Another school year is just around the corner, and now is truly the best time to incorporate good study habits for the year ahead Whether you’re starting Year 10 or preparing for the Trial Examinations and HSC in Year 12, we have compiled a few helpful study tips which will make school life so much […]

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 […]

In Year 12, it rained the day before the start of every exam block “Pathetic fallacy,” I used to jokingly tell myself as I stared out of the window, books and sticky notes scattered all around me. Yet though it didn’t seem like it then, Year 12 wasn’t all study and no play. I graduated […]

Which foods should you be eating whilst studying, and why? In previous articles, we’ve already talked about how avoiding hunger while studying is a great way to minimise procrastination by keeping your energy levels up – but what kinds of things should you be eating and why? While this is as much a matter of […]

Studying maths on your own, or doing homework, can be challenging at any level – Year 7 through Year 12. These are some tools that can be very helpful in your maths study Past Papers Past papers are the ultimate tool for HSC Maths preparation. They test the same knowledge that will be tested on […]

Whether you’re taking Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or another science, one thing you’re going to come up against time and time again in both Year 11 and 12 is dealing with HSC Keywords These are the ‘signposting words’ that begin a written response question, like ‘explain’, ‘describe’, ‘outline’, ‘analyse’, and more. The full list can be found […]

The later years of high school, and in particular Year 12, can seem daunting When confronted with the increasingly high-stakes environment that is the NSW HSC, it can be tempting to take the common approach of trying to cut out everything aside except study – supposedly, to achieve better results. The thing is, though, the […]

Taking notes has long been a part of the learning and revision process for high school students (as well as a vital tool at university and beyond) Learning to accurately transcribe information, as well as absorb that information, is essential to learn something new or revise something you already know. There are, however, a lot […]

In theory, when studying for the HSC (or any exam) is fairly simple – practice what you’re going to have to do, and you’ll be better prepared To utilise past papers properly in your study, you shouldn’t just indiscriminately grind away at them and try and improve through sheer volume. Rather, it’s important to consider […]

A key factor in how productive you are when you study is how you set up your study environment Though it might seem superficial, where you study very much affects how you study, as well as your state of mind when you do so. Studying is tough. Simply because of the way that we irrationally […]