Talent 100 Mentor
Chloe Kirlappos
Learning Centre
School Attended
St Ursula's
Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of New South Wales
  • 1st student in schooling sector to accelerate 2 years in Mathematics in 2020
  • 1st in grade for Chemistry in 2022
  • Invited to join the UNSW Talented Students Program (TSP) in 2023‑present

My top 5 study tips

1Feynman Technique (understanding the topic): This is a 4-step process; 1. Choose a concept to learn 2. Teach it to yourself or someone else 3. Return to the source material if you get stuck 4. Simplify your explanations and create analogies.

2Active Recall: This is similar to the Blurting method described below but this is a faster and sometimes more effective method to use. Simply put together questions and answers to a variety of questions (i.e. syllabus dot points) and then begin to test yourself saying the answers out loud whilst asking yourself questions. *TIP: use flashcards

3Pomodoro Technique (assists with procrastination): 1. Identify a task or tasks that you need to complete. 2. Set a timer for 25 minutes. 3. Work on a task with no distractions. 4. When the alarm sounds, take a 5-minute break. 5. Repeat the process 3 more times.

4Cornell Method (to make your notes in classes or lectures easier to understand): 1. Record - during the class or lecture write down as many meaningful facts or ideas as possible 2. Reduce - immediately after the lesson summarise these facts concisely in a Cue Column 3. Recite - Cover your notes then only using what is in the Cue Column recite a deep explanation of those facts. 4. Reflect - reflect on what you have written and create a summary at the bottom 5. Review - come back to these pages every week to review these facts.

5Blurting Method (revision technique): You write down all the information you can remember on a topic then go back to your notes to find out what you've missed or got wrong. Fill in the blanks of your knowledge and then repeat.

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