Talent 100 Mentor
Natalie Hui
School Attended
Meriden School
Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine at UNSW
  • HSC All Round Achiever
  • School Academic Achievement Award Years 7‑12

My top 5 study tips

1Have a dedicated studying area away from distractions (especially your phone!). Try your dining room or your local library. This will help you to concentrate better and be more productive as you are not constantly distracted by the things around you.

2Take lots and lots of breaks. Maybe take a walk in your backyard, read a book or go out with friends. This will help your brain to rest and rejuvenate so that you can be more productive when studying and prevent yourself from feeling overwhelmed or experiencing burnout.

3Make a study timetable. Whether this be a to-do list each day with small goals or a weekly planner with your daily goals, making a realistic study timetable will help you to feel more organised. You'll be less inclined to procrastinate and therefore make the most of your study time!

4Get enough sleep. At least 6-8 hours of sleep is recommended so that you will be able to stay focused and improve your concentration. This will help you to have more effective study sessions and retain information you learn at school better.

5Practice, practice, practice. Doing lots of past papers and questions will help to familiarise yourself with the type of questions asked in exams and how to get full marks in your answers. Make sure to review your questions each time you do them so you can improve on your weaknesses and reinforce your strengths.

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