Study

Monash has lots of support for you in your studies at Faculty and School level, but also more general help targeting the entire University student body.

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In order to maximise your study potential make sure the area is well lit, clutter free and not too noisy. Turning off phones, and refraining from checking emails also helps with effective study as it reduces distractions. Sometimes it may be better to find an external space such as a study room or library. Making a to-do list before a study session is an easy way to keep track of what needs to be completed.

If you have friends that are studying the same course, you could form a study group. This way you will be able to motivate each other, and bounce ideas back and forth. Study is important, but it is recommended to take regular breaks, especially if you are sitting in front of a computer screen.

It is also beneficial to seek out other students in residence who may have done the same subjects previously. A great way to find students doing the same or similar courses is by attending MRS faculty nights. Students doing the same subjects may be able to help with any questions in relation to what you should expect from the assessments.

Although exams are held typically only twice a year, and you want to have the best possible chance to do well, you should still have some routine in your life. It is still important to do some of the things you would usually do, whether it be playing a certain sport, or watching your favourite TV show. If you spent all your time studying, you will most likely burn out, and this makes it harder for you to achieve academically.

Looking after yourself will help you achieve a desirable exam (and other assessment) outcome. Always remember to eat well, and its a good idea to stay away from, or at least limit your consumption of caffeine. Even though it gives you a short buzz, it will cause you to crash shortly after. Caffeine can also disrupt your sleeping patterns.