Study hacks

Need some study tips for exams? Amy, Philip, Calypso and Christo serve up a bunch of genius study hacks and effective study techniques to get your study habits in shape.

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Colour coding, spreading things out, really helped me.

Some of these young people's tips for how to study more effectively:

  • Exercise regularly. You could start the day with a surf or run, or do something in the afternoon.

  • Use colours to stay organised. You could use different coloured highlighters for each subject so the visual organisation helps your brain to organise information.

  • Make a timetable. Think about what time you want to get up in the morning and what time you want to go to sleep. With your other commitments, like family, sport, clubs, volunteering, you then know what time slots you have for studying. You could put the subjects you find harder in the morning so you're fresh, and schedule more time for those. Make sure to include your relaxation time in too!

Building these good study habits will not only help you to thrive, but keep you feeling good, confident and less stressed during exam and assessment period.

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