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Navigating Life After High School

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

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...

6 Step Guide to Writing a Killer Essay

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

Understanding Science Subjects

It’s no secret that science - be it chemistry, physics, or biology - is a...

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

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

Why Critical Thinking Is So Important

In an age where information can be spread so easily, as GC’s (good citizens),...

How to Study with Past Exams

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

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...

The Study Method You’re Forgetting: Retrieval Methods

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

The Science of Habit-Building

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

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.

3 Ways to Study for Your Drama Exam

Before you read further… Everyone loves a little bit of drama. We’re all...

Moving Onwards and Upwards After Exams

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

Why Critical Thinking Is So Important

In an age where information can be spread so easily, as GC’s (good citizens),...

9 Study Hacks When You’re Unmotivated AF

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

How To Make (Good) Goals for 2020

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

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...

What to do in High School to Prepare for University

Getting to finish high school, move out of home, and start to study for a...

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Planning

Before we dig into the details of our planning guide, we just want to combat a...

How to Juggle the Internal Rush

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

Recognition Versus Recall

What’s the Difference? If we were to insert the Burger King logo here and...

How to Juggle the Internal Rush

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

Navigating Life After High School

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

Timetabling Options for the Busy Student

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

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...

Preparing For Your First NCEA Exam

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

How to Analyse NCEA Poetry in 6 Steps

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

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 Bounce Back From Mock Exams

Mock exams are everyone’s favourite time of year, and by everyone, I mean no...