Study Skills

Schools recognise students’ need for effective study skills to boost academic performance. Good study skills help students to maximise their study time, be organised and be prepared in their studies; reducing stress and cramming during exam times. The start of the school year is an ideal time to help students develop a study plan.

Academic Task Force has an excellent course which has been used by many schools to boost student success.

The Study Skills program is a six hour course that is presented by an experienced teacher and incorporates practical work for students. The emphasis is on active learning strategies. Students will receive a workbook they can keep to refer back to throughout their school year.


Session 1: Goal setting


Action plans

Session 2: Time management

Planning a timetable

Developing good study habits

Session 3: Essay writing

Understanding the question

Planning and structuring your essay

Session 4: How your brain works

Left and right brain thinking

Learning styles/Multiple intelligences

Memory and learning techniques

Session 5: Speed reading techniques

SQ3R – Reading, note taking and studying strategies

Mind mapping

Session 6: Exam techniques

Music for the mind

Stress management and Relaxation techniques to aid concentration

The content can be changed or modified to best suit the learning needs of your school’s students.

Schools can chose to run the course over one day or over two half days. Small groups work best and we recommend a maximum of 25 students/group. This can be varied to meet specific requirements.

Find out more

Fill in our contact form and our Education Manager, Megan Bagworth will be in touch about how we can tailor our study skills program for your school.