How-to guides and study tips
‘How to’ Guide for Study Success
- Create an organised study space
Check out these great study space tips for inspiration
- Make a study schedule
Use this study tool to make a schedule that will help you keep your study on track
- Study with friends or in a group
Creating a study group with friends helps keep you motivated – and exposes you to new ideas and opinions you might not have considered!
- Train your brain to remember information
Find out how to exercise your brain for optimal memory retention
- Plan for exam day
Take control on exam day so exams don’t control you
- Study in small chunks
Here’s a scientific look at why small, regular chunks of study are more effective than long hours of last minute cramming
- Learn how to take good notes
Good note-taking is key to reducing stress when studying
- Balance revision with rest
It’s more important to get a good night’s sleep the night before an exam than doing more last minute revision
- Tackle your least favourite subjects first
Willpower is a limited resource so tackle your toughest subjects first so you don’t run out of steam
- Keep focused
Here are 10 top tips for staying focused
Friday 10 Dec10th December Last day of term 4.
Friday 10 Dec10th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre. Middle School 9am. Junio... [Read more]
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