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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #60 on: November 09, 2019, 01:48:14 am »
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Hey y'all!
Procrastinating on studying for physics so why not a journal entry ;D
Go study Physics =(

No but in all seriousness best of luck for Physics, smash it and I hope you get the marks you want =)
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #61 on: November 09, 2019, 08:46:02 am »
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Go study Physics =(

No but in all seriousness best of luck for Physics, smash it and I hope you get the marks you want =)

Thanks! I have already put in the hard work, so itís just a matter of revising module 8 (bit weak on this) and just going through exam questions.

Once again, thank you so much for the kind words! Much needed ;D
« Last Edit: November 09, 2019, 09:40:27 am by r1ckworthy »
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2019, 06:26:05 pm »
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Hey everyone!

I know, I was supposed to update on Monday but I was so not bothered...

Anyways, here I am, finished with my high school journey!

A few updates:
(1) I have been going to the gym every day- mostly cardio since I need to lose weight, with a bit of arm and chest. Need to start working on legs though, that should be done. Honestly, I haven't done intensive exercise for 1-1.5 years, so I am feeling sore as ever. Seriously, I feel like my arms will fall off :P but whenever I get back to the gym, it goes away. It has been quite some fun, just because I push myself to reach a certain goal every time, which is great.
(2) I have started a youtube channel!- I started it with my friend, so that is pretty excited. We should have two videos by today, so please check it out!
(3) I bought the following books:
- Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman- Pretty interesting book, I hope to take some notes on it (which will form a study with me video!)
- Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro- I had watched/ read his Nobel lecture of 2017, which seemed to be very interesting. I thought I would read one of his books and see how it goes ;D
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams- No need for explanation ;D

That's that. I watched Lost in Translation yesterday- an amazing movie. Seriously, it is interesting to think about the concepts in the movie, and I have spent quite some time thinking about it. It made me almost consider online dating, so that could be a potential way for me to spend time. I had wanted to do it a lot in the past year, but I am stuck in apprehension for a bit now. I guess we'll see how it goes ;D.
I haven't really done much else, to be honest. Since I am so sore, I sleep in the afternoon and read in the night so that's that. I have spent a lot of time with my friend to set up the youtube channel and Instagram page, so yeah. Nothing else to be honest.

In terms of ATAR, I am not worried at all. I hope to get an ATAR above 85, and with that, I want to pursue neuroscience at UNSW, so yeah. The end goal is always medicine, and even if I don't have the marks now, I need to solidify my habits for university and make sure I give it my all. But that will be a subject for my university journal, which I hope to start as soon as I begin university ;D.


So that's that! I remain excited about the future, just like my last post, so yeah, will update in the next week!

Peaceeeee,

R1ckworthy.

EDIT: Also, here are my updated preferences:
(1) Bachelor of Physiotherapy- Western Sydney University
(2) Bachelor of Physiotherapy- Australian Catholic University
(3) Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)- University of New South Wales (hope to major in neuroscience)
(4) Bachelor of Science- University of New South Wales (hope to major in neuroscience)
(5) Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science- Western Sydney University (have some other courses that are valid for HSC true rewards program, but I really hope I won't get into these courses).
« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 06:36:51 pm by r1ckworthy »
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2019, 06:30:04 pm »
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Wow! It sounds like you are having an amazing time! Never Let Me Go looks like a great book. I have been wanting to read it for a while- enjoy!! <3
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« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2019, 08:05:22 pm »
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Congrats on finishing!!  ;D
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #65 on: November 14, 2019, 08:34:39 pm »
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Congrats on finishing!!  ;D
Thanks! It was a tough year but Iím glad I got through it!
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #66 on: November 15, 2019, 10:39:50 pm »
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Just need to write out my thoughts on something that happened today.

So I was with my dad dropping off my sister to my school, heading off to her school camp for the week. She forgot her pillowcase in the midst of all the excitement, so my dad and I drove back home to get it for her. During the ride, my dad received a phone call from a medical intern, informing him that they had failed an exam. Needless to say, it was a heavy-hearted call.

I asked my dad what it was about. It was about trying to become a specialist in psychiatry, where you need to get high marks in particular exams in order to be recognised as a psychiatrist. The intern (or registrar, I'm not sure) did this exam 4 times over 4 years, and still did not get in.

It was just a huge reminder that medicine, or in fact anything, is a life-long journey and that if you really want something, you must be willing to try as hard as possible and as much as possible. The first sounds fairly regular, everyone who's trying to get into medicine knows that. But what particularly struck me was that if medicine was the path I wanted to take, I must be willing to give it my best shot and try as much as possible. That means giving my whole heart to the process and having the knowledge that I might not get in this year.

So no matter what degree I take or what ATAR I get, I must be willing to try again and again. Medicine is a life long journey, and no matter how many setbacks I experience, I must be willing to keep going.

It's like this: a farmer who sows a seed will not expect it to fully grow in one day, or any short period of time. They must nurture it, through droughts and floods and whatever harsh season, and let it blossom. I hope I remember this whenever I encounter failure or a setback. Every effort I make from now one is like me sowing a seed and in order to commit to such a career as medicine, I must be willing to nurture it until it blossoms.

So yeah, I just needed to unload a bit. That phone call was pretty heavy, so I am glad I have witnessed it.

Until next time,
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #67 on: December 17, 2019, 07:20:00 am »
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Hey y'all,


Just got my marks!

English Advanced: 82
Ancient History: 84
Mathematics: 93
Mathematics Ext. 1: 86
Physics: 85
Chemistry: 90
Science Extension: 72

I'm pretty happy with these marks, except for my extension subjects (especially science extension) and physics. I'm a bit pissed off with chemistry though, could have definitely gotten higher.

Overall, I'm estimating my ATAR as 93.60, which is not too bad. I'll get into UNSW advanced science, also usyd is a bit iffy in terms of getting into the advanced stream.

I kind of wish it was higher, but considering I was failing english, science and maths back in the day, this is a huge achievement. It seems that my academic prowess is steadily increasing, so I hope to continue to improve and do better in university.

Will update this thread when ATAR's come out. Hope everyone in the class of 2019 received great marks!
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #68 on: December 17, 2019, 07:23:29 am »
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What a fantastic performance! Itís been great seeing your journal journey over this year and your results really being a testament to your hard work  :D Super stoked for you and hope youíll get into your desired field of study  :) Give us an update when your UAC offer comes through and again, congratulations!  8)
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #69 on: December 19, 2019, 01:41:39 pm »
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Hey y'all,


Just got my marks!

English Advanced: 82
Ancient History: 84
Mathematics: 93
Mathematics Ext. 1: 86
Physics: 85
Chemistry: 90
Science Extension: 72

I'm pretty happy with these marks, except for my extension subjects (especially science extension) and physics. I'm a bit pissed off with chemistry though, could have definitely gotten higher.

Overall, I'm estimating my ATAR as 93.60, which is not too bad. I'll get into UNSW advanced science, also usyd is a bit iffy in terms of getting into the advanced stream.

I kind of wish it was higher, but considering I was failing english, science and maths back in the day, this is a huge achievement. It seems that my academic prowess is steadily increasing, so I hope to continue to improve and do better in university.

Will update this thread when ATAR's come out. Hope everyone in the class of 2019 received great marks!

Great job r1ckworthy, those are fantastic marks! ;D ;D
You have definitely put in lots of hard work throughout the year, as seen in this journal! ;D
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #70 on: December 23, 2019, 12:14:16 pm »
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Huge thanks, angewina_naguen and Coolmate! You guys have definitely been a huge support to me and others throughout this year, so a huge thank you!

I am going to go on a bit of a hiatus for the next month or so- at least until the days before university starts. I got an ATAR of 92.55, which in all respects, is great but as the hours passed it just hit me harder than expected. The next few days were quite depressing, and that combined with having nothing to do in the holidays make for a bad sandwich of mild depression. I'm going to India tomorrow, and I have quite a list of what I want to do!

I have also made it to my course: Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University! Thank god for 10 extra atar bonus points!

Also: a huge thank you for the NSW MVP class of 2019! I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to even be nominated- to think that my posts have helped people is altogether inspiring! Let's hope I up the ante in terms of the number of posts in 2020 (goal is to beat RuiAce ;D).

Below is my ATAR reaction just in case someone wants to watch!

Honestly, this year has been pretty gruelling, so I hope the break can rejuvenate me and help me gain energy for the awesome things to come in 2020!

I guess this is my last post (in this journal). Thank you for reading this journal, whoever you might be, and I wish you the best!
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Re: The Yr12 journey- a diary I "hope" to update...
« Reply #71 on: December 23, 2019, 02:25:46 pm »
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omg yesssssss!!!!! Congrats! Your ATAR is so amazing and it's great that you got into your course!
I definitely enjoyed your reaction video and am excited for future things on your channel :) Also congrats on NSW MVP!! You're so deserving of it!
Excited to see what the future holds and to see uni updates :) Good luck!
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