#73 TOP TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR

With the beginning of the new year, it’s always a great time to reassess your academic approach. The key to making the most of this opportunity is focusing on the things which will bring the biggest return. 1. Simplify Your Organization System Every student has an organization system. True, the definition of “organization” may be …

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#72 Getting Into A Flow State

Commonly called “Being In The Zone”, the flow state can be described as an enlightened experience unleashing superhuman creativity, where you feel the following: Compete concentration. A sense of time flying by, losing track of the outside world. Massive productivity and immersion in the tasks without any apparent effort. An optimal state of consciousness where …

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#70 Practice Principles Part 3

In the previous installments in this Practice Principles series we looked at: 1. Finding the sweet spot in practice 2. Taking off your watch in practice 3. Breaking the skill down 4. Building it back up. In this final part in the 7 Practice Principles series we will look at: 5. Embracing the struggle 6. …

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#69 PREPARING FOR THE YEAR AHEAD

Rest, relaxation, and time with family and friends is the main goal for students over the end of year holidays. However there are some things that students might like to consider doing, perhaps towards the end of the holidays, that will make their school year ahead much easier, particularly senior students. Organise and rearrange your …

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#68 Practice Principles Part 2

In the previous installment on Practice Principles we looked at how to find the “sweet spot” in practice and deep practice. In this article we look at: Breaking down the skill Building it back up Breaking Down the skill To learn to read and spell you needed to learn the alphabet. Breaking a skill down …

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#66 Practice Principles Part 1

There are certain Practice Principles that when you know and apply them gives you certainty and confidence. Practice then becomes more fun and takes less time. As a result you have improved results and this feeds your confidence and motivation to keep going. Here are the first 2 Practice Principles: 1. Find the sweet spot …

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