Every year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving good results in the end-of-school exams. This can lead to students feeling extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic expectations. In this new edition of Surviving Year 12, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Australia’s leading adolescent psychologist, gives advice to students on how they can cope with the pressure, work smarter and actually enjoy their final year of high school.
Michael Carr-Gregg writes: ‘One of the new themes I incorporate in this updated edition is that essentially Year 12 is like a game – and once you know how to play the game, your chances of getting what you want out of the year increase rapidly.’ Dr Carr-Gregg includes advice on:
• how not to get trapped by social media like Facebook and Twitter
• the secrets of studying smarter
• overcoming anxiety and stress
• getting enough sleep (the best study tool of all!)
• setting goals
• dealing with procrastination
• ensuring exercise and diet regimes are good
• how to cope with the exams themselves
Most importantly Dr Carr-Gregg offers humorous encouragement to both students and their parents on how to maintain perspective and keep their sanity intact during this important year. With a special section just for parents, as well as words of wisdom from past students and teachers, Surviving Year 12 is a must-have for final year student and their families.
About the Author
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is a psychologist specialising in adolescent mental health and parenting adolescents. He is the founder of CanTeen, the acclaimed cancer patients’ support group for teenagers in Australia and New Zealand. In 1995 he was appointed an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. In 2003 he was one of the founding members of the National Coalition Against Bullying and became one of their national spokespersons.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 3rd January 2012
Publisher: Finch Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.6 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.306