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Why Failure is Okay

Why Failure is Okay

Failure’s often seen as a bad thing, but sometimes it can actually be good. We share how you can turn failure into success.

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How to Study for Correspondence Subjects

Heaps of students opt for correspondence school to study their favourite...

Writing in the Real World

Do you groan internally when your English teacher announces that you need to...

How to Study with Past Exams

Attempting past exam papers seems like a solid use of your study time when you...

6 Step Guide to Writing a Killer Essay

At high school, particularly here in New Zealand, ideas are always assessed in...

How To Make (Good) Goals for 2020

Goal-making is a notoriously common task you’re asked to do at the beginning...

The Study Method You’re Forgetting: Retrieval Methods

Retrieval methods refer to the ability to access information from your noggin...

What To Do When Your Goals Aren’t Going To Plan

We all know that sinking feeling you get when you realise that you aren’t...

How to Analyse NCEA Poetry in 6 Steps

If you’re doing English, there’s a 100% chance you’ll be asked to...

How to Effectively Study with a Past Paper

So you’ve decided that since exams are coming up, it might be time to do some...

Navigating Life After High School

So you’ve made it to your final year of high school. Amidst the final sports...

Why You Might Be Feeling Unmotivated

We’ve made it through alert levels 3 and 4. Now we’re in level 2, we’re back...

How To Analyse NCEA Film in 6 Steps

You’re gonna be asked to analyse The Truman Show at least once in...

The Science of Habit-Building

Why are Habits Important? “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend...

7 Things to Remember Before Results Are Out

NCEA results come out tomorrow.  Whether you’re actively dreading it or...

How to Analyse NCEA Poetry in 6 Steps

If you’re doing English, there’s a 100% chance you’ll be asked to...

Preparing For Your First NCEA Exam

It’s your first year of NCEA exams, and you’re looking at the stressed-out...

6 Step Guide to Writing a Killer Essay

At high school, particularly here in New Zealand, ideas are always assessed in...

How to Juggle the Internal Rush

It’s mid-year(ish), internals are coming in hot as you get into the swing of...

How to Improve Your Focus In and Out of the Classroom

We know what it’s like. You’re sitting in your fifth period class, trying to...

What To Do When Your Goals Aren’t Going To Plan

We all know that sinking feeling you get when you realise that you aren’t...

Why Failure is Okay

Failure’s often seen as a bad thing, but sometimes it can actually be good. We share how you can turn failure into success.

How To Get Back Into the School Year

We all know the feeling. One minute you’re lying on the beach with your...

9 Study Hacks When You’re Unmotivated AF

When I was in high school, I knew exactly how much  I was supposed to...

Timetabling Options for the Busy Student

With mock exams right around the corner, and NCEA externals following soon...

Navigating Life After High School

So you’ve made it to your final year of high school. Amidst the final sports...

How to Finally “Get” Maths, Once and for All

There’s nothing I hated at high school more than Maths.  Not only were my...

What To Do When Your Goals Aren’t Going To Plan

We all know that sinking feeling you get when you realise that you aren’t...

Has Your Motivation Hit a Wall? Here’s How To Push Through

Do you find yourself going to the library only to waste your day staring at a...

7 Things to Remember Before Results Are Out

NCEA results come out tomorrow.  Whether you’re actively dreading it or...

Moving Onwards and Upwards After Exams

Logging into NZQA for external results feels like a cold slap-in-the-face to...