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There is one universal element that all people have to master in their life - and that is time.


Time is the great equaliser. We each have 168 hours per week with which to use our time and some people are able to achieve an extraordinary amount in that time, others not so much. Given that we all have this finite resource doesn't it make sense to try and figure out the best way to utilise your time? I have written many articles surrounding time mastery including the 8 principles of time principles and balancing priorities in the VCE and I'm passionate about finding strategies that help me to balance work, family, friends, business and health/fitness. It's never easy but it is so important for y...

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This is a guest post from former VCE student Cait Sexton for VCE Psychology. If you want to write a guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.


TITLE OF RESEARCH: Thorndike’s Instrumental Learning Experiment with cats (early 1900’s)


AIM: To investigate trial and error learning in cats


HYPOTHESIS: It can be hypothesised that hungry cats when placed in a puzzle box with a food reward outside will use trial and error learning when trying to escape the box so that the time taken for the hungry cat to escape the box will progressively shorten until it becomes a deliberate movement.


IV: Food reward and puzzle box


DV: Time taken to escape the puzzle box, hence how long it took th...

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Thanks to former VCE student. Dussy K, for sharing her VCE French, VCE English and VCE Literature notes with our community. If you want to share your resources with the VCE help community check out the guidelines here.


French Detailed Study.


Cette année, pour notre étude approfondie, nous avons étudié la deuxième guerre mondiale pendant l’occupation Allemande en France. Cela a été très enrichissent car les documents nous ont donne un aperçu de cette époque qui a été terrible pour les Français et surtout les Juifs. D’abord, nous avons regardé un film touchant intitule <>, ré...

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Vce has started and you are taking the first great steps towards achieving your vce goals. It is an exciting and equally daunting time for students, parents and teachers but the information overload really hurts...Particularly when you are coming off of a 6-8 week holiday! Smile


So, without wanting to add to your workload, I just wanted to quickly point out a couple of useful resources to help you get off to the best possible start to your vce.


1. I found this age article the other day which helps to dispel some of the myths and misnomers about the vce, including scaling and enter scores. Definitely worth the read:


Http://www.Theage.Com.Au/national/education/separating-the-facts-from-the-fictio...

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Stay organised and up to date by using study planners and calendars.


Feel free to download our calendars to help you stay on track.


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We finally made it - holidays are upon us and we are free (at least for a little while anyway).


The notion of doing (or even receiving) holiday homework is particularly new for most Year 11 students and probably for some Year 12 students. I've heard the VCE holidays being called "study vacations", "school holiday", "study break" etc...but how do you go about actually tackling it and completing it with the minimum of fuss and stress.


I have written extensively about this topic because so many students struggle to deal effectively with the holiday period. See - VCE school holidays - don't drop the ball and the september school holiday conundrum


Let's face it, you need some R & R (rest and relaxat...

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For those of you that haven't accessed the VCE Help calendars they are a great way to start your big picture planning such as SAC dates, peak periods (and how many days until holidays).


You can download them below or directly from the VCE resources page


March2013 VCE Calendar


February 2013 VCE Calendar

This post was first authored a couple of years ago but the content is still relevant for today - hope it helps. Heath


SAC preparation for high performance. A brief history...


Not too long ago the VCE system was made up purely of CAT's instead of SAC's. CAT's or Common Assessment Tasks were completed by each student (one per subject-per unit) and was an extended piece of work that required lots of time, effort and energy. The system was unfair because teachers could not verify what work was being completed by students outside of normal class hours.


Hence the introduction of the SAC system or School Assessed Coursework where assessment tasks are completed by students (under direct teacher supervi...

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This post was first authored a couple of years ago but the content is still relevant for today - hope it helps. Heath


Sac preparation for high performance. A brief history...


Not too long ago the vce system was made up purely of cat's instead of sac's. Cat's or common assessment tasks were completed by each student (one per subject-per unit) and was an extended piece of work that required lots of time, effort and energy. The system was unfair because teachers could not verify what work was being completed by students outside of normal class hours.


Hence the introduction of the sac system or school assessed coursework where assessment tasks are completed by students (under direct teacher supervi...

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temp-post-imageI have heard that the “fear of public speaking” is one of the most common phobias people experience. The way that you get better at public speaking however, is facing this fear and practicing this skill which leads to improved confidence and therefore speaking performances. Now I know many of you will be preparing for the VCE English oral presentation so I decided to provide a write some strategies to help you through this challenging task.

One of the most important and obvious aspect being having a good knowledge about the topic of presentation so topic selection is crucial, if you have the option. If you do, pick a topic area that you are interested in, or particularly passiona...

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