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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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« 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.

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Thank you :) How did you go?

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.