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Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

Well I'm not sure about your schools, but my school asked a couple of us if we wanted textbooks on our graduation day, & it was purely your choice if you wanted them or not.
 

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As Mathematics, head to the Mathematics part in HSC section of BoS.

Cambridge + Advanced Learning Series ones are quite good in both explaining + practise.

- chemistry contexts 1 [ not sure of what edition, but it has sparks or something on the front ]
- excel prelim chem - from what i see now, ITS CRAP :)
- & conquering chem. 3rd ed.

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- jacaranda physics prelim course book1
- & excel prelim physics
Chemistry Contexts: It's quite good at explaining details in emphasis, but its not really motivating and exciting to read. If i remember correctly, isn't it black and white?

Excel: Stuff Excel stuff UNLESS if they're past papers.

Conquering Chem: This is usually the core textbook used by most schools. Information is straightforward....and somewhat explains things longwindedly. SpotLight Chemistry Prelim & HSC are great books as supplements.

Jacaranda Physics (Prelim & HSC) : Although it's a core text used by schools, its great for understanding concepts since it has a Page-to-syllabus contents.
 

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Re: Recommended Texbooks/Study Guides?

As Mathematics, head to the Mathematics part in HSC section of BoS.

Cambridge + Advanced Learning Series ones are quite good in both explaining + practise.

- chemistry contexts 1 [ not sure of what edition, but it has sparks or something on the front ]
- excel prelim chem - from what i see now, ITS CRAP :)
- & conquering chem. 3rd ed.

physics:

- jacaranda physics prelim course book1
- & excel prelim physics
Chemistry Contexts: It's quite good at explaining details in emphasis, but its not really motivating and exciting to read. If i remember correctly, isn't it black and white?

Excel: Stuff Excel stuff UNLESS if they're past papers.

Conquering Chem: This is usually the core textbook used by most schools. Information is straightforward....and somewhat explains things longwindedly. SpotLight Chemistry Prelim & HSC are great books as supplements.

Jacaranda Physics (Prelim & HSC) : Although it's a core text used by schools, its great for understanding concepts since it has a Page-to-syllabus contents.
 

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Rekkusu said:
Chemistry Contexts: It's quite good at explaining details in emphasis, but its not really motivating and exciting to read. If i remember correctly, isn't it black and white?
Not anymore :)

Rekkusu said:
Excel: Stuff Excel stuff UNLESS if they're past papers.
Except for the Mathematic's ones ;)

Rekkusu said:
SpotLight Chemistry Prelim & HSC are great books as supplements.
Yeah, they're great
 

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Can anyone recommend study guides for Economics/Business/Legal?
 

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Heinemann?
 

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Leading Edge for Eco, don't know about the rest.

Oh Kujah, what course do you want to do in uni?
 

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Pharmacy :)
 

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Interesting. Thank you.

Know where I can find these study guides? I want to check them out, and my local Borders only stocks Excel.
 

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Jachie said:
Know where I can find these study guides? I want to check them out, and my local Borders only stocks Excel.
parramatta westfields i'm guessing?

try Dymocks - it's a reliable bookshop that always has the textbooks that I need

For Legal Studies, most people say that heinemann is good ;)
 

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USyd or Monash hopefully ;)
 

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Jachie said:
Interesting. Thank you.

Know where I can find these study guides? I want to check them out, and my local Borders only stocks Excel.
The City's Dymocks store, they got all the study guides you need!
 

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or Parramatta. They got a buckets load of textbooks for each subject ;)

Btw cs01001, what uni course do you wanna do, and what university?
 
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What about Geography? I know, I am a weird guy, lol
 

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Yeah I'm sure they have it as well
 

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Thanks for the replies. I'm not looking to purchase anything yet; I just wanted to check out a few of them.
 

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Kujah said:
or Parramatta. They got a buckets load of textbooks for each subject ;)

Btw cs01001, what uni coruse do you wanna do, and what university?
Oops, actually missed the second bit. Sorry. I want to do Commerce/Veterniary Science @ UNSW. I really hope the 2007 UNSW Commerce drama happens in my year of selecting courses as well, lol

The UAI requirement for both are quite high, but I will try my best :)
 

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Sounds good ;)

Might be a problem cause we have so many subjects, and so many textbooks
 

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