It’s one thing to know you need to use certain study strategies and techniques (e.g. create mind maps, break your work down into small chunks and review your notes regularly). But knowledge of these strategies is only the starting point.
Next you have to apply these strategies. You need to build these […]
“What advice would you give to other students who are about to sit their first lot of exams?”
Earlier this year, I asked this question to over 500 year 11 and 12 students. These students had just completed their first lot of exams. They were still raw from the experience.
Most students responded […]
Last night I attended my university graduation ceremony. I was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) and the university strongly encouraged me to attend the ceremony.
You see, I never bothered to go to my undergraduate graduation ceremony.
I remember thinking, Yeah, big deal! Lots of people get law and psychology degrees. I’ll […]
When I was working on my doctorate, I was part of a writer’s group at university.
We would meet three times a week to write in 45 minute sprints (no distractions), followed by 15 minute breaks. By lunchtime, we had completed three 45 minute writing sessions. I felt like a vegetable by […]