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Study Champion Checklist

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Pro tips to train for success at school like you train for sport Part 4 of 4 So, you might think, “Oh yeah, I’ve heard all that before” – but have you actually committed yourself to it like you commit to sport? You have already developed a lot of the skills you need to quite easily

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Study Like a Champion – Part 3

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Pro tips to train for success at school like you train for sport Part 3 of 4 4. Train Regularly Like a gym/training regime for your body, your mind will improve best if you commit to an effective study plan. Put it on paper, keep it on the wall, and stick to it closely. Once

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Study Like a Champion – Part 2

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Pro tips to train for success at school like you train for sport Part 2 of 4 2. Practice and self-reflection Like analysing game footage, make notes on what you just learned. Keep them neat and concise, yet detailed. Making the notes helps organise the knowledge in your brain. And it gives you something to

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Study Like a Champion – Part 1

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Pro tips to train for success at school like you train for sport Part 1 of 4 Try these five simple tips from top Year 12 students and print our checklist to track your progress. You take your sport seriously, right? Well, tackling Years 11 and 12 as a pro is like an athlete conditioning

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Writing Tools

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Quick reference page for our favourite websites to help you punch-up your essays, speeches, articles and stories. Not only helpful for English, but any subject with written tasks. Keep in mind that these are just tools – you have to use your own judgement about whether to follow their suggestions. Our favourite Thesaurus Make your writing more interesting

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maths b leads to more careers

Mathematics A, B or C – which should my child study?

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 “Lock in B, Eddie!” We say students should have Mathematics B as their default expectation, and aspire to it from early on. In Year 10, students choose which maths subjects to study in year 11 and 12 for their QCE. But the road to Maths B starts years before then. Keep options open. Predicating the

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Maths Streaming – best strategies for individuals

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Your child should be aiming to be towards the head of the pack in mathematics from early on. The later it’s left, the harder it is to catch up. Some schools start ‘streaming’ students into higher- and lower-level mathematics groups way before they start actively talking about career pathways. This presupposes that students in lower

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How to make Parallel Box and Whisker Plots

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What is a box and whisker plot? Box and Whisker Plots, or just Box Plots, are a graphical summary of data spread (dispersion) and central tendency. Here’s a quick explanation of why box and whisker plots are useful. All box plots show (from left to right): Minimum First/Lower Quartile/Q1 Median, aka Middle/Second Quartile/Q2 Third/Upper Quartile/Q3 Maximum These

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Students’ potential shouldn’t be limited by their year level

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Most students who present to Extended Learning Centres are ready for concepts above their year level. In many cases, WAY beyond their year level. Maths expectations at school are too low, largely because Queensland’s year levels have been “elongated” rather than updated. At ELC, because we teach individuals, not classes, not year levels, we can: target students’ needs,

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Education Queensland 2017 curriculum changes

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Streamlined plans for schools to focus on what’s important, hopefully. Queensland has released condensed unit plans for Maths and English, updating the current bloated, impossible, ineffective syllabus. Thank goodness! Teachers have been reporting that there is not time to adequately cover the mass of content. The sheer number of topics means little time for revision

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