Module A Rubric Advanced English Tips from a 48 raw VCE student.
It is often very hard to stay focused during the term. You might often wonder about the purpose of your nights of study. You might even feel like giving up vce english entirely after not achieving a desired result in one or two assessments. But if you are looking to succeed, looking to do a course you want at university, then it is absolutely important to stay motivated. If you lose the impetus to study, you will never reach your ambitious goals.
Shanice’s Top Advanced English Tips – Module A Rubric
Here are some things that I did for advanced english (Module A Rubric) and HSC in general that really helped me to overcome the most difficult times.
Advanced English Tip 1 – Place your english score goal on your wall.
The simple things are always the best things. Write the score you want to achieve on a blank sheet of paper in big blocks of writing. Stick this onto a wall slightly above where you sit so that every time you raise your head up, you can see the wall. Whenever you feel like you don’t want to study or when you want to give up, look at the score you want – you will remind yourself where you want to arrive at by the end of HSC and you will force yourself to study.
Advanced English Tip 2 – Stay with motivated, like-minded people
Ok – this is a very important tip for me. The type of people you stay with often will largely determine the type of people you are. If you stay with people that have no real life goals and are not willing to try, then chances are you can get influenced by them and gradually you will lose your ambition. On the other hand, if you stay with those who always try their best in their studies and always maintain a positive attitude, you can similarly learn to self-motivate and develop an optimistic outlook on HSC. Whenever you feel like you are about to give up, these people will encourage you to persist in your studies. A lot of HSC teachers and tutors are very inspirational people – talk to them or invite them to a lunch during lunch breaks – they will guide you and motivate you.
Advanced English Tip 3 – Use your holidays effectively to get prepared
As a student, I’ve had times where I was demotivated earlier on during HSC, more specifically, english. I wasn’t performing up to my usual standard in my exams, not doing especially well in assessments – simply because I wasn’t prepared for year 12. I couldn’t see myself achieving my dream ATAR.
A very important thing I did that changed my entire HSC english fate is that I used my Christmas holidays very effectively. I studied so much for english. Whilst everyone is out partying and playing video games, I devoted 5 hours every day into revising the previous term’s contents and studying next term’s contents.This isn’t really a lot to ask for, but after Christmas holiday is over, you realise that you have done almost 100 hours more than everyone else. When you hit up your classes, you will feel a lot more comfortable learning the content a second time from your teachers. This allowed me to gradually build up my confidence and I was more prepared than anyone else during my half-yearlies. If you are a student who hasn’t earnt a satisfactory result in your first term, then this is the tip for you – take the one mile ahead during holidays and then you can rebuild your motivation.
Advanced English Tip 4 – Take advantage of Revision sessions
Towards the exam, I was exhausted mentally and physically. I didn’t feel like doing any more studies. I knew that my english exam marks were more important than the overall assessment marks. I enrolled in english revision classes and it boosted my confidence as I felt all aspects of the syllabus were reviewed thoroughly with key emphasis on exam techniques.
Advanced English Tip 5 – Use quotes
A quote a day, keep bad days away. We use quotes because they often contain wisdom and inspirational elements in them. Quotes such as “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t try” are really motivations for students to try their best, regardless of the outcome. Find one or two quotes every day that you think best apply to your situation, and as you are reading them you will feel more empowered.
Advanced English Tip 6 – Make simple and aesthetically pleasing notes
This is what motivated me to revise during the english exam period . Having simple, clear, nice looking study notes would really encourage you to look through them. Using diagrams, using tables, using colours, that’s what makes your notes nice and organised. That’s what makes you want to read these notes and you would feel that your efforts into making these notes are wasted if you don’t revise them. These sorts of study notes really motivate you to revise.
Advanced English Tip 7 – Speak to others about your problems
If you have something that has been troubling you or distracting you from studying, you must find someone to speak to about your issues. If you let these issues stay inside you, they will drive you nuts especially under the pressure from english. English is hard! Talk to those friends that you trust, talk your mentors and teachers, they will give you advices on how to overcome your problems. Solving these problems will prevent you from being demotivated.
Final Advanced English Tips – Module A Rubric
HSC days are not always sunny and smooth sailing. At the end of my HSC english exam I got a raw 48 through having an optimistic attitude and sheer determination. If you stay motivated and confident, nothing can block your way towards success. Don’t let a bad mark or two strip your confidence away from you, be strong and move on – as long as you try you best you will always do well in the HSC, always.