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Recent content by Jolteon

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    Do people buy textbooks?

    Hi there! I'm a 2018 graduate and I'm planning to sell my textbooks. However, I do know that the HSC syllabus has changed so I'm wondering do students still purchase second-hand textbooks from the year/grade above or do they just cop and purchase the new textbooks for the new syllabus? Thank you!
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    lost in choosing a degree

    I don't know where you got that information but majority of the CS graduates I know are employed with a decent-high starting salary. There are people I know who aren't even remotely interested in programming but force themselves to enroll in a CS degree at UNSW just for the salary alone. There...
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    At this point in the year...

    13 days is still quite a bit of time for you to complete as many past papers as possible. I believe at this point, you should probably stop memorising your notes and start applying them to past papers since the HSC isn't simply regurgitation of your notes. Every time you mark a paper, find out...
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    Move schools?

    Like everyone is saying, you can easily do well at your own school so as long as you maintain a decent rank (top 3 preferably) IMO, the main difference between selective and an average comprehensive school is the environment - selective schools tend to have a more competitive environment that...
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    Do employers still accept resumes?

    I think it's possible that they did bin your resume but you should keep trying nonetheless - I think handing it in person shows alot more commitment but ofc you can also apply online too. I don't work there but I do have a have that used to work there :))
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    Do employers still accept resumes?

    Usually depends on the turnover rate - there are periods of times where they just don't need employees since none of the current employees are leaving. It also depends on your availabilities - uni students (the ones who tend to work there) have more availabilities and unless you can match that...
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    Rose Bay Secondary College vs Fort Street High School

    I'm not too sure what year you're in but you mentioned you're top 3 for all your subjects. If you continue to maintain top 3 in Y12, I'm almost certain you're doing better than an average top tier selective school student and you'll probably get a very good ATAR. In any case, once you enter...
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    Small Advice for HSC students!

    Hi guys! With the HSC coming up, I thought I might just make a thread for the little things and uncertainties that students tend to think about. These are just personal experiences that I thought I might share and please feel free to add to it! :) Study technique: There are countless study...
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    dropping from advanced to standard maths

    Personally, putting aside scaling, if you enjoy adv maths I think you should keep it since the syllabus for standard maths is a little different. If you are also unsure of what course you wish to study at uni, adv maths is a safer choice since there are pre reqs for certain degrees (or at least...
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    wsu or acu physiotherapy?

    WSU has a renowned physio course - sometimes even said to be better than USYD's since it is a lot closer to a hospital as well. If you are able to enter into WSU's physio course, I would highly recommend that over ACU's. Best of luck and congratulations if you have already received offers for...
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    stationery list for next year

    If you buy Pilot Juice 0.5 black, writing will never be the same. It is honestly one of the best pens I have ever purchased. The ink is smoother than a baby's but and it doesn't smudge at all. Even my left handed friend recommends it so you know this is a w e a p o n Forget the gripless muji...
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    Rose Bay Secondary College vs Fort Street High School

    Hi! I actually attended RBSC during my junior years of high school before switching to a full but lower tier selective school for my senior years. What I can say for sure is that the environment in a full selective high school is a lot more competitive and studious in general. This is more...
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    Finding my Superannuation

    Hi guys! I'm in my first year of uni this year and I would like to keep all my Superannuation from my work all in one account. I did some research on it and apparently I should have a super account from my first job that required a TFN. If that is the case, how and where will i find that...
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    Bus from USYD to UNSW

    Hey guys! Is there a bus from USYD that goes straight to UNSW without having to take a bus to central and then another bus to UNSW? Thanks in advance!
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    How much time should I put into studying for 3u?

    So as someone who just managed to pass 3u and obtain an e3, I spent a decent amount of time for 3u BUT it wasn't just repetitive practice with all topics. With 3u, you usually know what topics you're weak at and you do lots of exam style questions and even just simple ones from the textbook to...