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Top 15 HSC Resources to Use When Studying at Home During the Coronavirus

If you’ve been feeling unproductive while quarantined at home during this pandemic, you’re not alone! Studying at home is difficult when your routine has changed so drastically and that’s why we’ve put together the best HSC resources to help you out!

With the switch to learning remotely, Year 11 or 12 can be especially difficult, so we’ve put together a list of fifteen HSC resources that will help make things a little easier.

We’ve scoured the web for the best HSC resources from YouTube, education sites, forums and more to keep you on track during this difficult time.

Let’s dive right in!

#1: Eddie Woo’s YouTube Channel

HSC Resource

What is it?

Eddie Woo’s YouTube channel is a resource that explains mathematical content and concepts through videos.

How can it help?

Each video is helpfully separated into different topics, so if there’s a specific part of the syllabus you’re looking for extra support with, it’s super easy to find!

#2: HSC Ninja 

HSC Resource

What is it?

HSC Ninja is a compilation of HSC practice questions sorted by subject and topic!

How can it help?

The best way to study for exams is to practice exam-styled questions! HSC Ninja has already done the leg work of finding the questions, so it’s a brilliant resource to help you out with your study.

#3: HSC Economics Review YouTube Series by Art of Smart

HSC Economics Review

What is it?

The HSC Economics Review YouTube series by ArtofSmartTV does exactly that! The video episode covers different economic trends, policies and statistics, and deconstructs them for use in your Economics essays!

How can it help?

Staying up to date with economic trends and policies can be especially difficult during this time, so this handy video playlist will help your Economics study!

#4: THSC Online

HSC Resource

What is it?

THSC is a compilation of year 10, 11 and HSC past papers for every subject.

How can it help?

It’s a well-organised resource that provides you with exam preparation practice in an accessible format.

#5: Khan Academy 

What is it?

Khan Academy gives free explanatory content videos and practice questions and exams.

How can it help?

It explains difficult concepts well and offers a range of practice questions to help you apply these concepts practically! It is especially useful for maths, science and computing.

#6: HSC English Literary Program YouTube Series by Art of Smart 

What is it?

The HSC English Literary Program YouTube series breaks down different parts of the HSC English syllabus through helpful, episodal videos!

How can it help?

Each video either breaks down a text or a specific skill, such as essay writing and will help out with your English study!

#7: OpenLearn 

What is it?

OpenLearn offers thousands of free resources through courses, activities and articles for subjects such as Business Studies, Maths, History, Science and more!

How can it help?

These accessible resources can help consolidate your understanding and knowledge of your subjects!

#8: RMIT Learning Lab

What is it?

RMIT Learning Lab is a collection of online videos explaining concepts and topics of Maths, Physics and Chemistry for years 11-12.

How can it help?

Their large range of videos can help explain any mathematical or science concepts you may be struggling to understand. They also have free question booklets for you to work through!

#9: Study Stack

What is it?

Study Stack is an online flashcard program that lets you create your own flashcards online! There are flashcard banks already created for subjects like Business Studies, History, Geography, Maths and more!

How can it help?

Using flashcards is a great study tool for memorisation and recall. Creating them online without the need for printing and paper is even better!

#10: Art of Smart Resources

What is it?

The Art of Smart website has hundreds of free resources in the form of study guides, articles, practice questions and papers especially tailored for students just like you with resources specific to each HSC subject!

How can it help?

Subjects and topics are organised so you can find help for what you’re looking for! Our many study guides and exam practice questions can help you get on top of your schoolwork and exam preparation.

#11: Pascal Press

What is it?

Pascal Press provides free past papers and study guides that covers a range of HSC topics.

How can it help?

The more practice papers the merrier! Exposing yourself to a range of different exam-style questions will help you study well for your exams!

#12: NOVA

What is it?

NOVA is a website that provides free high-quality science videos on a range of topics and concepts.

How can it help?

Although not linked explicitly with the HSC syllabus, it is a fun and educational science resource that can help you consolidate your knowledge!

#13: Study Gizmo

What is it?

Study Gizmo is a free online time-table maker to help you fix your daily schedule for maximised productivity!

How can it help?

Taking frequent breaks and exercising is an important part of studying well, and keeping a schedule of regular exercise times and breaks is a great way to maintain good study habits. This simple time-table maker helps you do just that!

#14: BoredofStudies Forum

What is it?

The BoredofStudies Forum is a website with a large range of free resources for every subject and contains posts for a large range topics from managing exam stress to subject selection.

How can it help?

The website has a whole host of practice papers, example essays, course notes and much more to help with your study at home! Access is free with an email sign-up.

#15: StayFocusd

HSC Resource

What is it?

StayFocusd is a Chrome extension that limits the time you spend on ‘time-wasting’ websites. 

How can it help?

Once your allotted time for a particular site has been used up, the site will be inaccessible for the day. Although this cold turkey method may not work for everyone, it’s a helpful way to stay on track and prevent your 15-minute break to take up the rest of the day!

And that wraps up our resources to use when studying at home! 

We hope that these resources can help you stay on top of your study and adjust well to these challenging times!

And that wraps up our top 15 HSC resources while studying at home – good luck!

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Millicent Tai hopes to one day become a full-time teacher and is currently studying a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science at UNSW. She enjoys tutoring students at Art of Smart in English and Maths and has loved reading and writing for as long as she can remember. In her spare time, you can find her avidly reading Christian biographies or fishing in Animal Crossing.

 

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