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Study skills

Understanding how to study effectively requires a set of skills that are not necessarily intuitive. To gain an understanding of the skills needed and learn how to use these skills to your best advantage the Pennsylvania State University has produced a list of how tos.



For more tips on how best to study including managing your time and creating a study plan and timetable go to How to study

Critical Reading Skills

Learning to engage actively with the texts you are reading will have a positive impact on the information you retain and your understanding of that information. As you progress through school and then when you move onto higher education, the amount you are expected to read and the sophistication of the material you are asked to read will increase. Learning to interact critically with your readings will be a great asset. This guide to interrogating texts will help with some critical reading strategies.

Reader, a painting by Honoré Daumier.

Essay Writing Skills

Essay writing will seem less daunting and you will achieve a more successful outcome if you break down the task into manageable steps.This step by step guide from the State Library of Victoria is an excellent aid to essay writing.

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Information for years 10, 11 & 12 from NESA

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