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A Complete SOR II Preliminary Notes

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The documents have very detailed and accurate notes for the "Students Learn about" and elaborate answers for "Students Learn to," which closely adhere to the syllabus. The documents are aesthetically formatted to easily comprehend the information with frequent examples and quotes from sacred text to guarantee you excellent marks in your preliminary. It is essential to understand and memorise the information in your SOR II Preliminary as it is required in your HSC which is why these documents will give you a "head start," as all the information you need is there! Even if you are taking SOR I, feel free to have a look at my notes!

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I recommend during the holidays to:
  • Memorise the 'Students learn to:' section of the syllabus so it will be easier for you and try to be familiar with what the religion (such as Buddhism) is incorporated with (such as sacred texts, in this case for Buddhism, the Tripitaka).
  • Create two Google/Word Documents for each topic. Let's say we are doing this for Buddhism, HSC. (I have attached some images of what I am explaining for better comprehension).
    • In the first document, clearly label which topic it is and then write down the outcomes. Next, copy down the "Students learn about," section in the syllabus and create it as "tick boxes." This then allows you to "tick off" where you are up to in the syllabus, whether you need to fasten your pace with your homework and hint when and what the assessment will be about (you will get thick booklet of when roughly the assessments are). Then, after you do this, copy down the "Students learn to" section in the syllabus and again, create it as "tick boxes." After you have finished learning the content of the "Students learn about," write down the answers (IN DOT POINTS) to the "Students learn to," questions as you will be tested on this and try to memorise this. For easier memorisation, use quizlet/flashcards.
    • In the second document, will be your classwork. SOR requires a lot of comprehension questions and the answers you give are essentially bits of information you will need to answer in your SOR exams. So, going back to the first document, make you recognise which questions from the classwork are similar to those of the syllabus and answer them well (prioritise it). This allows you to easily extract it for writing the "Students learn about" answers in dot-points in your first document so it saves you time around the exam period.
  • Refine your essay-writing skills
  • Fix your sleep schedule. Since SOR requires a lot of memorisation, good sleep is crucial in order for your brain to function the best.
  • Be disciplined and organise your classwork as well as finish your homework on time.
  • If you ever have a hand-in assessment/writing an in-class essay where you have the prompt, get your essay checked up by your teacher at least 2-3 times. I did this for my first SOR HSC exam where I received a booklet to fill out the questions and had to write an essay about census data in class. I started the day where I got the assessment by planning out when I fill out each question, allocating 1.5 weeks to write my essay in time to get it checked up by my teacher and memorising my whole essay in a span of approximately 2 weeks. This allowed me to be ahead of my classmates.
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