As you advance to higher Year levels, you’ll need to develop good study habits, more discerning research skills, and an ability to think deeply and communicate effectively. Sometimes that can seem daunting, especially if study isn’t your thing. Our job is to help you develop these skills so that you can achieve the best you can in ways that are God-honouring and personally fulfilling.
There is a wealth of excellent resources available to students in virtually every learning area. We want to help you separate the good from the bad by giving you a few pointers here. Your teachers will also be able to give you some guidance on selecting reputable sources that will suit your projects and assignments.
In addition to the three Study Skills Workshops, Secondary students have access to the College’s own Study Guide (distributed annually at the Year 11-12 Study Retreat), the ELES Study Skills Handbook, which is full of useful tips and techniques for developing effective study habits. Access the Study Guide and full Handbook below – check your newsletters for handbook login details and other study skills tips.
The College’s libraries are also a great place to start your research, as are public libraries and the State Library of WA (SLWA). Be sure to check out the ever-increasing electronic catalogues available at public libraries too.