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Preparing for an exam and actually taking it are two very different things. Find out how to use the +1 Strategy to upgrade your exam results this year!
Are you a crammer or a planner? Find out the difference between crammers and planners and how you can use certain study techniques to your advantage!
With HSC Trials coming up and way too many things to do, failing to plan is planning to fail. Here's how to make an epic HSC Trials study plan!
We know the quickest and easiest way to improve your results at school, and we bet you're not doing it. Find out what it is and start using it today!
The first week back is usually pretty chilled out, but here are three easy steps you can take in Week 1 to set you up for the rest of the
Remember being in Year 10? It was so chilled out! There wasn't much homework at all, not many assessments, so you could mostly just hang out with friends and have
With less than a week before your HSC Standard & Advanced English Exams, here is a 7 Day Study Guide for acing HSC English exams!
Should you put them under themes? Quotations? Author? Does colour and font really matter? Write and structure kickass HSC English Notes in 3 easy steps!
Your bonus points depend on it but you have no idea what the difference between HSC Bands are. Need help understanding it? Let us show you by example!
Not sure how to adapt your HSC Creative Writing piece to the stimulus thrown at you in the exam? Get your Band 6 with Art of Smart's step-by-step guide!
Goal setting is the easiest way to make 2019 your best year at school yet! Find out how to do it with our easy framework to kickass HSC goal setting!
Wondering how to balance study with taking a break these summer holidays? We'll show you how in this handy step-by-step guide!
Want to get ahead before the term goes back after the school holidays? We've got you covered with our ultimate Summer Holiday Study Plan!
Wondering how to nail short answer responses in HSC Ancient History? This article is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know.
By the time your HSC Exams come around, it's expected that you are able to respond to 5 unseen HSC English essay questions. But how? Find out here!
If you're re-reading your notes and calling it studying... you're in trouble. Find out why rereading notes is a terrible habit and what to do instead!
Nervous about your upcoming oral presentation for the HSC? We've got 4 simple strategies to help you nail it and get that Band 6!
Can't find any practice questions for Year 12 Standard English Close Study of Literature? We've got you covered with practice quetions for the new syllabus!
Can’t find any practice short answer questions for HSC English Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences? Look no further!
It's difficult to stay focused while studying. Here are five simple tips to help you stay focused and minimise distractions while studying!
Wondering how you're going to tackle the HSC Business Studies Report this year? We've got you covered with our easy 4-step guide to getting a Band 6!
One of the most important changes to the HSC English Syllabus is the kind of texts you will have to study for Contemporary Possibilities - multimodal texts!
It's the night before your HSC English exam... Here's our step-by-step guide to studying the night before and make sure you get that Band 6!
Athletes have pre-game rituals, and here are the reasons why you need to find your own pre-exam ritual to help you deal with that pre-exam stress.
Out of practice questions for Year 11 English Module B: Critical Study of Literature? We've got you covered with 20 brand new Practice Essay Questions!
Here's why you should not to be doing full past HSC papers and what you should be doing instead to maximise your study for the HSC Exams!
Struggled in your HSC Trials? Here's how you can bounce back from poor results and still ACE your HSC!
If you're studying for your first HSC Trial Exam first, you're making a big mistake. Find out why studying in reverse is the best option and how to do it!
With HSC Trials coming up and way too many things to do, failing to plan is planning to fail. Here's how to make an epic Study Plan for HSC Trials
In this video, Rowan from #AOSTV shares why choosing subjects for Year 11 and 12 can be like choosing whether to eat a delicious doughnut.. Plus get your 4-Step Checklist for
In this post and video, Rowan from #AOSTV takes you step-by-step through the strategies you need to dramatically improve your HSC results TODAY! Find out how to do it in
Worried about you or your child's performance in Year 9 NAPLAN? We're here to help with our guide to scoring a Band 8 in Year 9 NAPLAN Writing!
Freaking out over the new requirements for Year 9 NAPLAN? Have no fear! We are here to help with our guide to scoring a Band 8 in Year 9 NAPLAN
There are 3 simple steps to this HSC trick that 98+ ATAR scorers swear by! Ace your HSC by maximising your class time in 2018!
Wondering how previous Year 12 students made it through HSC Trials? Get the four top tips from someone who's been there already!
Ready to make kickass study notes but not sure where to start? We've broken it down into 4 easy steps for you!
Need some help making a game plan for the weeks before HSC Trials? We've got you covered with our easy step-by-step guide!
Speeches. Hate them or love them - you've still got to do them. So to help you out, here are 4 Points for a Powerful Presentation!
We’ve all been there and you can’t deny it. You’re watching your favourite television series on Netflix, and your #1 character does something stupid - walks into the dark alley
Find out the 3 easy steps that will make this set of exams a little easier, and ways to keep yourself cool, calm and collected!
Hate running out of time in exams and making silly mistakes? Here's an insanely simple trick that 99.95 ATAR scorers use which you can apply immediately.
Prioritising... It may be hard, but it's so worth it Prioritising is key in Year 12. If you don't prioritise and organise your tasks effectively, you could find yourself under
Find out how you can stop yourself from making it to the procrastination station during your HSC by following these six simple steps!
If you panic the morning of an exam or don't know how to cope with stress the day of an exam, this article will help you figure out your plan
Do you need help getting into your dream US College? We have compiled a list of the best resources, which Top SAT test takers used to help them study here!
Make sure you're studying smart not hard - find out the four simple steps that will save you time and help you study effectively for your HSC!
Wondering how to dominate the HSC Chemistry Exam? Read on to find out all you need to know.
"Everything I just heard in class has just travelled from one side of my ear to the other". This article will teach you the secrets to the best study notes
If you've got a plan to study but no study plan, we've put together your 7 Day Study Guide for General Maths so that you can get cracking sooner, not
Are You Keeping Study Notes at All? Before I get into some common mistakes students make, I'll begin by asking if you're even keeping study notes for your subjects; you
Are you sick and unable to sit for your exam? Do you need help understanding Bonus points or special consideration? I will explain the imperative things to know about the
Struggle with the extended response? Not sure what you're missing to get that 6 marks. Here's a definitive guide to writing killer 6 mark answers.
Do you love the HSC Drama course but need help getting extra marks in the theory exam? Click here for an easy guide to getting a Drama Band 6!
Why I Still Understand Nothing Even Though I Legit Crammed For 4 Hours? If You Are Asking Yourself I Will Make Sure You Don't Ever Again!
Feel Like This When Studying? Studying. Whether or not you want to, studying is an essential part to both learning and let’s face it, getting the mark that you want.
Is HSC Drama dragging down your ATAR? Follow these tips, from a band 6 student, to make your HSC Group Performance a success! After all, it is worth 30%!!
Studying for the 2016 HSC Economics exam? We've got you covered with our annual HSC Economics exam question predictions to help focus and refine your study!
Got your HSC assessment and exam schedule and discovered you've got exams on consecutive days? Banish the panic with this 7 step study plan!
With HSC Trials around the corner, failing to plan, is planning to fail. Smash your HSC Trials by using 4 simple steps to create your HSC Trials Study Plan!
Couple of weeks until your HSC assessments & exams? Need to learn lots of content fast?
You've been studying for eight hours straight and now you need a break. Why not enjoy your time off AND make it productive? Here are some suggestions how!
When the going gets tough, should you get going? Dropping extension units in Year 12 isn't always an easy decisions, so what are the Pros & Cons? We've got you
You have stuff to do. You'll do it. You'll write it down but it still doesn't get done. Here's how you can make Simple and Effective To-Do Lists!
The HSC is a horrible year for us all, so let's share the burden. Here's how your parents can help you during the HSC!
Do you like studying at home, but can't figure out what you should or shouldn't have on your desk? Discover how to create an epic HSC home study space!
Are you always refreshing Facebook? Browsing Twitter? Reblogging on Tumblr? Here is why and how a Social Media Detox will supercharge your HSC!
Should you memorise your essay, or improvise in the exam? We break down the pros and cons, and give you a verdict in the great HSC essay writing debate!
With most libraries now catering for students to study, where is the best place for you to study for your exams? Library or home? Find out which one is best
Setting an ATAR can set your expectations for what you'll achieve in the HSC. Not sure what to expect? Here's how to use the reverse ATAR Calculator!
Wanting to study at a library for your HSC exams? We've ranked and reviewed libraries across Sydney to help you get the most out of your study time!
Did you know that there are 7 distinct learning styles? Find out which ones you can use to boost the effectiveness of your study!
Run out of practice questions for HSC English Area of Study 'Discovery'? We've got you covered with 20 practice essay questions for you to get stuck into!
Your exam starts at 9am, but you're still stuck in traffic at 8.45am? Here's what to do if you're running late to your HSC Exam!
When you thought you couldn't hate NESA any more, they've given you a double exam day. Here's what you can do to make the most out of a bad situation!
When you're in it to win, you don't play the game - you stay ahead of it. Or in the case of the HSC, you stay ahead of your class.
The HSC is close, and receiving your HSC Timetable is even closer. Let's avoid panic, and start with preparing the best things that you can do once you receive your
School holidays might be the time to get some well-deserved R&R - but here's how you can make your school term easier by getting ahead during the break with minimal
Contrary to popular belief, STUVAC doesn't mean 'student vacation', but 'study vacation'. Here's how you can make the most of HSC STUVAC using sharp techniques in the month leading up
"Should I drive to my HSC Exams?" We've broken down the pros & cons of each to make the choice easier!
You've reached your 13th year of schooling and you've forgotten the basics of how to just chill and be healthy. Don't worry - we've got you covered with 3 easy
Whilst libraries are a fantastic place for students to study, some are better than others! Read our review on Macquarie university library to find out if it's the place for
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on UON Ourimbah library to find out if it's the place for you to study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on Concord library to find out if it's the place for your study!
Every year thousands of students spend hours and hours holed up and hibernating in libraries across NSW studying for their HSC. Whilst libraries are a fantastic place for students to
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on Erina library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on Gordon library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on USYD library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on Carlingford library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on the NSW State library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on Pennant Hills library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on Sutherland library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on Castle Hill library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
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Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on Top Ryde library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on West Chatswood library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!
Libraries are a fantastic place for students to study! Read our review on Chatswood library to find out if it's the place for your HSC study!