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PDHPE STUDY TIPS 1. Prepare.

. Look closely at the syllabus and cover each dot point in the learn about column in a way that you will remember them. For example, acronyms, mnemonics, lists, colour-coding or mind-maps. 2. Know trends. In Core 1: Health Priorities in Australia, you do not have to rote learn statistics to still perform very well. However, trends are essential knowledge for high achieving students. Look for relationships between each section and its value on the health of Australians. 3. Use personal experience. In Core 2: Factors Affecting Performance, choose sports that you are the most familiar with and use them as examples when writing about theory. Where possible, read and research case studies of elite athletes that use these syllabus areas in their daily lives. 4. Answer the question! Read each question twice carefully and identify the verb and key parts of the question. Highlight or underline these words and makes sure you answer the question in relation to them. 5. Make a plan. If the question is worth 4 marks or more, write a plan on the paper. This will be read by the marker and can give you more marks. 6. Dont waste time. Dont use your time to rewrite the question or complete an introduction, get right into answering it instead. This is one of the biggest mistakes in the PDHPE HSC exam! 7. Structure your answer. Try to use the SEE technique to provide enough detail: 1st sentence State the area of syllabus or point that you want to make 2nd sentence Explain the relevance/influence/reason for this to be the case 3rd sentence Give an Example to show how this works or looks like in the correct context If it is a question worth more marks, ensure that you provide a judgement, with reasons, as to the effect of the syllabus component you are using. 8. Set a time limit. Spend appropriate time on each question, approximately 2 minutes per mark. Keep track of this, especially with shorter questions! 9. Go above and beyond. If you have more to say in the time allocated, dont be afraid to write more on another booklet or in the space near the

lines. As long as you have time, more writing can often mean more marks. 10. Double check. Once youve completed a question, quickly reread your answer to ensure that it is logical, coherent and provides enough depth.