HOW DO YOU IMPROVE CHEMISTRY!!! (1 Viewer)

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Yeah i'm getting a lot of questions wrong but i'm starting to learn from my errors and understand it a bit better. Thanks, and good luck!!
That's pretty good, It's better to learn from your mistakes so when the exam time comes you know what you are doing
 

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Yes chemistry isnt too hard, you just have to soak in all the knowledge and show enthusiasm. I learnt that if you are not enthusiastic then you are screwed. I managed to finish the whole prelim chemistry in term 1 so it gives me enough time to do past papers for prelim. Just believe in your self and show enthusiasm
how long did you spend on each module?
 

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i've been using an online course called lesrn hsc - they only have a hsc chem course on there at the moment but its super good. my sister knows one of the co-founders and they were really really smart in high school and also tutored heaps after they graduated. took me about 7ish hrs to finish organic chem. the website is lesrn.com.au - hope this helps!
 

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i've been using an online course called lesrn hsc - they only have a hsc chem course on there at the moment but its super good. my sister knows one of the co-founders and they were really really smart in high school and also tutored heaps after they graduated. took me about 7ish hrs to finish organic chem. the website is lesrn.com.au - hope this helps!
I googled lesrn hsc and i couldn't find a website with the link lesrn.com.au. The first thing that came up was Hsc study lab. is that what you mean?
 

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for some reason i couldn't post the link - i think if you type www in front of it, you should get it
 

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If you are not understanding in class you can do a few things like watch YouTube videos on the concept. For chemistry there is literally thousands of videos on each and every topic. Although they might not be from Australia, many things in the syllabus across different countries are the same. So try that out. If that still doesn’t fix issues then you might want to consider investing in tutoring if you don’t already have it. Or if you do have it make use of that tutor more. Ask them questions in the lesson, message them outside the lesson if they offer that. First step to getting better at the subject is not be afraid of it and just ask for help from people you know like friends, tutor or teacher
Yea honestly one of the best tips is to ask people questions. Not only does it help you but it helps them consolidate their knowledge by explaining it to you. I still remember doing biology and spamming the group chat with questions for any detail I was unsure about.

Good luck!
 

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Chemistry, more so than many subjects, relies on understanding of concepts. It is unusual in that you are asked to think at three levels and be able to move between them at once. There is then the problem of approaching questions, which will be an issue for this year when the style has changed and dotpointification has been substantially reduced. Finally, there is no "right" way to learn chemistry, but there are "wrong" ways... and sadly some of the syllabus structure is unhelpful in this regard, though it's a major improvement on the last one.
 

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Chemistry, more so than many subjects, relies on understanding of concepts. It is unusual in that you are asked to think at three levels and be able to move between them at once. There is then the problem of approaching questions, which will be an issue for this year when the style has changed and dotpointification has been substantially reduced. Finally, there is no "right" way to learn chemistry, but there are "wrong" ways... and sadly some of the syllabus structure is unhelpful in this regard, though it's a major improvement on the last one.
As you note, the syllabus is a major improvement on the last, and has shifted the subject closer to math on the "understanding vs. knowledge" spectrum. However, unfortunately, it still retains artefacts of the old, such as petroleum production, soaps and societal implications of chemical synthesis, which can be quite frustrating to answer if given in the form of multiple 7 or 9 markers.
 

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