13 January 2017
More than 70 switched-on Year 12 students from across the region will take part in Study Skills Masterclasses at USC next week to learn how to study smarter rather than harder.
The classes, from 8.30am-2.30pm each day, will boost the students’ knowledge about assessment expectations and provide tips on how to study more effectively and minimise stress during their final year of high school.
Each day will focus on a separate subject area, starting with Maths B and Maths C on Monday, and continuing with Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English throughout the week.
USC Project Manager Julie Hobbins said the masterclasses would give participants the best opportunity to succeed academically in Year 12.
“The students will get a better picture of what to expect from Year 12 and go into the start of the school year with more confidence,” she said.
“We know that many students find Year 12 very stressful academically, so an important part of the session is to pass on skills about stress management and making the best use of their study time.
“The masterclasses are being run by experienced high school teachers who are experts in their fields.”
Participating students are from schools including Beerwah State High School, Nambour Christian College, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, and Xavier Catholic College in Hervey Bay.
— Gen Kennedy