Strategies to help students keep pace throughout the semester to ensure success

This week and in coming weeks all students will be completing various assessment items – presentations, assignments or exams. The ULTIMATE goal of achieving excellence in all we do cannot be gained without discipline to manage time, to prioritise goals, to overcome fears of failure, to be strong in the difficult moments, to resist peer pressure or the pleasure of the moment. ORDINARY is easy, EXCELLENCE takes energy, resilience and belief in ourselves.

The best way to improve exam grades is to consider the entire length of the course as a pre-exam and preparation period. Because units last a few months, students may find it difficult to make the connection between daily homework, revision, assignment time management, and end of term or end of semester examinations. Click here to read about the strategies that can help students keep pace throughout the semester to ensure success and mastery of the subject.

Ken Turnbull
Deputy Principal, Learning