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Should I do it?
« on: August 06, 2009, 04:54:07 pm »
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I'm Currently in Year 11, I am doing the following subjects:

Methods
GMA(specialist leadup)
English
Chemistry
3/4 History Revolutions
3/4 Psychology

I'm am doing well in all but methods and chem (by not doing so well I mean I have had less than 90% in both)

I am a pretty good maths student, but some of the methods GMA study area is new to me, We have not yet done calculus (differentiation etc.) Next year I will have 4 subjects and I was looking to do a Uni enhancement subject. Of the subjects offered at my school, maths is the only one I find interesting (although I would like to do IT but it is not offered). The Uni that my school offers is monash.

My methods teachers says it will be harder than spesh and that I will have trouble keeping up with spesh and methods, let alone uni maths next year.

I want to know what people who have done maths uni enhancement, though and how well they were going before doing it. also did it help you other maths subjects? Did you finish methods in year 11 before doing uni maths?

If I don't do the uni subject I will have to pick up something and I am not sure what that will be.

Thanks

EDIT: I am nowhere near melbourne so I will have to do a more self motivated learning course, there are teachers who have completed University maths courses with degrees etc. will that affect how well I will do if I went ahead?
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Re: Should I do it?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 06:28:55 pm »
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Huge overlap between specialist and enhancement (enhancement pretty much covers specialist in a few weeks).

MUEP requires you to be proficient at algebra. Since the exams are 3 hrs and open book, it is not extraordinarily difficult. You just have to put in the effort to learn the new concepts.

Doing MUEP was the best experience I've had in terms of year 12 studies, it is definitely worth it. Though by the sound of it, you'll be doing this via distance education, which will require you to be self-motivated and interested in the course work to study it.
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Re: Should I do it?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 07:39:46 pm »
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Thanks a lot for your reply, it is the first first hand account that I have had. I have (what I consider) good algebra skills, and yes I think it will be distance ed. I do find maths interesting (high algebra content is good). I can rise to the occasion when needed (I really think so anyway).

What you are saying is that even though I will not have done spesh or 3/4 methods I should be able to catch on pretty quickly and it will aid me in doing spesh?

again thanks a lot, I think I will go for it.

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Re: Should I do it?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 11:11:13 pm »
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I had a few friends who did methods, and enhancement in the same year, the general response was specialist made methods seem ridiculously easy, enhancement make specialist a walk in the park, enhancement wasn't very hard work.
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Re: Should I do it?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 11:25:32 pm »
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I'm Currently in Year 11, I am doing the following subjects:

Methods
GMA(specialist leadup)
English
Chemistry
3/4 History Revolutions
3/4 Psychology

I'm am doing well in all but methods and chem (by not doing so well I mean I have had less than 90% in both)

I am a pretty good maths student, but some of the methods GMA study area is new to me, We have not yet done calculus (differentiation etc.) Next year I will have 4 subjects and I was looking to do a Uni enhancement subject. Of the subjects offered at my school, maths is the only one I find interesting (although I would like to do IT but it is not offered). The Uni that my school offers is monash.

My methods teachers says it will be harder than spesh and that I will have trouble keeping up with spesh and methods, let alone uni maths next year.

I want to know what people who have done maths uni enhancement, though and how well they were going before doing it. also did it help you other maths subjects? Did you finish methods in year 11 before doing uni maths?

If I don't do the uni subject I will have to pick up something and I am not sure what that will be.

Thanks

EDIT: I am nowhere near melbourne so I will have to do a more self motivated learning course, there are teachers who have completed University maths courses with degrees etc. will that affect how well I will do if I went ahead?

I had a mate who did enhancement in year 12 and got a 43 raw for spesh!

I believe that with melbourne uni extension program you do accelerated maths 1 and 2.

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Re: Should I do it?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009, 12:34:53 am »
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Just a note that doing well in enhancement doesn't imply doing well in specialist. You'll have the competence to master the materials in specialist by coming into contact with more advanced topics, but because the style of assessment is very different, the reverse can happen. My mate averaged 93 for his enhancement maths, but received less than 40 (raw) for specialist.
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