Preparing to Succeed: Young Scholars (Years 6 – 8)
As you progress through your middle years of schooling, the challenges and academic expectations significantly rise. Even for highly capable students, there is still much to learn to increase your effectiveness as a learner – work smarter and not harder – as you negotiate priorities and find work/life balance.
Topics covered include:
- Personal personality profiling and preferred communication style
- Home study environment and personal organisation techniques
- Ways to manage workload including goal setting and scheduling
- Overcoming procrastination, developing motivation and dealing with distractions
- Study techniques that have been proven to work
- Preparing for tests and exams
- Referencing and plagiarism
Please note: Parents are invited to join the group during the afternoon session, for an Information Session and informal afternoon tea with other Brilliant Futures families.
Location: Queensland Academies, Science, Mathematics and Technology campus (78 Bywong Street, Toowong)
Date: Saturday, 18 November
Time: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm (Includes adult information session and afternoon tea with other Queensland Academy families from 1.30pm)
Cost: $55.00 (Lunch and afternoon tea to be provided)
Students are required to wear comfortable clothes, enclosed shoes, with hair tied back, and bring a water bottle. All other materials are supplied.
This workshop seeks to:
- explicitly explore the concept of reflection
- strengthen independent working skills
- provide students with the opportunity to develop thinking skills including those associated with metacognition.
Workshop Links to the Australian Curriculum
Reflecting on thinking and processes
In developing and acting with critical and creative thinking, students:
- think about thinking (metacognition)
- reflect on processes
- transfer knowledge into new contexts.