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?
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.
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.
Starting high school comes with a number of mixed feelings. It’s an exciting time. So much is changing and you’re about to start a whole new set of subjects, meet new people, create new friendships and take on new challenges. While all this change is exhilarating, the fear of the unknown can also be a daunting prospect. You’re about to be a small fish in a big pond again.
So here are some tips to make sure you get off on the right foot next year.
The school holidays are just around the corner, and while it’s the perfect chance to have a break, it’s also a great time to lose yourself in a novel. Reading will not only keep your brain stimulated over the break, but it will help with creative thinking, improve your vocabulary and simply provide you with a wonderful form of entertainment, whether you’re transported to another country, time, place or galaxy.
So these holidays, instead of reading the back of the cereal box (again), or the comments on a YouTube video, why not try reading something new?