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Study Skills Tip for August

 DR PRUE SALTER – ENHANCED LEARNING EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

 Some students are naturally able to find a good balance between all the facets of their life: schoolwork, sports, activities, friends, family, technology and all the other aspects of life that keep us busy from when we wake to when we sleep.

Other students struggle to fit in their schoolwork during the evenings and weekends. Some students come home after school and just sort of ‘wait’ until they feel like working.  Unfortunately, what happens is they never feel like it so they just don’t get started.

Some students start work not long after they get home, but they drag their work out over the whole night doing work in front of the TV, or the computer or their phone. It takes them the whole night, but they hardly get any work done and they don’t feel like they have had a break at all.

A much more effective way to approach home study each evening is to keep your school work and your personal life separate. Don’t do your work in front of the TV, don’t do it while on social network sites or while using messenger apps, instead work in 20-30 minute blocks of time and during this time make the conscious choice to actually remove or turn off things that are going to distract you. As it is only for a short block of time, it is bearable. Train yourself to have breaks from your distractions for the blocks of time when you do schoolwork.

By doing this you will learn to really focus and concentrate on what you are doing for a block of time. You will be amazed at how much work you get done and how productive you are during this time. Then at the end of that half hour period you have a proper break and really enjoy your free time.

 You can find special software for blocking distractions on computers and phones in the “Dealing with Distractions” unit on the Study Skills Handbook website.

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Ms Michelle Albert

Dean of Learning

 

Dates to Remember – Term 3 2019

Year 12

Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations Thursday 1 August – Monday 19 August
HSC Showcase Friday 30 August  
Year 12 Graduation Awards Ceremony Friday 20 September – 10:30am | Gym

Year 11

Year 11 Examinations Monday 2  September – Friday 13  September

 

Dates to Remember – Term 4 2019

Year 12

HSC Examinations Thursday 17 October to Monday 11 November

Year 10

Year 10 Examinations Monday 28 October to Tuesday 5 November
Year 10 SPRINT & LAUNCH Monday 18 November to Friday 29 November

Years 7 – 11

Year 7 – 11  Awards Ceremony 2019 Thursday 5 December –  12:45pm | Gym

Year 12

HSC Results Principal’s Morning Tea Friday 22 November – 8:30am | Reception Room