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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #75 on: October 03, 2019, 09:44:04 pm »
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How are your holidays going? Did you get to do much study for food studies?

Seeing as I am doing 3/4 food studies next year, how would you say you found the subject overall?

I've done 5 practice exams for psych so far and none for food studies. That's because I haven't started learning the content yet. I need to finish writing my notes, memorise everything, then do prac exams. So I would say I'm going really badly, considering the exam is in little over a month. SO my holidays are also going badly because I'm stressing over everything. I will be so grateful if I can just disappear into black and shadows and become nothing LOL. Overall, food was my least favourite subject (content-wise). Cooking is always fun though, and that was the only part I like about it. For me, all the content sucks. This is most likely because I didn't put any effort into this subject and took this whole year really chill. I don't have much hope for food studies, I'm expecting something like a 30-35 study score for it. Unfortunately a 30 scales down to like 23, so I think I'm dead. Just don't neglect it next year and you'll be fine! I made the mistake of neglecting it and look where it has taken me :(. The content in unit 3 area of study 1 is interesting. I found everything else boring because I stopped paying attention after the first few weeks of school. DO NOT be like me. I suggest learning the content thoroughly and starting prac exams on the holidays. Don't waste time finishing notes on the holidays like me. I still have the whole of unit 4 to finish, as well as 3 prac records and a sac on monday to study for. Sorry if there were any typos in this haha, I'm a bit tired after a whole day of dance. This whole holidays for me has been a whole lot of dancing so I haven't has much time for anything else. The content for food studies isn't exactly hard, but it is quite content heavy (especially when you are trying to desperately memorise everything in a few weeks). I'm currently dying, so if you take anything away from this, know that you should never neglect food studies, or any subject, and pay attention even in the most boring parts of the subject. It will be worth it in the end. Good luck!
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #76 on: October 05, 2019, 10:28:18 pm »
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Overall, food was my least favourite subject (content-wise). Cooking is always fun though, and that was the only part I like about it. For me, all the content sucks. This is most likely because I didn't put any effort into this subject and took this whole year really chill. I don't have much hope for food studies, I'm expecting something like a 30-35 study score for it.
Didn't you do well on the SACs though for food?
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #77 on: October 06, 2019, 04:02:40 pm »
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Didn't you do well on the SACs though for food?

Yeah, I did. I don't know how to explain it, but I'm just not prepared for the exam at all haha. I don't remember anything from previous chapters, let alone this area of study. But hopefully, I can do well enough on the exam to scrape a 35-40, even though I'm expecting lower. I don't know how I managed to do well on the SACs when I never really cared, but yeah.
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #78 on: October 06, 2019, 09:55:49 pm »
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Yeah, I did. I don't know how to explain it, but I'm just not prepared for the exam at all haha. I don't remember anything from previous chapters, let alone this area of study. But hopefully, I can do well enough on the exam to scrape a 35-40, even though I'm expecting lower. I don't know how I managed to do well on the SACs when I never really cared, but yeah.
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2019, 08:24:55 pm »
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Don't give up now, you've come so far! Give it your all so that you can leave that food exam with no regrets.

Thanks ;D

UPDATE:
I did the VCAA 2018 exam for psychology and got 85%.

Hopefully I can do better on the exam haha. I remember starting practice exams and getting high seventies to low eighties, so I wasn't expecting some miraculous 99% on the VCAA 2018 one, but also keeping in mind I always mark extremely harshly, I don't think I did too bad? I don't want to get my hopes up or anything but hopefully with some more practice I can be much better. It scares me how little time I have to improve - I only have 22 days till the psych exam and I haven't even done 10 full practice exams yet. To think I could complete 30 at the start of the year when I was a hopeful, innocent butterfly fluttering in my own world of paradise where I got raw 50's... lol. If I complete even 20 practice exams for one subject, it will be a miracle. Doing even one in timed conditions is so time-consuming and mentally draining, not to mention my hand kills at the end. Especially with that pesky extended response. I have no idea what I'm doing to revise for exams other than spamming practice exams, but at least next year I'll have a clearer idea for what I need to do to get the study scores I want.
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2019, 09:45:45 pm »
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Is spamming practice exams the only way to study for exams? Especially for psych. I have no idea how people get 50's in this subject. I can never get above 90% on a practice exam and this doesn't feel great. At all. I feel like my hard work throughout the year has amounted to nothing and I have no idea how people write such perfect responses on the exam. What magic potion are you using? Can I have some?
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2019, 08:25:36 am »
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Is spamming practice exams the only way to study for exams? Especially for psych. I have no idea how people get 50's in this subject. I can never get above 90% on a practice exam and this doesn't feel great. At all. I feel like my hard work throughout the year has amounted to nothing and I have no idea how people write such perfect responses on the exam. What magic potion are you using? Can I have some?

Hi!
I don't do 3/4 Psych (only 1/2) but doing practice exams is definitely not the only way to revise! It's up to you how you'd want to revise. If you find doing practice exams is too draining, take a break from it! There's nothing worse than being so unmotivated at this time because exams are so close! Maybe you like writing notes or doing flashcards better than doing exams.

Perhaps don't do full exams, do two questions at a time. If those two questions are worth 14 marks (for example), then set up a timer for 14 minutes to get your timing right. Then you gradually increase the number of questions.

If Psych has a lot of extended response maybe try planning for what they may be and what your response will be (this may be irrelevant for pysch I'm sorry but this works for english!).

You'll of course feel horrible for not getting above 90%, as anyone would. But on the plus side, you're making those mistakes now and not on the final exam. Those mistakes are a chance to learn, pick up on the mistakes you're making and track them to make sure you don't do them again.

Your hard work has definitely not amounted to nothing. You have worked tremendously hard for this and at the end of the day it's up to you to interpret your study score and how you feel about it.

All the best!

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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #82 on: October 16, 2019, 08:47:20 pm »
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Thanks so much for the reply, it means a lot ;D
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2019, 05:27:54 pm »
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Whys' Very Important BreakthroughtmFinally, I have gotten 90% on a psychology practice exam! I had chocolate to party *throws confetti*
On a more serious note, only gotten my first 90% when there's like 10 days till exams ???
Anyhow, hopefully this means that on the exam I will get above 90% too. I can say I'm very surprised by the effect of practice exams though. I mean, I never thought improvement could be achieved this drastically via prac exams, but looks like I've been proven wrong again. Honestly didn't expect that much improvement when I started. With more practice, it'll get better and better. I can only hope. And study, of course. ;D
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2019, 05:30:52 pm »
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Whys' Very Important BreakthroughtmFinally, I have gotten 90% on a psychology practice exam! I had chocolate to party *throws confetti*
On a more serious note, only gotten my first 90% when there's like 10 days till exams ???
Anyhow, hopefully this means that on the exam I will get above 90% too. I can say I'm very surprised by the effect of practice exams though. I mean, I never thought improvement could be achieved this drastically via prac exams, but looks like I've been proven wrong again. Honestly didn't expect that much improvement when I started. With more practice, it'll get better and better. I can only hope. And study, of course. ;D
That's amazing!! (What kind of chocolate?) Best of luck in continuing to improve! It sounds as though you are doing really, really well!
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #85 on: October 22, 2019, 01:59:13 pm »
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Whys' Very Important BreakthroughtmFinally, I have gotten 90% on a psychology practice exam! I had chocolate to party *throws confetti*
On a more serious note, only gotten my first 90% when there's like 10 days till exams ???
Anyhow, hopefully this means that on the exam I will get above 90% too. I can say I'm very surprised by the effect of practice exams though. I mean, I never thought improvement could be achieved this drastically via prac exams, but looks like I've been proven wrong again. Honestly didn't expect that much improvement when I started. With more practice, it'll get better and better. I can only hope. And study, of course. ;D

Yeah, the power of prac exams are amazing, I wish I knew earlier but hey, better late than never
Even if there are only 10 days until the exam, you will definitely do great, keep working hard!
Good luck!!!
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #86 on: October 22, 2019, 05:21:57 pm »
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That's amazing!! (What kind of chocolate?) Best of luck in continuing to improve! It sounds as though you are doing really, really well!
A little mars bar!

Yeah, the power of prac exams are amazing, I wish I knew earlier but hey, better late than never
Even if there are only 10 days until the exam, you will definitely do great, keep working hard!
Good luck!!!
It's alright, I remember in year 10 I did no practice exams and studied for all my exams like 2 days before it. (Not psych because it was my 1/2 subject and I was a tryhard back then.)

Thanks for the encouragement guys! With basically a week to go - I don't know how to feel. I'll be glad to get the exam over and done with but will miss the class, teacher, and learning the content. I remember my friends and I were reminiscing about the fun times we'd had since 1/2 during our last psych class. I'll miss psych so much :'(.

Also, the funniest thing happened today. I went downstairs and it was just another morning before school until my family started singing happy birthday. I had totally forgotten it was my birthday; probably because 17 is a sort of irrelevant age and there's nothing special about it. I was even reminded yesterday that it was my birthday but I totally forgot - whoops! But we had cake at school so that was great, and for once my friends were actually being nice to me ::), but the whole class sang to me in methods and I was basically dying. I hate it when a whole crowd of people sing happy birthday because it's so awkward - what am I supposed to do? Smile and sit through it? It totally sucks, and it's probably the worst thing about birthdays for me.

Hopefully today I can get a practice exam done, finish an extended response I started today in one of my study periods, finish my food studies recipe evaluations, and continue writing my food studies notes (no, I have not started practice exams for food studies and no I still haven't finished my notes). Hopefully tomorrow I can catch my psych teacher somewhere and ask her the billions of questions I've accumulated over the past week haha and hopefully she doesn't kill me for it.
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2019, 06:52:31 pm »
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Also, the funniest thing happened today. I went downstairs and it was just another morning before school until my family started singing happy birthday. I had totally forgotten it was my birthday; probably because 17 is a sort of irrelevant age and there's nothing special about it. I was even reminded yesterday that it was my birthday but I totally forgot - whoops! But we had cake at school so that was great, and for once my friends were actually being nice to me ::), but the whole class sang to me in methods and I was basically dying. I hate it when a whole crowd of people sing happy birthday because it's so awkward - what am I supposed to do? Smile and sit through it? It totally sucks, and it's probably the worst thing about birthdays for me.

Hopefully today I can get a practice exam done, finish an extended response I started today in one of my study periods, finish my food studies recipe evaluations, and continue writing my food studies notes (no, I have not started practice exams for food studies and no I still haven't finished my notes). Hopefully tomorrow I can catch my psych teacher somewhere and ask her the billions of questions I've accumulated over the past week haha and hopefully she doesn't kill me for it.

Happy Birthday!!! Good luck to ur studies and all the best
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #88 on: October 24, 2019, 10:35:24 am »
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Happy birthday!
Congratulations on your breakthrough! Good luck on your psych exam!!!!
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Re: The Adventures of VCE | whys' journal
« Reply #89 on: October 27, 2019, 10:47:21 am »
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Happy birthday!
Congratulations on your breakthrough! Good luck on your psych exam!!!!
Happy Birthday!!! Good luck to ur studies and all the best

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