The holidays are designed to be a period of rest and recuperation for students. This means that students need a chance to unwind and relax and do things they enjoy!

However it doesn’t necessarily mean that no schoolwork is done during this time. Go through this checklist to see if you need to do any work in the holiday break:

  1. ASSESSMENTS: If there are assessments due in the first few weeks of the next term, students will need to work on these assessments, and possibly complete them depending on the due date.
  2. EXAMS: If exams will be held in the next term then students should use some time in the holidays to get their study notes up to date. If the exams are early in the term, then students will need to also study during the holidays.
  3. SENIOR EXAMS: For senior students who have major exams after the holidays, the holidays will be a period of intense study and not a time of relaxation.
  4. AREAS OF WEAKNESS: The holidays can also be a time for pinpointing areas of weakness. For example, students may spend some time reviewing Mathematics topics they found difficult or reviewing the grammar in a language they are learning.

Apart from these, we do want students to have a chance to refresh their mind and body, catch up on their sleep and take the time to focus on healthy lifestyle and quality time with family and friends.

If your school subscribes to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au you can learn more about how students can achieve their personal best at school by working through the units on the site. Check if your school subscribes here. This tip is also emailed to the main contact teachers for the subscribing schools to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au to use in their school newsletters.

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The holidays are designed to be a period of rest and recuperation for students. This means that students need a chance to unwind and relax and do things they enjoy!

However it doesn’t necessarily mean that no schoolwork is done during this time. Go through this checklist to see if your students needs to do any work in the holiday break:

  1. ASSESSMENTS: If there are assessments due in the first few weeks of the next term, students will need to work on these assessments, and possibly complete them depending on the due date.
  2. EXAMS: If exams will be held in the next term then students should use some time in the holidays to get their study notes up to date. If the exams are early in the term, then students will need to also study during the holidays.
  3. SENIOR EXAMS: For senior students who have major exams after the holidays, the holidays will be a period of intense study and not a time of relaxation.
  4. AREAS OF WEAKNESS: The holidays can also be a time for pinpointing areas of weakness. For example, students may spend some time reviewing Mathematics topics they found difficult or reviewing the grammar in a language they are learning.

Apart from these, we do want students to have a chance to refresh their mind and body, catch up on their sleep and take the time to focus on healthy lifestyle and quality time with family and friends.

If your school subscribes to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au you can learn more about how students can achieve their personal best at school by working through the units on the site. Check if your school subscribes here. This tip is also emailed to the main contact teachers for the subscribing schools to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au to use in their school newsletters.

NOTE: The CONTENT on this blog and the email newsletters is NOT TO BE COPIED, reproduced or shared in any form.

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STUDY SKILLS TIP #82 – TEST-TAKING TECHNIQUES

November 1, 2016

SOME REMINDERS FOR YOUR STUDENTS: What do you do in the few days before an examination? At least a few days before the exam, make sure you do the following: Plan out how much time you should spend on each section of the test. By looking at past papers, get a feel for the types […]

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STUDY SKILLS TIP #81 – PREPARING FOR EXAMS

October 1, 2016

Does your student have exams coming up this term? Encourage your student to follow these steps to help them achieve their personal academic best. STUDENTS: Find out what you need to learn: ask your teacher if you will be tested on the whole year’s work or just the second half of the year. Make your study notes:  […]

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STUDY SKILLS TIP #80 – A MESSAGE TO YEAR 12

September 1, 2016

PARENTS, if you have a Year 12 student this is the type of message you want to give them right now: These last few months of Year 12 can be overwhelming as the focus just seems to be on marks, marks, marks. So here are some important things to remember: Yes this year is important. […]

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STUDY SKILLS TIP #79 – 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE STUDENTS

August 1, 2016

7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE STUDENTS Parents you may like to share this with your students! Effective students are those who have learnt to study smarter rather than harder. Below is a list of the top 7 habits that effective students do. MAKE THE MOST OF CLASSTIME: If you have to sit in class anyway, […]

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STUDY SKILLS TIP #78 – MID YEAR CHECK UP

June 29, 2016

As we approach the second semester now is a good time for students to do a bit of a check-up to see if they can improve their approach to school. Here are some questions you can ask your students: Have you set yourself goals to strive for over this year? YES / NO Do you know what motivates you […]

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STUDY SKILLS TIP #77 – PROOFING ASSESSMENTS

June 1, 2016

1st Proof: It’s a good idea for students to relocate from their work space for this. For example, they could take their assignment to a park or another room – somewhere they will sit with new focus for a set time. Students should go to this place with the sole purpose to proof. Ensure they take the criteria along – what the […]

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STUDY SKILLS TIP #76 – STARTING ASSIGNMENTS STRAIGHT AWAY

May 1, 2016

Does your student ever leave their assignments until the last minute? Well here are 5 reasons you can give your student to start work on their assignments immediately. GET YOUR BRAIN THINKING ABOUT THE TOPIC: At the very least, read through the requirements of the assignment on the day you get your assignment. Even if you are […]

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STUDY SKILLS TIP #75 – MAKING GREAT STUDY NOTES

April 1, 2016

With the end of term approaching it is time to think about study notes. But why now? Well many students wait until just before examination time to even consider their study notes then there is no time to learn them and no time to practise the skills of the subject. If your child will have tests […]

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