- January 4, 2017
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Study Tips
Prioritising all the commitments in your lifestyle is of utmost importance during this stage of your life – from simply ordering the subjects that you study, all the way down to deciding how many extra curricular activities you can take on at once.
Look at the big picture and consider if your HSC results would be better if you were to take on less sporting/drama/social commitments and dedicate that saved time to study? Would your results improve if you made one more study block on the weekend? Do you work part time? If so, do the benefits of holding that job outweigh the rewards you would reap from extra study? Leisure activities during intensive weeks of study are as important as the study itself. If you don’t unwind now and then, your study time will be quite ineffective. However, be realistic in how much leisure you actually need. These are the questions you need to ask yourself in the last months leading to the HSC exams. Remember that for Year 12 students, such sacrifices are only for a short time.
What about prioritising subjects during actual study hours? The most obvious approach is to allocate time to subjects according to their unit value. For example, you would probably spend more time studying Extension 1 maths than you would studying HSC Economics. And within Extension 1 maths, you would probably spend more time studying HSC maths topics (out of 100 marks) than you would studying Extension 1 maths topics (out of 50 marks). Alternatively you can allocate time according to strong and weak subjects. You may find you need to devote more time to subjects that you find challenging or are struggling in. However, do not neglect those subjects you are strong in. Always work on improving!