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This combo deal contains two downloadable PDF files:

1.  Modern History Study Guide by Zoe Zhang, 1st in NSW in 2018

2. Modern History Study Guide by Seo Lim, 3rd in NSW in 2019


Zoe graduated from Sydney Girls high school in 2018 and achieved an ATAR of 99+, placing 1st in NSW for Modern History. 


In Zoe's chapter, she teaches her methods of success in HSC Modern History, more specifically:

  • Time management strategies
  • Achieving results in modern history
  • Example essay plan and comments
  • Exam preparation
  • Modern History Exam techniques


Seo graduated in 2019 as Dux of Ashfielf Boys High School, placing 3rd in NSW for Modern History. 


In Seo's 30-page Modern History study guide,  he outlines his unique strategies in approaching Modern History. More specifically:

1. Maintaining motivation, creating habits, and organisation;

2. General Modern advice: memorisation, writing, and how to use relevant terminologt/statistics;

3. Exam preparation and techniques;

4. "Power and Authority":

    a) Essay structure;

    b) writing a thesis;

    c) making a judgement;

    d) historiography, etc; and

5. Sample questions and Seo's essay plan explained;


[Combo] HSC Modern History Study Guides

$30.00 Regular Price
$15.00Sale Price
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Great book on top performers


Debo - Verified reviewer from Booktopia

Overall, I really liked the book, underlined the various strategies on what the top performers did to master each subject and will use the same when helping my daughter with her school lessons.
Please find a summary of the pros and cons (which is solely my opinion only)

Pros for this book
+ Great content
+ In depth discussion for each subject
+ Lots of practical tips to masters of these subjects
+ Must read for any HSC aspirant, but also good for students in their senior school areas
+ Great editing done by the young authors

Cons for this book
- None
- However, I would recommend a cheat-sheet for each subject could be glanced in one go for easy revision

Very helpful for high school students


Tree Fang - Verified reviewer from Booktopia

First Hand high school students study guide shared by bright young peoples freshly graduated from high school. Easy to follow and full of inspiration. I love the book.

Extremely Helpful, with a great amount of detail


ADAMMBQ - Verified reviewer from Booktopia

As a parent, I loved it. It contains so many useful and personalised tips for studying. My children are in high school and they loved it too because it so relatable to them!

Media Coverage


'Delete your apps': How to blitz the HSC, by those who did

Jordan Baker - The Sydney Morning Herald

September 1, 2019



Donnay Torr - Skills Road

30 September 2019   

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