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#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...

#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...

#71 HOW MUCH TIME TO SPEND ON SCHOOLWORK

In secondary school if you do not have any specific homework or assessments to work on, you are then expected to spend some time that night on independent learning. This is where you ask yourself, what else COULD I be doing that will help me understand my subjects...

#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...

#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...

#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...

#67 How To Stay Positive As Exams Approach

It can be difficult to stay positive or “be up” as exams approach. The more important we perceive the exam to be, the more stress we can feel. While feeling some stress can be positive and help us get motivated to study, we all have a tipping point. When our stress...

#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...

#65 MANAGING ANXIETY DURING EXAMS

If you are someone who freezes or has a mental blank during an exam or is overly anxious you may find that the heightened anxiety is reducing your ability to recall. Remember that being as prepared as possible and not leaving your study until the last minute can make...

#64 MENTAL PRACTICE

When you use the mental aspect of practice it makes practice easier and better. You improve your results by embracing mistakes. Mental Practice also helps you use your brain to make your skill acquisition easier. Think In Images Which of the following instructions is...