StudyCrunch has been exclusively engaged in the development and presentation of success seminars for high school and tertiary students since 1985. Thousands of students have been through our programs throughout Australia during this time. Extensive research has been undertaken which clearly demonstrates our success in modifying students’ learning styles (a combination of strategies and motives) away from those not conducive to success towards those particularly conducive to success.
StudyCrunch is an Australian education provider. All programs have been developed in Australia specifically for Australian students.
The Junior Program: What is it?
The Junior program is a public two-day seminar for students in years 7, 8 & 9. It is presented during school holidays in Brisbane. Anyone may attend.
How you will benefit: Students emerge from the seminar better prepared for the demanding years ahead. They will possess valuable practical skills in summarising, association mapping, memory, revision, motivation, stress management, listening and examination techniques (see what’s covered in the Junior Seminar).
Does it work: This unique Australian program has been proven over twenty years with a broad range of students. It is presented by highly experienced eductors specialised in the process of learning. Each strategy or skill is fully explained, demonstrated and practised such that the student is able to apply it immediately.
- That they accomplish in their studies to the best of their ability, and
- That they enjoy as much as possible the learning experience.
For the past twenty years StudyCrunch has been pursuing the same goals, and our experience has shown time and again that both can be achieved with a single approach: give the students simple, practical and effective strategies to apply in any given learning situation, to allow them to feel more competent and in control.
In this unique program we take innovative learning strategies, stress reduction strategies, and self-motivation strategies and wrap them up in an intensive, fast moving and highly stimulating presentation specifically designed for junior high school students.
What’s it all about? – program objectives.
In the first few years of high school the student’s role needs to change from “passive” learner to “active” learner. In other words, the student needs to start participating in the learning process by developing an intrinsic interest in what is being learned, by searching for meaning, by interrelating new information with previous knowledge, and by taking responsibility for his or her success or lack of it. But we can’t just tell the student to “be active”. How should they be active? How can they participate?
The program’s objective is to provide simple, practical and effective strategies which the student can use to “participate” in any given learning situation; to assume personal control and responsibility and to generate some excitement in the process.
How is the seminar presented?
The seminar is presented via lectures, class discussion, class and group exercises and a very comprehensive 80 page manual which the students keep for future reference. Each strategy or skill is fully explained, demonstrated and practised such that the student is able to apply it immediately in his or her day-to-day school work. Students learn according to the principles taught in the seminar.
Who should attend a StudyCrunch seminar?
The course is not designed for students with learning difficulties. Nor is it designed for the genius. It is presentedfor those students who want to learn easier and more efficient methods of approaching study and student life. . . .for those who want to improve their ability and succeed to the best of those abilities. . . .and for those who perhaps don’t know what they want.
Previous seminars have seen a broad range of students with varying abilities all quickly and effectively develop the learning performance skills introduced. Almost everything covered in the two days is new to the student.
Here’s what you’ll learn
Being a student – what’s in it for me?
What is understanding, and how can you demonstrate it?
Fun techniques for recalling hundreds of key works and ideas.
How to remember fifty history dates in a couple of hours.
“Natural” memory systems; using logic.
The sure way to identify main, secondary and tertiary ideas.
How to map memory associations to really boost your note taking power.
Average listening effectiveness is only 25% – what you can do about it.
Why you forget most of what you study and how easy it is to prevent this.
Essay planning for speed and flow.
Organisation: one of the keys to success.
Why self-discipline doesn’t usually work. Find out what does.
A simple approach to motivation for more productivity and more fun.
Why goal setting doesn’t work by magic, but can deliver magical results.
The simple techniques for reducing stress and learning more.