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Re: New Student? Read this.
« Reply #105 on: January 19, 2012, 07:50:44 pm »
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Personally i chose to gt rid of my UMEP maths credit because i didn't want to do one less maths subjects and go straight into accelecrate maths 2 without doing maths in semester 1 so i did vector caculus instead of accelcrated maths 1 which was muhc easier but didn't mean i went into accelerated maths 2 with more of a shock than i already had. Having said this if you're not planning to do accelerated maths two then you could defintiely just cut one subject from your study plan and substitute this in (i would strongly recommend saving that free subject space for later years when the subjects are much harder) it would be a breath subject and yes you would keep your grade and score.



Makes sense.
I appreciate the concern of tackling Accelerated Maths 2 after a long break with no maths.

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« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2012, 09:53:39 pm »
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Hmm...I've enrolled into Accelerated Maths 2 because that was really the only option open to me in biomed for which I could get credit.
So I suppose you're saying this is a bad idea?
Also...I didn't do /that/ well in it (79...didn't count towards my ATAR), but I like to think that has more to do with my lack of effort rather than actual ability xD. Is this something that is worth removing and replacing with something and getting a higher mark (will it hurt gpa or something)? (sorry this is probably a bit silly)

sorry again...kinda off-topic (might need a split?)
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« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2012, 10:13:11 pm »
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Hmm...I've enrolled into Accelerated Maths 2 because that was really the only option open to me in biomed for which I could get credit.
So I suppose you're saying this is a bad idea?
Also...I didn't do /that/ well in it (79...didn't count towards my ATAR), but I like to think that has more to do with my lack of effort rather than actual ability xD. Is this something that is worth removing and replacing with something and getting a higher mark (will it hurt gpa or something)? (sorry this is probably a bit silly)

sorry again...kinda off-topic (might need a split?)

Sorry, i'm just confused as to what your situation is, so have you gained credit for UMEP maths and then planning to do AM2.

If this is the case, and you're planning to not to do maths in first sem, it would probably be advisable not to do AM2. AM2 is not impossible to do well at, but you either have to have a pretty good knack for maths, or work extremely diligently, neither of which was applicable to me (when i say good at maths, i don't count myself as being good at maths, i'm not bad at maths, and i am good at VCE math, but that's a whole different kettle of fish to being good at 'real' maths, good at maths is being able to fully understand rather complex concepts-things like the lovely vector spaces you would have enjoyed in UMEP, not the robotic rubbish you do in VCE, even in UMEP to an extent with partial derivatives and multiple integrals). </rant>

If you don't class yourself in the class of people that 'get' maths, then going cold into AM2 is a pretty bad idea unless you're prepared to do a fair chunk of work.

79 is not a 'bad' mark and probably won't hurt your average too much. If i were you this is what i would do: Do whatever subject you would do if you weren't going to credit UMEP, if you get better than 79, leave it as is, if you do worse than 79, get rid of that subject and replace it with UMEP credit. (also it's not silly, it about getting a good GPA which is important-although less so given your guaranteed place.... dude just party it up in your undegrad and save the studying for your MD haha, your undegrad marks will count for little by the end of your MD whihc you're already got a place in haha)

also yeah, kinda off topic, mods feel free to split

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« Reply #108 on: January 20, 2012, 03:24:44 pm »
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This is really helpful, i'm not sure if I missed this being posted anywhere on the forum but:

1. When we enrol online then do we select subjects for first year too? I've got a lot of confusion with whether we choose subjects on AAD or whether we enrol online.

2. A question about Chemistry 1, I myself have not done chemistry in VCE, but it may be a prereq for me depending on what I choose to major in, is it going to be ridiculously hard to do this subject first year if i haven't done it in VCE? Do they offer some sort of program for people who haven't done certain science subjects in VCE but will do them in uni?
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« Reply #109 on: January 20, 2012, 03:37:27 pm »
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If you haven't done chemistry in VCE you will do Fundementals of Chemistry - https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2012/CHEM10007

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« Reply #110 on: January 20, 2012, 03:38:51 pm »
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1. A question about Chemistry 1, I myself have not done chemistry in VCE, but it may be a prereq for me depending on what I choose to major in, is it going to be ridiculously hard to do this subject first year if i haven't done it in VCE? Do they offer some sort of program for people who haven't done certain science subjects in VCE but will do them in uni?

You can't do Chemistry 1 unless you've done Chemistry in VCE. Since you haven't done it you'll have to do Fundamentals of Chemistry first (first semester), then Chemistry 1 (second semester) and then Chemistry 2 if you need it (summer semester). You can skip Chemistry 1 which is what I did if you get a high enough score in Fundamentals. This means you'll do Fundamentals of Chemistry in semester 1 and Chemistry 2 in semester 2.

Fundamentals of Chemistry pretty much assumes you've done no chemistry whatsoever, so it really does start from the very basics.

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« Reply #111 on: January 20, 2012, 03:42:46 pm »
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1. A question about Chemistry 1, I myself have not done chemistry in VCE, but it may be a prereq for me depending on what I choose to major in, is it going to be ridiculously hard to do this subject first year if i haven't done it in VCE? Do they offer some sort of program for people who haven't done certain science subjects in VCE but will do them in uni?

You can't do Chemistry 1 unless you've done Chemistry in VCE. Since you haven't done it you'll have to do Fundamentals of Chemistry first (first semester), then Chemistry 1 (second semester) and then Chemistry 2 if you need it (summer semester). You can skip Chemistry 1 which is what I did if you get a high enough score in Fundamentals. This means you'll do Fundamentals of Chemistry in semester 1 and Chemistry 2 in semester 2.

Fundamentals of Chemistry pretty much assumes you've done no chemistry whatsoever, so it really does start from the very basics.

Thanks for clearing that up, and we have to enrol our subjects online right? You can't do it at AAD?
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« Reply #112 on: January 20, 2012, 03:58:42 pm »
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Am I allowed to bring a friend on academic advice day? Would that person be allowed into the info sessions, or not? :s
Thanks :)

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« Reply #113 on: January 20, 2012, 04:08:48 pm »
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Am I allowed to bring a friend on academic advice day? Would that person be allowed into the info sessions, or not? :s
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You're "allowed" to do anything you want. This isn't school.

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« Reply #114 on: January 20, 2012, 04:12:48 pm »
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Am I allowed to bring a friend on academic advice day? Would that person be allowed into the info sessions, or not? :s
Thanks :)

You're "allowed" to do anything you want. This isn't school.

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« Reply #115 on: January 20, 2012, 04:13:39 pm »
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hey i was wondering, how many subjects do you need in the first year.??? ive got 8 and it stil;l says that my enrolment isnt complete

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« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2012, 04:19:09 pm »
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Am I allowed to bring a friend on academic advice day? Would that person be allowed into the info sessions, or not? :s
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You're "allowed" to do anything you want. This isn't school.

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« Reply #117 on: January 20, 2012, 04:26:27 pm »
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Am I allowed to bring a friend on academic advice day? Would that person be allowed into the info sessions, or not? :s
Thanks :)

You're "allowed" to do anything you want. This isn't school.

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« Reply #118 on: January 21, 2012, 07:56:11 pm »
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For some of the sessions on AAD, they split them up according to surnames, do they do this for a reason other than not having the lecture rooms too crowded? Do I have to go to the Science session that corresponds to my surname?
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« Reply #119 on: January 21, 2012, 11:05:46 pm »
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For some of the sessions on AAD, they split them up according to surnames, do they do this for a reason other than not having the lecture rooms too crowded? Do I have to go to the Science session that corresponds to my surname?

Yeah you do. Mine's 11:00-12:00.
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