The War That Saved My Life is an outstanding, heart-warming, coming-of-age story set in the English countryside during World War 2 and is historical fiction at its best. Reminiscent of Goodnight Mister Tom, we highly recommend it as a holiday read for our younger Middle Years' students.
As the exam period approaches, it is timely to remember that one of the things that can get in the way of achieving great results at school is distractions. These can be from family and friends, technology, work and extracurricular commitments. There are many strategies you can learn to help minimise distractions and help you study for exams. The following article outlines some of these.
What do you need to do to improve your test-taking techniques? Sometimes students panic in exam conditions and all they can think of is getting down everything that they know. By neglecting good exam techniques, they do not perform as successfully as they are capable of. Read the following article to find out what you can do in the lead up to, and during the exam, to guarantee the best results possible.
Stress in a normal part of life, especially for students who are approaching an exam period. Stress can motivate and help develop focus, but if stress levels are too high, students can experience negative effects which manifest themselves in both physical and non-physical symptoms. Learning to manage stress is an important skill and the following article outlines how this can be achieved.
One of the things that can get in the way of achieving great results at school is distractions. These can be from family and friends, technology and work and extracurricular commitments. There are many strategies you can learn to help minimise distractions. The following article outlines some of these.
The Study Skills Handbook, found under iLearn on this website, provides many useful tips for achieving exam success and we highly recommend that students visit this site to enhance their study skills. There are a number of common mistakes students make during exams. On the following page you will find some simple tips that will help you avoid these common errors.
The Study Skills Handbook, found under iLearn on this website, provides many useful tips for achieving exam success and we highly recommend that students visit this site to enhance their study skills. When we are well prepared for exams and have healthy habits developed for exam times, we are better placed for exam success. On the following page you will find some simple habits that you can use to improve your exam results.
This week, Year 12 students have the use of two full days to undertake SWOTVAC. During this time they are given the opportunity to work on assignments they have due or to study for upcoming exams. The iCentre recommends students make use of the Study Skills Handbook to be guided through some effective techniques to improve academic results.
One of the most important information literacy skills is the ability to make sense of all the information you have gathered with good notes. Making notes, whether in your paper or digital notebook, reduces the risk of plagiarism, helps identify where your ideas have come from and how you think about them. In fact, a good set of notes is an essential aspect of successful assignment work. Follow the link to find out more about this important skill.
With the exam and final assessment period upon us, remember the Study Skills Handbook online resource that all students have access to on the iCentre website. Last week, we focused on time management. Our tip for this week deals with the best way to go about studying for your exams. Follow the link to see the simple steps you can use in preparation for your end of term assesment and exams.
Make sure you take a look at our Online Study Skills Handbook which can be found on the iCentre website by entering the title in the search bar. This is a wonderful resource for helping students with practical suggestions of how to best manage their homework and study tasks and habits. The tip for this month is how much sleep is enough for students.