Centre for Continuing Education

Year 10 Course: Preparing for Success

Study Skills. Make the most of your study.

Study the smart way with Study Skills courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This course for Year 10 students provides an introduction to study, language and writing skills necessary for success in a wide range of subjects in Years 10 and 11 and the Higher School Certificate.

The morning session deals with study methods. It begins with the compulsory course: HSC All My Own Work. The introduction to study methods then deals with procrastination and distraction – a significant problem for many young adults. The next main issues dealt with are the higher order critical thinking that underpins HSC examinations; recent understanding of memory and learning and its implications; and time management.

The afternoon session deals with English language and writing skills, including punctuation and sentence structure, vocabulary, and essay writing.

The course provides an introduction to skills that can be further enhanced in extended courses. Students should be aware of the related courses: Years 10-12 Course: Improving English for Writing and the popular HSC Essay Writing Course.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand and respond to the compulsory content within the HSC All My Own Work section of the NESA website.
  • Understand and deal with procrastination and distraction from study.
  • Plan techniques for time management.
  • Understand higher order critical thinking that underpins senior school and HSC courses and exams.
  • Understand and apply recent theories about memory and learning.
  • Understand and apply basic sentence and paragraph structure and some sophisticated punctuation.
  • Explore and apply the concept of different levels of written voice such as conversational and written formal communication.
  • Understand and apply essay writing skills.

Content

(Aligned to NESA Syllabus Reference Points)

Syllabus agreement:

  1. NESA Year 11-12 HSC All MY Own Work program.
  2. New NSW English K-10 Syllabus: Objective B Stage 2 – Objectives A, B and C.
  3. The Higher School Certificate Program of Study statement provided at the beginning of the Syllabus for all subjects – including English, Mathematics, Business Studies.
  • An overview of the compulsory content within the HSC All MY Own Work section on the NESA website.
  • Overcoming procrastination and distraction from study.
  • Time management for the term, week and study session.
  • Approaches to thinking and critical understanding: from gaining knowledge to critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis (making connections).
  • Approaches to memory and learning: depth learning and memory.
  • English language and punctuation.
  • Essay writing from sentences to paragraphs and the form of the essay.

Delivery Style

Presentation by the teacher including using the course readers; interactive class discussion; written exercises.

Materials

Two Course Booklets: one about study methods and one about English language skills and essay writing.

Course Evaluation

This course will be evaluated via an online student questionnaire delivered in class.

Getting Through Your HSC: A Practical Guide

While you progress through this journey and also the conclusion of your schooling life, we know you’ll have a lot on your mind – exams, future study, careers – but remember, while keeping focused on these bigger goals and aspirations, it’s also important not to forget your own health and well-being.

For tips on staying motivated and keeping focused, dealing with anxiety, keeping healthy, relaxation, pre-study exercise and more, read our article Getting Through Your HSC: A Practical Guide.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

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$175 Limited inc GST
Year 10 Course: Preparing for Success

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$175 Limited inc GST
Year 10 Course: Preparing for Success

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