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How to excel in senior year studies (yr 11/12)-99+ ATAR graduate (1 Viewer)

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With the science subjects, I look at the verb and try make my notes around that i.e. describe I would talk about the characteristics quite well and for analyse I'd look into the implications of whatever it is.
With the humanities however, I try to thoroughly understand the textbook and make connections between the topics. For business, I just get notes from elsewhere and memorise while for eco, the textbook and qs are probs the best.

In conclusion, look at the verb or get notes from elsewhere :)
Not a bad response but thanks :)
 

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Re: Advice from a graduated HSC student on how to excel in senior year studies(yr 11/

I am a massive procrastinator and it is so difficult for me to actually start doing work :( if I switch off the wifi, I just go an turn it back on 10 mins later, as soon as I reach some hard questions I just stop studying etc. I rarely ever follow my study schedule and I delay everything. Any advice ??
 

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During yr11/12 what time did you go to bed and wake up? I find that I'm really productive at night, so I usually stay up later because I can get more work done but then I wake up feeling really tired

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Yeah same when I get home it's too hard to do work because I've got a lot of time left in the day but in the night I feel like there's no time left so I work faster so I'm more productive at night.

Usually on school days I sleep for around 4-6 hours I guess which is enough.
 

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Re: Advice from a graduated HSC student on how to excel in senior year studies(yr 11/

I am a massive procrastinator and it is so difficult for me to actually start doing work :( if I switch off the wifi, I just go an turn it back on 10 mins later, as soon as I reach some hard questions I just stop studying etc. I rarely ever follow my study schedule and I delay everything. Any advice ??
Ultimately you need to want something bad enough that you are willing to sacrifice it. Willpower is a muscle, the more you use it, the easier it gets. One of my students who is currently doing very well at school actually tried moving his entire computer out of his room when he studied so he had no distractions, and only use it to type if absolutely necessary. In your case, you might need some extra help such as parents changing password to wifi and not giving it to you until you finished your work. And also a word of advice, if you stop studying just because you encounter some hard questions, then what happens later in life when you encounter some hard problems-do you just avoid it? Practice the attitude of challenging yourself and working through those hard questions, ponder over it, try it until you get it. It will help you later on in life with the correct attitude to study, cause it can carry out to other areas of life. Anyways, hope this helps a bit and all the best-you are the only person who have the willpower to help yourself change, and when you say you can't do it, your mindset and willpower is the only thing stopping you from achieving.
 

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Re: Advice from a graduated HSC student on how to excel in senior year studies(yr 11/

I am a massive procrastinator and it is so difficult for me to actually start doing work :( if I switch off the wifi, I just go an turn it back on 10 mins later, as soon as I reach some hard questions I just stop studying etc. I rarely ever follow my study schedule and I delay everything. Any advice ??
OMG, I legit have the same problem lol!!
 

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Thanks for sharing your tip! I enjoyed reading this thread! You help us!
 

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hi just wondering what would you recommend for hsc and also prelime notes making in terms of hand writing notes or typing notes. my subjects are english, religion, pe, sac and geo so would these suit more hand written or typed notes, or from your experience of the hsc can u give any suggestions. thanks sm for the info
 

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hi just wondering what would you recommend for hsc and also prelime notes making in terms of hand writing notes or typing notes. my subjects are english, religion, pe, sac and geo so would these suit more hand written or typed notes, or from your experience of the hsc can u give any suggestions. thanks sm for the info
I reckon typed because it's much more aesthetic to look at (legit makes a difference idk why) and you can edit it along the way!
 

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hi just wondering what would you recommend for hsc and also prelime notes making in terms of hand writing notes or typing notes. my subjects are english, religion, pe, sac and geo so would these suit more hand written or typed notes, or from your experience of the hsc can u give any suggestions. thanks sm for the info
start by typing when making notes for reasons pikachu said, but when actually studying closer to exams, start writing important concepts/things that you know are assessed as it'll help with memory
 

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hi just wondering what would you recommend for hsc and also prelime notes making in terms of hand writing notes or typing notes. my subjects are english, religion, pe, sac and geo so would these suit more hand written or typed notes, or from your experience of the hsc can u give any suggestions. thanks sm for the info
Sorry for the late reply. I didn't see this until now. I think this one is a very difficult question, because I tried both and still ended up doing hand writing notes. However, the way I absorbed information was a bit funny, I liked to cram entire topics onto a mind map and I look over that before the exam, or remember the content in the process of summarising it. I tried doing notes by typing it up, but soon found a big problem that I am a perfectionist and I spent more time fiddling with fonts/margin alignments and tables then I did with the actual notes, so it was a lost cause, plus there's already so many good notes online it is a bit of waste of time to try to type up notes from scratch (but that's just my experience with science type subjects), since you do some content heavy subjects, typing up notes would probably be a very good idea (but I think at the end of the day you need to balance efficiency-how fast you will be able to write your notes with effectiveness-how effective the note making process will be to your studies-and choose/or mix up your note making methods this way-it is a bit trial and error and see what works for you)
 

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"I would assign at least 90 minutes of rest after school-so it is like 30 minutes for afternoon tea and 1 hour for dinner"

Hey just curious, how much sleep did you get each night, and how many hours of study did you do per day for each subject?
oh and also did you study in the mornings?

And also how much time did you allocate to making notes, memorising, and then practising questions in each study session?
 

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5 years later and I would like to thank you for this thread!
 

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