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Title: HSC GEOGRAPHY 3 x 2 hour sessions per week


1
HSC GEOGRAPHY 3 x 2 hour sessions per week
  • The HSC Geography Exam
  • all questions are compulsory
  • 3 Essays
  • Up to 15 multiple choice questions
  • Up to 5 short answer questions
  • Stimulus Broadsheet with photos, maps, tables,
    graphs

2
Time to do course
  • 3 lessons per week
  • Tight concentrated course
  • schools start in previous term 4
  • Therefore, every TAFE lesson is important
  • We have about 24 weeks to complete this course
  • including assessments, research project,
    mapping skills and 3 major topics!

3
Advantages of TAFE Geography
  • I studied geography at Sydney TAFE for HSC
  • new friends
  • No uniforms
  • No bells to end lessons
  • Chance to work in an ADULT environment
  • You will save money by coming to classnot
    shopping or going to movies!!
  • learn something new
  • new things to discuss
  • Feel good about yourself when you succeed!

4
Disadvantages of TAFE Geography
  • You need to be self disciplined study each
    night, listen in class, work out a study program
    and practice writing answers regularly
  • You need to turn up to class on time
  • You need to turn off your mobile phone in class
  • You need to turn off MP3 players, iPods in class
  • Concentrating for 2 hour lessons can be hard..

5
Equipment you will need
  • One geometric drawing compass
  • One clear 30 cm ruler
  • 3 lead pencils and sharpener
  • A 360º Protractor
  • Eraser
  • Highlight Pens
  • Small packet of coloured pencils eg. Derwent,
    Faber Castel or Crayola (not 2 shop varieties as
    these break easily)

6
Equipment continued.
  • Biros
  • 30 cm string
  • Stapler
  • A 4 Ring Binder
  • Loose leaf paper or lecture pad NOT EXERCISE
    BOOKS
  • Plastic sleeves
  • Flash Drive for saving work from the computer
    suggest up to 1 GB if you like using graphics
  • Glue Stick DO NOT BUY CHEAP ONES Uhu best
    brand!
  • Calculator spare batteries

7
TEXTBOOKS
  • YOU MUST BUY THE FOLLOWING
  • (1.) Owens, D J. Paine and G. Reid (2003)
    Macquarie Revision Guides HSC Geography
  • (2.) Stacey, Malcolm (2005) Atlas Skills
    Workbook. Longman Pearson
  • Optional small World Atlas (eg. Purchase at Big
    W to save money)

8
Other useful textbooks in library or buy second
hand
  • Paine, John et. al. ( 2001) Senior Geography
    2. Higher School Certificate Course. Macmillan.
    Melbourne.
  • Kleeman, G et. al. (2000) A Geography of Global
    Interactions 2. HSC Course. Heinemann.
    Melbourne.

9
Topics to be studied.
  • Preliminary course for those who have not
    completed Year 11 but important for Year 12 work
  • HSC course
  • - Ecosystems including two case studies
  • Urban Places including a case study of Sydney and
    research project
  • Economic Activity Tourism global study and
    case study
  • - Fieldwork compulsory and integral part of
    the course and possible separate exam questions
  • - Senior Geography Project urban issues
  • - Mapping and Statistical skills maps,
    tables, graphs, diagrams, photos, aerial photos,
    satellite images

10
Why study Geography?
  • Jobs that require geographic knowledge
  • - Travel consultants and operators
  • - Local council employees eg. Planners,
    Catchment
  • Management Officers
  • - Architects and Landscape Designers
  • - Surveyors
  • - Cartographers (map makers eg. UBD street
  • directory company or Lands Dept)
  • - Bus, coach and taxi drivers
  • - Tour Guides
  • - National Parks Rangers and Forestry workers
  • - Landscape Gardeners
  • - Farmers, Vineyard Operators, Ski Resort
    workers

11
Issues in the news related to Geography?
  • Should Sydney drink treated sewage?
  • Should we build more tollways in Sydney?
  • Why are so many apartments being built in Sydney?
  • Why is Australia in drought?
  • What is the impact of a poor snow season?
  • Why will I be FINED if I throw my cigarette butt
    in the street in Bankstown?
  • Why is smoking not allowed on Manly beach?
  • Why do we have separate coloured garbage bins in
    order to recycle our rubbish?
  • What do modern medicines have to do with
    Geography?

12
Issues unrelated to Geography?
  • Why is Paris Hilton using oxygen on this planet?
  • Why is George W Bush such an idiot?
  • .ooops

13
Geography is about the earth and our relationship
with it..
14
Finallyhow do I study Geography?
  • Have a quiet area at home or go to the library
    each day/night
  • Use highlight pens to pick out important facts
  • Sticky notes to mark pages
  • stick reminder notes at eye level at home with
    vital facts written on them
  • Practice writing every day
  • Reading is not studying
  • Look at exam papers for last 5 years
  • If I do not have a computer use the library or
    your local library buy a USB drive!

15
How much study?
  • You need to study every day
  • At least 2 hours per day
  • Even if assignments are not due you should revise
    each lesson
  • Practice writing exam answers
  • Plan a study timetable and stick to it see
    teacher or Counsellors on Ground Floor
  • Have a goal and stick to it!
  • YOU HAVE TO WANT TO DO IT OTHERWISE WORK FOR A
    YEAR then come back to us

16
Study tips.
  • Plastic post it notes..stick facts everywhere
  • Highlight then rewrite points without looking
  • Make up rhymes or phrases
  • Ask family/friends to quiz you facts.
  • Rewrite sample answer essays
  • Read, close book, rewrite
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