Every year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving good results in the end-of-school exams. This can lead to students feeling extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic expectations. In this new edition of Surviving Year 12, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Australia’s leading adolescent psychologist, gives advice to students on how they can cope with the pressure, work smarter and actually enjoy their final year of high school.
Michael Carr-Gregg writes: ‘One of the new themes I incorporate in this updated edition is that essentially Year 12 is like a game – and once you know how to play the game, your chances of getting what you want out of the year increase rapidly.’ Dr Carr-Gregg includes advice on:
• how not to get trapped by social media like Facebook and Twitter
• the secrets of studying smarter
• overcoming anxiety and stress
• getting enough sleep (the best study tool of all!)
• setting goals
• dealing with procrastination
• ensuring exercise and diet regimes are good
• how to cope with the exams themselves
Most importantly Dr Carr-Gregg offers humorous encouragement to both students and their parents on how to maintain perspective and keep their sanity intact during this important year. With a special section just for parents, as well as words of wisdom from past students and teachers, Surviving Year 12 is a must-have for final year student and their families.
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