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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2019, 02:46:01 pm »
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Hi JR,
I have now added the solutions to the problems (e-j), presented reasonably neatly in the attachment.
Before I proceed to the remaining problems, please let me know if the solutions provided so far are helpful.
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #46 on: August 02, 2019, 04:32:33 pm »
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Hi JR,

These two attachments contain solutions for tasks k, l and m. I will address the task (n) soon.

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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2019, 04:43:32 pm »
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91 days to go until Methods Exam 2

I've given up on trying to keep up with my class. I'll just fall behind again. I struggle on a daily basis with this subject, but that doesn't mean I'm a weak person. I believe that I am an awesome person, and even constant failure and frustrations with maths won't stop me from achieving my future goals and aspirations (whatever they may be).

Exams, ah. They are finally in sight. My days with this subject are now numbered, and won't I be glad when the supervisor tells me to put my pen down after the 2nd Methods exam. I don't think I'll breathe a greater sigh of relief because I will be finally free of this unforgiving subject. (Even though Methods 2 isn't my final exam)

I'll just focus on what I do know, and try to consolidate the basics, then slowly work my way up to exam questions. Any other suggestions?

Failure is inevitable. But I've learnt nothing from my struggles in Methods. OK, so I'm bad at certain chapters. I'll try my very best to improve from now until that day. I dislike maths. But I won't use that as an excuse. I can at least learn to tolerate it. Maths is essential for life. I'm just lamenting what could have been if I just had better maths teachers.
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2019, 06:15:59 pm »
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I don't think the problem is necessarily your teacher? Like, I'm sure there are still students in your class who achieve impressive scores despite having the same teacher as you.

Reckon the reason you aren't doing as well as you hoped is cos you're stuck in this very negative mindset where you keep telling yourself you suck at maths and that you can never be good at it and you spend more time lamenting over this than actually trying to overcome it. You're treating maths as a chore instead of something that could potentially help you in the future.
(Sorry if that^ sounds a bit rude)

Just wondering, is there any reason why you're doing methods? Like, do you need it as a prereq or something?
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2019, 06:50:46 pm »
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Looking back at it, the reason why I chose Methods was pretty dumb. But at the time, I thought it made sense. I am studying Methods now because my Year 10 self thought it would open up more course options post-Year 12 (a check of VTAC course search confirmed this). When I was in Year 11 selecting Year 12 subjects, I kept Methods because I thought "it wasn't that bad" and it still had the benefit of keeping my options open. Through not much fault of my own, and even after finding out that literally none of the uni courses I'm interested in require Methods (or even any Maths at all), I have decided to just keep going. The end is coming, but I won't give up. All I need to do is devote some time to it, and it won't be as infuriating. It's just challenging. And that's good, as I have proven that Methods is indeed a subject I can get on top of eventually. At least before the exams come around.

I hope that made some sort of sense.
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2019, 06:41:16 pm »
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How do I pick myself up after consistent failures in this subject? I know that I am not great at maths, but it still hurts when I see a grade below 50% on the front of the paper (because that means I failed). I know the exam will make up the majority of my final result, but having a look at some past VCAA exams just made me feel even worse. I don't go to school to fail. I want to be confident. This is going to take every last inch of resilience left in me. 70 days left. Don't even know what to do first.
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2019, 08:52:38 pm »
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i think having good teachers is really important, if you have a teacher who can't teach well then that's going to have a detrimental effect. Sadly I had a couple of bad maths teachers :(

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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2019, 09:05:20 pm »
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It is. I have done methods twice now and it is still a challenging subject. My best advice is to consistently do practice exams, rather than going through notes or worked examples, as they are the best form of revision.

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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2019, 10:59:36 pm »
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i think having good teachers is really important, if you have a teacher who can't teach well then that's going to have a detrimental effect. Sadly I had a couple of bad maths teachers :(
Having a good teacher is sort of a nice bonus IMO, but at the end of the day you must rely on yourself. I think VCE is that transitional period where we are all moving away from being spoon-fed content and material to doing independent learning. Having a bad teacher is outside of your control but your own approach to learning isn't. ;)
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2019, 11:35:49 pm »
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I have tried my very best this year. But I just keep failing. 2 SACs. 2 fails. The pain I experience from getting the wrong answer hurts. But what hurts even more is the pain of leaving a question blank. What I'm trying to say is, the pain is not worth it anymore. But giving up is never an option. Two contradictory sentiments. But they are the truth. I do not get any joy out of it. I don't even need it for uni anymore. I don't learn a lot, other than proving that maths is not my thing. I will keep trying. But how do I do that? My reasons to surrender are more numerous than my reasons to keep fighting.
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2019, 06:26:46 pm »
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I have tried my very best this year. But I just keep failing. 2 SACs. 2 fails. The pain I experience from getting the wrong answer hurts. But what hurts even more is the pain of leaving a question blank. What I'm trying to say is, the pain is not worth it anymore. But giving up is never an option. Two contradictory sentiments. But they are the truth. I do not get any joy out of it. I don't even need it for uni anymore. I don't learn a lot, other than proving that maths is not my thing. I will keep trying. But how do I do that? My reasons to surrender are more numerous than my reasons to keep fighting.

Geezus mate, stop treating maths as capital punishment and it might just stop torturing you.

On another note, maybe you could leave methods aside to focus on your other subjects if you think it's bound to be in your bottom two?
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2019, 11:40:52 pm »
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On another note, maybe you could leave methods aside to focus on your other subjects if you think it's bound to be in your bottom two?

You could, but it might be a risky especially when you don't know how your internal SACs rank against the rest of the state. Also you wouldn't want to completely disregard one of your subjects (such as methods), just in case you don't perform as well as expected on another subject. You never know what could end up in your top 4. ^-^
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2019, 07:40:23 pm »
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Geezus mate, stop treating maths as capital punishment and it might just stop torturing you.

Fair enough. I've been contemplating on your comment ever since I first read it. It's a tough statement to take but I will accept it. Thank you very much.

On another note, maybe you could leave methods aside to focus on your other subjects if you think it's bound to be in your bottom two?

Yeah...I agree more with colline. But I will say that I really do not care about the technical side of VCE at all. I personally don't think it is worth the effort in trying to get my head around the stuff that will matter less in the long-term.
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Re: Methods is so frustrating to study for
« Reply #58 on: September 16, 2019, 03:07:07 pm »
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Fair enough. I've been contemplating on your comment ever since I first read it. It's a tough statement to take but I will accept it. Thank you very much.

I think you definitely have the right attitude which is great. Some people would've been offended by what i said but I think if you can use it to improve then you have a good attitude for doing well in not just methods but with your vce studies in general. Good luck :)

Yeah...I agree more with colline. But I will say that I really do not care about the technical side of VCE at all. I personally don't think it is worth the effort in trying to get my head around the stuff that will matter less in the long-term.

I think it's very admirable to not care about the technical side of vce. What's important is to do your best. ;)
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