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ASSESSMENT PREP TIPS FROM ANDRES
I would love to share some tips for you to prepare for your assignments. These tips are based on my personal experience and they have been very useful for me to complete my assessments. As most of us work full time hours, getting assignments done can be quite difficult, however, we can use some strategies to make the best out of it and complete our assignments on time.
Start your assignments as early as possible, this will give you more time to complete them. I always try and spend 1-2 hours a day on the weekdays and weekends. Even if I answer one or two questions per day, this will help me complete my assignment, and when it gets closer to submission date I don’t have to stress or stay up late to complete.
Take smart notes as some of the assessment subjects are discussed over the class. If possible, have your assignments open as you can answer a few questions while the teacher is explaining it to you.
Use evidence based research from websites that are reliable and will give strength to your answers. Remember to use Harvard referencing as this will validate your answer and give credit to all the websites you used to complete your assignments.
Study with a group of friends who are in your same course, spending time after classes could be helpful to share information or discuss about subjects that will contribute to complete the assignments.
Remember, doesn’t matter if you just answered one questions in one day, but it will be one less question to worry at the end. Start your assignments earlier, and it will be less stressful for you at the end.
Andres Serna, Student Ambassador
END OF TERM STRESS...DON'T LET IT GET YOU DOWN!
A little stress can be a good thing: it can be the motivational push that we need to get things done, however, sometimes managing that everyday stress on top of looming assessment and exam stress just makes things a little too tough to deal with. So, let’s look at some ways that we can help ourselves feel a bit more at ease as we get to the end of the term. 1. Let’s take a deep breath. You can settle down your body’s stress response and bring your focus back to the present, by setting aside a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness practices. Simple breathing exercises can help clear your head and centre yourself back in the ‘now and here’. As a result, you have more time to calmly work through any concerns you may be experiencing, get rid of any negative thought patterns and get through more productive revision.2. Eat, Sleep, Exercise, and Repeat! Pulling all-nighters, eating poorly, and getting little to no exercise throughout the day can all worsen anxiety symptoms. Make sure you get 8 hours of sleep each night (or as much as you can), enough slow-releasing carbohydrates, less coffee, enough water, and at least 30 minutes of exercise each day for your body to function at its best.3. You’re not alone! You’re surrounded by people in the exact same boat, the same due dates, the same content and the same workload. Create a study group, get talking to your peers! Keeping connected to those around you is important for your mental health but keeping people around who you can also learn from is even better. Two brains is always better than one! 4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Never feel guilty if you need assistance in any capacity. When you’re having trouble whether it’s assessment or exam related, about work, or just about life, you can always discuss your feelings with your friends, family, or a member of our Student Experience team. We are all here to help, and if we might not be able to help you directly, we will be happy to help you find your way. Don’t be scared to seek professional assistance and support if you ever need. We offer a free counselling service to all our students available 24/7. Click the link below for more information.
ALG STUDENT VOICE
If you haven’t already, join our ALG Student Voice Facebook Group! This group gives current students the opportunity to:
- Interact with each other
- Ask questions
- Provide Feedback
- Find potential industry jobs
- Share your success story
- Post your own job ads
- Hear from and interact with our Student Ambassador, Andres
And so much more!
This group is run by students for students! So click the link below and join! Make sure you complete all the questions before you join.
WHAT'S ON IN SYDNEY
Enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular…
Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical!
Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and — above all — love, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.
When: Wed 31st August – Sun 20th Nov
Where: Capitol Theatre, Haymarket (6 minute walk from Quay Street campus!)
13 Campbell Street Haymarket NSW 2000 Australia
Cost: Tickets range from $139 – $199 or $200+ for VIP
WHAT'S ON IN PERTH
It’s Springtime! Blossom Festival 2022The most stunning flowers are blooming once more. We’ve had a lot of rain here in Perth, but our flora have had their fill and it’s time for Spring!!There are joyful families around, and the lovely aroma fills the air. The Blossom Festival, which follows the popularity of the Orchard Festival, is full of blossoming trees and lovely photo opportunities. Spend a day out with friends at the S&R Orchard in Walliston.There’s a Ferris wheel, a teacup ride, food trucks and plenty of space for a picnic. So come down and enjoy the beautiful pink blossoms, they only bloom for 3 weeks a year!Welcome Spring in a way that fills your lungs with fresh air and plenty of sunlight!Where: S&R Orchard, 36 Halleendale Road, Walliston, Perth, Western AustraliaWhen: 5th September 2022 – 26th September 2022 9AM to 5PMCost: Entry is $12 for adults, $5 for childrenS&R Website: srorchard.com
WHAT'S ON IN MELBOURNE
The Melbourne Royal Show returns after a two-year absence with a fresh new look, new attractions, more fun, bigger smiles and greater value. The 2022 Melbourne Royal Show will be a celebration like no other for all Victorians. There’ll be great family fun and farm experiences by day, and a feast of food, spectacular entertainment and live music by night.
This year, the Melbourne Royal Show is launching The Show After Dark live music program in partnership with Live Nation. The Show After Dark will feature live music on each of the 11 nights with a different artist each night and includes a massive line up of amazing artists, to be headlined by The Veronicas, Baker Boy, Sneaky Sound System, Bag Raiders, British India and Havana Brown, etc. It is totally a celebration of food, drink and music!
There’s also fabulous entertainment every day and night that includes Sesame Street, Teenage Ninja Turtles Blues Clues and you stage shows along with Australia’s best Grand Illusionist Cosentino, Airtime FMX, and an all-new laser light show.
There are so many things to do, see and experience in the 2022 Melbourne Royal Show and it all starts on Thursday 22 September at Melbourne Showgrounds. Gates are open from 9.30am until 9pm on each of the 11 days until the Show ends on Sunday 2 October.
It will definitely create lots of lots of lots of happy memories for you and your loved family and friends.
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
When: 9:30am – 9pm, Thursday 22 September – Sunday 2 October 2022
Tickets: Tickets are ONLY available from royalshow.com.au and your preferred day of attendance must be selected at the time of purchase. Children 14 years and under are free. A child admission ticket is required to gain entry. Click here to book tickets.
WHAT'S ON IN BRISBANE
BRISBANE RIVERFIRE 2022The most spectacular night of the year returns in 2022 to light up Brisbane Festival opening weekend! Mark your diary for the most spectacular night of the year as Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust heralds the start of Brisbane Festival on Saturday 3 September. The skies will blast open with excitement and celebration as Foti Fireworks launch their shimmering and electrifying pyrotechnics display from bridges, barges and rooftops across the city. Tune into Triple M’s live broadcast or Channel 9’s exclusive television coverage or grab a front row spot along the Brisbane River.
Rehearsals and Display Schedule
Thursday 1 September
12:50pm Army Aviation Helicopters Rehearsals
Friday 2 September
12:00pm F/A-18F Super Hornet Rehearsals
Saturday 3 September
10am-3pm On ground displays at South Bank including vehicles, EDD/Attack dogs and RAAF equipment display
12-2:30pm Performance by Navy Band from HMAS Moreton Bulimba at South Bank
5:20pm F/A-18F Super Hornet flyovers
5:30pm Army Aviation display
7:05-7:25pm Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust fireworks display
Click here to check out all the events offered during the Brisbane Festival.
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