Ownership over my learning experience is what I valued during VCE. VolkScience videos holds this fundamental feature at its core. Simulating a classroom experience within the comforts of home, these videos allowed me to control the pace I was learning chemistry at a standard that was equal or greater to what I would experience in the classroom. I was able to target my learning towards my direct needs and goals. No longer did I have to wait for my next scheduled chemistry class to address any questions, VolkScience videos were my immediate resource for clarification. They were my reassurance for exams and for revision for sacs; they are reliable, simple, and an innovative way to have greater control over one’s learning. Complex chemistry concepts were broken down into realistic chunks that I could understand – I was no longer overwhelmed by 50 minutes lectures – I could fast-forward, pause, rewind. My success in VCE chemistry was definitely attributed to this learning resource and I would recommend it to any VCE student.
The VolkScience videos were an amazing help through my VCE studies. As someone who needs to go over things a few times to fully understand them, it was great to be able to access the content during my own time. Even being able to watch the content before class meant that I could engage more fully during the lesson, instead of struggling to get my head around concepts I had never experienced before. As a poor multi-tasker, it took the stress off of trying to frantically write notes whilst simultaneously trying to listen to the teacher during class. The videos can be accessed at any time to make notes later which was perfect for me. The videos are easy to understand, even for the harder concepts, and if there’s something which you are finding particularly challenging, you can always go back and watch the videos as many times as you need. When it comes to revising for SACs or exams, the videos were an invaluable way to revise, especially for content which you learnt (and probably forgotten) at the start of the semester. Entering VCE, I remember dreading Chemistry as I found it very difficult to get a handle on. The VolkScience videos however allowed me to engage better and took the pressure off as I knew I could go over the content whenever I wanted. I could not recommend VolkScience more highly.
Chemistry at school was difficult ... it was for the smart kids, and the teacher always seemed to race through explanations and before you knew it, the bell was ringing and you had four pages of equations to balance with no idea how! VolkScience’s online videos are fantastic. They are easy to understand and perfect for when you have little time after school. You can watch them in the car or on the bus or train. No more hours wasted searching YouTube for help. The videos are always there! Which means if you didn't understand something in class it's available for replay 100 times over, or, if you simply want to get ahead you can! The explanations to past exam questions are fantastic too. If you are struggling or extending your learning the explanations are clear and easy to understand It's like you have a tutor there 24/7, answering questions, teaching you difficult concepts and extending your knowledge. And you don't have to pay for one! I learnt via VolkScience's videos for most of VCE chemistry; it was simple, quick, easy to understand and here I am now... completing a double major in Chemistry!
I was fortunate enough to have VolkScience videos at my fingertips throughout VCE Chemistry and I truly believe they made all the difference; not just towards my academic success, but also towards maintaining consistency and motivation. As a student who often missed classes for other legitimate commitments, it was always frustrating to try catch up to where everyone else was up to. Especially with the fast pace of VCE Chemistry, I really could not afford to miss a single lesson otherwise I would have showed up to the following lesson completely confused on what was being discussed. Having VolkScience videos at my disposal was key to overcoming this issue because I had 24/7 access to everything that was covered in classes I missed and could organise my chemistry lesson schedule around other commitments. I can not stress enough about the benefits of freedom and flexibility VolkScience videos can offer students. On top of the tremendous impact VolkScience videos have contributed to my academic results, I believe that the main advantage students can get is actually the longterm motivation to study chemistry. There is no doubt that chemistry is not the easiest subject to study because it is easy to be stuck on a specific topic, fall behind on the work schedule and consequently feel uninspired. However, VolkScience videos enable students to maintain a consistent learning pace, breaking large topics into smaller, more understandable concepts and empowering students to achieve manageable learning outcomes every day. In VCE Chemistry, consistency is key and fortunately VolkScience provides just that!
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