Six Study Tips for your VCE journey
- Create a schedule and set goals. Organise your time (including for free periods and after school) so that you can schedule set study periods for particular subjects, and balance these with free time and any paid work
- Focus on one thing at a time. Silence your phone, switch off the TV and dedicate a set amount of time to each study task you need to complete.
- Actively engage in the study content (hyperlink to study guides page). Reading alone does not engage your brain to remember information. After reading the study content, try these tricks:
- Be the teacher – explain the information out loud in your own words. Better yet, imagine you are explaining the information to a child. The more clearly and simply you can explain it, the better you know you understand it.
- Think of examples of how your new information might relate to your own life/experiences.
- Create concept maps or diagrams that explain the material.
- Sleep. A lack of sleep affects your ability to learn. Students need between 8-10 hours each night to perform at their best. You won’t achieve more by staying up later.
- Ask for help. Draw on the knowledge of your teachers – they want to see you succeed. Studying with a friend or classmate is also a positive strategy.
- Make time for fun. Your wellbeing is of utmost importance. Find ways to relax, let off steam and have a good time. This will help keep you motivated to persevere through your studies.