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# My road to 3 A*s Watch

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1. (Original post by Serine Soul)
Haha
How are you feeling about STEP?
I'm reasonably confident I can pass it

Tbh, I'd rather I could sit it next week, rather than 6-8 weeks time, because it'll be nice to get it out of the way, and to be able to do a mock every day as revision, rather than stretching a handful of papers out over 8 weeks

(Original post by Duke Glacia)
^^ do u find it help ful ?
Not overly helpful, but it serves to refresh my memory

(Original post by Serine Soul)
Thanks Duke

Last hurdle now...
Pfft, you don't need luck

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2. (Original post by Serine Soul)
The buffer and weak acid calculations can get a bit complex, but just keep at them. 6 markers on describing and explaining how a buffer works though ezpz
3. (Original post by Serine Soul)
It's literally a cycle. I make notes on a topic to help me understand it, then I do past papers to see where I'm going wrong. I go back and go over topics I'm going wrong in, maybe make a different set of notes. I keep doing this until I'm comfortable with all the content

AAA
A*A*A*
Wow how did you revise?
4. (Original post by Mathemagicien)
I'm reasonably confident I can pass it

Tbh, I'd rather I could sit it next week, rather than 6-8 weeks time, because it'll be nice to get it out of the way, and to be able to do a mock every day as revision, rather than stretching a handful of papers out over 8 weeks

Not overly helpful, but it serves to refresh my memory

Pfft, you don't need luck
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Yeah I know what you mean.

Good luck either way though, not that you'll need it

The only caffeine I drink is coke. I don't wanna have a a caffeine crash on the day of my exams
5. (Original post by Ayman!)
Just to remind myself:
HA <-----> H+ + A-

- Addition of acid = increase in H+ = equilibrium shifts to left, as more of HA forms

-Addition of alkali = increase in OH- = equilibrium shifts to right - H+ + OH- ----> H20 so equilibrium shifts to restore H+ concentration

(Original post by zXcodeXz)
Wow how did you revise?
If I don't get a concept in my class notes, I look at multiple other sources until I do get it.

Essentially not giving up if I don't get something
6. (Original post by samb1234)
Understand the chemistry, not the mark scheme. If you properly understand the chemistry, rather than recalling it (theres a difference) then chances are you will know what the key points are for whatever the question is on and you will get the marks, since they tend to be what the examiner is looking for
I understand it, I promise . I've never been into the whole recalling nonsense. It's just that when answering questions I often tend to miss out certain things which are marking points or don't phrase things the right way. Maybe I do need to read into the content in more depth, but I'm also quite sure that I need to practise learning what kind of things the exam expects too.

(Original post by Serine Soul)
Cambridge
What subject are you applying for?
7. Well done on getting the Cambridge offer!

What's the subject you'll be doing at uni?
8. (Original post by Serine Soul)
Just to remind myself:
HA <-----> H+ + A-

- Addition of acid = increase in H+ = equilibrium shifts to left, as more of HA forms

-Addition of alkali = increase in OH- = equilibrium shifts to right - H+ + OH- ----> H20 so equilibrium shifts to restore H+ concentration

If I don't get a concept in my class notes, I look at multiple other sources until I do get it.

Essentially not giving up if I don't get something
Oh ok thank you
9. (Original post by ohgodwhatamidoin)
I understand it, I promise . I've never been into the whole recalling nonsense. It's just that when answering questions I often tend to miss out certain things which are marking points or don't phrase things the right way. Maybe I do need to read into the content in more depth, but I'm also quite sure that I need to practise learning what kind of things the exam expects too.

What subject are you applying for?
I would recommend chemguide for revision, it goes into a much greater depth than any text book. Good luck for your exams, what are you hoping to do next year?
10. (Original post by samb1234)
I would recommend chemguide for revision, it goes into a much greater depth than any text book. Good luck for your exams, what are you hoping to do next year?
Thank you! Applying for maths next year; chemistry isn't actually even a part of my offer, but I rather enjoy it and wouldn't mind doing well in it .
11. (Original post by ohgodwhatamidoin)
What subject are you applying for?
Well done on getting the Cambridge offer!

What's the subject you'll be doing at uni?
Natural Sciences, specialising maybe in Biochemistry
12. (Original post by ohgodwhatamidoin)
Thank you! Applying for maths next year; chemistry isn't actually even a part of my offer, but I rather enjoy it and wouldn't mind doing well in it .
Fair enough but we all know physics is the best out of those 4...
13. (Original post by ohgodwhatamidoin)
Thank you! Applying for maths next year; chemistry isn't actually even a part of my offer, but I rather enjoy it and wouldn't mind doing well in it .
Don't listen to the nonsense above, maths is definitely the best.
14. (Original post by Serine Soul)
Natural Sciences, specialising maybe in Biochemistry
Nice! I was considering applying for Biochem, until I realised that I'd probably need Biology in order to do that .

(Original post by samb1234)
Fair enough but we all know physics is the best out of those 4...
I'm sorry, I wouldn't want to water down any of my nice pure maths with any of that nonsense application .
15. (Original post by ohgodwhatamidoin)
Nice! I was considering applying for Biochem, until I realised that I'd probably need Biology in order to do that .

I'm sorry, I wouldn't want to water down any of my nice pure maths with any of that nonsense application .
Not really but it's good to have it for biochem

But I'm sure you'll do well in Maths
16. You on AQA for Biology?
17. (Original post by RayMasterio)
You on AQA for Biology?
Yes g
18. How you feeling for that?
19. (Original post by Serine Soul)
Good luck either way though, not that you'll need it
I'll certainly need it; a bad day sitting STEP III would sink any chance of making the offer

Just curious, will you be fasting during the exam season?
20. (Original post by RayMasterio)
How you feeling for that?
Need to revise for the EMPA

(Original post by Mathemagicien)
I'll certainly need it; a bad day sitting STEP III would sink any chance of making the offer

Just curious, will you be fasting during the exam season?
There is no bad day. Only good day and not so good day

I've said I'll try my first exam fasting and if I feel like it's affecting my performance, I won't fast in any further exam

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