Surviving Year 12 with 3 Useful Tips

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Surviving Year 12 with 3 Useful Tips

So you’ve been in Year 12 for the last couple of months and you’re feeling somewhat flabbergasted. You may even be wondering how to kick-start things after the Easter break to get through this gruelling year. Fear not! Below are three tips to help you get ahead in 2013.

1. A Healthy Dose of Competition

Let’s be honest, as much as we would like to believe that our HSC efforts are judged purely on our individual performance and capabilities, the truth is that results are comparative to the thousands of students completing it. In some subjects there can be students in the tens of thousands which is a great deal of people with varying intellects and capabilities. So it’s time to get competitive and give yourself the opportunity to get ahead. You don’t have to be the “smartest” person in Year 12 to achieve the best ATAR but with the right study methods you can easily achieve the best possible results for yourself.

This also means being proactive and not shifting your studies aside to focus on other activities. Here’s how:

  • During school holidays read over your books and study notes. If you want to get ahead, start reading material for the next term and making notes. This will make the next section much easier to learn.
  • Ask for help if you need it. Your teachers at school and your online ‘tutors won’t think any less of you. In fact, they’ll admire your determination to get the best out of your last year of schooling and are available within 48 hours of making a booking on our virtual classroom. Especially if you are struggling in subjects like Mathematics or Physics. Our qualified etut tutors are always happy to spend a little extra time helping you grasp a section.
  • Be disciplined and stick to what you say you are going to do. Don’t put off studying and revising during the year. If you need to create an incentive to keep going, then do so. For example, promise yourself a new outfit if you do well and keep ahead with the next term’s workload. Remember to make your goals achievable and assessable.

2. Be Organised

Staying organised throughout your year is an easy way to get good marks. Being organised will help you to better manage your time and avoid stress during times of assignments, tests and exams. Here’s how:

  • Use a diary or daily planner and write down the dates of all your assignments, tests and exams. If you’re scheduling time with an etut tutor, write those appointments down too. This will help you to clearly see how much time you need to allocate to revision.
  • Draw up a study timetable and stick to it. This will help you to increase your chances of a disciplined study method that will have you on your way to getting an ATAR that you deserve.

3. Don’t Be Overwhelmed

This may be easier said than done and we realise that Year 12 will possibly be one of the most difficult years of study you will endure. Sticking to a reliable and constant study method will help you to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the workload or feeling like the whole year is pointless. By being organised and disciplined you have a far greater chance of acing your exams and bringing your marks up to reflect your hard work. If you can’t shake the feeling that things are just too much, talk with your school counsellor or chat to your tutor who will help you to devise a plan to better cope with your workload and who will guide you and support you through your studies.

Etut Helps You to Help Your Marks!

We hope that these tips give you a head start with your Year. Our highly qualified tutors are available to help you master the subjects you’re having difficulty with and to guide you through this tough year. Feel free to schedule a one-on-one session, or even a group session so that you can interact with other students who may be feeling a bit overawed too.