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Staying Motivated for Study

The year is past half way and many students should be thinking about preparing for the end of year exams. Here are a few tips: Do something – even if you don’t feel like it! Focus on your goals. What do you hope to achieve by the end of the year? How will you feel when exams are over? Live …

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Homework Tips for Parents

Homework is an important part of your child’s daily routine. Good habits, established early in school, help children consolidate what they have learned at school. Here are a few tips for parents to help with homework: Develop a homework routine and schedule Together with your child, establish a specific time and place for homework. Set a specific time allocation each …

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Flash Card Making Tips

Flash cards are a great way to summarise your notes, learn definitions and answer single sentence questions. They are good for true and false test questions. Example of a definition flashcard: Side 1: Dyslexia ( put the key term in the middle of the card). Side 2: 1.    Impaired ability to learn to read. 2.    A learning disability in which …

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Establish Good Routines

It is important to establish positive working routines that include work, rest, exercise and play! With study and work it is essential to be organised and on top of things. The saying, “don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today”, may be helpful to keep in mind.  Having set hours to study and work are important and will …

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Study Tips – Get it wrong, and then get it right!

New research has shown that getting things wrong actually facilitates learning (Scientific American, 20th October, 2009). Getting things wrong helps with memory and challenges the brain to learn. Students want to get the best mark on their final exams, but they need to challenge themselves to achieve their best. A lot of students make the mistake of writing volumes of …

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VCE Study Skills Program

To be successful in VCE it is not only important to work hard but also to know how to study. It helps to be organised and motivated. Clear and well defined goals are essential. And you have to know how to study! Many students write out their notes and try to memorise them, but they are often distracted by the …

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Coping with VCE Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety affect most of us from time to time. Stress and anxiety during VCE is to be expected. Often young people put pressure on themselves to achieve. Parents and school expectations are also factors that contribute to rising stress levels in young people. It is important to have some stress and anxiety about the approaching end of year …

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Successful Study

Being successful with study means that you have to be organised! Completing homework and getting all your assignments done is great, but this isn’t study. This post will outline reasons for getting organised, some tips for getting organised and  it will define what studying actually is! It will also gives students some study tips. Reasons for getting organised: You can …

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Concentrating and Getting Organised – Tips for Students

Being organised and concentrating during class time are essential elements for academic success at school and at university. During Class Just hearing what your teachers say is not the same as listening to what they say. Listening is a cognitive act that requires you to pay attention, think and mentally process what you hear. Make an effort to concentrate during …

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