Subject Study Tip Series

Chemistry in the context of science is the discipline involved with compounds; their composition, structure, properties, behaviour and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other compounds.

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Subject Study Tips for Chemistry – The Science – (4 of 11 in the Series)

1. Show up! Attendance matters and regular class participation leads directly to top results.
That means that if you are absent, you should try to catch up on what you missed in class. Checking work program for topics covered will inform you of what to catch up on, and if you are unsure, always seek directions from your teacher.

2. Read the Syllabus. And be familiar with all syllabus objectives.
You should always receive a syllabus at the start of the year for every subject. If you don’t have one, ask your teacher for another copy. You can use these as a checklist to monitor your progress throughout the year to make sure that you are on track.

3. Work through the modules. In order.
This will provide you with a complete comprehension of the course by the time that you have completed them all. Usually modules follow a sequential order so try to work through linearly so that you can use your knowledge from the first modules to complete the last.

4. Always do exercises suggested for homework.
Homework is used to make sure that you understood and will retain the information that you learnt in class earlier that day. If you notice any gaps, bring up the problem you are concerned with during your next class.

5. Exam preparation at home should include blocks of time similar to exam times.
2 to 2.5 hours is a good length of time to study for. Try to avoid all distractions during this time. This will prepare you to focus for that length of time during your real examinations.

6. Ask questions if in doubt. Attend tutorial sessions if necessary.
There is always room to learn and improve. Even the smartest students can be confused or unsure. So ask questions, It’s better to ask too many questions than not enough.

In Summary:

  • Show up
  • Read the Syllabus
  • Work through the modules
  • Always do homework
  • Practice focussing
  • Ask questions

Next week we will be posting subject study tip (5 of 11) for English, keep an eye out in the News section of our Website for more tips and tricks that could benefit your education.