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How do you guys get 90s on math+science

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I just do not understand, I do my homework, review my notes everyday. I do all the "practice test" questions on the test book prior the unit test... in advanced function right now, I worked so hard just to get a bare 92%, and I just screwed up a logarithmic function quiz (literally failed) today. The marks I currently have will definitely decrease down to 80s. Why is it difficult to get a 90s even though I work so hard for it?

Sciences will be worse I promise, as I will have physics, chemistry, and calculus all in one semester. To any smart kids that had or currently ace through your math and science courses, how do you guys actually do that? How does one prepare such hard questions on the test, especially "thinking and inquiry" section? Please help, I really want to get a 90s on at least one of my math/science course... any tips would be grateful!! Thank you all and, have a nice day :(((
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You have to practice. You aren't studying enough. Compare yourself to me for a sec. I am taking Advanced functions this semester and yesterday I skipped the whole day to study for a test. I woke up at 7 and went to bed at 11:30. And I took maybe 3 breaks of 20 min. LOL. Now that's an extreme case, but in general, I start prepping for a test a week in advance and two-three days before I start cramming from when I get home to when I go to bed. Most weekends I don't go out because I'm studying. I'm not smart, no one is naturally good at math, ITS PRACTICE. Once you practice, you will have enough knowledge to do those thinking questions. My average is a 94, I've gotten a couple 100% a couple low 90, but in a whole, you need to try hard my g. Think about it like this, you cram like hell this year and get into uni, then next year, you can have fun. GOODLUCK
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And yes I have other subjects that are important (ie: English and data management and Religion which is mandatory for me :( so its tough sometimes) But if I can do it, trust me you can too!!
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Are you not worried about burning out in university?
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Schedule your time such that you can complete ALL assigned homework questions on time. This practice will be your foundation for all tests, exams, and so on.
Good luck!
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It's amazing how much power a bunch of green paper holds, eh?
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Just do all the assigned homework every night, that way you build as the unit progresses.
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I complete my homework every day. In my knowledge and understanding section I am having a 97.4% , but when comes to thinking, it is a catastrophic disaster. How do you guys prepare for these types of insane hard question?
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Generally, my math teacher keeps the test questions on par with the advanced functions textbook questions. Our tests are broken up into three categories, knowledge (solving through equations directly), application (self-explanatory), and communication (communicating your thinking). Overall, he throws some hardballs in communication but most other questions are generally straight forwards for the kids who prep for the tests. I currently have a 93 and I find it rather okay to maintain.
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I see... I assume you are on the Exponential and Logarithmic Function unit right, what tips would you give on solving hard Logarithmic Equation? I bombed my thinking section on the Logarithm quiz recently..
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Yes, we just finished that unit. I would recommend knowing the product and quotient laws inside out. Also, a large part of math is just logic, you have to find the logical way through most situations, building on skills from years prior. I would recommend tutoring kids in grade 9 and 10 math to reacquaint yourself with the basics. That's what I'm doing, at least.
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Often it is not about the quantity of time you spend studying, but rather the quality. If you are just studying by reading notes for hours and listening to music that isn't going to help even if you do it for hours. Spending half an hour to an hour mentally focused is way better. Also it helps to try and make connections between what your doing in school and in real life (this works best with the sciences).
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I tried making connections. The thing is, how are you expecting yourself to see hard math questions in real life. For example, trig identities, and bunch of different polynomial functions...
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I am currently in grade 12, but I took Advanced Functions last year and finished with a 96. I can guarantee you this is not mark inflation, as I got the highest mark in my class and I had to work quite hard for it. As people above have stated, you must study in a smart way with no distractions. After each lesson, I would go over the package and make sure I fully understand everything. I then proceeded with my homework, and made  notes of any questions I did not understand. I prepared a few  questions each class to ask my teacher.  To study for tests, I did many practice tests that I printed off the Internet, and The questions were always very similar to the tests.  For the final exam I recommend printing off as many mock exams you can and completing them all in a given time period.
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UW eng student here. Advice: take online courses in high school for subjects u really struggle in (just learn them properly in the summer...this may not be good advice if u dont follow through but whatever). I am absolutely horrible in chem, yet i got a 96 in online chem (had to write an in-class final so crammed the night before). Got like a 90 in bio. 90 in english. all online.
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I believe there is a vast difference on the course materials if one were to attend normal day school versus online/summer school.
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PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! Math and science are all about understanding the concepts enough to know how to solve every single problem. Alberta student here, and I finished Math 30 (I believe this is Advanced Functions?) and Calculus AP with 95 and 96, respectively, Chem with 99, and Physics with 98. I did every single question in the textbooks and in the worksheets multiple times until I memorized every procedure and every shortcut to thinking my way through them. I went through at least two 200 page workbooks for each subject. Once I had these down, I looked for challenge problems that were either given to me or that I found online and used the knowledge from the other questions to think my way through these. If you love the subject enough, you will have no problem sitting down for a couple hours and powering through all the questions. It's all about repetition. Make yourself do every question a couple times. If you don't understand a question, DO NOT stop until you know it like the back of your hand. And don't be afraid to go to your teacher for help.
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THat is exactly what I did every time before tests, and crap happened
I just thought I fully understood all the test materials and was ready to write the test.
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I used to struggle in thinking aswell for math. Now its my highest section. What i started to do was do past years uw math contests as a hobby. At first i could barely do any of the questions however after seeing a hard question, working through it, not getting the answer and then looking at the solution you learn to see certain patterns that repeat themselves. Once you recongnise these patterns or tricks you become very good at contest questions and "thinking" questions in af become trivial.
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How? Well, it's okay. Not everyone is suited for math and science. If you struggle so much despite studying so hard - allegedly - then perhaps you simply do not have what it takes to grasp the subjects in question. If you feel discouraged, fret not! Many others are in the same boat as you. Typically, you find them study course material in advance, which could work out for you if you give it a try! But this means you have to give up on dating and the high school drama that takes up a third of your time. Anyways, you face two options right now. Simply give up. The other is to sacrifice short-sighted goals such as hanging out and having fun for 'the heck of it', and dedicate the entirety of your time on practising math and actually attempting at understanding the underlying concepts by going over different math textbooks 'till it sticks.
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LOL you see getting a 95%+ in sciences/math is IMPOSSIBLE to get unless you are in one of those schools that inflate th f*** out of your marks. Iam in one of the best public schools in Toronto and I have seen alot of smart people, and most of them have a low 90s average and very few who barely have a 95% average in our school.  This due to the fact that our school takes teaching very seriously, for example: in every test or quiz we have in advanced functions, there is always one or two thinking questions that are usually from waterloo math contest or any other source that provides challenging math questions that f*** up the whole class cause its 15% worth of the quiz/test. Our AF class average is 55%, It's not that the Advanced functions content is hard (it's actually very easy) but rather the fact that our schools gives us very rough tests. Aight so when you see those people with "99-96 in every course they have" don't get intimidated cuz they are in schools that inflate the f** out of their grades. They're the same people you will see whinning about how hard uni is, in the very not distant future.
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It is possible to get 95%+ in science. I graduated from one of the top 10 public schools in york region. You just need to work hard and be smart. The most important thing was probably obtaining past tests from upper years, it helped a lot. 

Ended with 95 in bio and chem, our grade's highest chem mark is 96.X
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LOL that's basically IB for you. It's 0 memorization and all application/thinking and almost all of us have 95 averages, with 99s in chem and bio sooooooooo idkkkkk
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Well, I did Advanced Functions and Calc and Vectors in grade 11, (IB kid) and I scored a 99 on both of them. You honestly just have to keep up w the work and never slack off. Go in for extra help if needed and suck up to the teacher lol. I wish I could've gotten a 100 but sadly I didn't :(
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