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Cramming: The HSC Habit You Need to Quit

Cramming: The HSC Habit You Need to Quit

While a very common study method employed by students, cramming is an ineffective, not to mention stressful, approach. Here’s how to study effectively and build the habit of consistency!

Summer Holidays 2019/20

Summer Holidays 2019/20

There are several schools finishing very early this year, giving students 2 whole months of summer holidays. Whilst we encourage students to have a bit of a break and re-group from a very busy Year 11 and 1st Term Year 12, these summer holidays are also the best...

Your HSC Success Story

Your HSC Success Story

You have everything you need to create your very own HSC Success Story. When we look around at those who are achieving the success which we want for ourselves, it is easy to fall into the trap of attributing those people as having 'super powers' i.e. they are smarter,...

R U OK DAY

R U OK DAY

Hi, my name is Portia Gooch, and I am a Senior Coach at HSC CoWorks in Bondi Junction and Regional Ambassador for the HSC CoWorks’ Virtual Campus. However, in my time outside of the office, I am also a psychology student and a youth mental health worker with a passion...

Beware of the Post HSC Trials Slump…

Beware of the Post HSC Trials Slump…

With many students mid HSC Trials right now, we wanted to discuss a very common obstacle that students tend to face in a couple of weeks: the post-trials slump. Yes it’s a real thing! After (hopefully) working very hard in the lead-up to trials, and an intensive exam...

How to stay ‘Gritty’ post Trials

How to stay ‘Gritty’ post Trials

The key to staying gritty through the post-trials period comes back to our first and most important student key behaviour ‘Engage your vision’. No student wants to re-work an English essay or complete another Maths past paper. However everyone wants the benefits of...

Streaks

Streaks

Today’s the 11th year in a row of daily posts on this blog. Nearly 5,000,000 words since my first post twenty years ago, and I haven’t missed a day (given some time-zone wiggle room) since 2008. Streaks are their own reward. Streaks create internal pressure that keeps...

Daily practice makes perfect. Daily rituals to support.

Daily practice makes perfect. Daily rituals to support.

Before we introduce the daily rituals, let's just do a quick recap of the number of hours a typical HSC student's day to highlight the importance of planning out each of these precious hours. 9 hours for sleep  7 hours for school 1 hour for travel time 3 hours...