science summary

What I learned about how to study in Year 12

Study tips: 

1. USE THE SYLLABUS and make dot point summaries. Especially for my science and social science courses, making summaries under every syllabus dot point was so effective. If you are making a summary of relevant information from each dot point, then a) you can’t miss any of the information you need b) you have a better idea of what you may be tested on and c) you end up with concise, more organised notes you can better study.
2. MAKE YOUR NOTES CONCISE. Generally I would approach study by gradually summarizing information more and more until I didn’t need more than a few sentences to remind me of stuff before the test. So class notes>dot point summaries>flash cards>mind map.
3. Recognize the need to STUDY DIFFERENTLY for different subjects. Whilst summaries worked great for science, I never used them for English or maths. For English I would tend to focus more on practicing and refining my writing. And for maths, really you just need to keep practicing questions, possibly from past papers.Another thing that worked well for maths was to keep a  little notebook with dividers in it and separate by topic. Then each time you encounter a new formula, write it down, provide definitions for what each term in the formula means ie. m=the gradient and also list a few examples. Its great to then use this as a handbook when studying!

And at the end of it all, remember school, even year 12, isn’t so important that it should take over the more important things in your life. 

Broad Summary of Thermodynamics: Sometimes seeing the Bigger Picture helps you Put together the smaller pieces and connect the dots b/w Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. 


Zeroth law (concept of temperature)

0th law of thermodynamics basically says that heat flows from hot objects to cold objects to achieve thermal equilibrium.
Mathematically, if TA = TB, and TB = TC, then TA = TC. Where T is temperature.

First law (ΔE = q + w, conservation of energy)

1st law of thermodynamics is based on the principle of conservation of energy, and it basically says that the change in total internal energy of a system is equal to the contributions from heat and work.
ΔE is the same thing as ΔU, which is the change in internal energy.
Q is the contribution from heat
Q is positive when heat is absorbed into the system (ie. heating it).
Q is negative when heat leaks out of the system (ie. cooling it).
W is the contribution from work.
W is positive when work is done on the system (ie. compression).
W is negative when work is done by the system (ie. expansion).

Equivalence of mechanical, chemical, electrical and thermal energy units

If it’s energy, it’s Joules. It doesn’t matter if it’s potential energy, kinetic energy, or any energy - as long as it’s energy, it has the unit Joules.
Energy is equivalent even if they are in different forms. For example, 1 Joule of mechanical energy can be converted into 1 Joule of electrical energy (ignoring heat loss) - no more, no less.

Second law: concept of entropy

The 2nd law states that the things like to be in a state of higher entropy and disorder.
An isolated system will increase in entropy over time.
An open system can decrease in entropy, but only at the expense of a greater increase in entropy of its surroundings.
The universe as a whole is increasing in entropy.
ΔS ≥ q / T
q is the heat transferred.
T is the temperature in Kelvin.
For reversible processes ΔS = q / T.
For irreversible processes ΔS > q / T.
Real processes that occur in the world are never reversible, so entropy change is always greater than the heat transfer over temperature.
Because of the irreversibility nature of real processes, as long as anything occurs, the entropy of the universe increases.

Come back to bed // Theo Raeken

Pairing: Theo Raeken x Reader

Word count: 526

A/N: English is not my first language so I’m sorry for grammatical errors it can have. I did my best to write this. Please, don’t be rude.

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“Baby” said Theo, your boyfriend, lying in your bed.

“I am busy, Theo” I said from the desk in your room, clearly upset and full of stress.

You were studying for the next exams of the 13 subject that you were studying at the university.

Your long hair was pulled back in a messy bun very similar to those girls on Tumblr, tucked into a pair of gray sweatpants and a black t-shirt of Theo, that it was huge in you.

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Careful What You Wish For - JulesHawke - Mass Effect [Archive of Our Own]
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Chapters: 78/?
Fandom: Mass Effect
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Female Shepard/James Vega
Characters: Female Shepard (Mass Effect), James Vega, Jeff “Joker” Moreau, Kaidan Alenko, Garrus Vakarian, David Anderson, Steven Hackett
Additional Tags: Romance, Sexual Tension, Science Fiction, War

He’d worshiped her from afar, always wanted the chance to say hello, maybe to serve under her. Then his mission had gone horribly wrong and he blamed her, resented her for it. Or did he. James Vega finds himself in a position he never expected and has to come to terms with his own pain and doubt.
Bioware owns all thing Mass Effect, I’m just playing in their sandbox.

Have a snippet -

James gave Kaidan a hand up and they followed her into the next room. Beyond that stood the tower where more brutes and a banshee turned on them as they stepped through the door. The room had been torn up and debris hampered their movements but eventually only the banshee remained. Working together they managed to keep it occupied enough to destroy its barriers and were working on its armour when Garrus went down. His foot caught on debris and he fell on his face, stunned as his head hid the floor.

The banshee moved quicker than anyone expected, reaching out as Garrus rolled onto his back. James charged across the room, firing and yelling to distract it. His size should have been enough to knock the creature a little but it barely moved when he crashed into it and he stumbled to regain his footing. Kaidan grabbed hold of Garrus as Shepard sent out drones and turrets to give them time to move away.


He looked up to find his vision blocked by the palm of a black hand, its long, thin fingers closing in on his face. Something rolled under his foot and he ended up on his backside, scrambling to get away as the banshee followed.

The Bet

Fanfic – The Bet - 1/??

Summary: Computer Science teacher, Daisy Johnson has to help the new Spanish Substitute teacher get his bearings with the students at Garfield High School.

Rating: PG

Word Count: 

A/N:  Written for AU – Quakerider as teachers in a High School ao3

So I saw an AU headcanon by @quakerider-hell about Quakerider being teachers and I couldn’t help myself. This is my first official contribution to any fandom, so I hope it is okay. Will I continue it? I have no idea, but inspiration struck at the time. I will probably continue for the second day of school because he we need some closure. Thank you for the inspiration  @quakerider-hell and @biluata


“What do you think?”

“I don’t know…he doesn’t exactly seem like a pushover? Do you think he’ll last longer than Mr. Gutierrez? Maybe we can make him quit by the end of the month? I wonder if he’ll stay longer? What do you all think?”

“I’m down for that bet. I need gas money.”

“You don’t drive Manuel?”

“Alright, well at least for some bus money, damn.”

“Not gonna lie guys, I’m rooting for this sub. He seems pretty chill and I hear he came back to this area because he has some ‘unfinished business’ whatever the hell that means?”

“Not to mention he is nice on the eyes. That glare he gives is just…”

“Alright that’s enough. Remember let’s actually stay focused on creating a website for your project, yes?” said Daisy

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Enigma & T-Bone: An Origin Story - Chapter 1 - Common Law (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
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Title: Enigma & T-Bone: An Origin Story: The Enigma Project

Fandom: Common Law

Characters/Pairing: Wes/Travis. Wes Mitchell, Travis Marks, Jonelle, Kendall, Paekman (sort of).

Rating/Warnings:  T. Superheroes. Canon pre-story character-death. Some swearing. Some torture. Mention of suicide. Bad science. Seriously. Don’t come here for real science. Superhero clichés. 

Summary: The origin of LA’s first (and most dysfunctional) superhero duo! Too bad they hate each other. (Sort of.) And are stuck with each other. (Only sort of literally.)

Notes: Sorry this is late, I was not feeling well last night. But it’s nice and long so hopefully that makes up for it!

This story is inspired by a Valiant comic called Quantum & Woody. It is hilarious and my first thought upon reading it was how very Wesvis the two main characters acted, so I knew I had to write an AU. Because I love AUs. Also, superheroes.

This is me, pimping my fics like a boss expanding the Common Law fandom, one fic at a time.

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The Parallax Express
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Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: Green Lantern - All Media Types, Green Lantern (Comics), Green Lantern Corps (Comics)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hal Jordan/Thaal Sinestro, Thaal Sinestro/Hal Jordan
Characters: Hal Jordan, Thaal Sinestro, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Flash, Barry Allen, Green Arrow - Character, Oliver Queen, Red Robin - Character, Tim Drake
Additional Tags: Domestic Fluff, Alternate Universe, AU hopping, Canon Typical Science
     It figures, really. Just when the Green Lantern Corps really starts to recover after the Wrath of the First Lantern, something has to come up. And, just as one might expect, Sinestro seems to be the source of it.

[ Hal panics. Sinestro is tired. Ollie doesn’t approve. Tim can’t catch a break. Ever. ]
Flirting is Hard - HSavinien - Emelan - Tamora Pierce [Archive of Our Own]
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Fandom: Emelan - Tamora Pierce, PIERCE Tamora - Works
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Daja Kisubo/Original Female Character(s)
Characters: Daja Kisubo, Dedicate Frostpine, Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Flirting, Magic and Science

Summary: Daja’s got a new metal plant project and a distracting new acquaintance who wants to be friends. 

Written for Femslash February Celebrates Black Women.  Happy Valentine’s Day!
Natural Science - Chapter 1 FSSV Fic!
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Chapters: 5/?
Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Leo Fitz/Jemma Simmons, Leo Fitz & Jemma Simmons
Characters: Jemma Simmons, Leo Fitz
Additional Tags: FitzSimmons - Freeform, AOS, tfsn, thefitzsimmonsnetwork, The FitzSimmons Network, Leo Fitz - Freeform, Jemma Simmons - Freeform, Academy, academy au, koenig - Freeform, shes-an-oddbird, Valentine - Freeform, Art AU, science AU

With graduation approaching, a mandatory art class throws a dent into Jemma Simmons Valedictorian goals. In a case of ‘I have what you need,’ two rivals try and figure things out.


Happy Valentine’s Day to my Valentine @shes-an-oddbird! I simply adored your prompt and hope my gift meets your expectations. I wanted to do a big reveal in your inbox but alas I can’t message on *this* blog since it’s not my primary and I didn’t want to confuse you. Once again, I hope you had an amazing Vday! <3 <3
The Beginning and The End - marianhawkes - Fallout 3 [Archive of Our Own]
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Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Fallout 3, Fallout (Video Games)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death
Characters: Lone Wanderer
Additional Tags: Pretty Much A Novelisation With The Canon Slow-Roasted For Juicy Bits, Friendship, Adventure, The Good Times And Trauma Caused By Post-Apocalyptia, Graphic Violence, Action, Slight Canon Divergence, Hurt/Comfort, LW Is A Long Suffering Science Lesbian

Every night, her father told her he was Alpha and Omega. What he didn’t tell her was why he had to leave her behind. Thrust into a war-torn post-apocalypse in search of something to fight for, Grace Arlyn opens her eyes and discovers how to stand on her own two feet. What she doesn’t expect is for those footprints to mark down history in the Capital Wasteland. War never changes.

Victor Frankenstein: A Summary
  • Thrilling science fiction film
  • Moriarty
  • Molly
  • Mycroft
  • Sholto
  • Discount Johnlock
  • Scotland Yard
  • Victorian London
  • It was the special
  • It was literally the Sherlock Christmas Special
CODE: - Chapter 1 - AuthorSJ - CODE: [Archive of Our Own]
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Chapters: 2/?
Fandom: CODE:, EXO (Band), VIXX, SHINee, Red Velvet (K-pop Band), Day6 (Band), 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS, f(x), Wonder Girls, Miss A
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Noctis (OC), Lucis (OC), Lee Hyuksoo | Lee Soohyuk, Lee Hongbin, Jung Taekwoon | Leo, Bae Joohyun | Irene, Jisung Nam (OC), Park Chanyeol, Kim Jongdae | Chen, Kim Kibum | Key, Bae Suji | Suzy, Kim Minseok | Xiumin
Additional Tags: Action/Adventure, Vampires, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance

A writing many years in the making, author SJ is finally releasing ‘CODE:’ to the public.

CODE is set in the bright, futuristic city of Houhn and follows the life of Sooji Bae as she navigates her final and most stressful year in the Ryounin School, a college for the exceptionally gifted student. As she ventures on with her studies in architecture, she discovers that her already faulty heart is starting to give out due to the extreme amounts of stress she has to endure in order to keep up with everything she loves.

However, she soon discovers that she is part of the Nameless, a group of people with special abilities who are considered the lowest in society due to an ancient stigma. How will she be able to handle the pressure of her new, low ranking in society? What’s more is that her roommate, Jisung Nam, is secretly a Nameless-hating student studying genetics, who would gladly experiment on others like her in order to better the lives of the Ghommon. Will they be able to settle their differences and remain friends?

What will happen to Sooji when she faces Night Crawler Lords, Fierce Engels and their children, and the stigma of being a Nameless?

Starkiller Science: Chapter 20

Summary: And y'all thought that shit hit the fan last time!  LOL

Characters in this chapter: you/reader, Kylo Ren, General Hux, Captain Phasma, Dr Talia Minoross, Dr Amena Sayeed, random medical aides, Captain Ardeus Stratoveer

Ships: Kylo Ren x reader, Hux x Talia

Word Count: 3916

Playlists:Youtube & 8tracks

Content Warning: Violence and slight gore are ahead.

General Hux was already at the domed lobby of the satellite when Captain Phasma caught up to him, her blaster in hand and ready to help in whatever way possible.

“Do you have a plan, General?” she asked, walking briskly beside him. She was still without her helmet, which had been left behind at the cafeteria table along with Kylo Ren’s.  Her blonde hair flopped in her face, and she shoved it back.  “Or shall I check the cafeteria and fetch my helmet?”

Hux still hadn’t come up with any type of plan; too many worries were rushing around that up-tight brain of his.  “Your helmet is not a priority at the moment, but if you want to check the cafeteria, I’ll split off to check Stratoveer’s living quarters.”

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