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Mid-year Exams

Posted May 28th, 2014 by

On Monday, I had my English Unit 1 exam. It went pretty well, I think, 6 pages of Language Analysis. It was a pretty interesting issue, actually, and the author of the article was impeccably sarcastic and cynical. Today, I had a Chemistry exam, which was pretty easy, actually… And it’s out of a possible 84 marks, which means you can lose up to 7 marks and still receive and ‘Outstanding’ grade.

Also today was part two of the Mathematical Methods Unit 3&4 application task. It was probably the easiest application task I’ve ever done, and as far as I could tell, there were no mistakes in it at all. I thought it was a very well written task, so I thank the teacher(s) who created it.

Hopefully I’ll have my marks for all of the SACs and exams that I’ve done some time soon. Onwards to GMA tomorrow.

That’s all for now. More blogging to come.

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Eve of Mid-year Exams

Posted May 25th, 2014 by

So tomorrow will mark the start of my Unit 1 exams…

The first one is English, and luckily the only exam I have on Monday. Hopefully I’ll be able to think of things to write for it. My second exam takes place on Wednesday, and is Chemistry, and I think I’m reasonably prepared for that. Also on Wednesday is Application Task Part 2 for Mathematical Methods 3&4. That, I’m a little more worried about, since last year’s one was so easy, they’ll probably make it really hard (or write it really badly, there’s hardly any difference to me).

On Thursday I have both exams for General Maths Advanced; three hours of examination… That should go okay I guess, I didn’t have a problem with the past two years’ exams. Also on Thursday is the Victorian School Music Festival, which means I’ll be out at Federation Square from 6:30pm and won’t be back until around 11:15pm. That doesn’t leave much time to sleep before my Physics exam 8:30am on Friday… Oh well, Physics is easy anyway.

The following Monday, I have an IT exam… I assume that I know everything that I need to for that exam, but I’ll have to brush up on my excel formula syntax.

That sums up the week and a bit ahead that makes up my exams. More blogging to come during the week.

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GMA Application Task

Posted May 16th, 2014 by

So I just did part two of the GMA 1&2 application task. It was full of triangles and circles, and I don’t think I did a particularly good job… Oh well, it’s the average of two parts that count, and I did reasonably well on the first one.

Yesterday, I had a physics SAC on electricity. Dr Cobb has already marked it, and I managed to get a perfect score. To be fair, it was a pretty easy test, but 100% is still as good as it gets.

The other two SACs I had yesterday went quite well; GMA application task part one and Organic Chemistry and Polymers were both pretty easy, although they haven’t been marked yet, so I don’t really know how well I went.

That’s all for now. More blogging to come at a later date.

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Moving Host and Methods SAC

Posted May 14th, 2014 by

So a few days ago, I decided to purchase some proper hosting (ie. paid hosting). The website is now hosted in Sydney, meaning it loads nice as fast for me, and no longer has the weird limitations of the old free host. Ah, the joys of pages loading in an instant…

Today I had my second Mathematical Methods 3&4 SAC; this one on circular functions. It’s going to be worth twice as much as the first one (on which I got 100%). Unfortunately, it was extremely difficult, so full marks are probably out of reach this time around. I don’t like application tasks; they’re invariably poorly written with many mistakes and inconsistencies. They try to apply mathematical concepts to model so-called ‘real-life’ situations, but do so in a ridiculously unrealistic way.

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