Inspiring Young Minds

How To Establish A Study Routine

A routine is something you do regularly, without any thought or consideration. There are many examples that we have each and everyday; morning routines where you wash your face, brush your teeth, get changed and eat your breakfast, or bedtime routine, such as a shower, brushing your teeth again, and jumping into bed. The power of them is that they happen automatically! It does not take you any extra energy to decide to do it. In fact, it can take a lot of energy to not do them. That is the core reason why it is so important to build

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Study Tips
Eamon Kelly

How To Be A Better Learner

A lot of the time we spend when studying and learning is on the “what”. I remember a time in school where the learning objectives for the term were written in dot points across four A4 pages. We see long lists of topics and bullet points that we need to be able to answer and this overwhelming task leaves us stuck in a rut because we have no idea on how to cram all that knowledge into our brains. Sometimes there are just concepts that we just can not completely grasp and become demotivated because of it. What we forget

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Study Tips
Eamon Kelly

How to Stress Less During Exams

The word “exam” conjures up a range of different thoughts and emotions. When I hear it, some of the thoughts that cross my mind are:  ”What is going to be in the exam?”  ”How many marks do I need to get to pass?”  ”Do I know everything that I need to know?”  And on top of that, I start to feel worried that I do not know what is going to be in the exam, afraid that what I do know will not get me enough marks to pass and above all, stressed that I just do not know enough.

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Study Tips
Eamon Kelly

How to Study at Home

Over the last few years, we have been in constant flux. One day you can be attending classes as just like it was 2019 and the next, after a few new cases of COVID-19, you are back at home logging into a Zoom classroom. Last year, I definitely had that experience and the uncertainty was definitely taking a mental toll that was affecting my performance when studying. It was then when I decided I needed to come up with a system to that would allow me to take full advantage of my online classes. The main problems that I was

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Study Mindset
Eamon Kelly

Raise Your Mean

What is a mean? We use it as a measure of centre of a set of numbers and find it by adding them all together and dividing it by the amount. What do we get from it? Well, as a measure of centre, it tells us roughly what value most participants received. by. Simply put, it is the middle. We often think of averages and means as a measure across a group of people performing the same task. In tests, for example, the average tells us what roughly what the middle score was in the exam (actually the median, I

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Study Mindset
Eamon Kelly

Carrot or Stick

Which one of these gets you out of bed in morning? Do you constantly snooze your alarm and only get out of bed because you might be late for class? Because mum or dad is pulling the blanket off you so you will finally get up? Or do you wake up on time because you are keen to get to school? To see your friends and learn new things? What about assignments? Do you only finish them because they are due tomorrow, today, or even yesterday? Or do you start it immediately as soon as you get it, excited by

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