Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a playwriting learning workshop at school with a company called Papatango.
We brainstormed and then wrote our own one act plays in small groups with the assistance of a professional playwright who taught us all about the styles of writing and what makes a good story and script.
He was very helpful in providing critiques and tips to make all of our scripts better. It was such an interesting experience because it provided insight into a completely new career option and all the different options the acting world holds.
The highlight of the course was when actors came into the school and made our scripts a reality. We also got all our scripts made into a book that we got to keep after the workshop. Overall, I found the experience so interesting and something that I’d never normally have gotten to try.
Top Ten Study Skills Tips
- Fistly, find time to study – If you manage your time badly, inevitably you will be less productive than if you manage it well. This can lead to increased stress and anxiety levels, especially around exam time.
- Secondly, keep to a routine – Work in the same place at the same time each day. Also, make sure you have everything you need before you start.
- Thirdly, work to your strengths – Schedule challenging tasks for when you are most alert, and routine ones for when you may be feeling more tired.
- And also, don’t waste time – Rather than reading irrelevant material, skim and scan to help you decide if you need to read something critically and in-depth.
- Plus, you must avoid distractions – Related to above. Switch emails and social media off to prevent your mind wandering while trying to learn new information!
- And also, regularly review your notes – Edit out what you don’t need. Ask yourself the question: “Is this information is relevant to my assignment, and how does it relate to what I already know.”
Our final Three study tips
- Plus, vary how you to take notes – For example, use Mind Maps and diagrams to generate ideas and linear notes to focus your ideas for essay or report plans.
- And also, be critical – Make sure that you always add your own comment to every concept or quotation that you write down. Maintain a critical and analytical approach at all times!
- Plus, do pan your work – If writing an assignment produce a detailed plan before you start to write it. This will make the drafting process much less stressful