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Category Archives: Study tips

The Power of Feedback 

Date Published: 22/03/2021

Students at Mount Alvernia College have recently completed a time of high assessment and will soon be seeing their exam and assignment results. Educators believe that receiving feedback is one of the most powerful methods of improving results.  What is feedback?  Feedback

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Assignments: Sometimes the Hardest Part is Getting Started 

Date Published: 15/03/2021

Sometimes we put off starting an assignment straight away.  This can be called procrastination, avoidance or writer’s block.  However, it really helps if you do start working on a task from the beginning.   These four tips provide the why and the how

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Top Study Skills Tips for a New Year

Date Published: 24/01/2021

Welcome back to all of our students! We recommend that you work through the units on www.studyskillshandbook.com.au throughout this year to help you build skills and learn techniques to become more effective learners.  We encourage all students and parents to

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Study Tips to Improve Your Memory

Date Published: 02/11/2020

Our brains are wired to forget. There is no such thing as a BAD memory – just an UNTRAINED memory! The reason why many students do not retain what they are learning is that the way they study only gets

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Research: Let Us Help You

Date Published: 26/10/2020

If you are in the process of completing a research task, don’t forget that the iCentre team are here to help. Regardless of what subject you are researching, here are some of the ways that we can assist:   Getting

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Access to NEWSPAPERS at Mt Alvernia College

Date Published: 13/10/2020

Attention students We have a new way of accessing Australian newspaper articles at Mt A. This subscription allows you to access today’s articles and back issues from twelve of the country’s newspapers through the Mount Alvernia College iCentre in FIVE

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How to Stay Positive as Exams Approach

Date Published: 01/09/2020

As the year 12 mock exams begin this week, we have some useful study tips from the Study Skills Handbook on how to stay positive and deal with the stress involved. STUDY SKILLS TIP  How To Stay Positive As Exams

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Exam Preparation with Smart Studying Strategies

Date Published: 25/08/2020

Our brains are wired to forget so try these proven strategies from neuroscience to help you reinforce your learning and assist with your exam preparation. Taking handwritten notes rather than using your laptop allows you to remember more and have

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Making the Most of Your Learning

Date Published: 04/08/2020

Learning is not just what you do in the classroom. Study is not just what you do the night before a test. Both of these are ongoing activities that are enhanced by the correct pre and post activities outlined below.

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TIPS FOR PARENTS: Helping students transition back to full-time schooling

Date Published: 25/05/2020

As our students return to school after weeks of learning from home, it is timely to offer the following advice to parents as students transition back.  The following tips are a guide to help students refocus, and have been added

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