Pick a place and time

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Everyone has their own idea about the best place and time to study. Whether it’s your bedroom at night or the library after school, find a study space and a regular study time that works for you and stick with it. Set up your study space – Your study space should be quiet, comfortable and distraction-free. It … Continue reading Pick a place and time

Study every day

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If you study a little bit every day you’ll be continually reviewing things in your mind. This helps you understand things. It also helps you avoid the stress of last-minute cramming. Early in the year an hour or two a night might be enough to stay on top of things. Later in the year you … Continue reading Study every day

Plan your time

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It helps to have some plans in motion so you can make the most of your study time. Set alarms – Set alarms to remind you about your study plans. A regular reminder keeps you honest and your plans on track. Use a wall planner – Stick a calendar or wall planner up so you can see … Continue reading Plan your time

Review and revise

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At least once a week you should go back over the things you’ve studied in class. Thinking things over can help you to understand the concepts and help you remember when you need them the most. Quiz yourself – Get a friend or family member to quiz you on key concepts. Offer to help your friends … Continue reading Review and revise

Take breaks

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It’s important to take breaks while you’re studying, especially if you’re feeling tired or frustrated. Working too long on a task can actually decrease your performance. When you take a break, make sure you get away from your desk or study space. A bit of physical activity – even just a walk around the block … Continue reading Take breaks

Ask for help

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If you’re stuck on something, or something just doesn’t seem to make sense, you can always ask for help. Talk to your teachers or lecturers about the things you don’t understand. Talk to your friends and fellow students too.

Stay motivated

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When you’re studying it helps to keep in mind your reasons for doing all this hard work, like a course or career you’re working towards. It can help to have something in your study space to remind you of your goals. You could also decorate your study space with inspirational quotes or photos of people … Continue reading Stay motivated

App it up

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There are heaps of apps out there for helping students with all aspects of study. Have a chat with your friends and teachers/lecturers to see which apps they recommend. You should also check out the iTunes Collections page on iPads for Learning (new window), which provides links to Australian Curriculum courses on iTunes U as … Continue reading App it up

Look after yourself

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You’ll study better if you take care of yourself. Make sure you eat well and get enough sleep and physical exercise. Don’t reward yourself with too many sugary or fatty snacks or push yourself to study late into the night. It’s also a good idea to make sure you drink lots of water when you’re … Continue reading Look after yourself