- Encourage them to draw up a yearly timetable that shows when assignments are due and when they need to start working on them.
- Use the yearly planner for their other activities as well, so they can learn to balance work and leisure activities.
- Create a list of upcoming tasks so they can learn to prioritise and order them by importance.
- Encourage your child to set aside a place where they can study, free from distraction.
- Help them establish a daily routine with time for study and revision.
- Encourage short breaks every hour or two.
Healthy body, healthy mind
- Getting 30 minutes of exercise each day helps to improve mood, memory, concentration and study performance.
- Regular meals will help your child stay energetic and focused.
- Fresh fruit and vegetables are great for overall health and concentration.
- Help break assessments or projects into smaller, more manageable tasks.
- Go through tasks together and prioritise them based on importance and urgency.
- Encourage enough sleep! Teenagers should get at least eight hours of sleep a night.
- Encourage your child to plan ahead for exams and develop regular revision blocks for each subject.
- Help them develop an exam calendar, and perhaps associate small personal rewards with the achievement of each milestone.
- Exam preparation and revision should be balanced with relaxation and time off from study.
- Talk with your child about the courses and careers that interest them.
- Encourage them to gain work experience in these areas.
- Encourage them to attend information sessions and career planning events at school.
- Accompany them to events on campus and encourage them to talk with students and staff.
Study support at Deakin
There might be a lot for your child to learn at university, but there's also a lot of support available.
We have students-helping-students programs, peer study groups, comprehensive resource guides, and learning and language advisers to help your child throughout their studies.
Find out more about our study support