How To Give Practical HSC Time Management Advice To Your Child

The HSC these days are very different to the HSC you may have sat a long time ago. The expectations are different, the curriculum are different and the subjects are different.   So how do you go about giving up-to-date and practical time management advice to your kids who are piled under a heap of…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Children’s Study Skills

Parents wear many hats: guardian, coach and confidante among others. One of the most important hats children often dread their parents to wear is that of teacher. But parents willingly put on this hat because they are genuinely concerned about their children’s education. Often times, study sessions with Mom and Dad can turn turbulent. One…

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Assessment For Learning – How To Use It Effectively

  Why do some students perform better in school than others? This is an ongoing question which everyone involved in the educational value- chain; teachers, parents and students, constantly seek answers to. The answer may lie in the effective use of Assessment for Learning. What is Assessment for Learning? This is the process of collecting…

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How To Become An Excellent Student

Do you believe some students excel more than others simply because they are predisposed to be smarter at birth? Genetics definitely plays a role in the development of a child’s intellect. There are children who are born with the building blocks that allow them to process information faster than others. But does that mean those…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Try Hard To Study In 2016

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Hard To Study In 2016

An accurate metaphor for acquiring an education is climbing a mountain. As you go up the mountain the challenges become greater, the risks get higher and the demands on the mind, body and spirit are harder. Now let’s take the metaphor a notch up by making the climb a race with other mountaineers. There is…

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How To Analyze Past Response Papers

How To Analyze Past Response Papers

A popular saying goes that the key to the future can be found in the past. I take this to mean that to know your future you have to realize and undo the mistakes in the past.   Unless you’re Superman, you probably can’t fly fast enough to change the rotation of the Earth and…

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5 methods to prepare & memorise your essays

To be frankly honest, board of studies and schools do NOT prefer students memorising essays, reports etc into the exam and writing them out. So, why not? Well that’s because students are too concerned with their ‘essays,’ that don’t even bother reading the question properly! And that is extremely dangerous. Especially during the HSC, because…

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5 tips to effectively prepare for an essay

At school, teachers are very busy teaching students the content of the particular topic. As a result, you might find that they do not even have time to focus on teaching students the proper techniques and structure on how to write a TOP BAND 6 essay. And not just a passing essay. So unfortunately, there…

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