The HSC exams are nearing! What's a better time to reflect on how far you've come?
In this article Matrix Scholarship holder and James Ruse Agricultural High School student, Amanda Shi, spends time reflecting on the 2020 academic year and shares insight about what was effective, and not so effective.
She achieved an ATAR of 99.85 in her 2020 HSC.
I never thought I would say this, but going back to physical school after months of Google Classroom and Microsoft teams…
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I would have started doing past papers earlier and hassled my English teachers more.
Applying content is so different to just learning it.
Also, I feel that my Maths and Science marks could have really benefited from more practice.
Same goes for English where you also need the opinion of the teacher to set you on the right track.
I feel as though I utilised Matrix holiday courses really well (I did the courses for Maths Ext 2, Chemistry and Physics all in the holidays) and that enabled me to spend more time on practise and revision during the school term.
However, I haven’t been to as many workshops as I would have liked. So I wish I was more on top of scheduling dates to seek support from the tutors.
(Note: If you want to learn how to effectively use a study diary to schedule your time, take a read of Matrix’s How to Use a Study Diary to Study Effectively article.)
While I’m aiming to read my notes weekly, my focus now is revising the content I learnt for trials by applying it to past practice papers from NESA, my school and other schools.
Matrix teachers are definitely going to be a fantastic help for giving feedback for my practice long responses, essays and any lasting anxieties I have.
If you want to take a read about how to prepare for the HSC in 28 days, check out Matrix’s Get HSC Ready in 28 Days Guide.
Get ahead of your peers these holidays. Matrix Holiday Courses will guide you through your term’s content in 9 lessons, so you can focus on revision during the school term. Learn more about Matrix Physics Holiday Course