Exam Week

Exam Week Tips

Exams are fast approaching, stress levels are climbing – if there’s one thing that shouldn’t suffer though, it’s sleep. Here is our tried and true exam routine to help you defeat the bane of every university student. Pre-Exam Early to bed, early to rise It’s inevitable you’ll be studying late into the night before exams, but…

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Tips for Tutors

Entering the world of private tutoring can be daunting so we’ve complied a list of want to expect, and some useful tips for tutors on how to navigate the waters! MEETING THE STUDENT Meeting the student for the first time can be a little awkward. Some might be embarrassed, others just quite but it is…

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Making Great Notes

KEEP IT SIMPLE Notes aren’t the textbook. They are a summary. All you want is to keep the key information. You want your notes to help recall key information when you look at them. Here are few ways to keep your notes simple: Write short sentences and stick to keywords Put your notes in your…

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WHAT ARE THE H1’S DOING?

So what’s hard about exams, and why do the same people keep nailing them? We’ve done The Case Study to help you understand: What The H1’S Are Doing The answer we came to is “knowing what and how to study.” The top students never do more study than you, and they’re not altogether “smarter” than you,…

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BRAIN TRAINING

Training Your Brain For Excellence With eXams just around the corner, getting your Brain in top shape is super important to help you maximise your results. Trust us to get you over the line, with these powerful 10 Rules for brain training! *Credit Molecular Biologist John Medina for the research. 1. Exercise Boosts Brain Power Exercise…

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HOW TO TAKE NOTES FROM A TEXTBOOK

Studying at University is about engaging with all that material in multiple ways. The textbook, along with lecture slides and notes can be more helpful than you think- That’s if you know how to take notes effectively! Reading a textbook cover to cover is no way to prepare for an exam. Taking notes from a…

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TOP 5 HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

How Top Students Make Great Notes Studies have shown these 5 tips are consistent with what top students  do when making notes for later revision. KEEP IT SIMPLE Notes aren’t the textbook. They are a summary. Look to highlight key information. You want your notes to help recall key information when you look at them. Here are…

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3 EXCUSES THAT GET YOU OUT OF EVERYTHING

“It’s easy and boring, I can do it later.” This is a great one. Unfortunately, it’s the one that can catch-up with you the most. When something is easy (or seems to be), it can slip under the radar and be left to the last minute. If this happens you’ll be pushed for time, and…

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4 TIPS TO HELP YOU STUDY MORE EFFECTIVELY

Here are our 4 tips to help you study more effectively. TAKE CONTROL, ORGANIZE YOURSELF! Make a study guide (i.e. outline and organize course material) Set yourself a schedule (weekly, monthly plans) Help yourself get motivated by setting yourself goals Choose a location that allows you to focus GENERATE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE Be an active…