I know, I'm late and most of you are already a week into your holidays. But better late than never right? And I mean, who am I kidding? Most of you probably haven't even started studying. But I digress. Here are a few things that you should be doing during the holidays.
No really, even though this is a study blog most of the time, we still want you to relax and have fun. I mean, they are called the holidays after all. So before you go start studying hard-core like you may intend to, remember that this is probably one of the last times you can relax; without having the pressure of exams looming on you (too much).
And after all, who doesn't want to catch up on their latest TV show or hang out with their friends? Just don't get carried away with it :P
I mean, what did you expect, this is basically one of the main things your teachers are always emphasising to you, and if you're in Year 12, you're probably taking this into the feels.
However, there is basically no more homework to do, and all that is left is the looming pressures of exams. So how do you actually study this time?
- Study groups - if you have a group of friends who will actually put their nose to the grindstone and are ready to work, then this is actually a viable option. You can even make a whole day out of it! You can study, and go out and then study some more. Just make sure your breaks aren't 4 hours long and you actually get stuff done!
- Take notes for the entire year - This sounds daunting but this is key, because when you write these notes you will quickly realise what you do and do not know. I like to write down the main points and then expand upon these so you will get the key concepts before delving to the nitty gritty.
- Practice exams, practice exams, practice exams - your teachers will keep saying this, past students will keep saying this, I'll keep saying this: Do practice exams. There is literally nothing better than doing practice exams to prepare you for the actual exams. You will know the format of the paper and how they expect you to answer particular questions. There's no point in knowing the content if you can't apply it.
I've dedicated an entire section for this because I know half of you are sleep deprived zombies during school, so make use of these two weeks to sleep to your heart's content.
After all, sleep is actually really important for you. Sleep affects your mood, your weight, mental health and studies.
So before you waste away in your bed watching random videos on Youtube, make sure to get at least a few (if not all) of these things done. Because nothing is worse than realising your two weeks over and you haven't done anything at all.
So go, relax, study and sleep!
Written by Mark :)