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KatieWolf

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How early should I begin practicing for methods and spesh?
« on: December 15, 2019, 09:00:07 pm »
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Hey everyone,
I'm taking 3/4 methods and specialist math next year. For those who scored pretty well (around 35+ raw), how early did you begin practice exams? I'm not sure how early in the year I want to begin since I don't want to start too early or too late. Also, how often would you give yourself practice exams or questions to keep up to date? Thanks  :)
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Re: How early should I begin practicing for methods and spesh?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 09:06:11 pm »
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Hey everyone,
I'm taking 3/4 methods and specialist math next year. For those who scored pretty well (around 35+ raw), how early did you begin practice exams? I'm not sure how early in the year I want to begin since I don't want to start too early or too late. Also, how often would you give yourself practice exams or questions to keep up to date? Thanks  :)

Hi!

I completed 3/4 Methods this year - as a year 11 student I did have more time to do practice exams, but this is what worked for me.

My teacher was one that really exemplified doing practice exams, so I started doing them as soon as I could. At the start of the year, when we covered small topics, I found them questions from exams relating to them, and did those questions. After covering about 50% of the course, I was able to do mre questions from exams. I would go through as much of an exam as possible, and just write down the questions I couldnt do, so I knew for later. This saved alottttttt of stress closer to exams, as I had theoretically had covered 50% of the exams before I had finished the entire course. (I mainly did exam questions before a SAC)

My class finished the entire course around the end of August, so I was able to do full practise exams from then onwards.

This helped me finish all the VCAA exams from 2006 onwards, and a few company ones  ;D

However, do what works best for you! Dont just do exams for the sake of it, make sure you get the uttermost out of every single one! Quality over quantity.

Good luck! I hope this helps   :)
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Re: How early should I begin practicing for methods and spesh?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 09:10:11 pm »
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Hi!

I completed 3/4 Methods this year - as a year 11 student I did have more time to do practice exams, but this is what worked for me.

My teacher was one that really exemplified doing practice exams, so I started doing them as soon as I could. At the start of the year, when we covered small topics, I found them questions from exams relating to them, and did those questions. After covering about 50% of the course, I was able to do mre questions from exams. I would go through as much of an exam as possible, and just write down the questions I couldnt do, so I knew for later. This saved alottttttt of stress closer to exams, as I had theoretically had covered 50% of the exams before I had finished the entire course. (I mainly did exam questions before a SAC)

My class finished the entire course around the end of August, so I was able to do full practise exams from then onwards.

This helped me finish all the VCAA exams from 2006 onwards, and a few company ones  ;D

However, do what works best for you! Dont just do exams for the sake of it, make sure you get the uttermost out of every single one! Quality over quantity.

Good luck! I hope this helps   :)

Thank you so much! This is very helpful :)
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Re: How early should I begin practicing for methods and spesh?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2020, 01:38:43 pm »
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Do them as soon as you finish the course, and finish the course as soon as possible.

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Re: How early should I begin practicing for methods and spesh?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 05:20:45 pm »
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Hey everyone,
I'm taking 3/4 methods and specialist math next year. For those who scored pretty well (around 35+ raw), how early did you begin practice exams? I'm not sure how early in the year I want to begin since I don't want to start too early or too late. Also, how often would you give yourself practice exams or questions to keep up to date? Thanks  :)
Hey Katie,
I haven't done methods or spesh but I know some people that did really well last year and some started practice exams in August nd others did questions from past exams as they went thought the course and then started doing full exams in September.
I think consistency is the most important thing whether you're doing full exams or exam questions is to make you're you consistent with whatever you chose to do - dont go too hard too fast but also dont wait when you could be starting today :)
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