In his equally fascinating and slightly depressing way, Yuval Noah Harari tells a Brief History of Tomorrow in his future-oriented sequel to Sapiens, Homo Deus (2017).
For many people it's the last couple of weeks before exams, so how do you study? You have multiple exams in a small period, and you'll be better prepared and more confident about some than others. Which approaches give the best returns with the least time requirements? What's going to be most effective? How do you hammer down the weak spots without losing touch with what's working?
It’s Studiosity Symposium week and that means we announce new services, features, and open the floor to hear feedback for future service development from the people who matter most. Without doubt, the most heated topics were change management, student employability, and student care (domestic and international). Most anticipated? The student mobile app. Here's the photo-heavy recap.
Whatever grade you are in, at some point in in Term 4 you are going to sit your end-of-year exams, and the school holidays are the perfect time to start getting prepared so that you're feeling confident and organised.
Here are three things you should be doing right now to get on top of your Term 4 exam prep.
Parents have an important role in supporting their kids through this time, but one of the best things you can do is to relax. Be supportive, rather than overbearing, and help them find a balance where they can take control of their own studies, but also have some relief when the pressure gets too much.
When it comes to getting help with an essay, many students don’t really know where to turn.
Especially for ESL students, or if you’re returning to study after many years - confidence in academic writing does not come easily.
If you’re lucky enough you might have peers, family members, or teachers who can provide a ‘second set of eyes’, but what can you do when that’s not an option, or when you want more external, professional help?
With the HSC Trials starting next month, now is the time to be getting serious about your study. While you definitely need a break to recharge your brain batteries, you can also use this time wisely to get ahead by getting your notes organised, honing in on your revision and brushing up on any areas you need extra support in.
When Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens took the Studiosity office by storm a couple of months ago, it left us variously intrigued, thrilled, and ultimately for many of us breaking out in a cold sweat about the possible fate of humanity in not-so-many years.
As an organization that has optimism for individuals and our species in our DNA, we went looking for an antidote to the cold sweats and may have found it in Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist.