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Top five Chrome extensions for students

by Gary Fishlock

There’s nothing like the words “Your productive time on the web today is 23%” to galvanise you into more productive habits

You have an assignment due. The clock is ticking. And let’s be honest here – fiddling around with a million internet tabs and tools can be just as bad for your studying regime as binge watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix.

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Empty the tank

by Ruth Felice

Beyond money, beyond income, beyond opportunities – becoming self-made starts with choosing yourself”. – Nely Galan

It’s hard to believe in something, especially when that ‘something’ is yourself. Creating a successful outcome takes effort. And this time of year you might fall into the trap of thinking that you don’t have enough left in the tank to get you through until graduation.

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Hang in there

by Gary Fishlock

‘Everything in moderation’ may sound boring, but it’s sensible advice that could keep you on track and prevent your studies from suffering

Quitting may be great when it comes to cigarettes or other unhealthy lifestyle habits. But quitting your TAFE studies is another matter – definitely something that won’t be good for you. Especially after just two months. Read more…

From TAFE student to business owner

by Gary Fishlock

Why not go out on a limb? That’s where all the fruit is – Mark Twain

Okay, so you’ve finally finished high school. Chances are there may be a lot of well-intentioned people offering you a lot of advice about your options right now. What you should do next. Go to university. Get a job.

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4 reasons to take a break from study

by Georgia Blakeney

Clear out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it. – Dee Hock

You need to study. Fact. However you also need to keep moving, fill your lungs with fresh air, and absorb the wonderful world around you so you can study with better focus and determination. Check out these four inspirational adventures that will empower you to work harder and achieve results!

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Spring Semester – it’s the final stretch

by Gary Fishlock

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s important to keep your study and social lives in harmonious balance

It’s happened. Spring has well and truly sprung. The colour and abundance of nature is coming into bloom everywhere. Suddenly the idea of being out and about in this new found warmth is very appealing indeed.

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Top 10 tips for online study


It can be just as rigorous and demanding as face-to-face study and deserves to be treated with the same respect

Online study with TAFE NSW Online is a great way to learn at your own pace. And because it’s online it also means you can study almost anywhere you choose. On the bus or train, sitting in a café or under a tree in the park. You can even study at the beach!

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Grammar gremlins that steal marks

by Ruth Felice

Have common grammar rules been confusing you? Here’s a low-down on the most common mistakes

It’s getting close to the pointy end of the TAFE NSW calendar. Assignments are due, exams are scheduled and you may start to feel the pressure mounting. We all want to see our hard work reflected in our results, so be sure you aren’t throwing away marks because of these common grammar mistakes: Read more…