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Nov 24th, 2016 01:05 PM
Grade-A Deucebag
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra! View Post
btw do AO ground passes ever sell out?
From memory I actually think they have in the past (possibly before the redevelopments started), but you'll probably still be fine if you buy on the day
Nov 24th, 2016 12:42 PM
Daebak.
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Originally Posted by Daebak. View Post
Nope, heard "idiot" chucked in there once

He (or the other person) said something along the lines of "Yeah he's an idiot, but I think he just does that in matches to not get nervous cause I've never seen him get tight before"

Then I heard them listing some players, including Bencic, Ivanovic, Wawrinka. Not sure what they were on about but now I think about it, it was probably about who still uses Yonex racquets.

Then I heard them say "Yeh he's got a house in the Bahamas, and two apartments in Canberra. Rusty got him the house in Bahamas (something along those lines)". I'm assuming they're still on about Kyrgios though.

Also initially I thought it was just two tennis fans talking about them, but then when I turned around I saw his face and I was like "Wtf so familiar, must be some ATP scrub" and then it processed that he was Whittington
Oh yeh something else I remembered, they were talking about TA. And when I say TA, they literally said "TA" not just Tennis Australia so obviously someone familiar with the system. I heard them talking about TA buying people lunch or something in Richmond But didn't hear the full story behind that as I was too busing wondering which gelato to order
Nov 24th, 2016 12:40 PM
Daebak.
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra! View Post
btw do AO ground passes ever sell out?
I doubt it.

I haven't, but I know some people have bought ground passes the day before or on the day.
Nov 24th, 2016 12:36 PM
Avada Kedavra!
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

btw do AO ground passes ever sell out?
Nov 24th, 2016 12:28 PM
Daebak.
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Also someone's favourite player's ex boyfriend too
Nov 24th, 2016 12:22 PM
TS
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

He's actually the No.6 ranked Aussie male at no.170 in the world

Massive rise this year.
Nov 24th, 2016 12:13 PM
Avada Kedavra!
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

INSERT *I don't know her* gif
Nov 24th, 2016 12:00 PM
Daebak.
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Originally Posted by Le Vautour View Post
Please tell me his comments weren't exactly glowing
Nope, heard "idiot" chucked in there once

He (or the other person) said something along the lines of "Yeah he's an idiot, but I think he just does that in matches to not get nervous cause I've never seen him get tight before"

Then I heard them listing some players, including Bencic, Ivanovic, Wawrinka. Not sure what they were on about but now I think about it, it was probably about who still uses Yonex racquets.

Then I heard them say "Yeh he's got a house in the Bahamas, and two apartments in Canberra. Rusty got him the house in Bahamas (something along those lines)". I'm assuming they're still on about Kyrgios though.

Also initially I thought it was just two tennis fans talking about them, but then when I turned around I saw his face and I was like "Wtf so familiar, must be some ATP scrub" and then it processed that he was Whittington
Nov 24th, 2016 11:24 AM
Grade-A Deucebag
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Originally Posted by Daebak. View Post
Pretty sure I saw Andrew Whittington today at the Melbourne Noodle Night Market while I was waiting in line. He was right behind me and I overhead him talking about Kyrgios
Please tell me his comments weren't exactly glowing
Nov 24th, 2016 11:13 AM
Daebak.
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Pretty sure I saw Andrew Whittington today at the Melbourne Noodle Night Market while I was waiting in line. He was right behind me and I overhead him talking about Kyrgios
Nov 12th, 2016 07:36 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Originally Posted by Daebak. View Post
I had 6 3/4s as well, my subjects were English, Business (completed in yr 11), Physics, Methods, Further Maths and History. I think 6 subjects is a good choice, it allows you to have some breathing space in case one of your subjects do go horribly wrong. There's nothing wrong with doing an extra subject if you can get some extra ATAR points It shouldn't be that tough to handle anyway cause in year 11 you can put all your focus into that subject and in year 12 you'll be doing 5 anyway just like everyone else.

I reckon don't do history unless you really enjoy reading and writing long as answers. I really regretted picking this because it's quite useless for my current uni course and I hated it throughout the whole year. I had a nice teacher though and a good class which is what got me through it in the end. I also regretted picking Physics as I knew I always hated the science subjects but I got the worst teacher in the school for that which made it even worse and I was quite lucky to pass in the end.

I reckon firstly pick the subjects you think you'll enjoy the most, it really helps you concentrate and learn when you actually enjoy learning the content. Then secondly, if you're still stuck, pick the subjects you think will benefit you for your desired uni course. I regret not picking accounting and/or economics cause many people in my course have an advantage over me in the accounting and economic units as I don't really have a background or knowledge of it.

So yeah, in the end, just pick what you will feel comfortable with and what you will enjoy learning.Don't force yourself into something you're not going to enjoy or have others force yourself into it.

Have you started looking at what uni courses you would be wanting to get into? It would be nice to have a start on that because I ended up changing my mind thousands of times through year 12.
Yeah, I think I'll do 6 as like you said, everyone else will be doing 5 in year 12 so I'll manage. I've also been told the extra 10% can be handy so no harm in doing another sub, especially if I royally screw one up. I like reading and I'm not half bad at lengthy essays so maybe History wouldn't be a bad idea then. It was one of my reserves, I initially had Global Politics, but kind of glad I didn't get that. Anyway like you did, I have a good class and teacher, most will carry over from this year so should be fine. I despise Sciences so I dropped all of them . . I'm pretty happy with my subjects so motivating myself to learn the content shouldn't be too difficult. As for Uni courses and such, I'm a mess. I've spent years thinking about what I want to do but I'm still stumped. Plus my subs for year 12 as basically the definition of 'keeping options open' bar the fact I'm not doing Chemistry. I know I won't go the STEM route but no idea what I want to study so Bachelor of International of Relations maybe? .
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Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra! View Post
I did Advanced English, 3U Maths, Legal Studies, Business Studies, Economics and 1U Studies of Religion.

I enjoyed most of my subjects but there was a lot of writing in all, but the Maths. The writing didn't bother me because I enjoyed the subjects and was good at it, my uni degree is also similar in terms of the reading and writing. Religion I only did as a filler to make 12 units. I think it's best to do more than 12 units because like Kev said it allows breathing space, and I didn't think it was too much work either, it was alright. I would recommend Economics, its hard because they mark hard (NSW syllabus anyway), but it gave alot of knowledge which is very useful in everyday life.

Just do what you enjoy whilst scaling does make a difference, the subjects you are doing seem fine so you don't need to worry about that

Also, Kev, why the name change?
. Ok so it looks like our subjects are more similar than Kevs, very Humanities orientated. Yes I'm definitely going to do Economics, it helps with the scaling and I find it interesting. I definitely did better on the Business management module of the Economics/Business subject this year but I did decent on the Economics so probably best to take that through. I'm not too worried with scaling as most my subjects are scaled up so that should take care of itself. However I may need to take on a Maths tutor for Methods as while I'm actually decent at maths I have a terrible memory when it comes to formulas and just maths topics in general, I'll pass a topic then forgot about it a month later. Partly due to the fact I completed very little coursework this year for maths... but I reckon it'll still be worth looking into.
Nov 12th, 2016 06:04 AM
LebaneseLagoon
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Hello, I'm just here to subscribe, I need to get used to discussions.
Nov 12th, 2016 05:59 AM
Avada Kedavra!
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

I did Advanced English, 3U Maths, Legal Studies, Business Studies, Economics and 1U Studies of Religion.

I enjoyed most of my subjects but there was a lot of writing in all, but the Maths. The writing didn't bother me because I enjoyed the subjects and was good at it, my uni degree is also similar in terms of the reading and writing. Religion I only did as a filler to make 12 units. I think it's best to do more than 12 units because like Kev said it allows breathing space, and I didn't think it was too much work either, it was alright. I would recommend Economics, its hard because they mark hard (NSW syllabus anyway), but it gave alot of knowledge which is very useful in everyday life.

Just do what you enjoy whilst scaling does make a difference, the subjects you are doing seem fine so you don't need to worry about that

Also, Kev, why the name change?
Nov 12th, 2016 02:59 AM
Daebak.
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Originally Posted by The Walking Bye View Post
What do the recent high school grads here think of English, Maths Methods (2nd highest maths for Sydneysiders), Psychology, Economics, Accounting and History as a unit 3 and 4 lineup? I am considering doing 6 3/4s as I'm doing one next year (Psych) and so could then do 5 in year 12 for the extra 10% with a 6th subject. Are there any subs you wouldn't reccomend and is doing 6 3/4s quite stressful?
I had 6 3/4s as well, my subjects were English, Business (completed in yr 11), Physics, Methods, Further Maths and History. I think 6 subjects is a good choice, it allows you to have some breathing space in case one of your subjects do go horribly wrong. There's nothing wrong with doing an extra subject if you can get some extra ATAR points It shouldn't be that tough to handle anyway cause in year 11 you can put all your focus into that subject and in year 12 you'll be doing 5 anyway just like everyone else.

I reckon don't do history unless you really enjoy reading and writing long as answers. I really regretted picking this because it's quite useless for my current uni course and I hated it throughout the whole year. I had a nice teacher though and a good class which is what got me through it in the end. I also regretted picking Physics as I knew I always hated the science subjects but I got the worst teacher in the school for that which made it even worse and I was quite lucky to pass in the end.

I reckon firstly pick the subjects you think you'll enjoy the most, it really helps you concentrate and learn when you actually enjoy learning the content. Then secondly, if you're still stuck, pick the subjects you think will benefit you for your desired uni course. I regret not picking accounting and/or economics cause many people in my course have an advantage over me in the accounting and economic units as I don't really have a background or knowledge of it.

So yeah, in the end, just pick what you will feel comfortable with and what you will enjoy learning. Don't force yourself into something you're not going to enjoy or have others force yourself into it.

Have you started looking at what uni courses you would be wanting to get into? It would be nice to have a start on that because I ended up changing my mind thousands of times through year 12.
Nov 11th, 2016 09:53 PM
The Walking Bye
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

What do the recent high school grads here think of English, Maths Methods (2nd highest maths for Sydneysiders), Psychology, Economics, Accounting and History as a unit 3 and 4 lineup? I am considering doing 6 3/4s as I'm doing one next year (Psych) and so could then do 5 in year 12 for the extra 10% with a 6th subject. Are there any subs you wouldn't reccomend and is doing 6 3/4s quite stressful?
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