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exams [12 Jun 2006|04:27pm]

Good luck to those doing the mid year exams tomorrow until Friday!

Don't panic, pace yourself and if all fails, its only practice.
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Grades and stuff [05 May 2006|12:03am]

[ mood | tired ]

Hey, after two weeks without knowing for sure what standard my work counted for, I finally recieved my report card. I have A's in Psychology (stage 2) and Chemistry (stage 1), B's in English Studies (stage 2) and Math Studies (stage 1) and a C in Studies of society (stage 2).

I am pretty happy with it...my fav line is stating that I recieved 100% for my psychology social cognition test :D

How is everyone going in their year 12? I am about ready to give up :p

English Studies...*shudder*...I am yet to finish my supporting study for my novel. The final peice of work is due September 22. No sleep for me tonight. Again :|

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Update [04 Mar 2006|09:48am]

[ mood | tired ]

Hey again, just thought I would update with what is happening with my year 12 work.

So far I have had two Psychology tests (mainly) on attitudes and on both I have recieved full marks (too bad that they are formative though!)
I have started my collabrative assignment on the topic of persuasion. The research question that is being considered is "Do people who have a higher normalized level to smoking also have a high commitment level to not smoke". I believe they will as they would be around more people to see the many negative effects of smoking. I am a bit worried about a individual in our group as she was at school the day we started the assignment but just sat in the common room during class, I just hope she gets her 5% of group work marks.

Studies of Society:
This is the subject that, given the choice, I would not have chose, but I have so I am trying to make the most of it. In the past I did not really pay that much attention to the news and current issues, and it shows. The theory I can do ok in if I am given enough time to research, the thing that I am slightly worried about is the "Group Presentation and social action". The teacher just said pick an issue in Australian society and do some action about it. He said that writing a letter to the bunyip is too lame, and protesting would get us in trouble so I was thinking maybe I could organize to do something in a school assembly (eek). If I were to do that, I would have to choose an issue that is relevent to teenagers/teachers...maybe something to do with University or work in the future...

English Studies:
Yesterday I presented my character study from the novel Eva Luna to the class (of 11 people). I am currently working on my individual study with the novel "Memiors of a Geisha", but am undecided on what movie I will compare/contrast it with. I thought about doing the movie "Raise the red lantern" which is about concubines (sp?) but another girl in my class is doing "Memiors of a Geisha" and "Raise the red lantern" and I really want to choose a theme that is a bit less obvious of Mistresses/Geishas. I believe that English Studies is going well for me, but I am a bit worried about the exam as I am not yet that good at timed writing.

This is a year 11 class as I did not have the lines to do it last year. I am going well in this subject and have recieved my first mark of 19/20 for my report. 20/20 would have been better, but the fact the teacher showed everyone my report as I was the only one who did it right was a really good feeling. So far we are just going through the text book and I am up to the properties of the different groups in the periodic table.

Math Studies:
Another year 11 class due to the arrangement of the lines last year. Math is going fine and I have a test on Monday which I believe that I will do well on. The test is on pythagorous, heron's formula, sine, cosine, tangent and finding lenghts and angles, pretty easy if you do the work. The year 11's last year had a different teacher that was not as good as the teacher we have now (which is the year 12 Math Studies teacher also) and they had to relearn the revision work, but they are doing fine now, so are the year 11's.

How is everyone else going in there work?
Another question, does anyone else have casual/part-time work outside of school? If so how many hours a week do you do? At the moment I am doing 15 hours a week.

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[02 Mar 2006|12:02pm]
Since I am no longer in Year Twelve I think it is time for me to say good bye to this community. It was helpful at times and I am glad that it existed.

I wish luck to all of the current Year Twelves and my advice is just keep up with the work and you will do fine.

Good Bye!

x x x x
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Some useful internet addresses [01 Mar 2006|10:13pm]

[ mood | busy ]

In my highschool we have a 'planning for success' diary which holds information and tips to help us do our best. It also holds a page of useful internet addresses which reads for STUDY, EDUCATION AND CAREERS:



Well I am off to finish my Psychology Formative Assignment now!
I hope these addresses are useful to you *if anyone else is out there lol*

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[23 Feb 2006|11:30pm]

[ mood | tired ]

Hey everybody, thanks to self_autopsy, it looks like I am the new maintainer of sace_students : ) and I am looking forward to looking after this community this year.

I thought I would start by posting a snippet of information on procrastinating that could be found on the website

I apologize for the not using a text cut...it appears as though it does not work anymore, or is could be just a result of a lack of sleep?


Modify Your Thinking

Instead of telling yourself a task is too hard, there is not enough time, you are too stupid, you hate this sort of work etc., reframe your thinking: Tell yourself you can do it, if not all of it now at least some of it. It is very important to empower yourself with enabling thoughts rather than cripple yourself with restrictive thinking. Irrational thoughts generate anxiety and worry. Restructuring your thinking enables you to use your thoughts to direct action rather than avoidance. 

Breaking the Task into Small Pieces

Revising the whole year's work can be too daunting, but just revising chapter one today is manageable. Every task can be broken down into smaller, more manageable parts. It is very important to have an overview of the year's work but equally important to schedule tasks each day into small bite sized pieces. 

Making Lists

Lists are essential to keep track of what needs to be done. They are most useful when used in conjunction with making priorities, and scheduling. In other words: lists of tasks in order of priority with the times that you intend to both do the tasks as well as when they will be completed. Be careful not to get too carried away. Too long a list on non essential tasks can be overwhelming. 

Determine the Best Times of the Day

Most people have certain times of the day where they are the most productive. Early afternoon is often a time when most people are a bit sluggish and find it difficult to concentrate. Some people are at their best first thing in the morning while others don?t get going until mid morning. Once you have established when your most productive time is, keep that for the most important or difficult tasks and leave your least productive time for the more routine tasks (e.g. photocopying, finding texts in the library, word processing, etc).

One strategy many people find helpful is to decide to do just one task first thing. This then sets the scene for the rest of the day in that by accomplishing something early you feel empowered to do more. 

Reward Yourself

Overcoming procrastination is all about choosing long-term rewards over short-term moments of gratification. A technique helpful for some is using incentives for tasks achieved. This can be combined with breaking larger jobs into smaller pieces and rewarding yourself when you have finished each small piece. For example, having a coffee break after reading chapter one, lunch after chapter two and so on. Watching television after the work is complete is a good incentive provided the quality is not compromised to get the job done before a particular program begins. 

Organise Support

Telling others of your intentions or enlisting their company can sometimes take the loneliness or feelings of deprivation out of a task. Knowing that you are not the only person in the world that is deprived can be very reassuring. Company studying can make a huge difference to productivity provided you do not sabotage each other. It is useful to establish when you will take breaks and rules around interrupting each other. You don?t have to be studying the same topic, simply having another?s presence can be helpful. When joining a gym you are more likely to keep going if you have a commitment to someone else to attend, and meeting a friend to study together can work in the same way. 

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[11 Feb 2006|11:01pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Hey everyone, my name is Angela and I just started year 12 this year. I am doing year 12 over two years as last year biology, math studies, chemistry, psychology and english studies would not co-operate in the lines (that evil system) so I am taking a year 11 class in Math Studies and Chemistry and am doing year 12 Psychology, English Studies and Studies of Society.

Well I guess I will leave the semi-introduction as it is and leave by saying that I am glad that I found a live journal community about south australian schools!


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Results! [21 Dec 2005|04:52pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Well, darlings, it's over. How is everyone feeling?

Hopefully I'll see all of you at university next year.

To the year 12s of 2006: good luck, try your best and you will be marvellous.

And also remember the words of the almighty Douglas Adams: "Don't panic!"

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[18 Dec 2005|02:31pm]

does anyone have an idea what day this week our results come out?
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Year 12 results. [17 Dec 2005|08:31pm]

[ mood | impatient ]

Does anyone know the exact day year 12 results come out?

I've heard all kinds of rumours...

However, the date I've heard most often so far is 22nd December.

*twitches impatiently*

Also, I read in the local rag The Advertiser today that SATAC applications for South Australian universities are up for 2006. Yes, that probably means higher TERs...

ETA: I am looking for some nice new LJ friends to talk with about books, politics and movies. Anyone interested?

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holidays [20 Nov 2005|02:09pm]

[ mood | bored ]

Has everyone finished exams?

I am soo bored. I can't wait for university to start.

Is anyone going inter-state? I am hopefully going to Melbourne.

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Random questions. [25 Oct 2005|12:54pm]

[ mood | not busy enough ]

I forget. Is anyone else doing photography? If so, how many photos do you have in your skills folio?

How much backup work is everyone else doing for Visual Arts Studies?

How many assigments does everyone else have left? Or are you just studying now? I seem to have about ten tasks of varying sizes... to do before next Friday.

.....As an aside, my pile of Things to Burn After Year 12 is getting bigger as I finish each assignment. Yay.

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Classics [10 Oct 2005|07:23am]

Hey I am new to this community. My names Freya and I go to SAC.

I was wondering if anyone else was doing Classics and has left their Special Study until the last minute?
I am stressing so much over it at the moment for I have only written half and I think that what I have written is utter and total crap!

I am also stressing for I am still a few weeks behind maths, chem and physics. Is anyone else in my position or am I royally screwed?
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Yes we're going to a party, party [21 Sep 2005|04:15pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

I, Margaret Riley Lloyd, [insert SACE number here], have finished my English Critical Essay and Supporting Studies.

Now, to stay up late and get my Composition work in.


Ps. Is anybody else finding that their health is deteriorating at the moment? It doesn't help that I'm eating chocolate like it's my last day on earth. My throat is swollen and my nose is lost to me, my tummy hurts and one eye keeps watering/reddening and a million other tiny things are going wrong. Or am I just in bad shape?

Pps. Good luck with all Special Studies due in the next week. You can do it!

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[11 Sep 2005|09:27pm]

Are the english studies journals/essays due in week 8, or 9??
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[26 Jul 2005|03:28pm]
Hi everyone. Hope Term 3's going okay for you so far. ^^
How did everyone's Semester 1 go? Really SACE isn't too hard to get... if you passed all your subjects in Year 11 (12 units), and passed 4/5 subjects in Semester 1 this year (another 4 units), you have the 16 units to get your SACE, or am I wrong? Provided you've done WBLA of course :)
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[08 Jul 2005|08:38pm]

Is anyone studying the SACE via Open Access, or have done so in the past?
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[26 Jun 2005|10:35pm]

I don't know if anyone knows, but the timetable for this years end of year exams is on the SSABSA website.
I have A musicianship and Geology exam on the same day. which happens to be my 18th birthday.
I hate ssabsa :(
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[01 Jun 2005|02:09pm]

[ mood | worried ]

Hello hello.

We might be having an exchange student stay with us. This is good. But...

They won't have a bed.

I need: a single bed (I have a matress), which is suitable for sleeping on for two weeks. I need it from Sunday the 24th of July to Saturday August 6th. It would be great if someone could lend me one. Just let me know and we'll organise transporting the bed.

If I get desperate, I'll buy one, but it can't be expensive.

Pleeease help if you can.

(Crossposted because I need it.)

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