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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2019, 07:35:40 pm »
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Aw thank you so much! It means a lot  :) How are you feeling about it?
I feel okay. It's crazy to think that we'll be done with methods after Thursday! But, it is sad that we'll never do methods again.

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2019, 08:23:52 pm »
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I feel okay. It's crazy to think that we'll be done with methods after Thursday! But, it is sad that we'll never do methods again.
Ooh, I can't say I feel the same way about not doing methods again. That's been my motivation to do well hahaha. I get what you mean though. I think there will be a small tiny miniscule part of me that gets nostalgic when I see my other friends doing methods next year.

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2019, 12:09:20 pm »
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Methods Exam 1 debrief
Itís so crazy that this day is already here. Oh my goodness. First VCAA exam! Iím happy :D That was not so bad! I know I did some algebraic errors but like I actually understood what the questions were asking me to do. There werenít any questions that were like woah how do I do that. It was way better than I expected. I actually also guessed the last question right eeek!!! Iím just kinda mad at myself for stuffing up my working out because like I said, I knew what I had to do and all these little marks are gonna accumulate. For example, I couldnít put the prob question in the required form and I had the right idea of the area question but working out was wrong. I  hate that I keep remembering some things that I got wrong. I really want to focus on tomorrowís exam. I just hope they donít throw something feral at us tomorrow. Still, Iím happy with how I went on this one :)

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2019, 08:10:16 am »
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Methods Exam 1 debrief
Itís so crazy that this day is already here. Oh my goodness. First VCAA exam! Iím happy :D That was not so bad! I know I did some algebraic errors but like I actually understood what the questions were asking me to do. There werenít any questions that were like woah how do I do that. It was way better than I expected. I actually also guessed the last question right eeek!!! Iím just kinda mad at myself for stuffing up my working out because like I said, I knew what I had to do and all these little marks are gonna accumulate. For example, I couldnít put the prob question in the required form and I had the right idea of the area question but working out was wrong. I  hate that I keep remembering some things that I got wrong. I really want to focus on tomorrowís exam. I just hope they donít throw something feral at us tomorrow. Still, Iím happy with how I went on this one :)

thats so great to hear!! Good luck for tomorrow!!

I agree, the exam wasnt toooo bad - although I know I made a lot of algebra questions, like with the triangle question, I didnt diff it properly and then had NO time to fix it - and yay great job guessing the last question right! I had so much relief when I found that out too.

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2019, 10:43:52 pm »
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How did you go with exam 2?
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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2019, 11:01:51 pm »
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thats so great to hear!! Good luck for tomorrow!!

I agree, the exam wasnt toooo bad - although I know I made a lot of algebra questions, like with the triangle question, I didnt diff it properly and then had NO time to fix it - and yay great job guessing the last question right! I had so much relief when I found that out too.

Good Luck for Today!!!
Thank you :) How did you go?

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2019, 11:14:46 pm »
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How did you go with exam 2?
To put it simply, not so great. After yesterday, I raised my standards and expectations but things just didnít go to plan today. I completely blanked out on a whole question that was worth 9 marks but managed to scrape a mark or two just by trying to do what made sense at the time. I donít feel great. I broke down as soon as I hopped into the car and Iíve just been trying to distract myself by doing whatever. Itís just that Iíve worked my neck off this past month and I just really wanted it to pay off. I mean it did for exam 1 and to be fair, (based on the suggested solutions), I got the mark that I was averaging at for my practice exams lately which was a humongous improvement from what I was starting with. I guess Iím just disappointed.
In brighter news, Iím SO bloody glad that methods is done! Finito! No more crying over questions in the exercises, no more frustration, no more spending hours upon hours of maths and letting it consume all my studying time, no more stupid practice math exams. Now I can FINALLY give the rest of my subjects the respect and love they deserve. Oh man, this week has been so stressful.
So glad itís over.
Thank you for asking Geo :)

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2019, 12:34:28 am »
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So I just want to say this: These past couple of weeks have taught me a lot, both knowledge wise and things about me personally. Even though Iím quite disappointed with how exam 2 went and Iím so glad itís all over, all the exam prep has led me to develop an appreciation for maths. I donít know, something happened the day before Exam 1. Like it just clicked, thatís the best way I could describe it. I just realised that there really wasnít anything stopping me from doing well. If anything, it was just me and my self doubts. No matter the score I get, Iím proud of myself because I can honestly say I tried my best in the time frame I had. I actually managed to do 30 exams and raised my scores by about 30% Thatís crazy. After spending the past 3 years despising maths, I was still able to motivate myself to try my best and finally get it and itís so satisfying when you do reach that point (even if itís literally a day before your exam). I want to use this as motivation for myself in the future because if I was able to understand and improve at maths, my weakest subject, I can do anything. I did all I could and blanking out in the exam is a factor thatís beyond my control. Iím so glad I got the hardest thing out of the way in year 11. It has taught me so much for next year in terms of goals, time management and work ethic. It was a journey. A long and energy-consuming one but itís over. I feel like Iím closing a chapter of my life. It feels so strange. Serene almost. Alright, farewell maths...

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2019, 05:31:40 pm »
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Wow, that's so cool to hear! (Still waiting for that to click with me...) Congratulations of finishing your first VCAA exam! You should be so proud!!

How are you feeling about your 1/2 exams? <3
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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2019, 07:20:32 pm »
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Wow, that's so cool to hear! (Still waiting for that to click with me...) Congratulations of finishing your first VCAA exam! You should be so proud!!

How are you feeling about your 1/2 exams? <3
Thank you Laura☺️ and donít worry, as long as you genuinely work hard and try to understand the theory behind your maths work, it should click.
Unit 2 exams!
I am thriving at the moment. I mean, yes Iím super underprepared because Iíve just been drained since the Methods exams and havenít done much revision but I am freaking enjoying it. Iím learning new study techniques, reviewing my notes, refining my answers for legal and Iím just doing good. Iím actually enjoying the process and Iím not placing too much pressure on myself because really these are the last set of exams that donít matter. Everything onwards counts towards my ATAR. Oh wow, yikes. But yeah, Iíve developed a new found passion and love for bio in the process so thatís great.
Also! I got my mark back for the English point of view task I shared here and it actually ended up being my highest mark this year for English! 28/30! That made me really happy because I submitted the task the week before my Methods exam and I was pretty much neglecting all my subjects that week so that was nice  :)
So my first exam is this Friday. I have Legal and English. Legal, Iím okay with how Iím doing but English is a major lol. Iím really excited to get exams over with because I have quite a few exciting plans coming up.

Also, does anyone have any suggestions for what I can get my Methods teacher? Sheís been a gem and has helped me so much throughout the year so I really want to show her how much that means to me and how much I appreciate her. Iím thinking of getting her like a mug, some protractors (she explicitly said that if we were gonna buy her gifts, we should get her this haha), chocolates, and filling that mug with home made chocolate popcorn because she really likes it. I really wanted to get her like a dorky, maths-related gift or just anything thatís personalised or teacher-related but I donít where to get her any.

But yeah! Thatís life at the moment☺️

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2019, 09:40:15 pm »
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What about a maths mug with homemade popcorn? (And maybe also a protractor?) Gift-giving is so much fun. It's beginning to look a lot like.... ;D
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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2019, 11:30:07 pm »
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What about a maths mug with homemade popcorn? (And maybe also a protractor?) Gift-giving is so much fun. It's beginning to look a lot like.... ;D
Yeah I might do that  :) CHRISTMAS! I. love. Christmas. It's such a beautiful time of the year.

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2019, 03:49:30 pm »
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First day of year 12 classes
Head start began today and honestly, Iím stressed. I no longer have a blanket to fall back on. I have always wanted to achieve my best and set high goals for myself but it wouldnít be a huge deal if a thing or two didnít  go to plan in the past. No more. It doesnít feel right, I donít feel ready. Iím honestly still recovering from exams which ended literally two days ago. I will say though, I had less than 6 hours of sleep today and whenever I do that, the next day is completely ruined for me because Iím too lethargic to be bothered for anything. I know Iíll feel better next week. In other news, i received an invitation for an awards night my school holds annually so that was nice :) Iím curious to see what I got it for.
Thatís all for today, Iím gonna try to rest tonight and hopefully get onto some homework over the weekend.

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #58 on: December 12, 2019, 01:10:33 am »
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Day before results
Hi! A lot has happened since my last post! So Iím sorry to say that my two weeks of Headstart were not productive, I wasted my time every day but itís fine because Iím only human. School finished last Friday and on Saturday, myself, two of my friends and two teachers flew to Perth to celebrate the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. It was a great and memorable experience and I would definitely recommend because I was able to grow the connection I have with my faith and God. So Iím still at Perth and results come out tomorrow at 4 am here. Iíve decided that Iím not gonna check it until I get back home because I would not like to associate my trip with something negative so I guess that must be why I donít feel nervous about it. Like I really donít feel anything. I have a friend on this trip who also did 3/4 Methods with me this year and sheís checking hers here and sheís stressed, I really do hope she does well. I know Iím gonna get nauseous before opening it. Oh I just realized my teacher is gonna see my scores before I do. Great. I literally deleted Gmail just so that I make sure that I canít see my score in any way. Anyway, in brighter, lighter news: I ended up getting the academic awards for Chemistry, Legal Studies and wait for it... you wonít believe this.. Methods 3/4! Yeah I know who is she. I also got a social justice award which was very nice. Yeah I definitely was not expecting some so it was a really nice surprise. My parents were so so proud and it made my heart so happy. Hope I donít disappoint anyone with my Methods study score. Anyway, thatís about it from me. Hope results day goes well for everyone and if not, itís okay because your learning journey does not end here :)

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Re: The Odyssey of VCE :)
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2019, 02:32:33 am »
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Results day
I made it guys! But boy was it a journey. I ended up waiting over 17 hours after results were released to check my study score. 17 hours of anxiety and agony. My cold and Perth's 39į weather did not help either. So yeah, a complete contrast to my mental state the day before and I was stressing myself out even more throughout the day by checking how other people went, including looking at the results thread here on the forum. So I arrived back home at around midnight and I was dying, like I didn't think that I was able to check it because really it's arguably the most important part of my academic journey thus far and I was just so scared. Alright, I'll stop beating around the bush. I ended up getting a 35!!! B+, A, B+ respectively (hate that my SACs went down). I am stoked about that because that's what I was hoping for so it can hopefully scale up to a 40. I know younger me would've been disappointed to see this score but then again younger me had the luxury of not being exposed to VCAA. There are so many things I've learnt from this year: for one, finish the content and start practice exams way earlier than I did. Overall, I know it's not the prettiest score and I can't help but have regrets but you should've seen me when I got it, I filmed my reaction and predictions (I literally said I just want a 35 and my dad predicted that too but I urged him not to put his expectations so high) and I just started jumping with joy when I saw my mark because maths was tough and I hated its guts for 90% of the year and I didn't give it my 100% throughout the year, it was only the month and a half before the exams that I went ham on revision so I'm just really glad I've passed all the prereqs and I don't have to repeat the subject. If anyone reading this is aiming for 35 but are not doing well atm, know that it is definitely achievable. I started off by getting 30%s and 40%s on my practice exams but managed to get into the 70s and 80s before the exams. With persistence and strong will, you can do anything. So yeah that's that, I'm so glad I waited till I got home because my parents were so so supportive and proud and I needed to be around them to have a good support system and so I can either cry freely or celebrate freely. Glad it was the latter :)