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Resources For Students

A Useful Toolkit on how to study effectively!


Pay attention and Take Notes during lessons

  • Always remember to bring your textbook and assessment worksheets to class. 

  • Try the Cornell Note-Taking System, which requires you to split your page(s) into two columns. The right column is used to take down notes, while the left column is reserved for questions or keywords that serve as prompts when you revise (Think Insights, 2021)

Think Insights (2021). Cornell Method: A method to take great notes. Retrieved from 




  • Discuss with our mentors on how you can prepare a revision schedule of your study plans. 

  • Stick to your revision schedule (Police Revision, 2018). 

  • A little goes a long way. 

Police Revision (2018). The Importance of a Revision Timetable. Retrieved from 



Apply the concepts to real-life

  • Learn by observing, reading, asking and listening. 

  • Link the theoretical concepts to that of real life examples (Theall, M., 2021). 

  • For example, if the chapter is on action-reaction force, imagine yourself hitting a table. The table feels the same pain as you! 

Theall, M. (2021). Related course material to real-life stituations.. Retrieved from 



Draw a mindmap

  • Mindmap provides an overview of the association of ideas between different concepts. 

  • Works with keywords rather than chunks of sentences. 

  • Researchers found that studying with mind maps helped boost retention by 10-15% (Greene, 2012). 

Greene, J. (2012). 7 Research- Backed Benefits of Mind Mapping. Retrieved from 



UNderstand your examinations

  • Understand your exam format (Digital Senior, n.d.)

  • If MCQ 

    • More important to be factually correct ​

  • If Essay-based questions 

    • Read extra materials, understanding arguments and preparing examples. ​

Digital Senior (n.d.). 7 Habits of Students WHo Study Smart. Retrieved from

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Resources For Parents

Toolkit on how to motivate your child to study.

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Find out what distracts your child

Your child might be unwilling to study due to numerous reasons (e.g. gaming, social media addiction). Therefore, it is important to find and refine the root problem. 

Oxford Learning Centre (2019). How to keep your child motivated when studying: 11 Tips for Parents. Retrieved from 


Encourage your child to set small goals

Create SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely) Goals with your child. This can help give your child clear directions for what needs to be done and boost confidence when he/she finishes these goals. For example, this can be small things like "Review science notes for 20 minutes a day, for a period of 2 months."

Oxford Learning Centre (2019). How to keep your child motivated when studying: 11 Tips for Parents. Retrieved from 


Incorporate games into their study materials 

Games can be introduced to help make the study materials for students more interesting and engaging. This can promote the retention of knowledge and hence helping your children learn while having fun. 

Read more below! 

Carney, Z. (2021). 50 Science Games For Kids That Make Learning Fun. Retrieved from

Games to play with your Children!

Mathematics Game: Up Up Away! 



1. Minimum 2 players needed. 


1Kindly refer to this document for the full set of instructions. Download it via this link!

Biology Game: Human Body Bingo



1. Minimum 2 players needed. 


1. Go through the different body parts in this cheat sheet.

2. Print out the Bingo Cards in the same document linked in Step 1.

3. Give every player a bingo card.

4. Call out a body part from the cheat sheet. 

5. Students must identify the body part from their bingo card and circle them. 

6. If a student has body parts covered diagonally, across a row or vertically in a column, they should call BINGO

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