URGENT - PLEASE HELP: eco hsc exam 1!! (1 Viewer)

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hey guys !!! i have my first hsc exam block starting thursday, and i have economics - 20% weighting (and biology) on friday 9am :eek:

i'm not the best at economics, ESPECIALLY when it comes to essays (it's the opposite of english and english is my life !!) and i still haven't finished hsc topic 1 notes.
the exam is 10 multiple choice, 20 marks short response, 20 marks essay.

what should i expect? how should i study? please PLEASE help me :( i'm really stressed out !

thank you if you're still reading this (you're a legend :D)



>> by the way the notification says <<
- international economic integration (chap 10 parsons, chap 1 dixon&riley)
- free trade and protection (chapp 11&12 parsons, chap 2 dixon&riley)
- australia's trade policy (chap 8 parsons, chap 6 dixon&riley)
 

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I don't think that's all of topic 1 as topic 1 also includes the case study. If you have your economics exam in a couple of days (this friday?) I reckon just borrowing the economics ATAR notes then doing some fo the topic tests (I don't know if dixons has topic texts, but I know the pearson book has topic tests which are really good). For my assessment task (which is on topic 1 excluding globalisation) my teacher said to make sure we all know how to read our graphs (subsidy, tariff and quota) as well as being able to identify trade agreements and international organisations. The economics uh I think it's called checkpoint book is also really good for some sample questions. For essays remember some statistics relevant to the topic, and some graphs and you should be good.

Good luck!!!
 

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yeah so it's this friday! my teacher has gone through everything i think up to the end of 1.4, but i dont think thats all in the three/four chapters he has mentioned. i have the ATAR notes course note book (not prac questions) however my teacher has compiled 20 years' worth of HSC questions on this topic. thank u tho !!
 

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so should i just stop making syllabus notes and finish them in the holidays?
 

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If your teacher has already compiled the questions go do the questions!!! The chapters you listed above do seem to be a bit over the place though. I reckon if you can't remember the content write out the economics atar notes, but if you can just do the multiple choice and short answer (if you don't know the answer, correcting yourself in short answer actually allows u to remember better)
 

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Uhhhh I'm not sure. Maybe find some past papers about the topic. As it is only topic 1 there really aren't many essay questions they can ask. Sorry, my school isn't doing an essay for our economics exam.
 

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I did this for all my eco exams where I could and I really liked it:

If reading time - look at the essay questions first, skim through everything else just to see what is being asked and what is hard/easy for you. Once you've looked at everything quickly just think about which essay question is easier for you and what you can write about.

Once reading is over scaffold your essay question which should take you no more than like 3 mins, this can be very rough and almost gibberish but it should help give you structure/data/theory to use.

Do the easiest MC questions, my rule was if it takes longer than 20-30sec I would leave a mark on the question and come back to it later.

Start doing the easiest SA questions by flicking through the paper to find the easiest marks you can. If you don't know how to do a question right away when you look at it (hopefully not many of those) then mark it and skip it.

Go back to the essay scaffold and add to it stuff that you have remembered while doing the other sections. Here I would see how I'm going on time (usually ahead of schedule and able to spend way more than 35mins per essay). Do the essay section leaving some time to come back to your marked questions from SA and MC.

Finish off the 'hard' MC questions

Finish off whatever is left of SA (if any was left, there should not be much that you don't know tho)

This should help you with time management and to spend the entire exam working efficiently :)
 

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THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH (i’m on the verge of a breakdown 🤡🤡)

i have given up on making notes ugh i’m just using the ones i attached earlier - they seem good so i’ll just summarise them :((

thank u all !!

I did this for all my eco exams where I could and I really liked it:

If reading time - look at the essay questions first, skim through everything else just to see what is being asked and what is hard/easy for you. Once you've looked at everything quickly just think about which essay question is easier for you and what you can write about.

Once reading is over scaffold your essay question which should take you no more than like 3 mins, this can be very rough and almost gibberish but it should help give you structure/data/theory to use.

Do the easiest MC questions, my rule was if it takes longer than 20-30sec I would leave a mark on the question and come back to it later.

Start doing the easiest SA questions by flicking through the paper to find the easiest marks you can. If you don't know how to do a question right away when you look at it (hopefully not many of those) then mark it and skip it.

Go back to the essay scaffold and add to it stuff that you have remembered while doing the other sections. Here I would see how I'm going on time (usually ahead of schedule and able to spend way more than 35mins per essay). Do the essay section leaving some time to come back to your marked questions from SA and MC.

Finish off the 'hard' MC questions

Finish off whatever is left of SA (if any was left, there should not be much that you don't know tho)

This should help you with time management and to spend the entire exam working efficiently :)
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For my assessment task I have a short summary on what is going to be in test. Would you like it?
 

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I can! But I don't get home until 8pm. So the earliest I can send it is 8pm
 

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