Healthy Habits To Start Now: How To Set Yourself Up For HSC Success In 2024

Healthy Habits For The Upcoming Year 11 & 12 School Year

In the hustle and bustle of our final school years, particularly in years 11 and 12, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of assignments, exams, and the FOMO of summer break. However, amidst this chaos, it is paramount to not neglect your wellbeing or become too relaxed in your studies. The truth is, healthy and efficient habits are not just an afterthought but are crucial for success. So let’s delve into the importance of healthy habits for subjects like HSC chemistry and physics, how long it takes to build them, and how to go about developing these life-changing routines in line with your ACE HSC Tuition Tutor.

How Long Does It Take To Develop A Healthy Habit?

Ever heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? The same applies to healthy habits. The idea that it takes 21 days to form a habit has been widely circulated, but that number might be closer to 66 days. A study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that, on average, it takes around two months of consistent effort to make a new habit stick. So, when you embark on your journey to improve your academic performance in a healthy way, remember that patience and persistence are your best friends.

Setting goals can just be your best laid plans year after year. It’s important to recognise that this is a learning process and you are discovering the best study routines that work for you. Achieving goals can take more than just pen and paper; it takes a mindset, subconscious willingness and drive to see it through and make it work!

Healthy Habits To Prep for 2024

Start Learning Early 

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It’s no secret that your final two years of high school are hard, but choosing to prepare early is the first step towards success. Utilising ACE HSC Tutoring Services over the summer provides a strategic advantage. This approach emphasises the importance of consistent, focused study and the reinforcement of complex concepts outside of the traditional classroom setting. 

Our specialised tutoring programs are designed to align with curriculum standards, ensuring that students are not only retaining but also comprehensively understanding key concepts. Every lesson focuses on three key areas: understanding core concepts, practising exam questions and revising the previous week’s content. This method of preparation is particularly effective in subjects like Chemistry and Physics, where foundational knowledge is crucial for success in higher-level topics. 

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Plan Ahead

In the final school years, the ability to plan ahead can make or break your success. But don’t just take our word for it; let the statistics speak for themselves. A study conducted by the National Library of Medicine USA found that students who set clear goals and plan their study routines in advance perform significantly better academically than those who don’t. Effective planning can reduce procrastination, enhance productivity, and ultimately lead to better results.

Our online learning service can help you stay ahead of your studies. Offering students a chance to watch videos remotely and to find solutions to questions they need answering so they can plan ahead for the school year. We also offer students detailed theory booklets to provide them with everything they need to prepare for the new school year. This can be especially useful for more content-heavy subjects such as chemistry, mathematics and physics, as it allows students to start earlier and prepares them from day one. 

Set SMART Goals

You most likely already set yourself goals, but are they SMART? We don’t mean intellectual. SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and have to be achieved in a specific time frame. SMART goals. These goals provide clarity, focus and motivation to achieve your academic goals. It gives you a plan to succeed. It can also improve your ability to reach them by encouraging you to define your objectives and set a completion date. SMART goals are also easy to use by anyone, anywhere, without the need for specialist tools or training. An example of a good SMART goal would be: “I am going to study chemistry for half an hour each night until the end of year 11”. 

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Get The Recommended 8 Hours Of Sleep

In the quest for academic excellence, sleep is often sacrificed, but at what cost? According to the Sleep Health Foundation, teenagers aged 14-17 need 8-10 hours of sleep per night for optimal health and well-being. Shockingly, around 75% of teenagers in Australia don’t get enough sleep, with an average of just 6.9 hours per night. This sleep deprivation can lead to a host of issues, such as impaired cognitive function, mood disturbances, and a weakened immune system, which can hinder your academic performance. If you’re aiming for success in those crucial final school years, don’t underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep and skip those late-night gaming sessions.

Let’s Ace the HSC in 2024

The journey to success in the final school year is paved with healthy habits. Building these habits takes time, effort, and consistency, but the payoff is well worth it. Prioritise getting enough sleep, pace yourself, remember that health is wealth, and plan ahead. By incorporating these habits into your life, you’ll not only excel academically but also lay the foundation for a healthy and prosperous future. If you require more information, feel free to contact us.

Looking for a HSC Tutor for Year 11 & 12 Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics?

Visit our website to find a tutor that works for you and see our timetables for 2024. You can also browse our blog to find more helpful tips and best practises for achieving your best ATAR score. All of our tutors are high achievers and know what it takes to score a 99 in your ATAR. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with our tuition plans after two weeks, you can opt out for free, no worries.

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