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#12713 Resins

Posted by gary on 26 January 2005 - 06:02 PM in Chemistry

I had my Unit 2 NAB today the hardest thing in it was the multiple choice I had never seen half of them before.

The written questions were relatively easy. Prime example:

Name the aromatic which has the formula c6h6 you could not really get anything easier.



#12716 stress for exams

Posted by gary on 26 January 2005 - 06:04 PM in Mathematics

Nope we get none of that in class. We get homework exercises every week at a basic level. My class is full of sixth years who failed last year which was suppost to be the easiest Maths paper yet.

We are told if we want to try harder examples we either have to go to supported study which is a bad idea especially since teachers have different methods of teaching or do them at home which is also a bad idea as if you get stuck there is no one to ask.




#12718 German Unification

Posted by gary on 26 January 2005 - 06:06 PM in History

I will give you an explanation tomorrow when I have time have to leave now.

This is the easiest section of the Higher course although it seems a lot to take in.



#12720 Resins

Posted by gary on 26 January 2005 - 06:08 PM in Chemistry

Some NABs are always harder than others English for example which is a nightmare.



#12724 Studying for Prelims

Posted by gary on 26 January 2005 - 06:12 PM in New Sixth Years

My prelims start next Friday.

Have been studying for my NABs this week just waiting to get them out of the way before I start serious revision.



#12767 Resins

Posted by gary on 26 January 2005 - 08:43 PM in Chemistry

The maths NABs are terrible if you pass them you are suppost to at least scrape a pass there is no way they are even at D level.



#13538 Prelim

Posted by gary on 04 February 2005 - 12:45 PM in Mathematics

Has anyone else had their prelim yet? I had my prelim today Paper 1 was very hard. Paper 2 was pretty staright forward.



#13539 Extended Essay

Posted by gary on 04 February 2005 - 12:47 PM in History

Appeasement is the easiest.



#13782 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 11:09 AM in General Chat

Had 40 lessons and failed my test twice.

Although I can drive I just get too nervous on the test.



#13791 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 11:48 AM in General Chat

QUOTE($impl¥_®i¢h @ Feb 6 2005, 11:17 AM)
QUOTE(gary @ Feb 6 2005, 11:09 AM)
Had 40 lessons and failed my test twice.

Although I can drive I just get too nervous on the test.

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Unlucky Gary, have you got a date booked for your next test?

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Yeah 21st February I hope I pass it this time because it is costing a fortune.



#13793 Critical Essay Problem

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 11:50 AM in English

I am having a problem trying to study for one of my critical essays for my prelim tomorrow.

I am doing the Crucible and I have no idea what to focus on. I know the play inside out I just can't think what to base my studying on.

Can anyone help.



#13794 Avogrado's

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 11:51 AM in Chemistry

This is the hardest part of Chemistry I was amazed how much easier Unit 2 was than Unit 1.



#13808 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:26 PM in General Chat

QUOTE(Dave @ Feb 6 2005, 11:53 AM)
This is just the beginning as well. If you get a car you need to buy it, insure it, tax it, service/MOT and petrol

If you are using a parents car (like me) only a few of them apply (PETROL!!)

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I have a car and all the insurance and everything.

I have spent £100 to sit a 30 minute test. It should cost at maximum £10.



#13813 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:39 PM in General Chat

QUOTE(ally @ Feb 6 2005, 12:38 PM)
Wow! How much does the test usually cost?

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42 to sit a 30 minute test. It is really over priced.



#13814 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:40 PM in General Chat

I have probably cost my mum and dad about 700 on lessons alone.



#13816 Critical Essay Problem

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:41 PM in English

Thanks.

The Crucible is really hard to study for there is so many quotes and important characters.



#13818 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:43 PM in General Chat

Exactly you are not only paying for the test you are paying for the driving instructors car aswell. I think they should make it free for you to borrow the car for a test after all the people pay.



#13820 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:44 PM in General Chat

QUOTE(bred2k4 @ Feb 6 2005, 12:43 PM)
QUOTE(gary @ Feb 6 2005, 12:39 PM)
QUOTE(ally @ Feb 6 2005, 12:38 PM)
Wow! How much does the test usually cost?

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42 to sit a 30 minute test. It is really over priced.

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When did you last book your test? My tests on January 15th and on February 5th both cost 51 quid. I read on the DSA site the cost recently went up.

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You should book your test for weekdays because a Satuday is 10 dearer. Did you not realise.



#13821 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:46 PM in General Chat

QUOTE(Dave @ Feb 6 2005, 12:44 PM)
those prices are the new ones when i sat my test it was only £32

The new prices i tink are to pay for the new examiner wages because they threatene to go on strick in November but an agreement was made

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It was 39 last year they put it up again have no idea why its not as if they don't make enough money.



#13823 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:47 PM in General Chat

QUOTE($impl¥_®i¢h @ Feb 6 2005, 12:46 PM)
I never knew that you had to pay to use the instructors car  blink.gif
After all that money you pay them for lessons and stuff, i thought they would atleast let you borrow their car for half an hour  ohmy.gif

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Exactly and even though the test is only 30-35 minutes they charge for a whole hour because they have to take you home after the test. So they say.



#13827 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:53 PM in General Chat

300 for them is nothing they must be earning 1500 a week. They should count themselves lucky such an easy job for the prices.



#13829 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:54 PM in General Chat

QUOTE($impl¥_®i¢h @ Feb 6 2005, 12:52 PM)
QUOTE(gary @ Feb 6 2005, 12:47 PM)
QUOTE($impl¥_®i¢h @ Feb 6 2005, 12:46 PM)
I never knew that you had to pay to use the instructors car  blink.gif
After all that money you pay them for lessons and stuff, i thought they would atleast let you borrow their car for half an hour  ohmy.gif

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Exactly and even though the test is only 30-35 minutes they charge for a whole hour because they have to take you home after the test. So they say.

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I think you are allowed to use your own car or you parents car, but you need to have insurance, and also an interior mirror for the examiner to use blink.gif

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My car doesn't have power steering and I can't do manouvers (it thats how you spell it).



#13832 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 12:59 PM in General Chat

QUOTE(Dave @ Feb 6 2005, 12:58 PM)
i have never driven a car without power steering and i have wondered if it really makes much difference for that kind of thing

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It does I can do them perfectly in my driving instructors car but when I do them in my car I end up on the pavement.



#13859 What do you think you will get in the final exam?

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 04:45 PM in English

Is my worst subject by a mile I find no problems with the essays Close Reading is just too hard no matter how many past papers I do.



#13861 Driving

Posted by gary on 06 February 2005 - 04:48 PM in General Chat

The prices are all the same it won't be 70.

42 weekdays
51 saturday and weeknights

I have no idea why they charge more for the saturday or weeknights it's not really unexpected for people to work on a Saturday.