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Studying at homne resources 

ABC Education has thousands of free, resources for Primary and Secondary students, teachers and parents

NSW State Library Learning From Home section, has a large selection of fun activities, learning programs and online resources, with more to be added in the coming weeks.

General resources

FBI Radio has compiled a comprehensive list of information and resources to help support everyone during this difficult time. There are creative endeavours to help you stay connected to art and culture, an array of entertainment options to cure your isolation boredom, some reliable and easily digestible information on the coronavirus pandemic, simple ways to help communities impacted by this crisis, and some resources for times of emergency or hardship.

Study skills

Study Skills Feeling like you've got way too much school work to do and don't know if you'll get it all done in time? Here you'll learn how to manage the pressures of deadlines and exams by getting organised and making the most of your time.

Study skills you need to succeed This resource has easy to read tips and strategies. They will help you stay organised, prepare for exams, and develop great study strategies for working online. You will learn how to keep your stress and anxiety levels in check, while exploring different study skills and strategies.

Improve your study skills Here are five quick tips that will help students improve their study skills, get better grades, and spend less time studying.

Essay Writing Skills Writing an essay can be challenging, especially when you have multiple assignments due at the same time. But there a few tricks that can make the whole process that much easier.

Research Skills A great guide to research skills where students are encouraged to break the research process down into manageable components and match this with quality information. Links to essay-writing and study skills are also available.

10 Ways to Search Google On the Internet today you can find information on virtually anything, but usually you have to wade through a large number of websites and knowledge before we can find the information we need. And usually this can take hours rather than minutes. So here are some effective methods for searching Google to help you find the relevant information you're looking for more quickly. 

Cite a cat video How do you cite internet articles in your homework?

HSC and Senior study skills

Sydney Morning Herald HSC Study Guide

Wollongong City Library HSC Support 

Don't study harder—study smarter!

No one is born knowing how to study. It takes time and experience to know how to study well, and we'd like to share some of our experience with you.

Year 11 and 12 Study Skills

In-text citations

This video explains what in-text citations are, why they are important, and examples of using them in instances of direct quotes and paraphrasing.

State Library of NSW HSC The NSW State Library is connecting HSC students with thousands of local and international newspapers, journals, magazines, reports, health and legal resources. This is a free online service.

Annotated Bibliography What is it? How do I make one?


Story Writing Tips Richard Harland's writing tips. These tips are for genre writers not literary writers, for storytellers not writers of semi-autobiographical memoirs. Some of them apply specifically to fantasy, SF and horror, most of them work for any popular fiction that needs page-turning excitement, suspense and a strong storyline.

Mem Fox has some tips for those of you that want to write picture books. Dos and Dont's and Advice for writers


Literature Map Are you stuck on reading only one author? Then why don't you check out this website and find out the names of similar.

Student wellbeing

Student Wellbeing Hub provides information for your wellbeing and safety. You can access games, quizzes and information about subjects that are important to you.

Headspace How to cope with stress related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) for young people.

Kids Help Line At kidshelpline no problem is too big or too small. 1800551800 Anytime. Any Reason.

Rosie This site has everything a young woman could want: advice on healthy relationships; access to support for a variety of health issues; tips on studying and getting out into the world of work.

Fun activities

Best Ideas for Kids website has a list of over 100 easy and low cost indoor activities and ideas for you!

Captain Underpants drawing lessons Dav Pilkey will be running weekly drawing lessons. There are also some fun activities on this page.