Hey there! Are you a student plugging away at your studies but not getting anywhere? Have your past years studying shown you a few traps you fall into over and over again as a student? Do any of the following sound familiar:
I get overwhelmed the closer we get to exams - I don’t know where to start and how to hold all of the information in
I spend too much time on low-payoff studying (e.g. formatting and reformatting something until it looks ‘just right’).
My body crashes and burns…I feel burnt out a few months out from the important exams!
I find myself procrastinating. A lot. I mean, my room suddenly really tidy but inside I’m panicking about all of the work that has to get done.
I get caught up in trying to do things perfectly - I spend far too long on tasks, or I don’t bother making a start because I know I won’t be able to get it to the level I want it to be.
If this all sounds a bit too close to home, then Nimble Noodle may be just the course for you - we cover the academic, psychological, and physical factors that lead to study success when it comes to your ATAR.
what is a nimble noodle?
A Nimble Noodle is someone who can use their brain flexibly. When it comes to students, we’re talking about using your noodle in a nimble way so that you can stay focused on your studies and make it through to the end of the year. You see, being successful in your studies isn’t just about studying. It’s about:
Understanding how you learn and how to work with it (rather than against it),
Getting into the right mindset for studying,
Learning how to maintain your motivation and resist procrastination, and of course,
Having a body that lasts the distance
In our Nimble Noodle online course we’ll help you in a holistic way - academically, psychologically, and physically.
what’S iN THE nimble noodle COURSE?
The Nimble Noodle course is organised into three parts: Prep, Cook, and Plate Up.
PREP - This section is all about getting your ingredients and equipment together for your recipe. In it, we’ll first do some groundwork to look at who you are as a student, where you fall down, and identify areas to work on. We’ll then cover how to get into the right mindset for studying. Finally, we’ll look at study and learning skills (including how to work with the limitations of your memory!).
COOK - Next up is the cook section of our Nimble Noodles, which is about lasting the distance in this year-long cook-off. In it, we’ll cover the health habits that will help you stay illness-free and full of energy so that your studies are optimised. We’ll then look at how to maintain motivation to stay on track, and finally we’ll look at building sustainability in your studies so as to avoid student burnout.
PLATE UP - In the final section of the Nimble Noodle course, we’ll look at tips specifically for exam preparation and crunch time (the big day).
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Nimble Noodle is brought to you by our clinical psychologist Dr Joyce Chong, and Dr Kevin Yong, GP and blogger at eat.move.chill They’ve worked together over the years to help students get set for their studies and exams, and we’ve put together our best tips that work so you can access them all in the one place.
Joyce has a special interest in learning and memory, having completed her PhD in the link between anxiety and working memory. She also worked extensively with students at University Counselling and Psychological Services for many years, helping them stay on track with their studies through a combination of developing strong study skills, managing moods that get in the way of effective studying, and also developing the right mindset for success.
Kevin is a firm believer in the benefits of a healthy body for wellbeing and the mind. His focus is on helping students look after themselves in ways that support their learning and concentration, and to ensure that they stay well and illness-free for this very significant year of their lives.
If you’re keen on Nimble Noodle, register your interest below for when this very special course launches.