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Study Journal for an ATAR of 99.95 (1 Viewer)

aero2146

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Hello guys, this is a new thread that I'm creating to motivate myself achieve my aim/goal of 99.95.

Yeah I know I procrastinate a lot and think that making a study journal would help me focus and be motivated.

So here goes :jump::music::party:
 

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Ok I made a plan to finish during the holidays but doing so is near impossible so maybe I'll try finishing this before my Half-yearlies

English
Hamlet
Read the modern version of Hamlet
Read the original version of Hamlet (with annotations)
Watch a film on Hamlet
Download the audiobook and listen to it when you have time
Do an act by act summary of Hamlet
Do a contextual report
Do research on the technical terms for English
Create a table containing quotes/techniques/analysis
Read academic essays on Hamlet
Read other good essays from Bored Of Studies
Read other notes on Hamlet (e.g. – Oxford, TopNotes, Excel)
Read booklets from
Start writing the paragraphs for Hamlet
Write at least 9 paragraphs
Select 3 and compose it into an essay

Frankenstein
Finish reading Frankenstein
Read it a second time and annotate it
Read the notes from Frankenstein
Look at the main themes within Frankenstein
Compose a table with quotes/techniques
Read academic essays on Frankenstein
Read essays on bored of studies

Other
Everyday look read words that are important to write essays, and write them down
Compose the best possible creative narrative (Get a really good idea and work on it)
Read other books
Try to memorise the syllabus

Chemistry
Finish taking notes from Conquering Chemistry textbook [The first two modules]
Sort the taken notes according to the syllabus dot points
Add information to the taken notes with the Jacaranda textbook
Add more information from the internet
Compare the notes with Ahmad Shah notes and improve notes where it lacks
Memorise these notes
Make questions in the process of memorising the notes (type these questions up)
Read through the Surfing Chemistry books
Read through the intuition notes
Compile practical reports (all)
Answer questions in Conquering Chemistry books [Do it immediately after completing this section]
Answer questions in Jacaranda book [Do it immediately after completing this section]
Start attempting the past papers book
Buy more Chemistry books and begin to complete them
Revise Chemistry often

Physics
Finish writing down the notes for the first module
Type the notes for the second module (from Jacaranda)
Sort the 2nd module notes by syllabus dot points
Add more information to both module notes from Physics in Focus
Search information in the internet and add that information
Answer questions from physics in focus and jacaranda physics
Memorise the notes
While memorising simultaneously make questions (typed)
But physics dot points book and start doing it
Make a glossary
Type up all the practical’s
Read through physics notes from bored of studies and add information where my notes lack
Do the booklets given by the teacher
Work on ALARM and IDEX

Mathematics Ext 1
Revise topics (Integration, advanced trigonometry (t-formula, auxiliary), permutations and combinations, polynomials, basic trigonometry, linear functions, locus, calculus [How to write out the answers + do more questions], the quadratic functions, induction, properties of circle, inverse functions and the binomial theorem)
Buy the Yr 11 Terry Lee book and start doing the questions from there
Then start doing questions from Yr 12 Terry Lee textbook
Make poster/formula theory book – very important
Then do questions from Cambridge
Do Fitzpatrick questions
Start doing past paper question from differing schools
Optional – If time is at hand, do more topic revisions (probability, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, parametrics)

Mathematics Ext 2
Revise topics (complex numbers, polynomials, Harder 3 unit and Conics)
Do questions from Cambridge
Do questions from Terry Lee
Do questions from Patel
Do past paper questions
Do the sheets given by teacher on Complex numbers

Biology
Finish taking notes from biology in focus [typed – first module and fist chapter of blueprint]
Sort the notes according to syllabus dot points
Add more information to notes from the Heinemann textbook
Search up Biology notes in bored of studies, analyse them and add critical information to my notes
Start to memorise the taken notes, while simultaneously taking questions [typed]
Do comprehensive practical reports
Do questions from biology in focus, NSW Biology and Heinemann
Do past paper questions from the book and other school questions

Studies of Religion
Take really good notes for the first two topics
Search up bored of studies for notes and add more information to mine
Memorise the statistics + my notes
Do past papers

UMAT
I don’t have a clue of what to do...

General
o Do science questions which make you use IDEX and ALARM. Compile these and get them ready to be given to teachers for marking [especially to see how they mark and get an idea]
Also finish playing Assassin’s Creed.
 
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Great plan for a great goal GL 2 u
 

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Damn now I'm motivated to make a plan hahaha

Best of luck to you :)


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If you van stick to it then kudos to you

It might be a bit over the top though, you don't need to go to those lengths for 99.95, balance out your life, enjoy your holz a bit too
 

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If you van stick to it then kudos to you

It might be a bit over the top though, you don't need to go to those lengths for 99.95, balance out your life, enjoy your holz a bit too
agree, don't just focus 100% on study, manage time effectively so that you can enjoy the best 2 years of schooling.
 

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agree, don't just focus 100% on study, manage time effectively so that you can enjoy the best 2 years of schooling.
Yup true, I'm just trying to do all of this stuff just to improve me, but I'm not full on killing myself to do it, so it should be fine I guess.
 

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That is quite a list, but I wouldn't confine myself to such a rigorous plan :S

Btw, what is this IDEX/ALARM you mention? The scaffold to writing a response?
 
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Wow what the fuck this guys going hard out lol
 

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Btw, what is this IDEX/ALARM you mention? The scaffold to writing a response?
IDEX stands for Identify, Define and Explain. This is a backup plan of getting marks in case you somehow screw up a higher order response like Evaluate or Assess. Since in the marking criteria in the HSC you would get at least one or two marks for identifying and explaining however, might not get any marks at all if your evaluate response is not given in a proper order (e.g. - if you forget to put a good judgement)

If you want to find info on ALARM check this website: http://www.darcymoore.net/2012/08/09/alarm-a-learning-and-response-matrix-1/
 

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20/12/2013 - Plans for today:
Finish writing down the notes for the first module
Type the notes for the second module (from Jacaranda)
Finish Polynomials in 4U maths
Memorise Physics notes
 

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Sounds like a great plan! Good luck! :)

Just remember don't go full on with your goal. Have a balanced lifestyle and you'll be really thankful.
 

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Guys. Don't set plans that go across a whole holidays. It will become too overwhelming after a week or two. Set daily plans. If it heaps, just follow your school timetable.
 

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