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    Hi there, i'm strongly considering a bridging science course next year however my knowledge in science is very poor. As far as my knowledge goes in this field, I've studied year 10 biology & maths and year 12 human development- and that's going back 15 years ago. I'm only just now learning the periodic table, and even that's a bit of an effort (I have some concentration issues). My question to you is where is a good place to begin with physics, chemistry, biology and math? Any books you would reccomend? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


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    If you've not done any science or maths for the last 15 years, the biggest favour you can do yourself is to start an online maths course, now.

    There are several good ones. Someone else might be able to direct you to a particularly helpful one. Seeing as you'll most certainly have a mixture of strengths and weaknesses, I'd recommend finding one that pre-tests to get you started at the right level of skill and knowledge. As you move through, progressive testing will allow you to spend as much or as little time as you need on each topic.

    You're starting from year 10 maths, so I strongly recommend a thorough grounding in algebra and trigonometry. Without these you won't be able to do any of the equation manipulation you need in any science topic. The calculus you'll eventually need for physics is literally impossible without them. Good calculation and algebra skills are an essential prerequisite for every science subject because you will come up against statistics and probability at some point.

    As for books. Go to a secondhand bookshop and pick up a few textbooks for yr 11 or so. But the most important thing really is the maths.


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    As for learning the periodic table. I'd suggest learning each group as a group. That way you won't have to relearn the properties of each element separately.
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    Thanks for the information there adelady, much appreciated- i'll get busy with some pre studies. I did alright with algebra (it was the only test I 100%), as for trigonometry and calculus... well, i've heard of them :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellyrush View Post
    Hi there, i'm strongly considering a bridging science course next year however my knowledge in science is very poor. As far as my knowledge goes in this field, I've studied year 10 biology & maths and year 12 human development- and that's going back 15 years ago. I'm only just now learning the periodic table, and even that's a bit of an effort (I have some concentration issues). My question to you is where is a good place to begin with physics, chemistry, biology and math? Any books you would reccomend? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
    Ok so you have ADHD. Are you medicated? Dexedrine, Adderall?
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    Ok so you have ADHD. Are you medicated? Dexedrine, Adderall?
    He said nothing about ADHD. While we appreciate your passion for drugs, don't plug it into every conversation here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    Ok so you have ADHD. Are you medicated? Dexedrine, Adderall?
    He said nothing about ADHD. While we appreciate your passion for drugs, don't plug it into every conversation here.
    I don't have a passion for anything thank you.
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    Hey Jelly! iv been kinda going through the same situation as you and im just checking up and wondering how your doing??
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    Quote Originally Posted by misfit View Post
    Hey Jelly! iv been kinda going through the same situation as you and im just checking up and wondering how your doing??
    Hey misfit- things aren't going too good. Due to our lovely government I wont be able to do this course unless I can shell out $6000. The government are no longer subsidising certificate courses because I have already completed some certificates already (in a completely field). Thoughts of a bank robbery are lurking about

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    Ok so you have ADHD. Are you medicated? Dexedrine, Adderall?
    I don't have ADHD, although i've been pestering my psychiatrist for Ritalin. I've got bi-polar and depression and am taking lithium, venlafaxine and olanzapine.
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    im sorry to hear man im kinda in the same boat as well going up a river with its currents is going against us but with every little paddle we get a little closer and we cant give up even though were getting tired because that very next paddle could be our breakthough to success and put us in a current where the water is pushing us instead of pushing against us!
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    Hi,
    I personally feel, you can search in Google for the list of sites which might be helpful for you. I have come across a site for math, Online Math Tutor. This site will be useful to you for excelling in math subject.
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