Archive for the ‘Study Skills’ Category

Transitioning to Secondary School

Published on Friday, November 10th, 2023

It can be an exciting and challenging time moving up in the school system from primary or intermediate school to secondary school. You are moving from being the big fish in a small pond to the exact opposite. It can be really daunting for some. Below are 10 key ideas and strategies to help make […]

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I Made Flashcards – Now What?

Published on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Learning with flashcards can be an effective strategy to memorise and review information. There is nothing new to making flashcards for learning. They are great for anything you need quick recall of or for factual information. The challenge is that many students make the cards and then need help figuring out what to do with […]

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The New ‘F’ Word

Published on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023

You’ve heard it. Students are bound to have used this word before you without batting an eyelid or breaking into a sweat. It’s becoming part of everyday language for many and hampering their success. You’ve heard it. The new F word: eFFort! Effort is one of the key ingredients in achieving success in any endeavour, […]

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Practical Ways to Learn a New Language

Published on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

If you want to learn a new language, it will require your time and attention. Often, the main obstacle to overcome is a lack of confidence. However, just like when you learned to walk, read, or speak in your primary language, you took a chance, made errors, and kept going. The same applies to acquiring […]

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The 7 Needs of a Healthy Brain & Body – Looking After Your Brain Health when Studying

Published on Thursday, September 1st, 2022

The 7 Needs of a Healthy Brain

Maximising your study effectiveness and focus is all about optimising your brain health. If you are looking for greater clarity, improved memory and better concentration these also come down to looking after your brain health. There are 7 fundamental needs of your body and brain to optimise your study smart effectiveness. 1.Air Breathing is perhaps […]

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The Extra Benefits of Study

Published on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

How Study improves your Executive Functioning

Study is the process of learning what you need to know to pass a test or an exam. Passing the test or exam is a way to get the qualification you require to move forward in your goals and journey. Often the information learned is forgotten the next day or week as the learning focus […]

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Strategies to Combat Study Overwhelm, Overload and feeling Out of Control

Published on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Strategies to combat study Overwhelm, Overload and feeling Out of Control

It’s that time of year when the workload is increasing, assignments start piling up and the reality of your study habits (or not!) starts to set in. Signs that you may be in overwhelm and feeling stressed include forgetfulness, not sleeping well, the feeling of being perpetually sick, trouble concentrating and focusing, unable to stay […]

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Putting the Brakes on Procrastination

Published on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

The motivation to get stuff done is often thwarted with procrastination. Everyone does it – we all get distracted, or put difficult tasks off, get overwhelmed with tasks and sometimes lack the energy to get going. There are two main types of procrastination. The first is known as Acute Procrastination, This is when you procrastinate […]

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50 Study Smart Tips For Success

Published on Thursday, April 1st, 2021

It’s that time of year. It’s time to settle into a solid routine of learning and studying to ensure your success at the end of the year. It is what you do every day that counts. Having worked with students worldwide, I see far more similarities between successful students than I see differences. Students tend […]

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Exam Tips – before, during & after

Published on Monday, October 5th, 2020

Exams are approaching and while they can feel like a stressful event, here are some tips and techniques to make sure you can maximise your time and efforts. Dealing with Exam Stress If you are feeling stressed before an exam, it is likely that you are seeing a negative or bad result inside your head. […]

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