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### #67340What was the last film you watched?

Posted by on 02 February 2006 - 01:53 AM in General Chat

Brokeback Mountain. Twice.

11/10 - one of the most powerful and upsetting films I have ever seen.

### #56530Unit 2 Help

Posted by on 04 October 2005 - 04:38 PM in Physics

This is such a horrible unit so far!!! Doesn't help that the teacher we have does minimal teaching and then bombs us with examples which we don't understand

Anyway, could someone help me with these:

Four charges of +4.0nC are situated at each of the corners of a square 0.1m wide.
Charges at points Q, R, S and P.

a)Determine electrostatic force on charge P
b) What is the electrostatic force on a -1nC charge placed at the centre of the square? Justify your answer.

For a) I got something like 2.75 x 10-5N on a bearing of 045. It took about 3 pages of working to get to this and I have no idea if it's right.

For b) I put 0N and waffled about vector sums adding to zero and the forces all cancelling out. Blah blah blah.

Also, derive E=V/d. It's probably in the sheets we were *supposed* to get last week

### #81352The Exam

Posted by on 24 May 2006 - 01:45 PM in Biology

QUOTE(friendlyneutron @ May 23 2006, 07:55 PM)

I thought the exam was pretty fair - and detritivores are saprotrophic (feed on decaying organic matter), not heterotrophic.

I googled it and all the links on Google unanimously think that detritivores are heterotrophs and that decomposers are saprotrophs?!??

### #81355The Exam

Posted by on 24 May 2006 - 01:56 PM in Biology

Oh and I googled an explanation for question 4 in the multi-choice and it came up with this:

http://www.cat.cc.md.us/biotutorials/dna/dna.html
http://www.cat.cc.md.us/biotutorials/dna/fg2.html

Which would suggest that the answer's C: Guanine at the 5' end.

Apparently the 3' end has a hydroxyl group attached to the 3' carbon atom.

QUOTE(friendlyneutron @ May 24 2006, 02:55 PM)

QUOTE(HatingHighers @ May 24 2006, 02:45 PM)

QUOTE(friendlyneutron @ May 23 2006, 07:55 PM)

I thought the exam was pretty fair - and detritivores are saprotrophic (feed on decaying organic matter), not heterotrophic.

I googled it and all the links on Google unanimously think that detritivores are heterotrophs and that decomposers are saprotrophs?!??

Um, breathe? I guess I must have been wrong then! Only one mark I suppose.

Yeah lol post-exam paranoia gets to me. Especially after an exam as sh*tty as that!

### #81139The Exam

Posted by on 23 May 2006 - 05:27 PM in Biology

1A
2B
3C
4C (how do you know if it's at the 5' or 3' end?)
5B
6D
7A
8C
9D
10B
11A
12C
13A (mm complete guess)
14B
15C (just checked and it's right thank god)
16A
17C
18D
19B
20C (guess)
21C
22C
23A
24D
25B (to work out how flat they are you work out the height to diameter ratio, right?)

Horrid exam.

### #53760Right Hand Rule

Posted by on 12 September 2005 - 04:51 PM in Physics

I wasn't doing physics before the summer so missed this part of the course.

Apparently your middle finger points in the direction of the current flow (or magnetic induction?). Does is have to point at the exact angle of the current/induction, or just in the general direction (i.e. either up or down)?

Posted by on 26 August 2006 - 01:27 PM in Exam Results 2006

1. What you got:

AH Biology: A
AH Physics: A
AH Chemistry: A

2. Did you meet your expectations: Did better than I thought I would.

4. What are you plans now? Gap year, then medicine at Glasgow starting 2007

5. How do you plan on celebrating? I was in Canada when the results came out, so I missed any celebration. Ah well, being in Ottawa when the results come out is a bit more original than getting pissed down the woods

### #55270PS Help from a Medical Student!

Posted by on 21 September 2005 - 05:37 PM in Course Choices

OK I sent it

### #55065PS Help from a Medical Student!

Posted by on 20 September 2005 - 05:26 PM in Course Choices

I was wondering if I could send my finished first draft of my Personal Statement to one of the med students on this board (i.e. Werlop, Ally...) and let them tell me how to improve it.

Just let me know! Thanks.

### #65357Partition Coeficient Equation

Posted by on 10 January 2006 - 04:44 PM in Chemistry

The Partition Coefficient just gives you a ratio. ether/acid is probably always used as it gives a ratio of greater than 1 and so is easier to interpret than if it was acid/ether.

e.g.

ether/acid = 4/1, so 4 times as much of the substance will be found in the ether
acid/ether = 1/4, so acid contains 4 times less than the ether (more difficult to understand)

If that makes sense

### #68637Medicine

Posted by on 10 February 2006 - 05:49 PM in Course Choices

I'm applying!

Aberdeen: Confirmation
Dundee: Confirmation
Edinburgh: Nothing
Glasgow (1st choice): Conditional

### #66458How often do you revise?

Posted by on 24 January 2006 - 08:23 PM in Revision and Exams

For highers - started a week before prelims, few hours each day (I didn't need to do much because I'd already revised for the unit tests).

For AHs - bugger all till 9th Jan. From then until prelim time (30th Jan) I've been doing 2-3h/night. During study leave I'll limit myself to 4-5 hours on exam-less days.

There's so much more to learn in AHs! For higher chemistry I could revise a unit in about 3 hours; in AH chemistry it takes me 10-15 hours per unit!

### #69997Failing Human Bio

Posted by on 21 February 2006 - 08:54 PM in Biology

Do millions and millions of past papers. Bio/Human Bio are stupid subjects in that if your answer isn't basically the EXACT same as the marking scheme, you don't get the mark.

So try to do at least 10 years worth of past papers - you can get the older ones on Amazon/eBay.

### #55060Exam Statistics 2005 - Pass marks, average marks..

Posted by on 20 September 2005 - 04:36 PM in Exam Results 2005

My school are being complete t**** about the whole component mark thing but I managed to get my Human Biology ones (only because I got a bloody letter from the SQA though!) : 129/130

I also got maths: 128/130

### #80683data interpretations

Posted by on 21 May 2006 - 09:22 PM in Biology

MC: 25
Data: 15
Essay: 15
Unit 3: 20

I think.

### #80542data interpretations

Posted by on 20 May 2006 - 09:25 PM in Biology

My usual technique involves: swearing, eye rolling, guessing, getting frustrated and giving up.

Other than that you could try highlighting key points in the ridiculously large bits of info you get given so you don't get confused and flustered by all the irrelevant stuff. That'll speed up the process a bit and help you keep your train of thought. Read through it all CAREFULLY and don't just skim it. Make sure you read the graphs and tables properly and get a clear idea of their meaning.

And just remember, we only have to do one of them now so it's only worth 15% of the total of the paper (of course we do get little mini ones as well but they're a bit less stressful).

### #52282Challenging Riddle

Posted by on 31 August 2005 - 04:45 PM in General Chat

How do you look at the "source"???? I think you need to do this for quite a few of the levels.

### #61651Can you pass a citizenship test?

Posted by on 12 November 2005 - 04:10 PM in General Chat

11/14

I totally rock.

### #68636Calling all Glasgow uni applicants!

Posted by on 10 February 2006 - 05:47 PM in Course Choices

I got a conditional offer for medicine at Glasgow on the 9th Feb!!! Got to get BCC in my Advanced Highers and I'm absolutely thrilled - it's my first choice uni!!!

### #56016Appeals

Posted by on 28 September 2005 - 05:13 PM in Exam Results 2005

My friend got her English appeal (C to B) and another friend got her Art appeal (B to A).

Woo!

### #80408AH BIO EXAM 2006

Posted by on 20 May 2006 - 12:00 AM in Biology

Hate it hate it hate it hate it.

I wish they'd just do away with unit 2. I don't give a sh*t about the nitrogen cycle/succession/dormancy/greenhouse effect. There's just NO NEED. Screw unit 2, screw data handling, screw essays and screw the DNA technology!

3 days to go.....

### #795892006 Physics Exam

Posted by on 18 May 2006 - 02:33 PM in Physics

QUOTE(smit @ May 18 2006, 02:53 PM)

Question 6 the oil drop, how do you get the number of excess? I got how many electrons there were but didnt know what it wanted me to do.

A neutral drop has a charge of 0. So for a drop to have a charge of -1.6e-12 it must have 10,000,000 excess electrons (1.6e-12/1.6e-19).

### #791962006 Physics Exam

Posted by on 17 May 2006 - 04:11 PM in Physics

How in hell do you do that part of the cyclotron question where it asks you what the speed will be in the LEFT half?!

Other than that I didn't think it was TOO bad but I dunno.

What did everyone get for the Electric Field Strength at P?

### #792452006 Physics Exam

Posted by on 17 May 2006 - 05:22 PM in Physics

QUOTE(FcukWIT @ May 17 2006, 04:17 PM)

Btw. How many excess electrons were there?

10,000,000?

### #561232005 Grade boundries

Posted by on 29 September 2005 - 06:57 PM in Mathematics

Hmm that's well weird!

Are you sure that's not your prelim mark? I don't know how they could make a mistake if it's down on paper that you got 98...maybe it's an error in the grade bounderies and it's actually 99 for an A or something.

Keep us posted