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  1. Akuri

    Feel Like I Cant Engage With Anything?

    The concepts aren't hard for me to grasp, but when given a huge paragraph of text, I become incredibly sluggish and I cant retain any of it. I've found ways to work around it, like extending explanations to infographics or videos ( essentially more engaging visually ) or doing face-to-face...
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    ok i just lost all my motivation for english

    When i was picking subjects with my english teacher last year, she told me extension english was more focused on essay writing and wasnt a higher level than advanced.. Then yesterday, on here i found out that extension is the higher level. I know this is a silly thing to worry about but all of...
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    english extension vs english advanced?

    What’s the difference? Is one a higher level than the other or do they just cover different material?
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    Is my teacher holding me back?

    Last year, the head of mathematics at my school wanted to help me in applying for a selective school by giving me a sample of stage 3 mathematics. Last year was a breakthrough for me in terms of studying; i enjoyed it like i never had before. But stage 3 mathematics? It was like a new path was...
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    Creative Writing Critique? (429 words)

    I was wondering if anyone would be willing to have a look at the second draft for a short story creative writing-thing I did for English? Not looking for an in depth analysis or anything! Just want to know if it sounds dumb/ needs more information. I don’t know anything about English and it’s he...
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    Extra curriculars that look good on an application ?

    Sorry, all my threads are the same, but this is such a perfect niche for my questions... I’m looking to apply to Hurlstone and James Ruse mid year. I’ve kind of given up on Ruse at this point, because I feel my entire enrolment was riding on competitions that I won’t be able to include in my...
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    Tutor for helping me enroll?

    ( Year 10, want to get into Ruse ) I’m currently doing all general year 10 subjects ( no electives ) + attempting choir, about to sign up for volunteering jobs, and joining the SRC. At the moment it’s not too stressful and I’m breaking a lot of personal barriers, but I know that this isn’t...
  8. Akuri


    I’m hoping to take the EDUtest later this year, but I'm so behind on schoolwork it isn’t funny ( due to not doing anything ) I’m just looking to catch up on some Year 9 concepts and maybe get a solid base for self study, so I can focus on my year 10 subjects. Is IXL a good source? Or am I...
  9. Akuri

    What makes higher selective students outstanding?

    Kinda awkward to post in this thread twice, but still in need of advice! I’m hoping to sit the application for James Ruse and Hurlestone in June next year ( going into year 10 in 2019, applying for year 11 in 2020 ), and all the guides I’ve read to prepare myself for studying just tell me to...
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    Past schooling and applying to selective schools

    I want to apply to Hurlstone and James Ruse in June 2019, but it seems their applications for year 11 are focused on the last two calendar years. I was incredibly depressed during this time, and my schoolwork was atrocious. I didn’t even touch my naplan for year 9 in 2018. I’m still...