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HSC Exams less than 2 weeks away

July 4th, 2018 Comments off

With less than two weeks left till the first day of HSC exams 2011, how are you spending these last moments preparing for the big exams? Are you racked with nerves or taking it easy? Do you have a clear plan on how long to study for each subject? Are you worried about being unprepared for any particular subject?

Here are some tips for how to make the most of the last couple of days studying before your big exams.
In what order do I study for my subjects?

Look at your exam timetable and work out which exams come first and so on. The 2011 HSC timetable is available here . Generally, it’s advised that you study for your last exam first, and your first exam last, that way you are studying for your first exam till the very last day before the first exam.

For example, for most people, English paper 1 and paper 2 will be their first exams. This means you should leave studying English till last, so that the content will be freshest in your mind just before 18th October when you sit paper 1, and the following day when you sit paper 2. For most people, there will be several days in between your next exam after English, so you can use these days to revisit the subject to be examined next. Don’t rest too much after each exam! The clock is ticking fast to your next one.
English – a tip for everyone

In paper 1, you have three sections. The first is short answers, the second is a creative writing task, and the third is almost always an essay (sometimes a speech, but usually an essay). You should do the essay first, then the short answers, and finally the creative writing task.

The reason is simple: in case you find yourself running out of time by the time you completed 2 sections, the creative writing tasks is the most forgiving section in that scenario than any other section. You can potentially grab most of the available marks in creative writing as long as your story contains all the necessary elements of a well-written story, and captures belonging in a meaningful way. But the same can’t be said for the essay – if you spend only 30 minutes on it, you would probably only be able to put in 75% of the points required.
Mathematics

The best advice for all levels of maths is to do as many past papers as possible. If you’re aiming for a band 6, focus on the question 7 and 8 (if you’re doing Maths Extension 1 or Maths Extension 2) or question 10 (for 2 unit students). These are the questions with the most creativity, and are the most difficult – getting good at doing these questions will differentiate you from the rest.

For the many maths (2 unit) students, remember not to neglect some commonly forgotten bits of info that will cost you easy marks:

* Simpson’s rule
* Trapezoidal rule
* Trigonometry exact values
* Sine and cosine rule (you learnt this in year 10 but it will be needed sometimes!)

For higher levels of maths (ext1 and 2), know your integration substitutions. It’s easy to forget which situations demand which technique.

All questions are of the same value, but are in increasing difficulty. Try to go through the exam as quickly as possible the first time around, and skip the questions where you can’t immediately see the path to the answer. Then use the time left over to focus on the skipped questions and also check your work. Don’t get too comfortable with a slow pace at the early questions!

For extension 2, some less obvious things that will help you are: know your speed of curves (helps with graphing undefined / undefined situations), know how to apply LIATE (google it if you’ve never heard of it!) for integration by parts – to work out which bit to set as u and which to set as v.
Don’t lose focus

Think about this: each HSC exam you do now is worth the total of everything you’ve done for that subject at school for the entire year 12. All the preparation you put in for your half yearlies, trials and assessment tasks throughout year 12 – each exam now is worth the total of all of that for one subject. That’s why, now is the worst time to lose focus. You’re at the home stretch now, but your focus and dedication is needed most here.

On the other hand, it’s important also to not get too stressed out. Stress is good – it leads to productivity, and this short term stress before these big exams is normal, but don’t let it negatively affect you. Do your best, and you will be fine.
The life ahead

Don’t lose perspective – there’s a bright future waiting for you regardless of how things go now. Do try your best, but don’t think it’s the end of the world if you don’t get the ATAR you need. There are alternative ways of getting into the Uni course you desire.

What Else Should Free Video Chat Services Do?

March 4th, 2018 Comments off

In the 17 years since the internet “started”, by public common standards (it’s actually been around since the 70s), communications has had a major makeover. It didn’t all happen at once, either. First, people embraced email, a free, distance-defiant and speedy way to communication with images and text to anyone in the world who also had an email address. This is the original internet communication form, and it was around long before you knew what it was, more than likely, since it was privately used by the government.

Of course from there, bulletin boards (now called forums) rose to popularity, followed by chat rooms, instant messengers and then the now highly-praised free video chat room systems. But, these systems aren’t perfect, and there are things they don’t do yet, or things they do but really shouldn’t.

Online webcam chat is a young technology. This means that it hasn’t really had a chance to completely figure itself out. This is a common problem young technologies have, when first introduced to public use. One of the problems though, is that as it stands, some people are afraid video chatting. This is a natural human response, especially to something like recording technology. People may be reluctant to have their homes or their own personal image recorded for the world to see. This is probably one of the aspects of the technology that stands to gain the most from continued development and innovation. There may be several ways that people can make use of this technology and make avail of clever features that ensure more privacy than the system can currently provide.

Following along these lines, another thing that webcam chat systems don’t quite do yet is to use it to track facial expressions, movements and the like to control an avatar. This technology, called motion capture technology, is heavily used in animating CGI effects. It’s also become part of some of the more gimmicky gaming concepts of late. Perhaps this could be another breakthrough in webcam chat that could come to fruition in a few years.

Touching on privacy in another light, some sites are already covering one of the other base problems. Especially in the case of random webcam chat sites; there’s always been a problem of people behaving in rather unpleasantly naughty ways. This has made use of this video chat technology downright unsafe for underage users or people who are sensitive to seeing certain parts of the anatomy.

As a result, free cam chat site designers are beginning to enforce a required account and profile to use the sites. While the profile information is confidential, whistle-blowing buttons on the chat interfaces could allow people to report to administration any misbehavior that violates the code of conduct for a site. With this in place, perhaps random chat services for younger or more impressionable users could become more widely-spread eventually.

To gain more knowledge about free video chat technologies, you should check out FaceFlow’s free webcam chat platform.

Disk Management in order to increase the life span of the Hard Drive

February 22nd, 2018 Comments off

Disk Management is a term used to depict the systematic installation of any kind of hard drive. Various hard drive manufacturers has come up with their Disk Management software in order to guide the user to install their products in a lucid procedure i.e. hassle free. Without proper Disk Management software the newbies and sometimes even the advanced users may land up with a crashed hard drive from which data recovery is either impossible or costly enough to cause budget failure. Modern multi-national companies dealing with terabytes or petabytes of data, even depend on this Disk Management features to survive the nightmares of Data Loss and recovery issues. Thus after purchasing an external or an internal hard disk drive, the user must pay attention to the Disk Management software he or she is going to choose, in order to avoid accidents with the drive.

While installing a hard drive the primary concern of the user should be levied on the partition management and proper file system formatting of these partitions. Proper partition management ensures a faster disk access and less read and writes failure associated with these partitions. An often user who formats their hard drive has faced problems with non-manageable partitions, from which data recovery becomes a disaster. The user mat loose data which is non-replaceable in terms of its value. Partition names vary based on the operating system the user is trying to install for this hard drive. Windows based operating systems for example makes use of NTFS, FAT32 and FAT based file systems. Linux on the other hand uses EXT4, XFX Journaling and EXT3 based file systems. Thus it is quite evitable that based on the operating system requirements formatting and partitioning is necessary. Disk Management Software hence helps the user create proper partition tables and proper file systems with easier formatting and Disk Labeling options. Thus to make our work more easier a perfect Disk Management tool even helps in other disk related actions like resizing a partition, copying a partition, deleting a partition, recovering data from a lost partition, converting a partition of one format to another to support compatibility with newly installed operating systems, setting a particular partition active, hiding and un hiding a partition, exploring the partition data, changing the volume label with label management features, and many more.

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Maintaining your information and system health at its peak

February 21st, 2018 Comments off

It has always been information, information and information. Information is the vital bloodline of any communication for business or social transactions. In today’s world of computers, it is absolutely necessary to know and manage the information in a very effective way. We are all aware of computers and the way it functions, but, have we ever thought of how the information is stored and managed within the system?

Of course, the basic step for information (or data) storage in a computer takes place by following some logical steps. However, to effectively store information and to retrieve it without facing any problems a disk manager is used.

The information that is saved in a computer is directed for storage in a hard disk. The disk stores the data for future reference or use. It is similar to us jotting down notes in a diary or an organiser to be of use at a later stage. As and when we require this information we can key in the relevant terms to retrieve the data or the information. Now for example, consider having saved much information over a period of months together, to retrieve specific information out of that requires a search. Since the data is already stored in the disk and as a result of the search it will pull out the information searched for our purpose. Here the question is how long it takes to pull out that information and how good is the performance of your system to do this job as quickly as possible? A simple most effective answer to this question is disk manager.

A disk manager works like this; it has many blocks, (based on the size of the disk. We will consider a disk capacity of 1 GB) each block has a capacity of 1 kb space to store data. As we save any data in the system it gets saved in the first available free space (the block). Please bear in mind that the data stored while every time saving information is not organised. This means, data is scattered all over the disk, each block contains some piece of information and are not in a sequence. Over a period of usage i.e. adding and deleting data on and off, the information stored is scattered all over the disk. As a correction to this disorganisation the disk manager is used.

The disk manager helps in managing the disk to organise the data in a sequence making the search results to show up without any delay. This makes it easier to locate the information quickly to be processed. The main role of the disk manager is to manage the stored information and arrange them close to each other by similarity. Basically it is a tool to align and organise the stored information to enhance the performance of the system.

Free disk manager is available to users over the web for optimising the performance of systems. Free partition manager is a free tool to help you in managing your system’s disk. This freeware offers all the benefits of defragmentation and management of the disk. Free disk manager would rest assure you that your information is properly organised and accessible more quickly than ever. The free disk manager would keep your system’s health and the disk at peak performance.

How to Burn DVD

February 21st, 2018 Comments off

DVD can be burned same as CDs. In other words, you can add or delete data from the DVD like on a CD. There are plenty of software available that allows you to do same. Some of them are Nero and Super DVD Burner. Depending on the type of data that the DVD will hold, the burning process will take place accordingly.

You can take three different actions with a DVD :

  1. burn data to a DVD
  2. copy and burn multimedia or video files to a DVD
  3. add and burn commercial data to a DVD

Burning data to a DVD

For this, your system must have a DVD Drive. Data like spreadsheet, word documents, database files etc can be burned in a DVD using DVD burning software such as Nero 9 and Super DVD Creator 9.8.8. Check your computer for preloaded burning software programs and then install it. If you are not able to locate them, then you can always purchase or download it from the internet. A normal DVD can burn up to 4.7 GB of data with a great speed.

Burning multimedia to a DVD

Multimedia files may include recordings from a TV show or from a digital camera.

If you want to burn a video file in your DVD then search for compatible software programs that can encode it into MPEG-2 format. But if you want a movie to be burnt then you need to first compress that file and then decode the DRM (digital rights management) before encoding it into MPEG-2 format. You can add the Disc Menu Title, assign your own background music to the video and even add subtitles or number of chapters on page.

You can download AVS Video Convertor to burn all types of video formats onto the DVD thus allowing you to create personal DVD videos.

Follow the given steps to burn videos to the DVD:

a. Download AVS Video Convertor from the internet and install it

b. Execute it and select your video file

c. After choosing appropriate conversion parameters, select the output     destination of the file

d. Create a DVD menu so that it becomes easier for you to navigate through your disc

e. Insert a blank DVD into your DVD Drive and finally burn the DVD
You can then verify whether your DVD was burnt properly or not.

Copying and burning commercial data onto DVD

Commercial DVDs are dual layer and have 7 to 8.4 GB of data. These files must be compressed to fit on a normal DVD. After this, you can use your DVD burning software to burn your DVD.

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Store your DVDs with great care as they are two discs chemically bonded together. Avoid bending DVDs while taking out them from the drive.

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