Between the two of us we’ve sat quite a large number of exams since high school.
In fact, we estimate we’ve sat 98 2-3 hour exams between us.
This doesn’t even include tests or assignments or internal exams.
(That’s not supposed to impress you by the way… Only to inform you we really have sat a lot of exams!)
And on top of our own experiences, we’re each currently spending three to four hours a day tutoring high school students about to sit their own round of exams.
I think it’s fair to say, we’re quite familiar with the processes of exam study and exam sitting.
It’s rare to find a student who likes exams.
They force you to recall a huge amount of information in a very short period of time, all under high levels of stress.
But exams are a necessary evil, and they’re not going anywhere.
Rather than dig their head in the sand and hope they pass right by – your teen should make sure they are fully prepared for what’s coming.
The 7 articles below of the Exam Success 101 Series will give you and your teen practical steps to take in order to get the best exam marks possible.
The toughest part of studying is just getting started and staying on track. This is why we’ve ‘invented’ Subject Maps. In this article we tell you all about them and how they can secure your teen top exam marks.
Making study notes should take up the majority of the majority of your teen’s study time leading up to exams, which is why you want to make sure they know how to create study notes that rock! Not suck…
This article contains a simple 5-step guide to writing study notes that really do, well… rock.
As a sort of continuation of the previous article, here we look at the art of writing study notes from a different angle – what sort of things does your teen need to avoid to prevent their study notes from being as useless as tits on a bull.
We went to uni with a girl who, despite getting good grades, missed out on getting into medicine at the end of her first year. She wasn’t overly disappointed about not being selected, but during her second year her grades dropped dramatically…
You don’t want your teen to experience this serious bout of grade-dropping this girl did. In this article we explain why this happened to her and how you can avoid it happening to your teen.
Sometimes a little bit of pressure can spur your child on to study, but once this pressure starts turning into stress, bad things can happen…
Here are 5 of the most common stress-causes for students leading up to exams, and our solution to each one.
Find out why an in-exam strategy is paramount to your teen’s exam success and how to make one that works for your teen.
At times multi-choice questions (MCQs) can be pretty straight forward, but it’s been our experience (particularly at tertiary level) that they can be absolute nightmare! Examiners can make MCQs particularly tricky by either…
Successful exam study is all about survival.
This year, some teens will make it through their exams, but sadly some won’t. The 10 videos and 7 documents in this must have package will not only ensure YOUR teen survives their exam preparation, but also that they nail their exam study with pin-point precision.
Find out how the Exam Survival Package will keep your teen alive during exam study.
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