Sunday, May 12, 2013

Advice for HSC Parents: How to Support Your Child Through Year 11 and 12


I often talk to thousands of students and their parents each year and one of the things that I have discovered is that Year 11 & 12 and the HSC (NSW) and VCE (VIC) can be stressful.

Stressful for both students and their parents!

In fact, I often speak to parents who admit that they are considerably more stressed than their child about navigating Years 11 and 12!
Feel like this sometimes?
It can be tricky for parents to know how to best support their child through the final years of school, and in response, myEd Online has put together a FREE 50+ page book based on research over the last 8 years with Australia's top students.

The book provides parents with practical tools and suggestions to help them answer their most pressing questions about how to best support their child so they can reach their academic potential!

The book is 100% FREE.


How to Support Your Child Through Year 11 and 12 - Cover

Friday, March 8, 2013

Free Study Skills Seminars 2013


Average students tread water.


Top students swim free-style.


What are we talking about?

When you study does it feel like you are treading water? So working really hard, feeling tired, but getting nowhere?

Top students study hard - but they also study smart - they combine effective study strategies and techniques, with hard work to get awesome results.

In our 8 years of research with Australia's top students (Top 2%) we have discovered the key strategies top students used to study effectively and efficiently. To essentially get more done in less time. And get better marks.

And throughout 2013, we will be touring throughout libraries across NSW sharing with you for FREE how to transform your the way you study and the results you achieve for your HSC.

Seminar Dates and Locations

Note, all seminars and workshops are FREE or at a small cost ($5) to cover library expenses. You do need to book however to secure your seat -
  1. Chatswood Libary, Thursday 4th of April, 4:30pm - 6:00pm -  Max Your HSC Marks - Secrets to HSC Success Revealed (Book here)
  2. Penrith Library, Tuesday 14th of May, 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Max Your HSC Marks - Secrets to HSC Success Revealed (Book here)
  3. Sutherland Shire Library, Wednesday 15th May, 6 - 7:30pm - Acing the Trial HSC Exams - Effective Exam Preparation Workshop (To book call 9710 0351)
  4. Woollahra Library, Monday 20th May, 6 - 7:30pm - Acing the Trial HSC Exams - Effective Exam Preparation Workshop (To book call 9391 7000)
  5. Five Dock Library, Wednesday 22nd of May, 6 - 7:30pm - Acing the Trial HSC Exams - Effective Exam Preparation Workshop (To book call 9911 6210)
  6. Ingelburn Library, Monday 3rd June, 5:30 - 7pm - Max Your HSC Marks - Secrets to HSC Success Revealed (To book call 9605 5336)
  7. Leichhardt Library, Wednesday 12th June, 6 - 7:30pm - Max Your HSC Marks - Secrets to HSC Success Revealed (To book call 9367 9266)
  8. Leichhardt Library, Wednesday, 4th of September, 6 - 7:30pm - The Month Before the HSC - What You Need to Do to Score Top Marks (To book call 9367 9266)
What workshops are we delivering / what's going to be covered?


Max Your Marks - Secrets to HSC Success Revealed

This workshop focuses on teaching students study techniques used by Australia’s top students which will allow them to actually increase the efficiency of their study, reduce stress, and improve their marks.

Topics covered in this workshop include:
  • 5 Key Strategies Australia’s Elite Students Use to Excel in Year 12
  • How to Effectively Manage Your Time & Overcome Procrastination
  • How to Create a Powerful Study Plan to Minimise Distractions & Stress
  • How to Boost Memory Retention and Improve Results in Exams
  • How to Develop Effective and Engaging Study Notes that actually work
‘Equipping students with a proven plan to increase results in less time’

Acing the Trial HSC Exams - Effective Exam Preparation Workshop

This workshop focuses on equipping students with a proven plan of attack to help them successfully manage the stress and workload of exams.

Topics covered in this workshop include:
  • 6 Step Plan of Attack to Improve your Exam Preparation
  • How to Make Powerful Study Notes Prior to Exams to Boost Memory
  • How to Study Effectively to Rapidly Improve Memory Recall
  • How to Utilize Past Exams and Practice Essays to prepare effectively
  • What to do the night before an exam to ensure optimal exam day performance
  • How to manage your time during an exam to ensure you minimize silly mistakes
  • How to reduce stress levels in the lead up to exams
‘Equipping students with a proven plan to prepare for exams’

The Month Before the HSC - What You Need to Do to Score Top Marks

For many students the month before their final exams is extremely stressful. This seminar aims to help students navigate this time, by providing clear guidelines, used by Australia’s top students, to help students make the most out of their time, and maximise their final marks.

Topics covered in this workshop include:
  • How to Review Your Trial HSC Exam Performance to Improve Your Preparation for HSC
  • How to Organize and Prioritize your Study to ensure you prepare for all 10 Units
  • How to Structure Your Time Effectively so you can Learn More in Less Time
  • How to Boost Memory Retention in the 4 Weeks Prior to your HSC Exams
  • How to Utilize Past Exams and Practice Essays to prepare effectively
  • How to manage your time during an exam to ensure you minimize silly mistakes
  • How to reduce stress levels in the lead up to exams
‘Helping students navigate the month prior to their final exams, providing them with proven plan to increase their marks’

So what are you waiting for? Book today :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

How to Stay Super Motivated When Studying

Struggling to stay motivated? Watch this ...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Discover a Plan of Attack to Study for Your HSC Trial Exams

Are you finding it a challenge to prepare and get ready for the Trials and HSC Exams?

Feeling stressed and a little overwhelmed with the workload leading up to the exams, and want to study smarter?

Do you want to get the EDGE and know what 98+ ATAR students do to succeed?


HSC Success Summit is a 1-day conference, on Tuesday 15th July during the school holidays, at Epping Cub designed to equip you with a proven step-by-step plan to prepare you for your Trials and HSC Exams, so you can maximise your ATAR scores.

HSC Success Summit is based on
  • Over 7 years of research, with 300+ of NSW’s top performing students 
  • Presentations and workshops to over 40,000 high school students across over 50+ schools in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education. 
  • HSC Success Summit will provide you with a proven, and comprehensive plan of attack to help you prepare for your Trial HSC Exams.
    Watch Rowan Kunz & Colin Lee talk about the HSC Success Summit and how it can help you:






    At HSC Success Summit you will learn how to: 
    1. Devise a powerful plan to study for each subject – we will show you a 5 step plan to create a powerful and comprehensive step by step plan to be ready for the trials 
    2. Overcome stress to manage your study workload – learn how to manage and organise your time efficiently to ensure you study effectively for ALL your subjects  
    3. Stay super-motivated prior to your exams – optimising your psychology so that you can develop laser like focus and concentration because you are inspired to study  
    4. Discover the keys to boost your memory- learn the 10 key memorisation, and recall techniques that NSW’s top students use to learn more information in less time from full essays to statistics  
    5. Understand scaling and how ATAR’s are calculated – we will show you how scaling works so you can best prepare yourself and be realistic as to what you want to achieve for your ATAR  
    6. Unleash your inner genius to cram before an exam – we understand that most of you would cram anyway, so let us show you how to do it without stressing out and burning out  
    7. Get the edge to prepare for Trials & HSC – success models success, learn really practical strategies that 98+ ATAR students use to study smarter and more effectively.

      Tickets are strictly limited, and are selling fast. To secure your ticket, and go in the chance to win an iPad + download a free copy of 'How to Get the Edge to HSC Success' visit:

      www.geniusacademy.com.au

      Thursday, April 28, 2011

      Boosting Your Memory: Understanding How Your Brain Works

      A common question students often ask me in workshops is "How can I boost my memory retention?"

      To effectively improve memory, the first step is understanding how your memory works. Find out how your memory works in the below video:





      For more videos, including interviews with Australia's top students who share their tips and advice on how to excel academically head over to Study TV at:

      www.studytelevision.com

      Cheers,

      Rowan

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011

      Why You Should NOT Study from a Textbook

      Do you read your textbook when you study? 
      Did you know that studying from your textbook is extremely ineffective? 

      To find out why, and to discover alternative study methods, watch the video below:

       

      For more videos, including interviews with Australia's top students, head over to Study TV:

      www.studytelevision.com


      Tuesday, April 5, 2011

      Study TV - How to Study and Effectively Boost Memory Retention

      I recently launched Study TV - an online TV show featuring interviews with some of Australia's top students who discuss how they studied for specific subject, prepared for exams, wrote notes, overcame stress and more.

      Hear is a taste of some of the amazing content that Study TV features. If you like this, head over to Study TV for more!

       


      For more videos covering specific subject, preparing for exams, writing notes, constructing essays, and more head to:
      www.studytelevision.com