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    November 5, 2014 “This is not a feminist critique of society. This is a critique on how gender expectations affect the human experience”

    You’re probably wondering who I am. I’m a Year 12 student studying the influences of language on gender in my Extension English class. I never really considered the different aspects of gender until studying the topic, and, honestly, my perspective of the world has had a dramatic change. It’s no secret that the strange pressure-cooker […]

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    October 24, 2014 Amazing Stories: The tale of Pemulwuy

    The soldiers march through the hot afternoon, sweat trickling down their necks, the moisture captured by their heavy woollen uniforms. Their steps are heavy; packs laden down with supplies and guns slung over their shoulders force them down into the earth. A kookaburra bursts into a flurry of laughter as magpies warble with renewed pleasure. […]

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    October 23, 2014 Maximising study and minimising stress

    Understanding and managing what contributes to good performance is essential to reduce stress levels for exams. Preparation is the key to performance. This must start early, allowing time to build confidence with the subject matter and assist your memory recall. To perform well in exams you need to think about “training” a range of skills. […]

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    What to eat to help your brain

    Exam time is quickly approaching for HSC and university students. While study is at the forefront, nutrition is often the furthest thing from students’ minds. However, a healthy diet plays a vital role in attaining optimal academic performance during the rigours and challenges of exam time. Key foods and their components have been found to […]

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    How to use music to prepare for exams

    Students, the impending horror of exams is nearly upon you. But music can help you out. To put it simply, turn to tunes to terminate the terror of term-time. As with so many psychological phenomena that have both a cognitive and an emotional component, music can help you to think and feel better during what […]