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Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

I'm taking these subjects next year [Year 11, 2012]:

- 3U Maths (equivalent to Maths B)
- Advanced English
- Chemistry
- Biology
- Japanese
- Economics

Any recommended textbooks? I want to study a bit before my year begins.
Maths: Cambridge Year 11 book definitely. Highly effective. Includes basic foundation and advanced maths. Comprehensive practice. It is the best maths book that I have ever used. Provides detailed solutions and theory.

I can sell them at MASSIVE DISCOUNT price to you. Good condition. Feel free to contact me.
 

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Hey,

We will be starting school in roughly 2 weeks and a little more. I am just wondering if any Year 12s or past students can recommend us any good textbooks to buy for the Preliminary Year.

My subject choices are:
- 2U Advance English
- 3U Maths
- 2U Chemistry
- 2U Economics
- 2U Business Studies
- 2U Geography

Thanks :)
The Cambridge 3 unit Mathematics year 11 is the best! Provides you will excellent questions, and fully worked, easy to understand solutions. Most selective schools are using this book.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested. My one is kept in good condition. And I can offer you massive discounts.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested.
 

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Good textbooks/study guides for the following subjects:
Modern History
Legal Studies
 
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can someone please link me conquering chemistry prelim? its hard to find it on the internet... :(
 

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I think the Dot Point books are the best! They have a range of subjects for example Legal Studies, Chemistry, Biology, etc. They really helped me study the science topics that I was doing and I received amazing results!
 

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What books should i use for:
- Mathematics 3U (trying/planning to do 4U in the future)
- Advanced English
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Physics
- Economics

Thanks
 

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Use Cambridge/Terry Lee for maths
Chem- conquering or Jacaranda
Physics- Physics in focus or Jacaranda
Eco- Your school will probably get either Riley or dixon, get the one they dont give u
 

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Use Cambridge/Terry Lee for maths
Chem- conquering or Jacaranda
Physics- Physics in focus or Jacaranda
Eco- Your school will probably get either Riley or dixon, get the one they dont give u
This is what anyone would recommend however not so much of physics in focus and make sure to get latest edition if you can! Especially for economics get the latest edition you can as statistics change very quickly every year! for me it is dixon 2013 and riley 2013
 

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Lol, I have In2Phys, Jacaranda and Phys in focus so it doesn't really matter, they all cover each others weaknesses, and phys in focus is pretty decent for me
 

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Lol, I have In2Phys, Jacaranda and Phys in focus so it doesn't really matter, they all cover each others weaknesses, and phys in focus is pretty decent for me
Yeah thats true however jac physics is the best.
 

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I think writing your own notes suited to the board of studies syllabus is the best (PEAK Science student right here)

but still... idk I found its been the most hopeful. like the really easy identify q's and shit you've already got in the bag bc you actually read the syllabus (you'd be surprised how many people don't)

Maths my tutor gives past trial and HSC q's in their handout... and even so doing past trial papers is the best practise imo. Cambridge I flick open for the "extension" questions.

and English no idea how to study. any pointers?

But besides that, I have a shitload of textbooks... LOL
- Physics in Focus
- Jacaranda Physics
- Conquering Chemistry
- Jacaranda Chem
- Biology in Focus
- Heinemann Biology
- Longman Maths (most useless shit ever)
- Cambridge Maths 3u

I think I can really say I've read all of them. LOL.
 
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- English Advanced
- SOR II
- Ancient
- Legal
- Business
- CAFS
English - I'd say you wouldn't need one
Business - Business Studies In Action or Creative Business Studies
Legal - Cambridge

(I realise how delayed this reply is hahah)
 

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My subjects are in my signature :)
Maths - Cambridge
English - Don't need one
Chemistry- Conquering Chem or Chemistry Contexts
Biology- Heinneman or In focus

If you bring a usb on the maths seminar I can give it to you on pdf.
 

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I might bring a USB so could you send the PDF to me as well?
Just send your hawk with your usb.

Someone bring a laptop. Unless you have a parramatta library card so I can actually transfer the files on a computer.

EDIT: I don't have a cambridge year 11 pdf. go on google and search "year 11 cambridge scribd". The first two links should be 3u and 2u. Then download :) btw u needa make a scribd acc which is free.
 
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My subjects are in my sig, I'm really wondering about maths/ancient though. I'm going to that maths seminar too so if anyone would be willing to share?
 

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Maths - Cambridge
English - Don't need one
Chemistry- Conquering Chem or Chemistry Contexts
Biology- Heinneman or In focus

If you bring a usb on the maths seminar I can give it to you on pdf.
Dang I didn't see this before :( email?
 

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Dang I didn't see this before :( email?
depends.....if there's an eng seminar before end of holidays then it can wait. if not then idk. cuz it's gunna take ages to upload all the pdf's
 

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depends.....if there's an eng seminar before end of holidays then it can wait. if not then idk. cuz it's gunna take ages to upload all the pdf's
Poop :( next holidays then definitely
 

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