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  1. LuqmanA

    😔 Failure is your best teacher!

    NOTE: This was today's edition of ATAR Digest, my weekly newsletter (if you'd like to sign up for free, please email me at Luqmanarabofficial@gmail.com) ---- 🧠 Your Mindset is EVERYTHING! Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it - Steve Maraboli The...
  2. T

    how to study for practicals science

    confident/decent at content but struggle a lot in practicals - ik my validity/reliability/accuracy and other basic skills but i think i get panicked and take too long to set up the prac itself and then conduct it/take results i have a prac for both phys (mod 1 + 2) and chem (mod 2) this term...
  3. Z

    motivation help PLEASE :(

    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME !!!!! basically the title. i find it incredibly difficult to do any of my work, ever. i can't even sit myself down to do homework even when it's easy. i don't know what my problem is. my whole life i've been very lucky to do decently well (80s and 90s, even 100s) in every...
  4. S

    Tips for writing faster?

    Hey, does anyone have tips for writing faster? My hands died in the exams and they are so sore now . Also any pen recommendations lol.
  5. M

    Is This A Normal Way To Teach PDHPE

    In our school every lesson for PE, we sit a syllabus test and we must write out the entire year 12 PDHPE syllabus word for word in correct order. If we get any wrong we must rewrite the syllabus 5-10 times due the next lesson.
  6. I

    Post Trials Grind

    Anyone recommend what papers to do after trials? My subjects are Ext 2 Maths, Physics, Economics and english advanced. I'm not sure if I should continue grinding trial papers and do more HSC papers as I get closer in or if I should just start grinding the HSC papers now. Also if anyone wants to...
  7. dumplingky

    time management study tips for trials

    Trials are in like 6 weeks and I'm pretty clueless on how to start studying, how to manage studying for each subject and not neglect one or the other, things like that. I already know about general study tips like doing past papers etc. My subjects are 3u math, 2u eng, bio, cafs, legal if it's...
  8. souli

    How do I write with more sophistication and academic language?

    I am just wondering if anyone has any advice I could use to make my writing (particularly essays) more sophisticated, and more academic-sounding. Or how to expand my vocabulary to include higher-quality language. Thank you!
  9. souli

    How's your study going now VS the beginning of the year?

    This is a bit of a check-in/reflection post ig.. How are you going with your study, compared to your goals at the beginning of the year? Are you beyond your expectations, or do you feel that you're falling behind? Are you still feeling motivated or a bit burnt out? Personally, I'm feeling a bit...
  10. S

    Marketing Essay Business studies URGENT HELP READ PLEASE

    Hi there, would anyone like to help give feedback on an essay I wrote about marketing strategies.I really need help in determining if the analysis and structure is effective and also which paragraph/s could be eliminated. Thank you! please let me know.
  11. A

    ICAS Papers

    Hello everyone, I have Icas past papers for sale for only $1 each. It is the best way to practice for ICAS! Get ahead and buy some today! Year 2-12 & all subjects available. Please message me for more details!
  12. Anaya R

    How are you spending your break?

    Open to school and/or uni students. Are you travelling? Doing a camp? Sleeping? Tell your thoughts here.
  13. S

    am I burnt out or just lazy?

    So prior to these past few weeks, I went on a study rampage. It was the summer holidays and I barely left the house so I could get ahead in the HSC, which I did end up doing as I covered half of the HSC biology syllabus and consolidated my knowledge for all of my other subjects as well, notably...
  14. D

    How often should I revise

    Hi, What is the best revision strategy to stay fresh with content especially for physics and chem? I have noticed the test papers ask very niche questions, where you are required to remember very small details about all the chapters in order to go up to the higher b5/b6 mark. So how often...
  15. souli

    How do you make notes? Digitally or handwritten?

    Starting yr 11 soon, and planning to make some study notes on the holidays. Do you make your notes(typing) on a laptop, etc, or handwrite them onto loose-leaf paper in a display folder or a notebook? Thank you!
  16. I

    Tips for year 12 phys study

    Anyone know how to study for year 12 phys in terms of learning the content? I was going to just read over the textbook and take notes along the way but I was wondering if anyone had any better strategies?
  17. S

    English Advanced

    Hey guys I need help for English advanced. I’m going into year 12 next term and I need helpppp🥲 My prelim and past test have been bad. However I am passing but just barely. I don’t know how to prepare or study for it and am considering to drop to standard or find a tutor. However I heard some...
  18. D

    Mistakes Book

    Hi all, I am thinking about starting a mistakes book to get into a good habit of writing down all my mistakes. However, I have never done this before so any advice would be great. Thank you
  19. D

    How do I manage my time?

    I'm aiming to do 4 hours a day of study. I usually get home at 3:30, have an hour and 20 minutes to myself which includes a quick nap. Then get started on my work. The thing is with 4 hours of study, breaks are essential and by the time that is finished so around 10pm, i still have a lot of...
  20. mary555

    how should i study for the maths advanced hsc this year?

    happy new year everyone! i hope 2022 is a good year for all of us :) this year, I'll be taking my hsc for maths advanced and sor 1, but I'm not sure how to study for the former during the holidays this month. my teacher said this time is crucial to prepare, so i want to use it effectively...