1. Incorporate Feedback
The first step to improving your marks is to use your trial feedback to your advantage. Go through each exam paper and highlight your weakest areas. You may want to make lists or take note of where you did poorly. Then, ask your teachers how you can specifically improve in this area. Book a one-on-one tutorial with a tutor to help understand and implement this feedback.
2. Complete Practice Papers
Once you have pinpointed where you need to improve, begin practice. The most effective and realistic study practice for the HSC is to complete tasks under timed conditions without looking at your notes. Try to find a quiet place at home with limited distractions to sit practice papers. This will most closely resemble an exam environment. You should send every completed task to your tutor and/or teacher for extra feedback.
TutorTime recommends that students should practice writing thesis statements when studying English, history and social sciences. For maths, we recommend students spend 40-minutes under exam conditions practicing their weakest areas. The more practice you are able to do, the more prepared you will be for the HSC!
3. Find Balance
Whilst it’s important to study during this time, it’s also crucial to break up your study with fun or relaxing activities that you enjoy. This can be harder to achieve during lockdown, but even a walk with a friend or family member can provide a nice break from studying. Try to find activities that you enjoy that do not involve a screen. For example, you may wish to do some arts and crafts, or attempt a baking recipe.
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