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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 Prepare for Exams

Let’s all stop kidding ourselves - studying for exams is insanely hard. The...

Dealing with Exam Anxiety

You’re not weird if you often find yourself feeling particularly anxious...

How To Analyse NCEA Film in 6 Steps

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

Writing in the Real World

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

7 Things to Remember Before Results Are Out

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

How To Get Back Into the School Year

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

Why Critical Thinking Is So Important

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

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...

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...

The Study Method You’re Forgetting: Retrieval Methods

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

Recognition Versus Recall

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

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 Finally “Get” Maths, Once and for All

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

How To Bounce Back From Mock Exams

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

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...

7 Things to Remember Before Results Are Out

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

8 Solutions to Your Study Problems

After a wild year filled with Covid restrictions and teacher absences, exam...

6 Step Guide to Writing a Killer Essay

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

Why Learning Should Be Hard

We’ve all felt the pain of struggling through maths problem after maths...

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...

Dealing with Exam Anxiety

You’re not weird if you often find yourself feeling particularly anxious...

Why Learning Should Be Hard

We’ve all felt the pain of struggling through maths problem after maths...

7 Things to Remember Before Results Are Out

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

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 Prepare for Exams

Let’s all stop kidding ourselves - studying for exams is insanely hard. The...

8 Solutions to Your Study Problems

After a wild year filled with Covid restrictions and teacher absences, exam...

How to Study for Correspondence Subjects

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

Recognition Versus Recall

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

A Crash Course for Good Research

High school is all about learning, which is kind of why your teachers exist....

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

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