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Study & Revision

Brainstorm to Success

Year 9

To learn to STUDY SMART in year 9 you need to:

  • Aim for 3-5 hours of study  and revision each week

  • Have a dedicated place to study

  • Explore different study techniques (lots here on this page) to see which suit your learning style

  • Revise EVEN when you don't have a test or exam

  • Go to tutorials if you are finding something hard to understand

  • Ask for help

  • Have good sleep and nutrition (seriously!!)

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Year 10

To learn to STUDY SMARTER not LONGER in year 10 you need to:

  • Set some achievable study goals for this year

  • Aim for 5 plus hours of study weekly

  • Have a dedicated place to study

  • Continue to explore different study techniques so that you maximise your learning

  • Revise EVEN when you don't have a test (saves panicking later!)

  • Form study groups to support each other (it's good to be around others who support you to be the best you can be)

  • Ask for help

  • Go to tutorials in your subjects

  • Have good sleep and nutrition (no late nights!!)

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Year 11-13

To be confident as you approach your NCEA Internals and External examinations, in Years 11-13 you need to:

  • Learn from last year! What worked for you in revision and study? Build on this. What didn't work? Toss it out!

  • Have a dedicated place to study.

  • Revise, revise, revise (check out the forgetting curve)

  • Keep to a good routine, plenty of sleep, rest, and have fun.

  • Got a part time job? Only work a maximum of 8 hours per week. Research shows that more than this will impact on your learning and results!

  • Keep company with like-minded people who are keen to succeed and support your learning and life goals.

Study Guide Videos

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips
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The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips

Ace any exam with these study tips! The ONLY 3 Fast Learning Hacks That Work: https://youtu.be/Y_B6VADhY84 How To Learn Faster: https://youtu.be/B9SptdjpJBQ 7 Exam Anxiety Tips: https://youtu.be/FyBdA61GmJ0 Check out TD http://td.com/student SUBSCRIBE (it's free): http://bit.ly/asapsci GET THE ASAPSCIENCE BOOK: http://asapscience.com/book/ Written by Amanda Edward, Gregory Brown and Mitchell Moffit FOLLOW US! Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube AsapINSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/asapscience/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Twitter: http://twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE Tumblr: http://asapscience.tumblr.com Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! SNAPCHAT 'whalewatchmeplz' and 'pixelmitch' Created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Send us stuff! ASAPSCIENCE INC. P.O. Box 93, Toronto P Toronto, ON, M5S2S6 Further Reading: [1] http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204644504576653004073453880 [2] http://ideas.time.com/2013/01/09/highlighting-is-a-waste-of-time-the-best- and-worst-learning-techniques/ [3] http://college.usatoday.com/2014/07/29/aiming-for-an-a-study-habits-you- should-adopt-and-avoid/ [4] http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/which-study- strategies-make-the-grade.html [5] http://www.csc.edu/learningcenter/study/studymethods.csc [6] http://www.educationcorner.com/habits-of-successful-students.html [7] http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/magazine/why-flunking-exams-is- actually-a-good-thing.html?_r=0 [8] http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-does-the-brain-learn- best-10-smart-studying-strategies/ [9] https://news.usc.edu/71969/studying-for-finals-let-classical-music-help/ [10] http://psych.wustl.edu/memory/nestojko/NestojkoBuiKornellBjork(2014).pdf [11] http://www.educationcorner.com/habits-of-successful-students.html
The Most Powerful Way to Remember What You Study
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The Most Powerful Way to Remember What You Study

Trying to memorize everything you need for your exams and tests can take a long time. However, spaced repetition can help you speed the learning process up significantly - and it can complement almost any other study technique. This video dives into the history behind this technique, explores how it affects our memory (through what's called the Spacing Effect), and shows you exactly how you can use it both with paper flash cards and with apps. Get your own College Info Geek t-shirt! https://store.dftba.com/products/learning-doesnt-end-shirt Read the companion article for this video: http://collegeinfogeek.com/spaced-repetition-memory-technique/ My book "10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades" is completely free, so check it out if you're interested in improving your grades! http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/ Discuss this video in the CIG community: https://www.reddit.com/r/collegeinfogeek/comments/4xaz8o/the_most_powerful_technique_for_remembering_what/ ---------- Videos you might want to watch next: 8 Tips for Studying with Flash Cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzCEJVtED0U&list=PLx65qkgCWNJIBzsXii5b6hze09et4cu5n How to Take Faster Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL_YjcGoszo&list=PLx65qkgCWNJIBzsXii5b6hze09et4cu5n ---------- If you want to get even more strategies and tips on becoming a more productive, successful student, subscribe to my channel right here: http://buff.ly/1vQP5ar Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/tomfrankly Instagram ➔ https://instagram.com/tomfrankly ~ created by Thomas Frank

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