What if we told you that procrastination is pure maths? You probably won’t believe us, but it truly is as simple as an equation.
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Jemma from Gauteng (age 11) shares her tips for online learning:
“My sailing instructions for my fellow crew members sailing in the uncharted waters of online learning"
Most students know what goals are and they know that it’s important to have goals. You probably hear it all the time, “goals are so important. Set goals for yourself” and so on and so forth. The people telling you this are definitely not wrong. However, something they often times leave out is that you actually need to write these goals down.
As humans, we like to think that we’re amazing at everything. We know it’s bad to text and drive, and yet, people do it all the time. Why? Because they think they can multitask. Until they crash into the car in front of them. Here's the truth about multitasking.
This exercise is not only to help you realise what your goals are, but also to help you realise why you want to achieve them. The more reasons you have to achieve them, the more likely you’ll be to reach them. It’s also important that you write these down as you do them, don’t just answer in your head.
For some reason, many students think that they aren’t allowed to ask a teacher a question outside of class time. They think that teachers only exist during the school day, and then POOF! They disappear! Perhaps It can be intimidating to approach a teacher for extra help, but truth be told, that’s why they’re there!
We all do it! Maybe you relate to some of these? It's important to remember that you are not alone in your struggles and that they can be overcome.
In this video, we have a look at the top 5 mistakes that students make leading up to exams. Once you realize what NOT to do, you'll know what the top students actually do when it comes to their exams.
At the start of 2020, learners all over South Africa prepared excitedly for school tours, plays, matric dances and the like. And then suddenly – lockdown. From Umhlanga to Uitenhage to Upington, there isn’t any school or learner in South Africa that wasn’t radically impacted by the COVID-19 Lockdown. This meant schooling from home. Here are 5 quotes from young South Africans reminding us of what it was like to learn under lockdown
Most students avoid creating study groups because they feel like it never works. We can help with a few tips as to how to create one that actually works. It's going to save you heaps of time, so listen up!
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Controling your environment means controling your attention which can massively improve your memory leading up to exams. Here's how to optimize your study environment.
One of the biggest problems students face when preparing for their exams is the struggle of procrastinantion. The only way to beat procrastination is to understand why you're doing it. Here are 4 reasons why you might be doing it and how to fix it.
Stress can be a good thing, we actually need stress. However, too much stress can cloud the mind and shut all doors in your brain - especially during your exam. Avoid this by managing your stress in the exam room. Here's how.
Mind maps are often overlooked as an effective tool to remember work better. Consider using one to study next time! Here's why.
Setting goals is vital in order to get where you want to go as a student. The top students do it, you should, too! Here's why.
Students are like gaming consoles. Which one are you?
Do you only use black and blue ink when making your notes? We recommend you start using colour in your notes. Find out why in the video above.
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An easy technique to try, but very difficult to master. Can you?
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How do you measure your productivity? Are you the sort of person who tells your friends, "man, i studied for 3 hours last night?"
Use this tip so that you're constantly being exposed to vocab around your house.
Use this tip to make sure you're always tackling the toughest questions.
Stressed? See how James uses a simple breathing technique to relieve stress.
How do you know you're ready for exams? Have you covered everything? Using the bulletproof booklet will ensure that you walk into the exam knowing that you're ready and prepared for anything.
“If you have bad technique and you shoot a basketball a thousand times, all you are going to get good at, is shooting really badly.” – Michael Jordan
Here's why homework should NOT be your priority...
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Stay on top of your note-taking across the year.
… is a complaint (excuse!) I have heard so many times over the years! And it is true: studying for languages is a tricky business and is unlike anything else we do across the school curriculum.
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Reading poetry can be pretty difficult – the author is saying one thing, we’re thinking another thing, we don’t understand half the words being used and can’t work out why we’re reading it in the first place!
You’ve written your intro, planned out your key themes and are ready to get in to the main body of the essay…
The language can seem inaccessible and alienating and the huge themes tackled at first are totally incomprehensible. However, there are a few techniques you can use which will open up an entirely new world of Shakespeare, and in the long run enhance your exam answer.