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emmanuella's y13 study diary: growing my grades

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Original post by Jieay20
York squad is forming lollll

yes im thinking of linguistics (bsc hons) hopefully we all go to the same uni and meet each other!
Original post by emm4nuella
update!!: my subject specialist went through my personal statement face-to-face - she rly enjoyed it but there are some changes i need to make :biggrin:! how progressive are you all with your uni applications (if you are in year 13)? if youve applied already, have you gotten any offers and what unis did you apply to? just let me know :biggrin:! (@flowersinmyhair @rowan_willow @kayleigh_t.27 @thrivingfrog @toothysmile @erin11 @Jieay20 ❤️ 🫶)

I know a ton of people who have had offers!!! My deadline for ucas submission is next week which is scary. How are you finding the process?? It’s really awesome to hear it’s going well for you, best of luck <3333
Original post by emm4nuella
update!!: my subject specialist went through my personal statement face-to-face - she rly enjoyed it but there are some changes i need to make :biggrin:! how progressive are you all with your uni applications (if you are in year 13)? if youve applied already, have you gotten any offers and what unis did you apply to? just let me know :biggrin:! (@flowersinmyhair @rowan_willow @kayleigh_t.27 @thrivingfrog @toothysmile @erin11 @Jieay20 ❤️ 🫶)


I've already applied and have 4 offers so far :biggrin: where are you applying to?
Original post by thrivingfrog
I've already applied and have 4 offers so far :biggrin: where are you applying to?

im thinking of york, ucl, leeds, lancaster and newcastle :smile:
friday 10th november 2023
happy fri-yay! to me, this week has gone by so quickly, in my opinion! also, i apologise for not posting a lot in terms of what im actually doing at school! these are the tasks i have for this weekend:


FRIDAY

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psychology: read the two neural articles

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spanish: write a summary on El laberinto del fauno

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sociology: watch massolit lectures on situational preventions of crime + take notes

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spanish: complete kerboodle task, write a title for the reading activity, prepare for a translation test


as you might be able to realise, these are all pieces of hw that i rly want to get done today :smile:!

for the rest of the weekend, i want to balance revision for in-class assessments which are going to be used for tracking! in my school, tracking is when they send out reports to you and parents of your current attaining grades, and teachers may use assessments to determine the grade they think you are currently at. so these are the assessments i have coming up:

14th November: sociology 'religion as a conservative force' essay (30 marks)
15th November: psychology 16 marker on aggression (excludes ethological explanations as a possibility)
16th November: psychology 16 marker on measuring stress
16th November: spanish translation test on Franco's dictatorship
21st November: psychology end-of-topic aggression test

and then i have mocks in jan ☹️ so i have to balance that on top of my assessments! its okay not the end of the world

yay! let me know if you guys have any assessments/exams coming up! :smile:
FRIDAY

psychology: read the two neural articles

spanish: write a summary on El laberinto del fauno

sociology: watch massolit lectures on situational preventions of crime + take notes

spanish: complete kerboodle task, write a title for the reading activity, prepare for a translation test



(will strikethrough when im done with the task)
(edited 3 weeks ago)
My mocks are also in January but its not too bad because it gives us the christmas and new year break to revise (other than christmas obv hehe) we're all gonna smash these mocks and itll put us in a really good position heading into the new year 😀

also i agree this week has gone sooooo quick but maybe its because I've been stressing over getting my uni stuff out and away from me so i dont have to stress over it anymore loll
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Original post by emm4nuella
friday 10th november 2023
happy fri-yay! to me, this week has gone by so quickly, in my opinion! also, i apologise for not posting a lot in terms of what im actually doing at school! these are the tasks i have for this weekend:


FRIDAY

•

psychology: read the two neural articles

•

spanish: write a summary on El laberinto del fauno

•

sociology: watch massolit lectures on situational preventions of crime + take notes

•

spanish: complete kerboodle task, write a title for the reading activity, prepare for a translation test


as you might be able to realise, these are all pieces of hw that i rly want to get done today :smile:!

for the rest of the weekend, i want to balance revision for in-class assessments which are going to be used for tracking! in my school, tracking is when they send out reports to you and parents of your current attaining grades, and teachers may use assessments to determine the grade they think you are currently at. so these are the assessments i have coming up:

14th November: sociology 'religion as a conservative force' essay (30 marks)
15th November: psychology 16 marker on aggression (excludes ethological explanations as a possibility)
16th November: psychology 16 marker on measuring stress
16th November: spanish translation test on Franco's dictatorship
21st November: psychology end-of-topic aggression test

and then i have mocks in jan ☹️ so i have to balance that on top of my assessments! its okay not the end of the world

yay! let me know if you guys have any assessments/exams coming up! :smile:

good luck for all your tests! the assessments that I have had recently are being used for tracking too.
Original post by Jieay20
My mocks are also in January but its not too bad because it gives us the christmas and new year break to revise (other than christmas obv hehe) we're all gonna smash these mocks and itll put us in a really good position heading into the new year 😀

also i agree this week has gone sooooo quick but maybe its because I've been stressing over getting my uni stuff out and away from me so i dont have to stress over it anymore loll

thats true! thanks for the motivation :smile:!
Original post by erin11
good luck for all your tests! the assessments that I have had recently are being used for tracking too.

thanks, Erin <3!
today's not been the best evening - why did i think i was going to get all my hw done and it wasnt even that much! whatttttt - i feel so lazy rn guys :frown:
Original post by emm4nuella
today's not been the best evening - why did i think i was going to get all my hw done and it wasnt even that much! whatttttt - i feel so lazy rn guys :frown:

I've never really done homework on a Friday evening, I find it is sometimes better just to give myself a rest so then I can be productive later. You should make sure you are planning in rest otherwise you are going to burnout.
Original post by flowersinmyhair
I've never really done homework on a Friday evening, I find it is sometimes better just to give myself a rest so then I can be productive later. You should make sure you are planning in rest otherwise you are going to burnout.

thanks for your advice :biggrin:
hiya guys hopefully I can find the time to pick myself up today!! wish me luck x :smile:
my plan for today: sunday 12th november 2023 🙂
i'm hoping things will be better today in terms of productivity (i will strikethrough when i am done with a task):

HOMEWORK

•

sociology - 5 massolit lectures on situational prevention on crime

•

spanish - listening task on kerboodle

•

spanish - reading activity


REVISION FOR TRACKING

•

sociology: prepare for 'religion as a conservative force' essay (functionalism, weber, marxism, interpretivism)

•

psychology: revise for 16 marker timed essay on aggression



wish me luckkkkk :biggrin:!
(edited 3 weeks ago)
Reply 55
Original post by emm4nuella
my plan for today: sunday 12th november 2023 🙂
i'm hoping things will be better today in terms of productivity (i will strikethrough when i am done with a task):

HOMEWORK

•

sociology - 5 massolit lectures on situational prevention on crime

•

spanish - listening task on kerboodle

•

spanish - reading activity


REVISION FOR TRACKING

•

sociology: prepare for 'religion as a conservative force' essay (functionalism, weber, marxism, interpretivism)

•

psychology: revise for 16 marker timed essay on aggression



wish me luckkkkk :biggrin:!

I wish you luck. Looks like you have a well-planned schedule. I think I'll copy this style tbh
Original post by kevano
I wish you luck. Looks like you have a well-planned schedule. I think I'll copy this style tbh

thank you do you have a gyg forum? i would love the link to stay updated :smile:
Reply 57
Original post by emm4nuella
thank you do you have a gyg forum? i would love the link to stay updated :smile:

You're welcome. Will sure send the link
yes
Original post by kevano
You're welcome. Will sure send the link

great!

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