This week Dr Prue Salter from Enhanced Learning Educational Services (www.enhanced-learning.net) ran a study skills evening with Year 11 parents/carers and students. The session focused on helping students identify changes and improvements they could make to their approach to their studies, to maximise their results in their final years of school.
The main areas covered with Year 11 were working effectively in the evenings and dealing with distractions, managing time efficiently, planning for assessments, making brain-friendly study notes regularly, and using a wide variety of active study techniques to suit individual learning preferences. Parents/carers are encouraged to review the handout from the session with students, and discuss the main areas identified where changes need to be made. Students are encouraged to work through the Post Session Checklist.
If you missed the study skills evening this week, or felt there was too much to absorb in one go, we have good news for you.
We have arranged for you to be able to access a filmed version of Dr Salter’s study skills session at home.
The study skills seminar has been broken down into bite-sized chunks, so if you do not want to do it all in one go, you can work through the session at your own pace. You can also watch any of the videos again up until Monday, 6, March 2023. The video page will prompt you to download the handout for the session, and show you at the end where you can then access all the slides from the session shown in the video. Students should use the handout and then complete the reflection after the videos.
The link to access the session from is: https://www.pruesalter.com/videos/waverley11.php
Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn strategies to become a more powerful learner.
Parents/carers can also find additional study skills tips on the following website: http://studyskillstoptipsparents.com/.
All secondary students and parents/carers at our school also have access to an excellent study skills website to help students develop their skills.
Go to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au and enter the username: forwaverleycollegeonly and the password: 94results.
There are lots of valuable handouts on the THINGS TO PRINT page on this site, and students can work through the units where they need additional help.