What are study skills? Why do they matter?
Exams are stressful
… especially if you’re unsure HOW to revise
Gearing up for GCSE, A Level or university exams? If you’re not sure how to study, it’ll be a struggle.
Without a plan, you’ll find it difficult to revise. If you’re disorganised, you’ll waste time looking for resources. And if you’re prone to procrastination, you’ll sabotage your own efforts. But the good news is that study skills can be developed. And when you discover strategies that work best for you, there’s no limit to success.
Most importantly, when you understand what revision entails, you’ll study more effectively. And you’ll avoid common mistakes that students make before and during exams.
That’s why time management, organising and revision skills are so vital.
Study skills not only enhance academic performance and exam results; they also boost motivation and confidence. And whatever your career path, study skills improve productivity and well being. Ultimately, study skills are life skills too.
The aim therefore is to coach students to become active, independent learners. And I advise parents on how to support teens during these testing times.
- Coaching for individual students (by phone/zoom)
- Webinars for students from Year 7 upwards – see Events
- Workshops in schools or colleges
- Talks for parents/carers on how to help teens prepare for exams
What are study skills?
- Planning a study schedule
- Setting goals and tracking progress
- Organising study materials, especially paperwork
- Taking notes in different formats
- Overcoming procrastination and perfectionism
- Boosting memory
- Writing and editing academic assignments
- Managing stress before, during and after exams