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Some study tips and places to look
There is some consensus to the best ways to be prepared, and therefore less stressed during exam times.
- Take breaks. - It allows your brain to absorb the information.
- Resist the urge to cram. - You'll likely remember less and you need to sleep to do your best.
- Eat Well, healthy food. - I know it sounds like nagging but healthy food feeds your brain and helps you succeed.
- Focus on yourself. - You are different to others, learn differently.
Some good books on the topic:
How to Be a Study Ninja by In the world of smartphones, instant internet access and on-demand documentaries, studying should be easier than ever. Yet all this background noise can make us unfocused and inefficient learners. So how can you cut through the distractions and get back to productive, rewarding learning? Four little words: Think like a Ninja. Paralysed by procrastination? Harness some Ninja Focus to get things started. Overwhelmed by exam nerves? You need some Zen-like Calm to turn those butterflies into steely focus. Surrounded by too many scrappy notes and unfinished to-do lists? Get Weapon-savvy with the latest organizational technology. With nine Ninja techniques to learn, there is a solution here for everyone who wants to learn better - and they don't involve giving up the rest of your life. Written by one of the world's foremost productivity experts, How to be a Knowledge Ninja is a fun, accessible and practical guide on how to get the most out of your studying and love the quest for knowledge again.
Call Number: NF 371.30281 ALL
Publication Date: 2017-08-03
VCE Survival Guide: How to Stress Less, Study Smarter and Ace Your VCE by VCE Survival Guide. Published by ATAR notes. This covers not only studying but the “technicalities of VCE” (ATARs, study scores and scaling), how to handle pressure, taking care of yourself improving performance, dealing with results. The LRC has four copies of the VCE Survival Guide.
Call Number: VR 649 MCI
Publication Date: 2004
One final reminder... VCE is not the end of the world. Your intelligence and ingenuity will still get you where you want to be, even if you can’t go directly from point A to point B, you will still get there. And nobody will really care about how.
Study Tips (In Video Format)
The State Library of Victoria has created a great website on how to get organised, prepare for exams and manage stress. There's so much useful info on this website, be sure to check it out here!
Created by Michelle De Aizpurua