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Re: Geoo's VCE Journey
« Reply #120 on: October 11, 2019, 12:47:12 am »
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Would atar notes topic help with this or knowin all of the study design
They probably would, but they would come to late and I think focusing on the VCAA exams is the best thing at the moment due to time contraints.
Awe, I get how you feel to be overwhelmed by the workload for so many subjects. I'm also doing Methods 1/2 and all I've got to say is don't worry! It's not as hard to catch up on as it may seem. Most of it is just briefly looking through chapters - maybe a summary notes would help like ATAR Notes' 3/4 (I use 3/4 instead of 1/2 books for Methods because it really is the same content) - and spending a bit of time applying them

Chemistry sounds awful!!! Good luck, like you said it's one week to go and you will definitely get through it!
Thanks for the support, it really helps in times of stress. Thats a bit of a relief, I am a bit scared that it will still take a while as I haven't learnt the content before, but hopefully I can push through! And thank you for the advice, i'll definitely go check out the notes! It's interesting that I have fallen behind this much, since I have loved maths in the past, but with a new format of learning it online, it has really thrown me for a loop and made me lose my passion for it.
Hey Geoo!
Don't beat yourself up about only being able to work for 3 - 4 hours a day, make sure you rest and look after youself. Good luck with your study, you got this!
Awe thank you, I will try and look after myself. I am pacing more as I have found a better routine so I have gotten the chance to resting a bit more. Thanks for the wishes!
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Re: Geoo's VCE Journey
« Reply #121 on: October 13, 2019, 06:10:35 pm »
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Term 4 - 13/10/2019 - 19 Days Till Exam

So I am going to keep this update short. I have had kind of a tough week. I ended up having a meltdown over biology and how my progression is going. This may seem superficial or what ever but I just started bawling my eyes out over how badly I am going in the practice exams. The first exam I did I got a 47%, and that just broke me. I had worked my arse off this year to do so well in this subject, spending hours on revision, learning the content, getting constantly high SAC scores and everything, and if all that hard work just adds up to getting a score that was way below what I wanted, it would just make me feel as if I had wasted all the time. I LOVE biology, and it is something I want to study along side chemistry at university. If you spoke to me in person, I know how to answer these questions and relate content back but I just can't seem to right it on paper or to VCAA's standards.

For example: If I say nucleotides when talking about transcription instead of base pairs, marked down. If I repeated one portion of the question to then answer, marked down, one year the correct answer is alpha coils and alpha helix is wrong, the next year alpha helix is right and alpha coils is wrong.... There are just so many things that is making pull my hair out and is seriously making me judge my ability to do this subject.

Looking on the positive side, the two other exams I did (VCAA 2013 and 2014) I managed to average a 70%, which is alright but still no where near where I want it to be. So I am just very frustrated and stressed out of my mind.
One good thing is is that I am getting my pacing down alot better so I am able to get more work in at the moment, which is great. I am doing my last SAC for biology today (I know that it is sunday but as long as it is on my teacher desk before they get to work on monday, then I am fine + I am home schooled so this is how it is....). I don't know how I feel with how this will go, but I am hoping for the best!
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Re: Geoo's VCE Journey
« Reply #122 on: October 13, 2019, 06:47:28 pm »
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Term 4 - 13/10/2019 - 19 Days Till Exam

So I am going to keep this update short. I have had kind of a tough week. I ended up having a meltdown over biology and how my progression is going. This may seem superficial or what ever but I just started bawling my eyes out over how badly I am going in the practice exams. The first exam I did I got a 47%, and that just broke me. I had worked my arse off this year to do so well in this subject, spending hours on revision, learning the content, getting constantly high SAC scores and everything, and if all that hard work just adds up to getting a score that was way below what I wanted, it would just make me feel as if I had wasted all the time. I LOVE biology, and it is something I want to study along side chemistry at university. If you spoke to me in person, I know how to answer these questions and relate content back but I just can't seem to right it on paper or to VCAA's standards.

For example: If I say nucleotides when talking about transcription instead of base pairs, marked down. If I repeated one portion of the question to then answer, marked down, one year the correct answer is alpha coils and alpha helix is wrong, the next year alpha helix is right and alpha coils is wrong.... There are just so many things that is making pull my hair out and is seriously making me judge my ability to do this subject.

Looking on the positive side, the two other exams I did (VCAA 2013 and 2014) I managed to average a 70%, which is alright but still no where near where I want it to be. So I am just very frustrated and stressed out of my mind.
One good thing is is that I am getting my pacing down alot better so I am able to get more work in at the moment, which is great. I am doing my last SAC for biology today (I know that it is sunday but as long as it is on my teacher desk before they get to work on monday, then I am fine + I am home schooled so this is how it is....). I don't know how I feel with how this will go, but I am hoping for the best!

Hey dude... 70%! That's a massive improvement and you should be very proud of yourself. I have a friend doing legal 3/4 at the moment and she also got 47% on her first practice exam, and 49% on the next. Please please PLEASE do not be disheartened by this. You just need to keep going and you'll be much better. Safe to say that my friend will now constantly get in the 80s percentage-wise. Just make sure that you learn from each practice exam and never make the same mistake twice! I believe in you :D
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Re: Geoo's VCE Journey
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2019, 07:12:34 pm »
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Term 4 - 13/10/2019 - 19 Days Till Exam

So I am going to keep this update short. I have had kind of a tough week. I ended up having a meltdown over biology and how my progression is going. This may seem superficial or what ever but I just started bawling my eyes out over how badly I am going in the practice exams. The first exam I did I got a 47%, and that just broke me. I had worked my arse off this year to do so well in this subject, spending hours on revision, learning the content, getting constantly high SAC scores and everything, and if all that hard work just adds up to getting a score that was way below what I wanted, it would just make me feel as if I had wasted all the time. I LOVE biology, and it is something I want to study along side chemistry at university. If you spoke to me in person, I know how to answer these questions and relate content back but I just can't seem to right it on paper or to VCAA's standards.

For example: If I say nucleotides when talking about transcription instead of base pairs, marked down. If I repeated one portion of the question to then answer, marked down, one year the correct answer is alpha coils and alpha helix is wrong, the next year alpha helix is right and alpha coils is wrong.... There are just so many things that is making pull my hair out and is seriously making me judge my ability to do this subject.

Looking on the positive side, the two other exams I did (VCAA 2013 and 2014) I managed to average a 70%, which is alright but still no where near where I want it to be. So I am just very frustrated and stressed out of my mind.
One good thing is is that I am getting my pacing down alot better so I am able to get more work in at the moment, which is great. I am doing my last SAC for biology today (I know that it is sunday but as long as it is on my teacher desk before they get to work on monday, then I am fine + I am home schooled so this is how it is....). I don't know how I feel with how this will go, but I am hoping for the best!

Hey Geoo! Congrats on the good praccy exam marks! I've only completed the 2017 Neap one and the 2018 VCAA one so your way ahead of me in the number of exams you've done AND your scores!! You still have the best part of 3 weeks to improve for the exam :)
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« Reply #124 on: October 16, 2019, 04:58:58 pm »
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Hey dude... 70%! That's a massive improvement and you should be very proud of yourself. I have a friend doing legal 3/4 at the moment and she also got 47% on her first practice exam, and 49% on the next. Please please PLEASE do not be disheartened by this. You just need to keep going and you'll be much better. Safe to say that my friend will now constantly get in the 80s percentage-wise. Just make sure that you learn from each practice exam and never make the same mistake twice! I believe in you :D
As someone who has gone through quite a tough week, this really meant alot to me and did give me some hope. Thank you for believing in me, I just need to get past that 80% than 90%. Good luck with food studies!! I hope you have completed your notes/revision and getting on to your prac exams, let me know how you go.
Hey Geoo! Congrats on the good praccy exam marks! I've only completed the 2017 Neap one and the 2018 VCAA one so your way ahead of me in the number of exams you've done AND your scores!! You still have the best part of 3 weeks to improve for the exam :)
Awe thank you so much! I found the neap a bit too hard, and had a lot of stuff that didn't relate to the study design, so I am trying to just focus on the VCAA ones. I'm sure you will get better too, and thank you for believing in me! My teachers also handed out a paper on what questions are irrelevant from 2016-2002 VCAA exams, so that is been a life saver in what I actually need to learn. Anyway, good luck studying yourself!

Just one last thing, which is thank you both. I had my last bio SAC and I am not feeling very good about it at all as it was definetly the hardest one yet. After thinking that I failed and everything, seeing those two comments, really made my day. :)
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« Reply #125 on: October 20, 2019, 11:19:03 pm »
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Term 4 - 20/10/19 - 12 Days To Exam

Very quick update. So I have done 8 VCAA bio exams and I can't get them past 70%, so therefore I have cried a lot this week over my lack of not getting better. I have 8 weeks of maths do and learn in 12 days, otherwise I don't pass the unit. I am very stressed, there is alot of personal stuff going on aswell that is very draining and it is all overwhelming at the moment. This is a really just a blurt of thoughts onto a page and I do hope that when I look back on this l hope it's better than it is now. I know that my posts have been quite negative over the past few weeks which I am sorry for, but this is just a rough patch at the moment.
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« Reply #126 on: October 21, 2019, 12:26:41 am »
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Very quick update. So I have done 8 VCAA bio exams and I can't get them past 70%, so therefore I have cried a lot this week over my lack of not getting better. I have 8 weeks of maths do and learn in 12 days, otherwise I don't pass the unit. I am very stressed, there is alot of personal stuff going on aswell that is very draining and it is all overwhelming at the moment. This is a really just a blurt of thoughts onto a page and I do hope that when I look back on this l hope it's better than it is now. I know that my posts have been quite negative over the past few weeks which I am sorry for, but this is just a rough patch at the moment.

I can relate to this a lot. I was stressing before my exams and the night before my first one, I slept at around 1:30am (I have to get up at 6 everyday) just studying for it. I didn't do well, every time I just couldn't finish it and got poor marks because of that. When I sat the actual exam, it was far easier than I had expected. I did have a mental breakdown straight after it though, because I still couldn't finish it but once I got my paper back, I did a lot better than I thought. With the second exam (a day after the first), I worked hard in time management the night before and basically aced it! Admittedly, I did sleep at 1:45am but I had a chai latte the next day to calm myself down and focused on the clock.

I feel like, every time I get something wrong when I do practice exams, I kinda learn from what I did and review over it. That's what helps me the most before I do tests or exams, regardless of how badly I performed in the practice ones.

Bottom Line: Don't stress! If you know where things have gone wrong, you can smash it! I find repeating the same exams helpful but I think you would know better whichever works for you. Keep going and always stay strong!
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« Reply #127 on: October 22, 2019, 12:34:40 am »
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I can relate to this a lot. I was stressing before my exams and the night before my first one, I slept at around 1:30am (I have to get up at 6 everyday) just studying for it. I didn't do well, every time I just couldn't finish it and got poor marks because of that. When I sat the actual exam, it was far easier than I had expected. I did have a mental breakdown straight after it though, because I still couldn't finish it but once I got my paper back, I did a lot better than I thought. With the second exam (a day after the first), I worked hard in time management the night before and basically aced it! Admittedly, I did sleep at 1:45am but I had a chai latte the next day to calm myself down and focused on the clock.

I feel like, every time I get something wrong when I do practice exams, I kinda learn from what I did and review over it. That's what helps me the most before I do tests or exams, regardless of how badly I performed in the practice ones.

Bottom Line: Don't stress! If you know where things have gone wrong, you can smash it! I find repeating the same exams helpful but I think you would know better whichever works for you. Keep going and always stay strong!
Thanks for sharing what you went through, I really hope that my situation can turn out like that. It's nice being able to relate with others, so thanks for sharing. Maybe all I need is a chai latte.....
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« Reply #128 on: October 25, 2019, 04:12:15 pm »
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Term 4 - 25/10/2019 - 7 Days Till Exam

So this will be an interesting update. On the positive side I am feeling a lot better mentally. I don't feel as doom and gloom and I feel better about biology. Am I improving in my bio prac exams? I honestly don't know. I think I am getting better but I don't know if the result show that. I will be doing the 2017 VCAA exam tonight and I will try to update on how I went with that. I will also send it into me teacher to go over my markings and give me any tips, and I have a few questions that need to be answered as well. Overall I am just feeling better about everything.

The only thing on my mind, aside from my exam is the weather for the day. I am personally really affected by the weather, and I am so scared my health is going to take a nose dive. I already have tachycardia with my base BMP being high 90's low 100's, but on the day of the exam it will be 32C, which means my BMP will be around 135-150 SITING DOWN..... So yeah, that is something I am not looking forward to. I am hoping that since it is the morning that it won't get too hot yet.

I STARTED MATHS! I think this is a major cause of my stress, as I have to turn in 8 weeks of maths before November 1st to get an S for unit 2. I finally started it and have already completed 3 weeks so only 5 to go! I do plan to do ALOT of catch up on the holidays to try solidify my unit 1 & 2 knowledge as I honesty skipped so much content to get an S, that I really have no clue what I am doing. Also, when you haven't done trig since year 8, circular function do your head in...

In other good news, chemistry and food studies are officially done for the year, I got my mark back for my last chem SAC which was a lovely A+ (50/52), so I am very happy about that. My exam was optional and since I have other priorities I am not doing it. I got my mark back for food studies which was an A, so that wasn't to bad since I didn't put any effort into it, I am now just waiting on getting my exam marks back.

I still have one SAC left for english and them I am also done for the year, yay!!!
For some reason this was the week where all my marks came in,
For biology, my last SAC came back and I manged to score a A (26/30.) I am honestly so happy with this. I found this SAC to be quite difficult and I was really sick when I did it, so I am just so relieved. So I know have my GA scores:
Bio:
GA1: 95/100 = 95%
GA2:84/90 = 93%
Very happy with this, now if only I could get an A+ for the exam. At the moment all I want is over 40 for bio, I would be over the moon!

Just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me over my rollercoaster of posts, it really meant alot to me and helped me get through! I finish all school work on November first, so for me this is my second last week of year 11 (which feels so weird), so to everyone for now, good luck with exams!
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« Reply #129 on: October 25, 2019, 07:17:04 pm »
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Congrats on the amazing results :)
Good luck for your Bio Exam, I'm sure you'll do great!
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« Reply #130 on: October 26, 2019, 10:31:02 am »
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Yes Geoo, glad you're feeling more confident! Remember it's almost over (yay).

You've got this! Keep up the work and good luck with the 5 weeks of maths content  :)
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« Reply #131 on: October 26, 2019, 09:26:06 pm »
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Congrats on the amazing results :)
Good luck for your Bio Exam, I'm sure you'll do great!
Awe thank you!
Yes Geoo, glad you're feeling more confident! Remember it's almost over (yay).

You've got this! Keep up the work and good luck with the 5 weeks of maths content  :)
Wow thank you so much, haha it is a fair amount to do but I am hopeful I can get it done in time.
Good luck with your bio exam too!
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« Reply #132 on: October 31, 2019, 04:54:54 pm »
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Term 4 - 31/10/2019 - 17 Hours Till Exam

Haha, the time has come. I thought I would give a quick update as to how I am feeling for the exam. I will most likely do one after as well, but for now..

So, in total I did about 16 exams, all VCAA. The lowest score I got was 47% and the highest one I got was 80% with all the rest being at about 70%. Am I super happy with these results? no. Not going to lie, all of these scores really got to me, I had a few breakdowns over the fact that I wasn't improving and that I wasn't going to reach my goal. Fortunately, I did get out of that head space two weeks ago, and have kind of come to accept that I am not going to do as well as I planned. I normally ace the multiple choice section, but I struggle with including what the VCAA examiners are looking for in order to get that mark, I am hoping that I did mark myself too harshly, and that it won't be as bad.

I am actually quite happy and the moment and stress free, and only have little flare ups of exam anxiety that only last about a minute. So I am doing quite well. I more so just feel disappointed, as I feel as if all my hard work has gone down the drain. I went into this year wanting a 45+, and now all I want in the world is a 40 (42 would be better, as it is the: Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything - Douglas Adams), but I have a feeling that I will get something above 35. And you know what, that's ok. I have done the best I can, did the exam prep, wrote notes, talked to my teacher, spent hours going over content, and that's all I can do.
Today I haven't done much, I had to do a little maths to make sure I passed the unit, which I have no idea if I have or not, and spoke to my biology teacher for my last few questions. I also made the trip up to Melbourne to be closer to school so it will only take my 40 minutes instead of an hour and a half. I have been listing to music, read a book and all I need to do is reread some of my notes and that's it. Tomorrow, I am going to walk into that exam room and do my best and that's what you guys should do to!

So I wish everyone luck with their bio exam tomorrow and what ever other exams you have over the coming weeks!

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« Reply #133 on: October 31, 2019, 05:21:43 pm »
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Term 4 - 31/10/2019 - 17 Hours Till Exam

Haha, the time has come. I thought I would give a quick update as to how I am feeling for the exam. I will most likely do one after as well, but for now..

So, in total I did about 16 exams, all VCAA. The lowest score I got was 47% and the highest one I got was 80% with all the rest being at about 70%. Am I super happy with these results? no. Not going to lie, all of these scores really got to me, I had a few breakdowns over the fact that I wasn't improving and that I wasn't going to reach my goal. Fortunately, I did get out of that head space two weeks ago, and have kind of come to accept that I am not going to do as well as I planned. I normally ace the multiple choice section, but I struggle with including what the VCAA examiners are looking for in order to get that mark, I am hoping that I did mark myself too harshly, and that it won't be as bad.

I am actually quite happy and the moment and stress free, and only have little flare ups of exam anxiety that only last about a minute. So I am doing quite well. I more so just feel disappointed, as I feel as if all my hard work has gone down the drain. I went into this year wanting a 45+, and now all I want in the world is a 40 (42 would be better, as it is the: Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything - Douglas Adams), but I have a feeling that I will get something above 35. And you know what, that's ok. I have done the best I can, did the exam prep, wrote notes, talked to my teacher, spent hours going over content, and that's all I can do.
Today I haven't done much, I had to do a little maths to make sure I passed the unit, which I have no idea if I have or not, and spoke to my biology teacher for my last few questions. I also made the trip up to Melbourne to be closer to school so it will only take my 40 minutes instead of an hour and a half. I have been listing to music, read a book and all I need to do is reread some of my notes and that's it. Tomorrow, I am going to walk into that exam room and do my best and that's what you guys should do to!

So I wish everyone luck with their bio exam tomorrow and what ever other exams you have over the coming weeks!

Here is a collection of all my poster that I made over the year, and my errors/tips page I made. If you want a scanned copy of all the handwritten notes, let me know.
I'm in the same boat as you, don't worry. You've got this!

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Re: Geoo's VCE Journey
« Reply #134 on: October 31, 2019, 05:25:36 pm »
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OMG your notes look Godly!  8)

Best of luck for the exam Geooo!
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