Study Tips

Should I drop a subject

Should I drop a subject?

Senior high school is tough! You’re busy with school, extra curriculars, and maybe even working part time too. You might also be learning to drive, expected to do more at home, then there’s all the life admin you’ve suddenly got to deal with…and a social life to consider. So it’s understandable that when you’re thinking …

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Overcoming procrastination

Overcoming Procrastination and Strategies for Students

Are you tired of falling into the clutches of procrastination, constantly battling against looming deadlines? You’re not alone! Procrastination can be a common struggle among high school students, but fear not – in this blog, we’ll provide you with some effective strategies for overcoming procrastination once and for all. Let’s get started. Why do we …

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Ways High School Students Can Make the Most of Their Holidays

3 Ways High School Students Can Make the Most of Their Holidays

Holidays are a great time for high school students to recharge, relax, and engage in activities that they enjoy. But it can be easy to get caught up in doing nothing or wasting time on activities that don’t add value (like watching Netflix all day). It’s essential to use your holidays wisely to set yourself …

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Combine study with exercise

Here’s How You Can Combine Study With Exercise

When you’re feeling bogged down with school work, finding the time to balance both study and fitness can be tricky. But it’s important to prioritise both, as they contribute to your wellbeing and success. To help you make the most of your time and achieve a healthy work-life balance, we’ve come up with three effective …

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Enterprise skills

The 3 Must-have Enterprise Skills for School Leavers

It’s no surprise that today’s world of work is drastically different to only a few years ago. Rampant technology changes, work-from-home, flat management structures, AI, start-ups, online university, and the ‘gig economy’. Because of this, students need to be equipped with flexibility and an open mind to trying new things, so that they can approach …

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How to ask your teachers for help

How to Ask Your Teachers for Help if You’re Falling Behind

Falling behind in class or feeling like you’re not understanding something can be upsetting, and sometimes overwhelming. And the thought of needing to ask your teachers for help can be even more stressful on top of that. But don’t fear – your teachers are there to help you out. You shouldn’t feel guilty about asking …

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Nine podcasts with all the study tips and advice you could ever need

Looking for study tips and love listening to podcasts? You might want to check out these gurus with all the insights: Study with Jess – A youtube based podcast dedicated to helping students study smarter, not harder CDU Study Skills – The ‘I wish I’d known that” podcast with tips from uni students The Exam …

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What tutoring really looks like

What Does Tutoring Really Look Like and Do You Need It?

If you’re struggling with a particular subject at school, or want to propel your knowledge to the next level, you might have considered tutoring. But what does tutoring really look like, and do you really need it?   What tutoring really looks like   Tutoring is receiving additional help and support from someone with extra …

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A Letter to the Class of 2022

This guest article was written by Claire Pech, Careers Advisor at Emanuel School, Sydney and owner of careers consultancy Claire Pech Careers.   So many articles were written for the Class of 2020. They were the first group who had any experience of Covid-19. They endured their first ever school closures. Home-learning, home schooling, pandemics and …

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How to manage your time

Studying means managing a bunch of competing deadlines. It can be overwhelming and sometimes it feels impossible. Figuring out the best ways to study means developing strategies for planning your time that will help you to stay calm, organised, and on top of everything. Check out ReachOut’s top time management tips for students in their …

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9 Study Tips for Term 4

9 Study Tips for Term 4

Term 4 is that last long haul before you’ll be rewarded with summer break and Christmas – that’s worth getting excited about. It also means exams, reports and preparing for next year. If you’re in Year 12 with finals coming up, you might be feeling the pressure more than ever. Hopefully you’ve already started revising, …

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Seven jobs where you could use your language skills

If you’re studying a second language like Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, or German, then you might find it easier to find work. Bilingual employees are in high demand, and employers will look favourably on your ability to speak an additional language because they want to build robust global workplaces where they can help a diverse range …

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Thinking of taking a language in year 11 and 12?

Learning a language has many benefits. It improves your thinking abilities and enhances your understanding of the world. Knowing another language can give you a leg up in university applications too. If you’re thinking of studying a language in years 11 and 12, read this article by the Conversation to find out what you need …

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Online tutoring – an option for boosting your education

Since COVID, what’s considered “normal” learning has changed. Online learning has become a much more popular and accessible option for students all over the world. But online tutoring is something that’s actually been around for a while. It’s a good option to consider if you’d like to give your grades a boost, or if you …

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What to do if a natural disaster stops you getting to your exam

The last few years have been a lot. Between global pandemics and numerous natural disasters, students have had to learn to adapt quickly, which is going to make the 2020 to 2025 crop of high school graduates some of the most resilient in history. By now, there’s a good chance you already know the procedure …

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Creating positive habits in secondary school and beyond

Creating positive habits in secondary school and beyond

Helping anyone tackle the temptations of procrastination can be a challenge, particularly when those in need are young people. These days we are bombarded by distractions, notifications and different disruptions nearly constantly and sometimes I feel this is turned up to eleven for young people. When I was younger I would constantly fall into the …

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Time management hack | The Pomodoro Technique

Time management hack | The Pomodoro Technique

If you’re struggling to be productive, finish assignments, meet deadlines, or get your revision going smoothly, the Pomodoro Technique could make a difference. A time management hack, it’s all about breaking tasks (and time) down into shorter, more manageable chunks and taking regular breaks. Developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, when he used …

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If at first you don't succeed…

If at first you don’t succeed…

  Persistence   It sounds a bit boring really. Like it’s a personality trait that’s not going to find itself on a motivational poster anytime soon. (I actually searched for motivational posters with ‘persistence’ and found ones with frogs, pencils, and rocks. Not exactly inspiring.)   Persistence noun continuing in an opinion or course of action …

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Tips for acing your Exams

Tips for acing your Exams

You’ve worked so hard all year, and now it’s time to show what you’ve learnt. But exam prep can be stressful. That’s why we’ve put together these exam prep tips to follow – they could help you to keep your cool and be the Exam Boss you were born to be.   The Day Before …

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UNSW Girls in Engineering Club

The Girls in Engineering Club is a fun, inspiring community for high school girls who are interested in STEM, study maths or science at school, or who just want to explore what engineering is all about. You can connect and share ideas with fellow high school girls who are also discovering the possibilities of a …

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The Sydney Morning Herald HSC Study Guide 2021

The Sydney Morning Herald has released their HSC Study Guide for 2021. It is packed with information including key dates, what’s changed in 2021, study tips, advice from former students, practice exam questions, and more. Check it out here: https://www.smh.com.au/hsc-study-guide-2021

Wellbeing and study tips for teens during lockdown

Wellbeing and study tips for teens during lockdown

Lockdowns are tough on everyone, but if you’re at school – particularly in senior high school, then you’re probably having a harder time than most. We get that, we really do. Unfortunately, we can’t make the pandemic or the restrictions go away, but we can find ways to help you support yourself and make the …

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sketchnoting

What is Sketchnoting?

Do you struggle to read large pages full of text? Find writing notes in class a bit boring? Consider yourself more of a visual rather than verbal learner? Sketchnoting could be an interesting study technique for you to try out instead.   What is sketchnoting?   As the name implies, sketchnoting is a way of …

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Work and Learning Styles

We all have different preferences for how we work and learn. Some of us like to gather all the information in the one place before we start making decisions, others like to get started and adjust along the way. Knowing the way you work and learn and finding strategies to incorporate these styles can help …

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NT Back to School Payment Scheme

Did you know that you can access up to $150 to help pay for school-related expenses in Term 1? The Northern Territory government provides assistance for students and parents through the Back to School Payment scheme. You can use the grant for any of the following: school uniform, including hats, book bags textbooks stationery, including …

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Education is Not a Competition

When you’re studying hard for your exams and assignments, it can be hard not to wonder how your friends and other students are doing. You might feel pressure to perform the best and get the highest marks. But, as Chief Executive of SACE Professor Martin Westwell has written in his blog, it’s important to remember …

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Learning Style Summary

Free Learning Styles Questionnaire

Understanding your learning style can help you improve your results and get more from your study time. Everyone is unique, and we all have our own preferences when it comes to learning new material. Even if your teacher’s methods don’t align with your preferred learning style, you can still find ways to absorb the information. …

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Learning to Learn

If you struggle with studying or learning new things, you might think that it’s because you’re not smart enough. But research is showing that we can “learn to learn” – that through practice and dedicated strategies, we can all become better and faster learners. Harvard Business Review has shared some great tips on how we …

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HSC4ME

HSC4ME is a revolutionary all-in-one, interactive learning app that gives you access to expert HSC teachers, adaptive learning tools and thousands of practice HSC questions. HSC4Me is an app you can use everywhere you want on mobile, tablet or desktop. Some of the features include: Interactive quizzes and practice papers Subject notes & videos on …

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COVID-19 Student Stories

As schools across the country closed, students had to adapt to the new normal of online learning. For year 12s in particular, this has been a tough time. ABC’s Heywire has asked some year 12 students from around Australia about their experience. Watch their video diaries explaining their day-to-day life of schooling at home. Take …

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5 Study tips during CoVid-19

With some schools and universities using remote learning, and some parents choosing to keep their children home at the moment, here’s a few more ideas that could help you get the most out of your studies.   Slow down While you might feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do when you …

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USQ Beyond the Books Online Series

USQ released a series of webinars all about issues relevant to students, such as assessment management, careers, study tips and more. Even though these webinars are aimed at uni students, they still contain heaps of valuable information for high school students, and can help you decide whether further study is right for you. Check them …

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Tour the World’s Most Famous Museums Without Leaving Your House

Museums and galleries can hold some incredibly interesting things – but a lot of them are all the way on the other side of the world. Google has teamed up with some of the world’s most famous museums to create virtual tours, meaning you can explore their collections without even having to leave the house. …

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Resources for the UCAT

If you’re thinking of studying medicine, you will probably need to sit the UCAT at some point this year. Matrix Education has heaps of great resources available to help you prepare for the UCAT, including an online practice test and UCAT preparation courses. Find out more here: https://www.matrix.edu.au/ucat-courses/

Tips to Ace High School from a Tennis Prodigy

Ameliija Swaffer-Selff has just finished high school, graduating with an impressive OP1 – all while training to become one of the next great tennis players. From the small town of Moura in Queensland, she shared some tips with the ABC that helped her balance school and sports successfully. Of course, dedication, hard work and motivation …

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InspirED HSC Kickstart Seminars

InspirED are running a series of HSC Kickstart Seminars over January and February. Each of their subject-specific seminars will give you a deeper insight and help you achieve your best for the year. They have seminars running from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 January at UTS, as well as on Sunday 9, 16 and 23 …

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