Coping with stress is a skill that we can teach to students, since it’s something that they can use throughout their entire lives. Whether you’re sitting the HSC, making a speech in front of a room full of people, or attending a job interview – and at almost any stage of your life, you will […]

Ever wondered why you don’t retain information by listening to a podcast, but on the other hand, your friend does? Or do you prefer handwriting all of your notes and colour-coding each section, rather than typing them up – which is usually the faster option? If there was one thing we could recommend to all […]

Is there a way to enjoy the school holidays wisely, so you can have enough time to study and relax without feeling overworked? One of the biggest questions we’re often asked at Talent 100 is always ‘How much should I study over the School Holidays?’ This answer depends upon a number of reasons, but it’s […]

Want to learn how to write better, and more effective study notes for your subjects? Past students will tell you that the note-taking process actually gets easier the more you do it. Getting into the habit of writing study notes in your younger years, actually changes the way you interact with your content and helps […]

Since most of us find typing relatively faster than handwriting, does this mean that we should all upgrade our pens for laptops when it comes to studying? Whether you like to hand write all of your study notes, exclusively use a tablet, or perhaps even a mixture of both, we have outlined the benefits and […]

With Term 1 just around the corner, this is the perfect time for Year 12 Students to make the most of their New Years Resolutions and create good study habits for the HSC If students get into these habits now, they will find it easier to stick to them, and maximise study time during the […]

We know this one sounds a little counter-intuitive… but seriously, it’s important! The fact is, contrary to popular belief, even the best students aren’t machines who spend every waking minute glued to their notes. Everyone is human, and as humans, we all need to work to the limits of our attention span. The best way to […]

Procrastination is the arch enemy of productivity; somehow, most people have a tendency to fail to work efficiently and effectively until the very last minute If this sounds like you, don’t be embarrassed! Some amount of procrastination is somewhat inevitable, simply because of the way that we irrationally evaluate the pros and cons of doing […]

So far in our procrastination series, we’ve discussed the importance of creating a study environment that minimises distraction and maximises focus, and the necessity of having a concrete plan Here, we’re going to break down what a “concrete plan” means – it needs to be written and recorded, so that you will be much less […]

The underlying cause of procrastination is essentially that we find work an unpleasant and arduous prospect However, while you’re probably never really going to ever get really excited to write yet another Hamlet essay, breaking down your work into manageable chunks and coming up with a concrete plan can really minimise the chances you’ll put […]