Effective goal setting will be a major help during your stressful HSC! When it comes to exams, always aim a little higher than you need! Once you’ve set yourself this target, break it down a little! Think about the minimum marks you need in each subject to achieve your goal ATAR, as well as your strengths and weaknesses (so that you can prioritise your weaknesses) and always allow maximum time to PRACTICE and familiarise yourself with past papers!! This goal setting technique allows you to study smart and not waste precious time memorising and rote learning information that will unlikely be examined.