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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #90 on: June 02, 2020, 05:21:04 pm »
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**WINTER is here! - UPDATE** - JUNE 2nd
Okay wow its been WAY too long without an update! Almost forgot this existed oops. Anyway I hope everyone has been doing well he last few weeks, and enjoying being back at school!

Anyway, Iíve got a lot on my mind so lets see how this goes.

I loved being at home to a point that I was so sad I had to go back to school, but now that weíve started Iím glad to be back! I love all my classes and my teachers so its been fun to reconnect with the classroom environment!

Some subject updatesÖÖ.
SPECIALIST:
Application task is officially FINISHED!! The first part of the SAC was accessible and I think I did well, but when it got to the open ended ones I think I completely bombed it whoops. Luckily I wasnít the only one who struggled! Iím actually feeling good about spec though and Iím enjoying the subject, and kinda finding it easy?

PHYSICS:
Did super super good on my fields SAC but now prepping for my SAC on AOS2 which is next week. I havenít been focussing well in physics class lately so I have a LOT of work to do!

CHEMISTRY:
Yeah, lets not talk about this. I received my mark back for the AOS1 SAC, and my mark is atrocious. It almost doesnít feel right. Iíve aced chemistry the past few years and enjoyed it so much, but this result just makes me feel so mad inside. I understood all the content but somehow managed to pull out a SAC so badly! I donít really have much motivation for chemistry anymore, but I am determined to ace the next sac on equilibrium and electrolysis which will be on the last week of term.

ENGLISH:
YeahÖ.not feeling satisfied with English at the moment. We started Women of Troy and I HATE it. I do not understand anything and it doesnít make sense to me at all. Not to mention, its fairly a new text so there's barely any resources on it. Iím hoping I will be able to get past the TR SAC and then Iíll never have to do it ever again!

In other terms, it doesnít feel like Year 12. Iíve been super chill about my studies, not staying up late to study, havenít had weeks full of SACs (although this will probs change next term ahaha) and everyone around me seems to be taking year 12 lightly too. I canít decide if its coz Iím finding it easy or Iím not studying enough? Like Iím on top of everything/slightly ahead so Iím not sure. Its almost like I feel stressed about the fact that Iím not stressed.

Anyway, I hope school has been treating everyone else well! Have an awesome evening.
P.S. How is it already JUNE?? Winter, I'm not looking forward to your coldness. But I am looking forward to excessive amounts of hot chocolate, candles and blankets.

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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #91 on: June 03, 2020, 06:50:59 am »
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Yes an update from Arty  8) I can't believe winter is here already either, I feel like we were only just starting year 12 a moment ago.
 
SPECIALIST:
Application task is officially FINISHED!! The first part of the SAC was accessible and I think I did well, but when it got to the open ended ones I think I completely bombed it whoops. Luckily I wasnít the only one who struggled! Iím actually feeling good about spec though and Iím enjoying the subject, and kinda finding it easy?
YES! Congrats, this is amazing! (I just finished mine too so I know the relief you feel!) Also finding spec easy?? Can you lend me your brain haha

PHYSICS:
Did super super good on my fields SAC but now prepping for my SAC on AOS2 which is next week. I havenít been focussing well in physics class lately so I have a LOT of work to do!

CHEMISTRY:
Yeah, lets not talk about this. I received my mark back for the AOS1 SAC, and my mark is atrocious. It almost doesnít feel right. Iíve aced chemistry the past few years and enjoyed it so much, but this result just makes me feel so mad inside. I understood all the content but somehow managed to pull out a SAC so badly! I donít really have much motivation for chemistry anymore, but I am determined to ace the next sac on equilibrium and electrolysis which will be on the last week of term.
In other terms, it doesnít feel like Year 12. Iíve been super chill about my studies, not staying up late to study, havenít had weeks full of SACs (although this will probs change next term ahaha) and everyone around me seems to be taking year 12 lightly too. I canít decide if its coz Iím finding it easy or Iím not studying enough? Like Iím on top of everything/slightly ahead so Iím not sure. Its almost like I feel stressed about the fact that Iím not stressed.
Great work on your physics sac and good luck for your next SAC! And of course, one bad mark in chemistry does not indicate how good/bad you are at chemistry and I love your attitude for AOS 2 (you'll do great). You should be super proud about finding the balance between taking your subjects seriously but also not over stressing, this is something a lot of people really struggle with and in my opinion it will definitely help you in the long run.

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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #92 on: June 03, 2020, 02:43:44 pm »
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Yay a reply from Choco!

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Also finding spec easy?? Can you lend me your brain haha
Trust me my spec brain is not very good ah ha. I think its because we havent moved onto much difficult things yet as we didn't have much time to cover everything before our SAC. (i.e. applications of integration, etc) But I'm glad I'm enjoying it to an extent!
Also how good is it that probability has been removed?

Thank you so so much for your kind words Choco. You've really lifted my spirits and I'm forever grateful. It means a lot to me that I have such great support here. And I'm totally honoured and confused that someone enjoys reading my rants ah ha that you love really my journal! Right back at ya  :D

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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2020, 04:53:56 pm »
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A Small Rant ~

Just wanted to pop in today with a mini rant because Iím just feeling so frustrated and bored.

Iím not finding school interesting at all. The pace weíre moving at is so slow, and makes me feel so disengaged. I try go ahead in my subjects, and then I find myself sitting in class, bored out of my mind. No one around me studies much, making me feel even less motivated.

At the same time, because I donít have much work to do, I feel like Iím not studying enough. Like, I literally do 1 hour of study at night. Its not that I even procrastinate, it just feels like Iím doing everything with no purpose. And its not like I start anything else either, I donít actually do much else besides studying. Its Year 12, yet I feel like its not, as it doesnít feel Ďbusy.í Not to mention, Iím feeling so lonely :(

Also in other terms (not as negative ahah) Iím feeling bored because there was non-academic things I was meant to be doing, but got cancelled because of COVID. I was meant to tutor younger year levels after school this year for maths, and Iím so disappointed I canít anymore. I absolutely love teaching and helping people, and I actually canít wait until school finishes so I can finally get a job in tutoring. At the moment, helping my friends with the occasional methods problems will just have to do.

Anyway, thats my mini rant over. Iíve got 2 more SACs this Term and then UNIT 3 is OVER!! Like how crazy is that?? It went by quite quickly actually and was nothing like I would have ever imagined. Believe it or not, Iím actually excited for the hustle and hectic nature of Unit 4!

Also I feel like the weekend just came and its nearly here again (def not complaining though!) - hope everyone has a nice evening :)

Arty x

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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #94 on: June 11, 2020, 07:13:27 pm »
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Hey Arty! ;D

So glad to see another update ;D (Oh boy you wouldn't believe how loudly I just screamed)
I do agree with you on the slow pace of things here and there, especially with the new study design changes where there is not much to do. Don't worry, it's alright to feel demotivated every once in a while and there is definitely not a set restriction of how much you should be studying in a day (just whatever works for you and you feel comfortable with :D). It's a bit of a weird time because I sort of feel the same way? Like, it doesn't feel busy enough where I'm constantly having to run around? (We need to go out together for food or something sometime in the future. When the Physics lecture starts again you must come with me muhaha).

(Can I just also add, tutoring people has such a rewarding feeling). I think we are all so ready for Covid to be over and get on with our lives again. I would also love to see your art stall when it gets back in business too

Two more SACs?! That's such good news and good luck for them! I know you will smash it as always and do an amazing job Arty 8). Have a good day tomorrow and enjoy your weekend :)
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #95 on: June 26, 2020, 04:59:00 pm »
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Update - END OF UNIT 3

Anddddddddd Unit 3 is officially OVER! (Apart from one SAC postponed to next term but ah well). Itís been the strangest term ever, but kind of good at the same time? I think because of the home learning period, I donít feel as tired which means: lots of work must get done these holidays!!
Unit 3 has gone okay overall. Its honestly crazy to think that we are essentially half way through year 12 - only one full term and bit to go! Honestly kind of scary tbh. I had one very dodgy SAC score this term, but all the rest were above 80 so Iím happy!

Also this will probably be a very long post so enjoy!

Subject Recaps

Chemistry:
WellÖÖÖachieved a very, very dodgy score for the AOS1 SAC. Luckily, everyone else did bad, but still. I somewhat redeemed myself on the second one - still wasnít the best but Iím still happy and relieved! I really want to pick up my game for this subject because I do enjoy it so much and Iím hoping to pursue it to a great level in the future. Iím so excited for next semester when we do O-Chem and Food Chem, as it seems super interesting and relevant! Right now weíre working on our Investigation, but Iím looking to get ahead on at least the next AOS on the holidays. I feel like most of Chem is me teaching myself, and just consolidating my learning in class. My teacher hasnít noticed this yet, but I do struggle to understand concepts in class, but I do love teaching myself things.

Physics:
Iím enjoying this subject a lot too! Some concepts are a bit of a drag, but Iíve had a good run with Physics this Unit. Imo our SACs were fairly easy, but I did super well on them so Iím happy. Thereís not many girls in my Year Level doing Physics, making me want to try harder to make my teacher proud. Iím excited yet terrified about whatís to come with this subject.

Specialist:
Honestly felt like dropping this for Further at the end of last year, but Iím SO glad I kept it!! Iím really not exceptional at this subject or anything, but it has made so much sense to me this year compared to last year. Most of Ĺ feels so irrelevant! I feel like spec has a lot of concepts relevant to real life, so it does excite me. Next terms spec has a big physics flavour Ė not sure if I like that or not but weíll see. Also, I did fairly decently on my Application Task! I managed to get an 80 which is a good score according to my teacher, and although not the highest in the class, Iím hoping itís a good rank. The good thing is though, I essentially lost all the marks I did on the open-ended bit on the SAC. Makes me feel okay as I managed to get all the Ďexam style,í questions right 

English:
Yeah, letís not go into detail. This subject is such a bore and my scores have been reflecting it Ė mid 80s. My TR SAC is first week back, and I have so, so much work to do before then! I do have high hopes for that and the comparative though, as they were my strongest last year. English is boringgggggg but I really need to focus more in class next term and gte more done.

Art:
We all good. Need to knock off a lot of my folio on the holidays. I worked on my last one for 6 months and now I have 2 months to finish this one. Save me!

Study Score Goals
As inspired by all the other awesome journey journals, here are some study score goals and dreams! They havenít changed tooooo much from the start of the year.

Reasonable Goals:
Chem: 38
Physics: 38
English: 36
Art: 46
Spec: 34
Approx Atar: somehow gives a 96ÖÖ.no clue how its so high thoughÖ.

The dream:
Chem: 40
Physics: 42
English: 40
Spec: 37
Art: 48
Approx Atar: 98ÖÖyeah not much chanceÖÖ

Future Plans
So Iíve been thinking more lately about what I want to do next year Ė as applications will probably open sooner than ever. So I have two options I think, but theyíre not veryyyyy good. So I really want to go to UniMelb, as it seems pretty good for Science, and also the most convenient Uni travel wise. Monash seems like a good Uni to, but itíll take almost 2 hours commute each morning by car, I donít have a ride for it, and train takes too long too.

Anyway, the Plan:
1.   Bachelor of Sci @ UniMelb
-   Major in Bioengineering
-   Masters of Engineering
Possibly become a biomed engineer. This job seems awesome and something Iíll enjoy doing, as I love design, physics, chem and helping people. The only thing putting me off is the fact that there arenít many jobs available, and from what Iíve heard, people have struggled when theyíve entered this field. What do you all think? Do it because I have an interest in it, or donít because thereís no jobs?

The backup plan:
1.   Bachelor of Sci @ UniMelb
-   Major in Chem
-   Masters of Science (I think this exists)
-   Lecturer/Academic
I do like teaching and I do like the prospect of becoming an academic/professor so I think this is a good option for me as well 
-   Doctor of Philosophy (at some stage)

Random Thoughts
Iím writing this at lunchtime on the last day of Term 2. By myself. Friends have left me and these are the times I feel that I cannot wait for school to be over. Tbh it kinda sucks, being left alone on a day that should be a happy day full of celebration. (Well not entirely a celebration but you know what I mean.) Its been a stressful week for me, with a few highs and many lows. I just felt so lost and lonely, with no one to confine in. I always seem like I'm always put together, understanding everything going on around me, working hard.

So I guess Iíll stop this post here. I have soooooooooo much work to do these holidays, so Iíll pop in with a holiday update sometime soon. 
And thanks everyone for tuning into this semester. Iím addicted to reading everyone elses journey posts too, and Iím so grateful for this community.

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« Reply #96 on: June 27, 2020, 05:16:54 pm »
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Hey hey Arty!  ;D
(One of my fav journals to read on AN 8) )

I absolutely love this new journal update and it's great to see that you are enjoying it! I'm so happy that Unit 3 is done and dusted woohoo and now we are nearly on our way to getting through Yr 12. Congrats on getting so far in your folio already! That is a big achievement alone and the pain of getting a folio together let alone getting it done is something to be proud of. (I'm so proud of you and the progress you have made with your folio!)

By the way, I 100% believe in you that you will achieve your goals! I see a very passionate and hard-working person in this journal and your efforts will definitely pay off :D.

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I'm putting this bit into a spoiler because I have so much to say🤣

I can't believe applications are going to open up really soon too. Your preferences are great Arty and it's so well thought out! (Yay to UniMelb for convenience whoop whoop). Bioengineering sounds so good for you Arty and my personal opinion is that you follow what you are passionate in. You never know where you are going to get a job in the future and also by doing engineering, you learn a lot of other skills so there will definitely be something out there coming your way ;).

(We are totally going to be best buddies in uni if we end up going to UniMelb hands-down! Also, I think we must be living parallel lives or something because I was also planning on teaching as a back-up plan)


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Same though you are not alone when you say you want school to be over. If you ever want someone to talk to give me a buzz anytime! Yeah sometimes people think you are so well put together and ok with life that no one asks how you are going. It is alright to feel like that and in the end, we only have a few more months to go. (plus as stated above, we are defs going to be best buds in uni if we both go to unimelb) ;D
Thanks Arty for the update and have an amazing weekend!
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #97 on: June 27, 2020, 08:40:10 pm »
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Hey hey Arty!  ;D
(One of my fav journals to read on AN 8) )

I absolutely love this new journal update and it's great to see that you are enjoying it! I'm so happy that Unit 3 is done and dusted woohoo and now we are nearly on our way to getting through Yr 12. Congrats on getting so far in your folio already! That is a big achievement alone and the pain of getting a folio together let alone getting it done is something to be proud of. (I'm so proud of you and the progress you have made with your folio!)

By the way, I 100% believe in you that you will achieve your goals! I see a very passionate and hard-working person in this journal and your efforts will definitely pay off :D.

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I'm putting this bit into a spoiler because I have so much to say🤣

I can't believe applications are going to open up really soon too. Your preferences are great Arty and it's so well thought out! (Yay to UniMelb for convenience whoop whoop). Bioengineering sounds so good for you Arty and my personal opinion is that you follow what you are passionate in. You never know where you are going to get a job in the future and also by doing engineering, you learn a lot of other skills so there will definitely be something out there coming your way ;).

(We are totally going to be best buddies in uni if we end up going to UniMelb hands-down! Also, I think we must be living parallel lives or something because I was also planning on teaching as a back-up plan)


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Same though you are not alone when you say you want school to be over. If you ever want someone to talk to give me a buzz anytime! Yeah sometimes people think you are so well put together and ok with life that no one asks how you are going. It is alright to feel like that and in the end, we only have a few more months to go. (plus as stated above, we are defs going to be best buds in uni if we both go to unimelb) ;D
Thanks Arty for the update and have an amazing weekend!

Haiiiiii Ash!!
I'm so honoured you read this journal ah ha ~

Your kind words mean so so much to me, and I'm so grateful for your support! We are so old lol.

And yesssss UniMelb gang! I'm excited! Hopefully we'll get to catch up soon!

Thanks so much for everything Ash :)

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« Reply #98 on: July 24, 2020, 06:30:03 pm »
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Hi everyone! Long time no update, but I hope everyones had an awesome start to term 3! I can't believe its already term three - feels like it came so fast yet so slow!

I just thought I'd pop in with a mini update today ~ My SACs are kinda spread out across the term so I'm happy, but still got so much work to do all the same! I'm enjoying what we're learning in all my subjects (except Spec - I dislike kinematics very, very much) and for the first time ever I'm excited about english ah ha. I love comparing texts!

Note to self (written before this term started)
So, in general, apart from giving my all for all my SACs, I have some other things I need to work on.
Iím making it my intention to be happy no matter what, and try and be smiley and talkative with everyone around me.
And hereís the important one. I want to finally be myself and be an independent person. I am doing Year 12 for myself and no one else, and for once, I will STOP caring about what others think. I will study without caring about me doing more than others (big habitÖneed to stop), stop feeling bad because other people arenít working as hard as me, and conquer the rest of the year as MYSELF. No one else. ME. If I donít make this change now and donít stop being self-conscious, Iím going to end this year with too many regrets. I can and I will.

Anyway, Iím ready to conquer this term.

English SAC disappointment
WellÖ.I thought I was good at text response and ready for this SAC after all the preparation I had done. I was enjoying my text by the end of it, and I was ready to conquer this SAC. Like, I did SO much work for this!!

And then the SAC came.

The prompt I chose was fairly straightforward Ė this first issue though it was a ĎHowí question. I do generally know how to address these questions, but I hadnít done any practices with how questions. So that screwed me up a bit Ė I started over complicating all my ideas, and ended up with three, very messy body paragraphs.
So I essentially thought of my three paragraphs, wasnít too convinced with my third one but I thought Iíd start writing. I seriously under estimated the time I had, didnít have time to change my last idea, and everything just turned into a big mess. I was literally trying to chuck in quotes in my essay because I needed too, didnít analyse in depth, didnít mention all the characters even though I really wanted to, and ended up with a big messy essay with 3 ideas that werenít even clear. And I donít even think I talked about author intent enough. I love text response essays, and this was just hopeless. Iím so disappointed Ė I wasnít entirely planning on writing on this text for my exam, but with the amount of work I put in Iím so disappointed it ended like this. I had so much good vocab I wanted to use, so many key analyses I had thought of, but it really didnít work out.

Iím disappointed Ė hoping for the best but seriously not expecting much. I usually feel like this after most English SACs, but this time Ė I really, really, really mean it. 

Anyway, thats all I have for today. COVID seems so so scary and I really hope it gets better soon! I feel so worried going to school (but yes, do applaud the school and children trying their best. Mask use was quite good this week, everyone's slowly getting used to it now)
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« Reply #99 on: July 24, 2020, 09:46:28 pm »
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Hi ArtyDreams!
I love comparing texts!
Me too! Comparing texts is honestly quite fun, and I prefer it over text response (mostly because I'm not the biggest fan of Shakespeare).

I want to finally be myself and be an independent person. I am doing Year 12 for myself and no one else, and for once, I will STOP caring about what others think. I will study without caring about me doing more than others (big habitÖneed to stop), stop feeling bad because other people arenít working as hard as me, and conquer the rest of the year as MYSELF. No one else. ME. If I donít make this change now and donít stop being self-conscious, Iím going to end this year with too many regrets. I can and I will.
A great initiative - everyone often gets caught up with what the world thinks and expects of them, consequently neglecting their own feelings/goals/dreams. You've got this Arty! Go on and conquer the rest of the year and beyond. Now that I know it's not just me who's having a random bout of motivation in term 3, I feel a little less weird. I was expecting to be more demotivated at this time, but it seems that getting closer to exams, my drive to do well is unexpectedly increasing. Anyways, best of luck for everything - and do it for YOU.

So I essentially thought of my three paragraphs, wasnít too convinced with my third one but I thought Iíd start writing. I seriously under estimated the time I had, didnít have time to change my last idea, and everything just turned into a big mess. I was literally trying to chuck in quotes in my essay because I needed too, didnít analyse in depth, didnít mention all the characters even though I really wanted to, and ended up with a big messy essay with 3 ideas that werenít even clear. And I donít even think I talked about author intent enough. I love text response essays, and this was just hopeless. Iím so disappointed Ė I wasnít entirely planning on writing on this text for my exam, but with the amount of work I put in Iím so disappointed it ended like this. I had so much good vocab I wanted to use, so many key analyses I had thought of, but it really didnít work out.
This bears an uncanny similarity to my own text response sac... are we the same person?!?! Either way, all you can do now is push on. It's over, and you prepared to the best of your ability. But sometimes, things don't always go the way we want it to, and that's okay. You've been given an opportunity to identify and learn why it went this way, and you won't do the same thing on the exam. Although the failure of being unable to reach your expectations may weigh down on you, remember that it's the small failures that lead up to big successes. It's easy to get caught up about what you think you didn't do well on, and forget about celebrating everything you DID do well and succeeded in. Don't lose sight of that! And I bet you didn't do as bad as you think, because we often tend to exaggerate things. Even if you didn't do too well, it's all a learning experience for the exam at the end of the day. Keep at it!
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #100 on: July 25, 2020, 10:15:20 am »
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Aw thanks so much whys!! (and I'm seriously honoured you read this journal ah ha)

I guess theres no better time than to have motivation in term 3 right? We've got this! Fingers crossed it lasts ah ha.

Thanks for your kinda words about english - I really truly appreciate it  :D

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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #101 on: July 26, 2020, 06:38:34 pm »
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Hey Arty!! 😊

(Why am I so late seeing journal updates from my fav journalers on AN?)

Spoiler
You know when you start seeing things in a spoiler it's going to get juicy. 8)

First of all, YOU GO ARTY! You got this and I love your determination to better yourself without worrying about what others think. You are definitely going to smash this year and your efforts are not going unnoticed. I believe in you and I'm pretty sure anyone that reads your journal also has your back!!

Second, English. As whys has said above, I think we may all be the same person spiritually. I know that feeling when you have so many ideas before a SAC but as soon as you get in your mind goes foggy and everything becomes a mess you can't save. It is alright Arty because as whys has already said (fantastic advice), it's a learning experience! (Plus everything gets moderated by exams but lets not go there... ). You will be fine in the end Arty and I'm pretty sure you will do exceptionally well in the end of year exams!

Thanks for the update Arty and enjoy the rest of your weekend and get pumped for another week of school!💖
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #102 on: July 26, 2020, 08:15:26 pm »
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Hi everyone! Long time no update, but I hope everyones had an awesome start to term 3! I can't believe its already term three - feels like it came so fast yet so slow!

I just thought I'd pop in with a mini update today ~ My SACs are kinda spread out across the term so I'm happy, but still got so much work to do all the same! I'm enjoying what we're learning in all my subjects (except Spec - I dislike kinematics very, very much) and for the first time ever I'm excited about english ah ha. I love comparing texts!

Note to self (written before this term started)
So, in general, apart from giving my all for all my SACs, I have some other things I need to work on.
I’m making it my intention to be happy no matter what, and try and be smiley and talkative with everyone around me.
And here’s the important one. I want to finally be myself and be an independent person. I am doing Year 12 for myself and no one else, and for once, I will STOP caring about what others think. I will study without caring about me doing more than others (big habit…need to stop), stop feeling bad because other people aren’t working as hard as me, and conquer the rest of the year as MYSELF. No one else. ME. If I don’t make this change now and don’t stop being self-conscious, I’m going to end this year with too many regrets. I can and I will.

Anyway, I’m ready to conquer this term.

English SAC disappointment
Well….I thought I was good at text response and ready for this SAC after all the preparation I had done. I was enjoying my text by the end of it, and I was ready to conquer this SAC. Like, I did SO much work for this!!

And then the SAC came.

The prompt I chose was fairly straightforward – this first issue though it was a ‘How’ question. I do generally know how to address these questions, but I hadn’t done any practices with how questions. So that screwed me up a bit – I started over complicating all my ideas, and ended up with three, very messy body paragraphs.
So I essentially thought of my three paragraphs, wasn’t too convinced with my third one but I thought I’d start writing. I seriously under estimated the time I had, didn’t have time to change my last idea, and everything just turned into a big mess. I was literally trying to chuck in quotes in my essay because I needed too, didn’t analyse in depth, didn’t mention all the characters even though I really wanted to, and ended up with a big messy essay with 3 ideas that weren’t even clear. And I don’t even think I talked about author intent enough. I love text response essays, and this was just hopeless. I’m so disappointed – I wasn’t entirely planning on writing on this text for my exam, but with the amount of work I put in I’m so disappointed it ended like this. I had so much good vocab I wanted to use, so many key analyses I had thought of, but it really didn’t work out.

I’m disappointed – hoping for the best but seriously not expecting much. I usually feel like this after most English SACs, but this time – I really, really, really mean it. 

Anyway, thats all I have for today. COVID seems so so scary and I really hope it gets better soon! I feel so worried going to school (but yes, do applaud the school and children trying their best. Mask use was quite good this week, everyone's slowly getting used to it now)
Stay safe everyone!

response to 1st spoiler
Happiness is an emotion, so like other emotions I don't think it's possible or good to be that all of the time but there's certainly nothing wrong with adopting a positive mindset! (Sorry if that was me being overly pedantic I'm just a bit cautious about the expectation to always be happy - whether that's self-imposed or not.)

Best of luck with relying more on yourself for how you view your actions & for practicing new perspectives!

You dislike kinematics?? Noooo that wounds the physics part of me :'(

I found using a disposable mask fairly annoying but now I have a reusable one which is much more comfy :)
Luckily I don't really need to go outside much anyway.

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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #103 on: July 26, 2020, 09:31:41 pm »
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Hey Arty!! 😊

(Why am I so late seeing journal updates from my fav journalers on AN?)

Spoiler
You know when you start seeing things in a spoiler it's going to get juicy. 8)

First of all, YOU GO ARTY! You got this and I love your determination to better yourself without worrying about what others think. You are definitely going to smash this year and your efforts are not going unnoticed. I believe in you and I'm pretty sure anyone that reads your journal also has your back!!

Second, English. As whys has said above, I think we may all be the same person spiritually. I know that feeling when you have so many ideas before a SAC but as soon as you get in your mind goes foggy and everything becomes a mess you can't save. It is alright Arty because as whys has already said (fantastic advice), it's a learning experience! (Plus everything gets moderated by exams but lets not go there... ). You will be fine in the end Arty and I'm pretty sure you will do exceptionally well in the end of year exams!

Thanks for the update Arty and enjoy the rest of your weekend and get pumped for another week of school!💖

Heyooooo Ash!! My fave physics buddy
Thank you so much for your kind words Ashmi! You're always so supportive to me and I've forever grateful <3

Hope you have an amazing week too Ash!



Heyo Bri!! I'm smiling so big right now
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Happiness is an emotion, so like other emotions I don't think it's possible or good to be that all of the time but there's certainly nothing wrong with adopting a positive mindset! (Sorry if that was me being overly pedantic I'm just a bit cautious about the expectation to always be happy - whether that's self-imposed or not.)

Best of luck with relying more on yourself for how you view your actions & for practicing new perspectives!
Ahh I probably should've worded that a bit better oops - I totally understand what you mean - its so normal to feel different emotions!
I guess I meant that I don't want to be sad for no reason - sometimes I go to school being down and quiet for no reason - I think I just want to break out of that and show my happy side more often. Of course, I feel so many different feelings over a week and I will not feel bad about it.  ;D

 
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You dislike kinematics?? Noooo that wounds the physics part of me :'(
Ah ha yep - I love everything else in Physics but kinematics ah ha. Fields and electricity make me happy but kinematics just doesn't oops.

Lets see if I can grow to love it more  ;)

Thank you so much for the reply and have an awesome week Bri!
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #104 on: August 02, 2020, 06:18:15 pm »
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Life Update:
I wasnít planning on doing a journal post today, but my motivation for doing school work tonight just plummeted so here I amÖ

WellÖtomorrows the last day of face to face (and I guess the last day of term 3?) and just, what a year it has been. The restrictions were very much necessary, and I think the school closures were the best way to go, seeing as lots of schools have closed too. Tomorrows only my seventh day of schoolÖ.
Iím happy with the decision to online learn, itís a lot less stressing as I donít have to constantly think about sanitising etc and I can concentrate on school work better. I am quite good at learning independently so Iím not worried about my learning. I just wasnít expecting a full six weeks of this Ė fingers crossed this lockdown works and we can get back to school sooner! I'm going to make sure I have a proper routine this time - when I'm at home I feel like I only study, so I'm probably going to start more projects to keep my mind on other things. Also I'm dreading online SACs again....
But I canít help feeling a bit sad about this Ė all our special year 12 events are pretty much cancelled and I guess itís not the way anyone would have thought of finishing school. I think our teachers are sadder than us tbh Ė we are a great year level and I do think they wanted to spend more time with us! AnywayÖ.

Iím just going to try and stay as motivated as I can, and use this as motivation to work even harder. I think itíll be awesome if we can come on top of this Ė so Iím going to continue to work for my goals and dreams, and make everyone around me proud!  :D Iím also so grateful for AN and this awesome community Ė I seriously donít know what Iíd do without it! I feel less alone and so supported ~

Class of 2020, we CAN do this! If anyone needs help or just wants to chat, Iím here <3 Weíll get through this together!

And everyone else, please stay safe ~ and donít forget to look after yourselves!
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