Meet our 2019/2020 Scholarship student Jessica
Have you got what it takes to be a Talent 100 Scholar?
Introducing some of the brightest minds across our Talent 100 Tuition Centres, with students from Burwood, Epping, Chatswood, Hurstville and our latest Sydney City Campus – welcome to our 2020 Scholarship students!
We can share their unique personalities and passions both in and outside of our classrooms.
This week we’ve been chatting to our Scholarship student, Jessica who will be sitting the HSC this year.
When did you join Talent?
I joined in Term 3, 2019
Which Talent centre do you study in?
Can you share your number one study tip?
I think it’s important to know that when you’re studying, to now just power the whole way through.
You’re going to have dips and peaks in motivation, so it’s important to pace yourself so you can make the best use of periods where you have high motivation, and not to beat yourself up when you have those moments of low motivation.
It’s important to pace yourself and know that it’s not going to be constantly high productivity. You need to do as much work as you can when you’re feeling up to it. But if you’re not feeling up to it all the time, then push yourself a little bit!
But it’s important to also enjoy what you’re doing – I find the coursework so much easier when I want to sit down and figure out what’s going on. Even if it’s confusing, I’ll happily spend my time doing the work and that’s the most important thing for me.
What’s a piece of advice you would give to other students?
People say it all the time but it’s true – pick the subjects you enjoy!
Otherwise you won’t want to put in the work. It’s so much easier to do the work, if you actually want to do the work! You’re probably going to retain the content better, you’re going to feel more energetic going to class, and it’s going to contribute to your mental health a lot more which is especially important for Year 12.
What are your career aspirations after high school?
I really enjoy learning languages, so I really want to do a course in Linguistics (structures, learning a language). I’m also thinking about doing something in International Studies, but I also rally enjoy Physics which I found out this year!
What’s the best part about tutoring at Talent?
I really like the atmosphere here, which includes the Mentors and even the classrooms. Talent is a place that makes you feel relaxed, and it’s not trying to force you through the content. It’s a place that makes me feel self-motivated to study so that I want to study. I end up enjoying the work I’m doing, rather than just forcing me to do it.
At Talent, you have the extra hours to spread the work out, and you’re giving yourself a chance to revise the work. Which is super important for me, because it’s the practice that means everything.
Also you’re free to get a second opinion with school projects and assessments and that’s really important for me. So it’s nice that someone can come in and help, as opposed to a teacher who might say ‘Do what you think is right.’
If you could describe Talent in one word, what would it be?
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