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#### J_Rho

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #105 on: October 30, 2019, 02:23:04 pm »
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What are your feelings towards the bio exam? Do you feel prepared?

Hey Geoo! I am feeling super unprepared for the exam even though I know the content I am struggling with working my responses in trial exams to gain full marks and demonstrate my knowledge. To an extent I am considering redoing Biology next year because HERE I COME UNDER 15 STUDY SCORE!
How about you? How are you feeling?
2019: Biology 3/4
2020:  English 3/4 [hopefully 30+], Psychology 3/4 [hopefully 40+], Further Maths 3/4 [hopefully 45+], Legal Studies 3/4 [hopefully 45+]
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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #106 on: October 30, 2019, 02:52:24 pm »
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Hey Geoo! I am feeling super unprepared for the exam even though I know the content I am struggling with working my responses in trial exams to gain full marks and demonstrate my knowledge. To an extent I am considering redoing Biology next year because HERE I COME UNDER 15 STUDY SCORE!
How about you? How are you feeling?
That really sucks! I know how you feel at the moment, I have done about 16 exams an was never able to get above 70% aside from 1, so that really wasn't promising. I went into the year wanting a 45, but know all I want is over 35. I know the content and can recall is quite well, but my expression in the SA questions is just terrible..... I generally get close to full marks multiple choice which is good just the SA's is where it gets me....
I have kind of come to terms with it, so I am actually not feeling to stressed and quite calm whilst still just trying to study anything I can. I feel more disappointed than anything else, as I feel all my hard work throughout the year going down the drain. Other than that I feel fine, just waiting to get it over with, ripe of the band aid.
I don't think you will get a 15 I definitely think you will do better than you think! I wish you luck and lets just be thankful that it will all be over soon...

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#### Ionic Doc

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #107 on: October 30, 2019, 06:16:19 pm »
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That really sucks! I know how you feel at the moment, I have done about 16 exams an was never able to get above 70% aside from 1, so that really wasn't promising. I went into the year wanting a 45, but know all I want is over 35. I know the content and can recall is quite well, but my expression in the SA questions is just terrible..... I generally get close to full marks multiple choice which is good just the SA's is where it gets me....
I have kind of come to terms with it, so I am actually not feeling to stressed and quite calm whilst still just trying to study anything I can. I feel more disappointed than anything else, as I feel all my hard work throughout the year going down the drain. Other than that I feel fine, just waiting to get it over with, ripe of the band aid.
I don't think you will get a 15 I definitely think you will do better than you think! I wish you luck and lets just be thankful that it will all be over soon...

you just explained pretty much exactly how i feel jeez.
It's so difficult to express my self in short answer questions
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2021 ~ Science @ UoM

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #108 on: October 30, 2019, 06:43:16 pm »
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omg following onto all of your comments above ^^^ i'm struggling with short answer as well !! it's so frustrating when you know the content, but you're not sure what aspects they are looking for

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#### J_Rho

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #109 on: October 31, 2019, 10:05:52 am »
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you just explained pretty much exactly how i feel jeez.
It's so difficult to express my self in short answer questions

That really sucks! I know how you feel at the moment, I have done about 16 exams an was never able to get above 70% aside from 1, so that really wasn't promising. I went into the year wanting a 45, but know all I want is over 35. I know the content and can recall is quite well, but my expression in the SA questions is just terrible..... I generally get close to full marks multiple choice which is good just the SA's is where it gets me....
I have kind of come to terms with it, so I am actually not feeling to stressed and quite calm whilst still just trying to study anything I can. I feel more disappointed than anything else, as I feel all my hard work throughout the year going down the drain. Other than that I feel fine, just waiting to get it over with, ripe of the band aid.
I don't think you will get a 15 I definitely think you will do better than you think! I wish you luck and lets just be thankful that it will all be over soon...

omg following onto all of your comments above ^^^ i'm struggling with short answer as well !! it's so frustrating when you know the content, but you're not sure what aspects they are looking for

Guys, its TOMORROW. I'm actually getting so stressed thinking about it but at the same time i just wanna get the darn thing done! How are you all feeling??!!
2019: Biology 3/4
2020:  English 3/4 [hopefully 30+], Psychology 3/4 [hopefully 40+], Further Maths 3/4 [hopefully 45+], Legal Studies 3/4 [hopefully 45+]
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#### Ionic Doc

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #110 on: November 01, 2019, 04:23:12 pm »
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How'd it go J_Rho ?
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#### J_Rho

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #111 on: November 01, 2019, 04:27:42 pm »
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How'd it go J_Rho ?

It was hard but nowhere near as hard that I thought it would be. I got lucky with the question about block mutations as id been revising that as I was straightening my hair this morning but the last question was asking about limitations in regards to an experiment.... I had no IDEA what to put for my answer!
How did you go with your psych exam Ionic Doc???
2019: Biology 3/4
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#### Ionic Doc

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #112 on: November 01, 2019, 10:30:08 pm »
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It was hard but nowhere near as hard that I thought it would be. I got lucky with the question about block mutations as id been revising that as I was straightening my hair this morning but the last question was asking about limitations in regards to an experiment.... I had no IDEA what to put for my answer!
How did you go with your psych exam Ionic Doc???

Hey J_Rho

Similar to you this exam was definitely harder than previous years.

Multiple Choice took a bit longer than expected, (a couple of questions where more than 1 option seemed correct)
short answer section was pretty straight forward and I feel like i did decent,
the extended response section was really general, I knew all the theory but linking back to the scenario was a hit difficult.

Overall just hoping I can get a study score greater or equal to 35.

On a positive note, no matter what happens I know that everyone who's done a 3/4 this year will have developed great skills and knowledge to prep them up for year 12.

So are your year 11 exams around the corner?
2019 ~   Psychology [?]
2020 ~   English - Chemistry - Biology - Methods - Further
2021 ~ Science @ UoM

#### J_Rho

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #113 on: November 02, 2019, 08:58:13 am »
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Hey J_Rho

Similar to you this exam was definitely harder than previous years.

Multiple Choice took a bit longer than expected, (a couple of questions where more than 1 option seemed correct)
short answer section was pretty straight forward and I feel like i did decent,
the extended response section was really general, I knew all the theory but linking back to the scenario was a hit difficult.

Overall just hoping I can get a study score greater or equal to 35.

On a positive note, no matter what happens I know that everyone who's done a 3/4 this year will have developed great skills and knowledge to prep them up for year 12.

So are your year 11 exams around the corner?

I'm sure you've done great!  Bring on year twelllllllllve!
I have my yr11 exams in 2 weeks and I'm sure glad they don't count towards my S/N in my subjects tho, how about you what are your yr11 exams? Feeling prepared?
2019: Biology 3/4
2020:  English 3/4 [hopefully 30+], Psychology 3/4 [hopefully 40+], Further Maths 3/4 [hopefully 45+], Legal Studies 3/4 [hopefully 45+]
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#### Ionic Doc

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #114 on: November 02, 2019, 04:57:24 pm »
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I'm sure you've done great!  Bring on year twelllllllllve!
I have my yr11 exams in 2 weeks and I'm sure glad they don't count towards my S/N in my subjects tho, how about you what are your yr11 exams? Feeling prepared?

My year 11 exams are this week,
Haven't had any time to prepare since I've been studying for psychology in the last few weeks.
I'll just give it my best go

Good luck with your upcoming exams
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#### J_Rho

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #115 on: November 15, 2019, 10:28:29 am »
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Okay so I was going to do 3/4 Theatre Studies by distance but my school said no as it is 'too much of a resource commitment'
So now I have to choose my 5th subject...
Im already going to be completing English, Further, Psych and Legal and completed Bio this year
I need to chose one more subject but don't know what to do
I want to study Paramedicine or Law and for paramed i need an atar of 80 and law an atar of 94 so i need subjects that ill do REALLY well in....
Im not a strong english student (C+ average), but a strong legal student (A+ average) so idk what id do well in
What subject will be most beneficial/ allow me to do really well in out of the following
Economics, HHD, Global Politics or Software Development?
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2019: Biology 3/4
2020:  English 3/4 [hopefully 30+], Psychology 3/4 [hopefully 40+], Further Maths 3/4 [hopefully 45+], Legal Studies 3/4 [hopefully 45+]
Aspirations: Paramedicine or Law

#### J_Rho

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #116 on: November 17, 2019, 09:00:18 am »
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I'm wanting to get ahead during the summer holidays, and want to be smart about it...
For Legal Studies and Psychology, I'm making chapter summaries and flashcards.
For English, I'm going to read and annotate my books and make cue cards with quotes on them and write a practice essay or two if I have time
For Maths, part of me wants to just do the textbook questions when I find out the chapters we will be completed but I've heard from others that it isn't very beneficial.
I'm open to suggestions on how to get ahead, particularly for maths.
Also what lectures are most beneficial? The head start ones or the revision ones?

TL;DR Whats the best way to get ahead during summer hols for my subjects? ( I'm thinking about covering all course work)

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Exam Week - 18 Nov 2019 to 21 Nov 2019

With the Year 11 exams nearly upon me, I'm not stressing about them nearly as much as I maybe should but rather I'm stressing about the fact I am technically in Year 12 in 8 days, hell it feels like I was in Year 7 yesterday.
With this overwhelming realisation that I will soon be making my way into my final year of school and the pressure I'm placing on myself to become dux I began thinking how on earth do I separate myself from the others? How can I do the best I can but be better than everyone else? How do I achieve excellence from my very first assessment? After hours of stressfully searching the internet and finding thread after thread and articles on 'How I achieved a 50' and 'How I went from D+ to A+' I perhaps am feeling maybe I can achieve this...maybe I'm not being too unrealistic on myself but then again some of the students in my year level... have never gotten below a B+ or A so then again maybe I am being unrealistic because honestly, I know and ATAR is just a number but I want to show everyone that I am smart and dedicated and show the teachers who have said that I am not high achieving, that I am... to be the ultimate fuck off.

With that little rant over, just gonna say IDC at this point about my year 11 exams which is really bad. I should care but i don't cause I just want it to be holidays so I can focus on getting ahead for Year 12.

I haven't updated this in way too long, and NGL nothing has really been happening but Ill be back sometime next week to update ya'll on my goals for Year 12

and a joke to brighten up your day
A pun, a play on words, and a limerick walk into a bar....no joke
2019: Biology 3/4
2020:  English 3/4 [hopefully 30+], Psychology 3/4 [hopefully 40+], Further Maths 3/4 [hopefully 45+], Legal Studies 3/4 [hopefully 45+]
Aspirations: Paramedicine or Law

#### J_Rho

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #117 on: December 03, 2019, 12:09:38 pm »
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With Year 12 almost upon me I think its time for a (much needed) update!
Following the same format I had last year going into Year 11 here are my subjects, goals, and way to acheive my goals. The next 10 months are going to be insane, stressful but I'm hella excited (and scared) to be going into my final year of school!

My subjects for 2020 are;
3&4 English
3&4 Further Maths
3&4 Legal Studies
3&4 Psychology
3&4 HHD

My goals for 2020:
Exercise every day for the recommended 90 minutes
Aim/Acheive for 95+% on all assessments
Write an essay a week
Acheive my study score goals: English (37), Further (47), Psychology (45), Legal (47), HHD (45)
Update my journal regularly

Ways to acheive my goals
Use Sundays to revise all my notes from all my subjects
Test myself regularly (spaced repitition) using flash cards
Aim to complete homework the day it is recieved
Study 5 hours a week per subject
Complete checkpoints and topic tests regularly
Skim through coursework over the summer holidays - creating notes and flashcards
Have a study timetable to regulate my spaced repitition learning and assign time to write an essay

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[b]Date:[/b][b]Classes:[/b]*What classes you had, what you worked on, what you enjoyed/found difficult, rate your productivity[b]Homework/To-Do:[/b]*what you have to complete with due dates[b]Work/Social:[/b]*Talk about work; how often you worked, funny stories, annoying things*talk about ses; how was training, what did you do, have you attened any incidents recently, funny stories etc.[b]Goals:[/b]*Address what you're doing well and what needs to improve Eg. Exercise every day for the recommended 90 minutesAim/Acheive for 95+% on all assessmentsWrite an essay a weekAcheive my study score goals: English (37), Further (47), Psychology (45), Legal (47), HHD (45)Update my journal regularly  8)Use Sundays to revise all my notes from all my subjectsTest myself regularly (spaced repitition) using flash cardsAim to complete homework the day it is recievedStudy 5 hours a week per subjectComplete checkpoints and topic tests regularlySkim through coursework over the summer holidays - creating notes and flashcardsHave a study timetable to regulate my spaced repitition learning and assign time to write an essay
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2019: Biology 3/4
2020:  English 3/4 [hopefully 30+], Psychology 3/4 [hopefully 40+], Further Maths 3/4 [hopefully 45+], Legal Studies 3/4 [hopefully 45+]
Aspirations: Paramedicine or Law

#### Snow Leopard

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##### Re: JadeRhoden's Journey To A 90+ ATAR
« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2019, 10:42:29 pm »
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.maybe I'm not being too unrealistic on myself but then again some of the students in my year level... have never gotten below a B+ or A so then again maybe I am being unrealistic because honestly, I know and ATAR is just a number but I want to show everyone that I am smart and dedicated and show the teachers who have said that I am not high achieving, that I am
Hey J_Rho, just wanted to chip in here to say that while it's great that you're aiming high for next year, placing unnecessary stress on yourself isn't. At the end of the day, I think that the most important thing is to try to do your best, not necessarily be the best. Besides, I think that the main thing is to work hard but also smart and the results will follow! Obsessing about others in your cohort who could do well in Yr 12, won't bring you closer to your own goals. But, focussing on yourself and your own study habits will

EDIT: typo
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