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How to Prepare for HSC Legal Studies in Term One

Leading up to the half yearly exams in April, Legal Studies students finish the core topic of Crime and progress onto studying the second core topic Human Rights. The syllabus for Legal Studies is vast and complex, thus it is challenging for students to summarise concepts covered in class at…

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Back to School: How to be Prepared for HSC English in Term 1

The half yearly exams in April may seem a while off yet but once school goes back students often struggle with managing time amidst summarising concepts covered in class and learning new material. With just a couple of weeks left before school starts for 2015, here is a checklist you…

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Back to School: How to be Prepared for HSC Ancient History in Term 1

The Ancient History syllabus is vast, with Year 12 students covering all aspects of life in as many as four ancient civilisations. Summarising concepts covered in class at the same time as learning new material is challenging for students, particularly leading up to the half yearly exams in April. With…

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How to Write an ‘Area of Study’ Essay for the HSC

Your exposition should follow the normal essay format: Thesis – general statement, answer question, outline Arguments – point, example, evidence, link Reinforcement – answer question, outline 1. Thesis In your first paragraph you must do the following: Show your point of view on the topic by answering the question (the…

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Guidelines to Writing an Imaginative Composition for the HSC

Writing an effective creative writing piece is developed merely through continuous practice. However, below are some helpful guidelines which will assist you in achieving maximum marks in the creative writing component of the HSC. Question format: Respond to a stimulus image/s Respond to a stimulus statement, extract, quote and /…

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Seletive School Coaching by Christopher Fletcher

My key motto is ‘read to succeed’ if students are successful readers than the evidence shows they will achieve more at school. I have specialist knowledge on the core comprehension strategies that can help students improve in all Key Learning Areas. My stage 3 primary class are focused on improving…

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How we prepare students for success in HSC English

At Master Coaching Hurstville we endeavour to give HSC English students of all levels personalised tutoring to best suit their needs. HSC English is the only compulsory course in Year 12, with every student in the state sitting either the Standard or Advanced English exams. Capable Advanced students may also…

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New HSC area of study topic 2015 – Discovery

Discovery is the new area of study topic common to both the subjects English Advanced and English Standard. It encompasses the compulsory study of a prescribed text and a multitudeof related texts in which are chosen by the student. The Board of Studies define the concept of discovery as: “Discovery…

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January 2015 Primary School Workshops

Maths The maths workshops will have a focus on working mathematically, including teaching your child skills surrounding *Problem Solving *Reasoning *Communicating *Understanding *Mathematical fluency They will also develop skills and strategies to help them with most content areas. In particular, we will look at a small number of topics from…

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January 2015 Junior Maths Algebra Holiday Workshop for Years 7 – 10

Algebra is a complicated topic that is developed throughout the Mathematics course up until the end of year 12. Because the basics are so important for later years, MC has developed a holiday program to consolidate the subject and make maths as easy and fun as it can be! In…

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Open Letter to Parents

Parents desire their child to do well at school. Each parent will have their own definition of the term ‘well’.   Whilst some parents expect their child to excel, others just hope that their child does not suffer the frustration and the lack of self-esteem that they experienced at school. Many…

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