Study tips

ABE alumnus and successful entrepreneur, Selveena Parmanum, achieved an ABE Top Paper award through self-study.  With many people unable to access the normal support of their centre during the COVID-19 pandemic, she shares her tips for success to help those in this position who are preparing for exams:

Study girlAt the time of writing, the COVID-19 pandemic was causing disruption around the world, making it difficult for people to attend their college and requiring a new approach to teaching and learning.  Here are our tips to support learning during this time.

Benjamin Franklin3Mind mapping is a technique to help you remember related information in a visual way and many people find this more effective than formal note taking.  The main concept, purpose or theory is the centre of the map with related information branching off from it.  

You don’t have to be an academic genius to be a great learner if you have the right mind set.  There are straightforward characteristics that you can work on and develop, and these will help you achieve great things in your studies, and life in general.

Writing assignments can be daunting; feeling under pressure, and unsure of if we’ll ever be prepared enough to tackle the question effectively. Remember it does not have to be like this; the most important thing is to start – and start early.

Remote learning2Written whilst Covid-19 was causing unprecedented disruption to face-to-face teaching, here are some tips more for remote study.

Remote learningThis blog is written whilst Covid-19 was causing unprecedented disruption to face-to-face teaching.  Schools, colleges and universities are having to close all over the world, but this shouldn’t stop the learning. Luckily there is a multitude of tools available.  Here are some suggestions for teachers. 

Motivational quoteRead this summary of great advice, study tips and techniques complied from interviews with hundreds of ABE Top Paper Award winners*.

You’ve worked hard,  you’ve followed our Top Tips for Revision.  Now all you’ve got to do is sit your exam.  To help you get the grade you deserve, follow these simple steps to exam success.

Exams are looming and it’s a stressful time!   Everyone tells you to just relax and do your best.  Great advice, but easier said than done!   One thing that can help is feeling well prepared.  With this in mind, we have summarised some top tips to getting top grades.