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How can libraries support HSC students? Rowan Kunz
 

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How libraries can support students studying for the HSC — including key factors contributing to students excelling academically, plus key challenges and stress factors and how they can be ...

How libraries can support students studying for the HSC — including key factors contributing to students excelling academically, plus key challenges and stress factors and how they can be addressed.

Rowan Kunz has done extensive research into how Australia’s top students excel at school. He is the author of Secrets of HSC Success Revealed and the founder of Art of Smart Education, an award winning provider of academic mentoring. He has received wide media coverage as an authority on developing academic excellence in young people.

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    How can libraries support HSC students? Rowan Kunz How can libraries support HSC students? Rowan Kunz Presentation Transcript

    • How Libraries Can Support Students Studying for the HSC © 2012
    • The Story of Lewis Aramayo © 2012
    • 3rd/14,500 Students in PDHPE ATAR 94.1 © 2012
    • Libraries Play Vital Role © 2012
    • Why am I here today? © 2012
    • Share insights into how you cansupport the student community © 2012
    • Who am I?• 7 Years Research with Australia’s Top Students (Top 2%)• Author of Secrets of HSC Success Revealed• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Hons) UYSD• ATAR Equiv of 99.6 while representing NSW in soccer• Coached students who obtained 1st in State Rankings• Featured in Sun Herald, Daily Telegraph + 20 other publications as expert• Founder of
    • To understand how to help students, we need to look at key factors that create academic success © 2012
    • Benjamin Bloom Study1985 © 2012
    • My Research ACADEMIC SUCCESS EXAM EXAM PREPARATION TECHNIQUE CLASS ROOM CREATING NOTES EFFECTIVE STUDY HABITSMOTIVATION BALANCE ENVIRONMENT TIME MANAGEMENT Art of Smart Education © 2012
    • So how can you help? © 2012
    • You Are Doing a Great Job Access to Wealth of ResourcesSupportive Space conducive to learning Workshops throughout the year Extended Opening Hours © 2012
    • I do have some suggestions however to help you, help students deal with their critical pain points © 2012
    • How Can You Help? ACADEMIC SUCCESS EXAM EXAM PREPARATION TECHNIQUE CLASS ROOM CREATING NOTES EFFECTIVE STUDY HABITSMOTIVATION BALANCE ENVIRONMENT TIME MANAGEMENT Art of Smart Education © 2012
    • Students give very little thought to creating effective studyenvironments – distractions abound. © 2012
    • Biggest complaint students have isthey struggle to effectively manage their time © 2012
    • Overall this contributes to a lack of effectiveness in study, and poor exam preparation © 2012
    • So back to the question: How can you help? © 2012
    • Taking these factors into mind, Ihave developed 3-4 suggestions © 2012
    • Supportive Study Environment Open Collaborative Spaces “Teaching Hour” Why Teaching? © 2012
    • What is the most effective way youlearn, understood, and memorized information for your HSC? © 2012
    • Thomas Farmarkis 99.95 ATARTop 49/66,000 students7/10 Units State Ranking © 2012
    • Supportive Study Environment Distraction Free Study “Study Hour/s” © 2012
    • Lewis Aramayo5-8pm Weekdays2-5pm Weekends © 2012
    • Allowed Lewis to have high intensity study, remove distractions and maintain a healthy balance © 2012
    • Supportive Study EnvironmentAdvertised Time Periods for Individual Study Mobile Phones in a Box © 2012
    • Exam Preparation Currently ‘HSC Lock-Downs’Question of Timing – Large Year 11 student turn out © 2012
    • What but what message does a HSC Lock-Down communicate to students? © 2012
    • HSC‘Cram Session’ © 2012
    • Top Performing Students never did an ‘all-nighter’ © 2012
    • Generally always prepared well in advance © 2012
    • “If you haven’t learn what you need a couple of days before the exam, additional cramming doesn’t help” © 2012
    • Exam Preparation Common issues students face include struggling with time pressures in exam Make Silly MistakesOnly Variable is Time + Exam Atmosphere © 2012
    • Instead of HSC Lockdown © 2012
    • Exam PreparationHSC Practice Exam Sessions Student Bring Practice Exam Supervised Area 2-3 Hours Timed Conditions © 2012
    • Lots of Benefits © 2012
    • Exam Preparation Improved Memory RetentionMimics Exams – Improving Exam Prep Improves Students Exam TechniqueActually Targeted/Relevant for Year 12 © 2012
    • In saying this, I don’t mean thecurrent structure of HSC Lock-Downs are not useful © 2012
    • Just perhaps better targeted to the needs of Year 11 students. © 2012
    • OverallMerely suggestions © 2012
    • Want More?
    • Questions? Do you have any questions?Would you like clarification on anything? © 2012