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Youth - Making the Most of Studying

Youth - Making the Most of Studying

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Studying, getting homework andassignments done and sitting examscan be difcult at the best o times,and they eel even harder i youare stressed, anxious or depressed.Developing good study habits,managing your time and dealingwith stress as it happens can allhelp you to stay on top o your studyso that it doesn’t get you down.
STUDY HABITS
Good study habits can help you to learn better aswell as making sure that you get everything done. A helpul start is having a study area that is well litand away rom noise and other people in the house.I this isn’t possible, it might be better to study at thelibrary. Make sure your desk is tidy and organised –it means you can concentrate on studying andlearning, not trying to fnd where you put something.
WHEN YOU DON’T DO ASWELL AS EXPECTED
Failing or not perorming as well asexpected at school, uni or TAFE canbe very stressul, especially i you’vepreviously averaged higher marks, orare depending on high results to getinto a particular course or proession.Rather than eeling bad about it, tryto take some positive action.
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Talk to your teachers
–Iftheyknowyouarehavingproblems,theywillbemorelikelytoorganiseextrahelp,extratimetocompletetasksorspecialconsiderationwhenmarking.•
Don’t be hard on yoursel
–Gettinglowermarksthanyouhopedfordoesn’tmeanyouareafailureorthatyouwon’tachieveyourgoals,butratherthatyoumightbenetfromimprovedstudyhabitsorreassessingyourchoices.•
Get help when you need it
–Ifyoufeelsoanxiousordepressedaboutyourresultsthatyou’renolongerabletoenjoythingsyouusedto,it’sagoodideatotalktoatrustedadult,likeaschoolcounsellororfamilyfriend.
MAKING THEMOST OFSTUDYING
 Visit:
 
www.youthbeyondblue.com
Ino line:
 
1300 22 4636
beyondblue: the national depression initiative 
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Youthbeyondblue Fact sheet 19
Regular breaks are also important. Getting up, moving around and away rom your desk at least every50 minutes or 10 minutes makes you concentrate and learn better.
Knowingyourpreferredlearningstylecanhelpyoutorememberwhatyoulearn.‘Learningstyles’refertohowyouprocessinformation.Everybodyhasdifferentlearningstylesandithelpstoworkoutwhichismostusefulforyou.Forexample,somepeopleworkbetterusingtext-basedmemorytools(likeacronyms),whileothersndvisualtools(likemindmapsortreediagrams)moreuseful.Evenwhenyouwanttostudy,itcanbehardnottoprocrastinate.Procrastinationiswhenyoudoeverythingexceptwhatyouneedtodo.It’snormaltodothisalittle,buttoomuchprocrastinationcanjustaddtoyourstressandresultinyounotgivingyourselfenoughtimetostudy.Managingyourtimeandsettingrealisticgoalscanbehelpfulwaystoavoidprocrastinatingandmaketasksseemlessoverwhelming. Avoidingdistractionslikephonecallsoremailsisalsoagoodideawhenyouaretryingtostudy.Itmighthelptoputtheansweringmachineonorgetothersinthehousetotakemessagesforawhile.Youcanalwaysringpeoplebacklater.

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