Preparing for Examinations
Examinations often pose the biggest challenge and source of anxiety for students as they have to respond to a variety of questions, including short and extended responses, in a limited period of time. Students are often not prepared for the length of some exams (up to 3 hours in Senior School) and have little idea about the strategies that can help them methodically work through the exam successfully. Examination techniques should be learnt and practised for extended periods of time in the lead up to examination blocks.
What you can do before, during, and after an exam to improve performance.
Elevate Education are a study skills provider to over 600 schools in Australia. They provide the following resources for parents, students and teachers:
1. Empowering parents to reinforce study skills at home
Seminars by Elevate about key research, skills, and answers to questions so parents can help their children navigate their final year of school.
2. Exam Preparation Tips
In this booklet, HSC Exam Preparation Tips (pdf 788 KB), the Elevate Education presenters (University students) outline specific, practical, tangible and simple things they did to ensure they were getting the most out of those last weeks leading up to the HSC.
3. Motivation Tips
View the slideshow, Getting motivated to study (pdf 1000 KB), to see the variety of strtegies and ideas that have worked for past HSC students.