restaurant! We also bought some cakes and I bought a book on Evolution with my Dymocks gift card I got for Christmas last year! There were so many people on the train going home though and it was really pushy (and scary).
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« Reply #95 on: May 15, 2019, 09:29:02 pm »
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Hi!
Yeah, it went really well! Had a lot of food and it was really fun! We ate at Nandos, Churros and an Indian Restaurant! We also bought some cakes and I bought a book on Evolution with my Dymocks gift card I got for Christmas last year! There were so many people on the train going home though and it was really pushy (and scary).

Omg saw your post about your birthday, was planning to ask you how it was and completely forgot!! So anyhow, happy happy birthday! 🎂🎈
All the food sounds scrumptious😋 Really happy you had such a fun time!! And yeah the train in the evenings is so sardine like. Looking forward for more!! Also thinking of picking up that book you're reading, I've wanted to start reading those kind of motivating books for ages!

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« Reply #96 on: May 16, 2019, 05:04:25 pm »
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Omg saw your post about your birthday, was planning to ask you how it was and completely forgot!! So anyhow, happy happy birthday! 🎂🎈
All the food sounds scrumptious😋 Really happy you had such a fun time!! And yeah the train in the evenings is so sardine like. Looking forward for more!! Also thinking of picking up that book you're reading, I've wanted to start reading those kind of motivating books for ages!
Awww, thank you!  ;D
Yeah, it's a pretty good book. Lots of great information and advice I hope to implement in my daily life! Although, it's a bit hard to understand at times but when I reread the sentence a quite a few times, I get it eventually or close to eventually. It's definitely worth it and let me know your thoughts when you start reading it!

Sorry, I was actually going to welcome you back but I didn't get around to doing it! I remember reading your journal and how entertaining it was! I can't wait for my updates to come!    :)
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« Reply #97 on: May 16, 2019, 08:21:47 pm »
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Awww, thank you!  ;D
Yeah, it's a pretty good book. Lots of great information and advice I hope to implement in my daily life! Although, it's a bit hard to understand at times but when I reread the sentence a quite a few times, I get it eventually or close to eventually. It's definitely worth it and let me know your thoughts when you start reading it!

Sorry, I was actually going to welcome you back but I didn't get around to doing it! I remember reading your journal and how entertaining it was! I can't wait for my updates to come!    :)

Definitely!! I think reading those sort of books will definitely help with some inspiration and motivation! And I've seen you doing all those yoga challenges, I've wanted to do those for soooo long, gosh I've wanted to do so much and....Year 12 came in swinging full force...

Aww thanks hun 💐 It makes me so so happy you enjoyed my journal, and I can't wait for you to read them and be a part of the wild ride with me, and join you on yours too!!

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« Reply #98 on: May 19, 2019, 12:59:25 pm »
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Hello guys!
How have your weeks been?
I just finished my exercise which is one of my favourite workout videos to do because it includes everything, your whole body! I havenít eaten for more than 6 hours and I actually donít feel that hungry for some reason. And no, Iím not on a diet. I was going to buy chips after school but I donít want to make eating that junk a regular think as I already ate last Thursday and this Tuesday. Ahhh, but those chips are so good! I didnít even feel like eating today anyway so itís fine.

Specialist Mathematics
We have our exam on Tuesday, coming up inÖ.gotta countÖ.4 days. Itís second period and I feel fine with how I am going so far. I need to focus on the circle theorems, yep that was the test I got 36 % on it. Haha, no joke. I really need to focus on that area as that is my weakest part and hopefully I can also do extended response for the other topics. The other topics are fine but this circle geometry is like really hard for my head to wrap around. I also got my test back. Not too happy with it as I ideally could have gotten 100% on but instead I got 88%. Itís an A not an A+. It was 23/26. Silly mistakes. Again. Which is depressing. The test before that I didnít lose to silly mistakes but genuine mistakes so I had hope that I was actually improving by NOT making silly mistakes. But no. Just no.
Really excited to learn more stuff though because it has so much new content I had never come across before! Canít wait!

Mathematical Methods
The SAC is in two weeks which is earlier than I imagined. Itís a HUGE sac which goes across two weeks and there are different parts to it. Apparently, weíll be getting Part A which is a homework task on Wednesday the 22nd of May and itís 2 marks out of 90 marks which is the whole thing. I really want to do well in this SAC. Like I feel that if I get a 50 RAW in Methods that would be a really great accomplishment, even more than a 50 in Biology for me, personally. In methods, you really need to think differently and use creativity to understand the question and also apply your knowledge. I love methods though and I hope to keep loving it as the year goes by and we delve into probability, which is another realm altogether.
My Maths test on Monday which was on Logarithms, Calculus and Circular Functions went really well. I felt so in the groove of things that I was smiling inside. It felt great. Maybe Iím exaggerating. Probably. But this was the first test where I donít know for sure if I got any mistakes whereas in the other methods tests I have done, I knew I wouldnít get 100% because of silly mistakes I KNEW had committed. But weíll be getting our test on Tuesday so I am excited! But I canít be too excited as it might be a bad thing.

Chemistry
We were dumped with information about a Moles Test in week 6(Methods SAC) and a Chemistry Exam in week 7. It feels a long way away but I better start preparing soon. I donít want it to be like before where I absolutely failed my chemistry test and didnít attempt the test with the utmost confidence. I need to finish off the questions for 4.4 I believe on Percentage Composition and Empirical Formula. It seems ok. Reminding me of Maths even more, back in the days when we only dealt with decimals, percentages and addition...without calculators.
I also feel that I have a better understanding of the types of intermolecular forces which is GREAT! I feel that I am where I should be and it feels good!
UPDATE: I finished 5.4: Percentage Composition and Empirical Formula so I only have the Chapter 5 Review to do but itís SOOO Long.
Psychology
Clarified my research topics with my teacher and they were fine. Thatís sorted because I was stressing a little bit about that. I am so psyched now because weíre finally delving into mental health and mental disorders in class! I think on Monday, our teacher will be going through the different types of mental disorders such as Schizophrenia, the different Personality disorders and Anxiety disorder.
We had one research lesson this week where we were given like 20 mins to work in our logbooks. So far, I think Iím going pretty good. I am conscious that it is due on the 31st of May which is in exactly two weeks. Wow! That went fast. Gotta research more on the train to up that productivity-o-meter.

Literature
We finished watching Kenneth Branagh's ĎMuch Ado About Nothingí and it was pretty good! There are like so many famous actors in it: Kenneth Branagh, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington and more! It was funny even though apparently the movie was supposed to be serious. This is the second time I was exposed to the storyline which is good so that the story ingrains in my mind and I can really start focusing on the themes and character development and deep analysis of the film. I should really start reading the analyses of university students about Much Ado About Nothing which is on Google Scholar. That will put me in good steed. I feel like Iím doing nothing outside of literature class, in terms of study, and I really should because I want to get an extremely amazing study score in the subject next year. I think itís a magnificent subject and I really want to do well and succeed.
Anyways, after finishing the film, we started reading the play and people were assigned characters. I havenít been able to read yet. I think iíll be reading quotes from the last few scenes.

Biology
Guys, there is a reason why I am updating Biology last. I have so much stuff to do for biology and itís making me feel all jittery every second of my life. Itís not a good feeling. When Iím just watching something and relaxing, I suddenly think of Biology and my whole life comes tumbling down. I am still anxiously waiting for feedback from my teacher from my logbook who hasnít replied in like 3 days and I also still need to do the poster. Thank goodness it does not count towards the SAC mark. I also need to revise for the actual analysis SAC which will be taking place on Thursday.  SO MUCH STUFF TO DO and itís making me feel all jumpy inside. But yoga is keeping me at bay. If I wasnít doing yoga I donít know what I would be doing right now. But I still feel really really lost as I don't know if I am doing it correctly or not. I want to make sure I get 100% on my logbook so that I have a really good chance of getting 100% for this whole SAC.

Stuff that is working for me
]So, lately I've been writing a checklist for homework/study I need to complete each day in my Typo planner which my mum had got for me like 3 years ago. I hadn't used it that much until now. This checklist organisational thing has become routine for me as if I've been doing it for a long time when I've only been doing it for like 6 weeks. Wait, that is a long time. Never mind. Anyways, I feel this term I am more productive because of this. Like, in Year 9 and 10 as soon as I got home from school I just scrolled through youtube as I ate my rice, wasting time and not getting anything done. But in Term 2 Year 11, things are working out great and I have more order in my life instead of just randomly doing homework. I am more proactive and utilising my time well which is great.

Also, having read the book about Dalai Lama's philosophy, I feel more aware of the people around me. Like, I keep reminding myself that 'oh, don't judge that person. Don't think bad about that person. Don't feel jealous. Don't compare yourself to that person' and also how we need to exercise compassion to people.
The '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' book is also helping me a lot in daily life. In it, the author mentions how you should take ownership for your mistakes instead of mindlessly blaming others or not blaming others but still not owning up and recognising that yes, you did make a mistake. What can I do to fix it? I'm more aware of blaming others, especially my brother, and actually thinking about how it's my mistake and what I can do to improve for next time.
All of this is interesting and I can't wait to read more books on sweet sweet wisdom.  ;D





St Johns
St Johns wasÖ.interesting. We did a casualty simulation where we had to formulate a scenario and then create the injuries in that scenario. So we had to use makeup and other products to make bruises, burns and stuff. It was interesting but we didnít really learn anything new. Then we played games which was fun. I think on the coming Monday weíre actually going to treat the patients with the injuries we created.

Yoga/Exercise
I usually do yoga and exercise on alternate days but Iím thinking of doing yoga everyday. So on the days,I do exercise, Iíll also be doing yoga unless the exercise is really intense and really long.

Entertainment
Have started watching ĎThe Rainí on Netflix again as the 2nd season came out. Itís pretty good and itís full of action. There are only 4 episodes left though

I hope you guys have a nice week!
Thanks for reading!
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« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2019, 01:23:28 pm »
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Entertainment
Have started watching ĎThe Rainí on Netflix again as the 2nd season came out. Itís pretty good and itís full of action. There are only 4 episodes left though

Its been an awesome season so far! I haven't finished it though, are you watching it dub or sub? Have you checked out Dark? That show is amazing as well
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« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2019, 05:49:31 pm »
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Its been an awesome season so far! I haven't finished it though, are you watching it dub or sub? Have you checked out Dark? That show is amazing as well
Hey Geoo!  :)
I'm watching it with subtitles in Danish because I think it sounds weird when its dubbed because it's not the actual actors acting. You know?
I haven't watched Dark. I think I watched like the first minute and then stopped. What is it about?
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« Reply #101 on: May 25, 2019, 06:13:13 pm »
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Hello humans!
Howís it going?

Biology
I had my very intense SAC on Thursday after school. It was in the room next to my Methods room which was  a bit weird. I felt that I did waay better than my first SAC which was a big mistake in itself. I remember scrambling furiously to finish the first question as they said pens down. Yeah, it was a mess. But this one went pretty well. So, the logbook is 60% and this SAC analysis part I did on Thursday is 40%. My teacher said I got 100% on my sac which means I have 60% so far. That means that I need to get at least 90% on this analysis part if I want to achieve my goal of getting above 95% for this SAC. I would be extremely happy if I get 100% on this SAC. It would mean the world to me. I worked a lot on my logbook on this SAC and if I get 100% on this part as well, that would be like really amazing.
Anyways, onto business, our next biology SAC is in 5 weeks which is really soon. Itís on Area of Study 2 and I really need to get learning all of that content, because thereís a lot. Of. it. Like a lot. I alright with cellular signalling but I really need to revise my knowledge of the immune system. Maybe, I should watch some KhanAcademy or some youtube videos.

Methods
My enormous SAC is coming up. Fast. Itís on Wednesday after school and itís 1 hour and 15 mins I believe? This is PART B and itís no CAS and no notes. I think itís going to be fine. But I really need more practice for PART C and PART D which require notes and CAS. I really need to make my notes where I will include all the difficult problems Iíve encountered so far. Why did I leave this to the last minute? Argh! In tuition we looked at more extended response problems relating to differentiation where some of the problems were very similar to our PART A SAC which was really cool. Iíve figured out that my teacher has been using past exam questions but had just switched the numbers around. 
Iíve done last yearís VCAA exam and it went pretty well for me. Iíve still got to finish off some questions though and maybe do 2017ís as well for extra practice. I really need to finish off the last 7 questions in checkpoints on differentiation.

Psychology
Our research project is on Monday 3rd June and our test is on 6th June which is really really soon, Iíve just realised. Iíve got to complete my research and finalise my notes for my logbook so that I donít waste any time in class. Iíve got to revise for my test by doing lots of practice questions and I need to update my quizlet and add the atypical development content weíve been going through. Weíre looking at the two hit hypothesis in relation to schizophrenia which is interesting. Weíre nearly done with Unit 1 content and nearly upto Unit 2 which is really exciting! Itís on perception. Iím really glad I picked up psychology as one of my subjects! I thought it was going to be really sciency and full of neuroimaging techniques but thereís a whole component on development which is awesome!

Chemistry
We have a moles test on Tuesday last period. I think I have grasped the concept of the mole, empirical formulas and percentage composition really well. But the problem is that I keep relying on examples my teacher went through when answering questions so I reckon Iíve got to do more questions where itís just me and the question. Then the week after, we have the chemistry exam.
On Thursday, we also looked at Organic Compounds. I found them pretty fun when we added the suffixes and the prefixes together to create compounds. Then, we had to draw them using the structural formula.

Literature
We have continued to read through Much Ado About Nothing and Iím learning a lot about the time of Shakespeare. Sheís really knowledgeable about Shakespeare which makes class really interesting! Although, she was away for two classes this week so we got to work on a Much Ado fanfiction. Letís just say Iím not a fanfiction type person and usually just stick to the original story and thatís that. I still have to read the university essays on Much Ado About Nothing in preparation for the next assessment, the in class essay.

Specialist Mathematics
I had my exam on Tuesday and it went extremely badly. Like I couldnít do one question on the first exam and I shouldíve revised 3D dimensional circle geometry stuff! Aah! There goes my 100% down the drain. That was my one chance to redeem myself but noooo, I had to focus on the stuff I was already strong at! Next time, I am going to focus on the stuff that I am weakest at first. That way, I will have more time to focus on the stuff Iím weak at because thereís no point in focusing on stuff Iím already strong at.
On a happier note, weíre starting, complex numbers! Yay! Itís so cool how weíre dealing with a completely different plane, a new dimension! Itís like sciency and mathy and physicsy all at once and itís amazing! Wow, I sound like a fan girl. Fangirling over Specialist. Who wouldíve thought that would happen?

This was an all-over-the-place update. I need to renovate my VCE Journal so that itís more enlightening.
Anyways, have a great weekend!
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« Reply #102 on: May 25, 2019, 08:03:39 pm »
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On a happier note, weíre starting, complex numbers! Yay! Itís so cool how weíre dealing with a completely different plane, a new dimension! Itís like sciency and mathy and physicsy all at once and itís amazing! Wow, I sound like a fan girl. Fangirling over Specialist. Who wouldíve thought that would happen?

Omg complex numbers is sooo fun!! I'm sure you will enjoy it!!
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« Reply #103 on: May 26, 2019, 06:31:40 am »
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Omg complex numbers is sooo fun!! I'm sure you will enjoy it!!
Can't wait to learn more about them!  :)
How did you find Specialist 1/2 and do you have any general tips for the subject?
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« Reply #104 on: May 26, 2019, 12:18:29 pm »
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Okay this is gonna sound really awkward but I didn't actually do spesh 1/2 bc my school doesn't offer it lol :D
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