Avoiding HSC stress

21 March 2016
21 March 2016 The Alchemy Team

There is no denying that the HSC is a crazy time for year 12 students. It is a year long marathon that requires discipline, focus and accountability.

I could probably make this a 10 part series, but I want to just give you one tip that I see as the main mistake HSC students make:

How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.

It is a simple, if not unusual metaphor, but one that is absolutely true in the HSC.

You will find that everything comes at once. You will have a few weeks of peace, followed by a few weeks of madness as every assessment task from every subject comes rolling in.

The key is to avoid looking at everything you have to do, and approach each task in baby steps. Sometimes I sit down with a student and they tell me how stressed they are as they list all the things they have to do. I stop them and I ask them what the most important thing for right now is. What is the most urgent task, or the most valuable. By breaking giant tasks in to small, achievable and manageable tasks, you will prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed and find you actually get a whole lot more done.

If you are getting overwhelmed, create a list of a everything you need to do, number them in order of priority or importance, and just chip away at them one at a time.Considering a tutor for your child? We can help! We have amazing tutors ready to go that will help your child grow in confidence, love the learning experience and ultimately realise what they are capable of. Learn more here and book their first lesson online today!

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