How to study for a Practical? (1 Viewer)

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G'day guys

I've got an upcoming practical examination for my HSC Physics course in Term 4. I've always been confused as to how to prepare for these? I don't think there are even past papers for them.

Thanks in advance :)
 

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Normally you know what prac it is going to be or the pracs from which they are going to choose. To study for a practical exam it is slightly different from a normal exam.

You want to know things like:
- the method
- variables: independent, dependent, controlled
- aim
- hypothesis
- how you will summarise your results i.e. a table? do you need to draw any graphs, are there any calculations involved for that practical that you need to be familiar with
- discussion basics: e.g. is the experiment accurate, was it reliable, is it valid. Providing improvements to all those things as well if possible
- conclusion

Those are usually the things tested in a practical exam. If the practical has more theory to do with it, then you may also have questions on that theory as well mixed in some where
 

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