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ciaosally

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Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
« Reply #75 on: June 16, 2019, 01:05:27 pm »
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i didnít even see the end questions as i had no time and just did all cís from question 42 lol. rip i reallyyyy flunked oof just hoping everybody else in my cohort did bad too

thatís what i did as well! damn, itíll be a miracle if i actually get in. what schools are you trying out for?

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« Reply #76 on: June 16, 2019, 01:07:27 pm »
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honestly numerical reasoning had more reading to it than reading comprehension

that is actually so true

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« Reply #77 on: June 16, 2019, 01:12:01 pm »
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Hey guys I am trying out for Nossal next year, i am new to AN. From what i've read maths was probably the hardest.

Can u give me some topics that came up in the maths test?

And how was verbal reasoning? (Im soooo bad at this)


thx

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« Reply #78 on: June 16, 2019, 01:54:05 pm »
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Hey fellow pursuers of greater knowledge(euphemism for nerd),

This is going to seem needy, but I really need somewhere to put out my frustrations. Iím usually smart at school and ace the tests.

And then the real thing. I really donít know what happened, it wasnít my day. I went from getting 47 right on my Hendersonís practice test to only answering 48 on the real one(managed to shade in the rest). Other than the English ones, I absolutely bombed out and Iím really dejected. I guessed 10 qs for all the papers other than Reading(which everyone finished) and the narrative(obviously).

Whatís got me even more worried is that during the Verbal reasoning test, I had to guess a few at the end and went less than 3 secs over. The supervising teacher came and blasted at me and said ďthat will be noted.Ē Does anyone know what in the world she means by Ďnotedí. I really feel like theyíre actually going to disqualify me or at least take my Verbal Reasoning out of contention(which is a shame because I feel I did well on what I did answer.)

Once again, if you managed to read that entire thing, good on you and thanks for caring. For everyone who did the test, I wish you guys the very best and I hope you get in(considering itís almost certain I wonít).


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Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
« Reply #79 on: June 16, 2019, 01:57:19 pm »
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Hey guys I am trying out for Nossal next year, i am new to AN. From what i've read maths was probably the hardest.

Can u give me some topics that came up in the maths test?

And how was verbal reasoning? (Im soooo bad at this)


thx


Honestly, the maths wasn't the hardest imo. I think numerical reasoning was the clear winner in difficulty, but that could be because maths is my strongest subject. Verbal reasoning from my experience wasn't that hard, but definitely had many hard words, nothing unexpected there.

Maths had quite a lot of quadratics, especially graphing them and vertex form equations, weirdly they had some cubics in there (x^3) and some 'harder' trigonometry (more than just finding the equation). On the whole, just year 9 content with some year 10 content will cover you for maths.

If you want my opinion, I'd say it is probably more important to focus on english than maths. Apparently from what I've heard, MHS principal has been in favor of including way more cultural diversity into MHS, which probably means they will be increasing the difficulty of english and decreasing it in maths. You probably shouldn't take my word for truth, but keep it at the back of your head and also, english is definitely a lot more importance beyond the MHS exam (VCE and the future)

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Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
« Reply #80 on: June 16, 2019, 02:01:56 pm »
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Hey fellow pursuers of greater knowledge(euphemism for nerd),

This is going to seem needy, but I really need somewhere to put out my frustrations. Iím usually smart at school and ace the tests, even got runners-up dux for my yr 7 cohort last year. I also did pretty good on practice tests and got all 5 superiors on the Hendersonís tests I did.

And then the real thing. I really donít know what happened, it wasnít my day. I went from getting 47 right on my Hendersonís practice test to only answering 48 on the real one(managed to shade in the rest). Other than the English ones, I absolutely bombed out and Iím really dejected. I guessed 10 qs for all the papers other than Reading(which everyone finished) and the narrative(obviously).

Whatís got me even more worried is that during the Verbal reasoning test, I had to guess a few at the end and went less than 3 secs over. The supervising teacher came and blasted at me and said ďthat will be noted.Ē Does anyone know what in the world she means by Ďnotedí. I really feel like theyíre actually going to disqualify me or at least take my Verbal Reasoning out of contention(which is a shame because I feel I did well on what I did answer.)

Once again, if you managed to read that entire thing, good on you and thanks for caring. For everyone who did the test, I wish you guys the very best and I hope you get in(considering itís almost certain I wonít).

Just some life advice. Please face your reality and don't dwell on your past achievements or end up being a d**ck or c**ckhead. Ignorance gets you to nowhere and the only end-product you will get is karma. Those who may seem less "bright" than yourself may grow into "smart" people. So even if you don't get into a selective school, make yourself a name. I'm guessing your 13? If so, make the most of the next 3 years to get your head on track.
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CurryCid18

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Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
« Reply #81 on: June 16, 2019, 02:10:19 pm »
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Just some life advice. Please face your reality and don't dwell on your past achievements or end up being a d**ck or c**ckhead. Ignorance gets you to nowhere and the only end-product you will get is karma. Those who may seem less "bright" than yourself may grow into "smart" people. So even if you don't get into a selective school, make yourself a name. I'm guessing your 13? If so, make the most of the next 3 years to get your head on track.

Harsh, but youíre right. I get what you mean. Btw, That stuff before was by no means trying to show off or try to classify my self as ďbetterĒ than anyone else. I deleted that bit just in case anyone got the wrong picture. I was just trying to highlight that my preparation was pre gud, and then.....

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Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
« Reply #82 on: June 16, 2019, 02:11:19 pm »
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Harsh, but youíre right. I get what you mean. Btw, That stuff before was by no means trying to show off or try to classify my self as ďbetterĒ than anyone else. I deleted that bit just in case anyone got the wrong picture. I was just trying to highlight that my preparation was pre gud, and then.....

Eat up the dust, move on.
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Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
« Reply #83 on: June 16, 2019, 02:14:47 pm »
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thatís what i did as well! damn, itíll be a miracle if i actually get in. what schools are you trying out for?

suzanne and mac rob, but i rlly want to get into suzanne since itís in werribee, which is close to me  :-\ but seeing as everybody at my school put schs as their first pref and i literally flunked i guess iím staying at my current school lol. hbu? maybe mac rob will gimme a late offer? iíd still accept it if they did. iím desperate imao

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« Reply #84 on: June 16, 2019, 02:33:14 pm »
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since everybody found the exam hard iím wondering if they increased the difficulty somehow this year because the number of people trying out is getting bigger and spots are more competitive?? idk it was unbelivable, i didnít think it was gonna he like this.

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Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
« Reply #85 on: June 16, 2019, 03:04:14 pm »
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since everybody found the exam hard iím wondering if they increased the difficulty somehow this year because the number of people trying out is getting bigger and spots are more competitive?? idk it was unbelivable, i didnít think it was gonna he like this.

Yeah, thatís plausible. I believe that the test was much harder than the previous years, since it had cubics and parabolas. Iím trying out for Macrob as well. I really hope you get in :)

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« Reply #86 on: June 16, 2019, 04:03:58 pm »
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Yeah, thatís plausible. I believe that the test was much harder than the previous years, since it had cubics and parabolas. Iím trying out for Macrob as well. I really hope you get in :)

Thank you! i really hope you get in as well. now we play the waiting game i guess

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Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
« Reply #87 on: June 16, 2019, 04:20:18 pm »
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hi guys,

i did the selective schools test yesterday and here's how i think i did

verbal: alright, but i guessed quite a few
numerical: same as verbal but guessed a bit more
writing: a decent piece; i only wrote a page and a bit, had figurative language tho
reading: probably the only one i did well on; finished this with like 2 mins to go, found it quite easy
maths: i guessed SO many; probably failed it

so could someone please tell me if i have a chance of making it in? pls be honest :)

ps. i'm going for macrob , anyone else?

thanks a lot :))

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Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
« Reply #88 on: June 16, 2019, 04:49:43 pm »
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hi guys,

i did the selective schools test yesterday and here's how i think i did

verbal: alright, but i guessed quite a few
numerical: same as verbal but guessed a bit more
writing: a decent piece; i only wrote a page and a bit, had figurative language tho
reading: probably the only one i did well on; finished this with like 2 mins to go, found it quite easy
maths: i guessed SO many; probably failed it

so could someone please tell me if i have a chance of making it in? pls be honest :)

ps. i'm going for macrob , anyone else?

thanks a lot :))

Bruh same, you probs gonna get into Macrob, I probably wonít. Good job though!

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« Reply #89 on: June 16, 2019, 04:52:30 pm »
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Bruh same, you probs gonna get into Macrob, I probably wonít. Good job though!
thanks, good luck to both of us!