HSC Study tips

13/9/2016
The 2016 HSC is fast approaching and over 2788 students from across NSW will sit their final exams - the culmination of 13 years of schooling.
The 2016 HSC is fast approaching and over 2788 students from across NSW will sit their final exams - the culmination of 13 years of schooling.


The 2016 HSC is fast approaching and over 2788 students from across NSW will sit their final exams - the culmination of 13 years of schooling. It can be a pressured time for students and parents alike. The following tips are provided to help students approach their study in a calm and measured way.

How to make the most of study notes
The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) offers students access to their HSC subject syllabus which can be a great guide to assist in studying and preparing for exams. Use visuals such as mind maps and different colour highlighters to help you review and recall your study notes.  http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/syllabus2000_lista.html

When and where to study 
Look for quiet spaces with lots of natural light; libraries and study specific work spaces in the home can be conducive to quality study time. Avoid writing or typing in a hunched over position: sitting with good posture will allow you to study for longer periods of time. Stress can often come from a lack of planning and structure but this is easily avoidable with an inclusive timetable. Don’t forget to include your extra-curricular activities/commitments and short breaks. 
It is important to discuss your study plans with your family. Displaying your timetable on the fridge is a great way for everyone to know when you will need quiet study-time. 

Study buddies
Find a study buddy; this will be someone who shares the same study goals and ethics as you do. Utilise your designated school study times or plan after school study sessions to review your notes together. 

Set goals 
We all know knowledge is its own reward but sometimes we need a little extra motivation and positive reinforcement. Setting specific study goals prior to social commitments, sporting activities or those ever -tempting chocolate breaks, is a good way to ensure you stay on task, maximise your time and avoid procrastination. 

Fuelling yourself
Remember all the mental and neurological benefits that come from good health. We recommend: keeping up your regular exercise and sporting commitments; eating healthy and well balanced meals; and of course drinking lots of water. 

Take a break 
It’s ok to admit that the HSC is hard work. So be kind to yourself and remember it is ok to take a break. Relaxation comes with many benefits, especially when you have a structured study plan. Your parents, teachers and friends want you to do your best, and want you to be happy and healthy while you are doing the HSC. 

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/hsc-smart-study-advice-and-top-10-student-tips-20150526-gh9rxk.html
Posted By Natasha Borg at 13/09/2016 12:11:03 PM
 
   
  
 

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