SPECIALISED EXAM WORKSHOPS

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QCS WORKSHOPS

Take the stress out of QCS! Our workshops cover all elements of the QCS test, from test strategies to practice questions. 

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NAPLAN WORKSHOPS

Make NAPLAN testing a breeze! Our workshops equip students with the skills they need to fulfil their potential in the NAPLAN tests.

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GENERAL YEAR 7–12 WORKSHOPS

EFFECTIVE LEARNING WORKSHOPS

Unlock the secrets to succeeding in senior! These workshops focus on tips and tricks that our facilitators have developed over decades of teaching experience.

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Mindset and Emotional Wellbeing

This workshop essentially equips students with the emotional skills and attitudes that will help them to experience success at school. These are based around the ideas covered in the Mighty Minds’ Wheel of Success model.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The importance of valuing education
  • Wellbeing and emotional intelligence
  • Growth mindset
  • Goal-setting
  • Creating study networks
Effective Learning
  • Time management
  • Active learning methods
  • Self-investment (study space and study habits)
  • Motivation
  • General tips for success
Skills Across the Curriculum

Especially designed for the new assessment system, this workshop is all about helping students to successfully tackle assessment tasks.

This workshop includes information about:

  • How to prepare for your ATAR exam – exam stress
  • Breaking down ISMGs
  • Putting things into perspective
Problem-solving and Lateral Thinking

This workshop has activities that are designed to improve students’ ability to think creatively in order to solve problems. We provide proven methods for undertaking problems successfully. This workshop can be targeted at specific subjects.

Developing the Scope and Depth of Responses – cognitive thinking

All ATAR subjects require students to communicate their ideas effectively through a written medium. In order to achieve top marks, students will need to be able to demonstrate depth and scope of thought.

This workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to critical and creative thinking and its importance in everyday life
  • Cognitive Skills and the associate skills to apply them
  • Steps for breaking down and responding to a question
  • Example questions and time to practise responding

WRITING SKILLS WORKSHOPS

These workshops break writing down into a manageable, step-by-step process. They can be adapted for a variety of writing styles and year levels.

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Writing – Idea Generation

Based around analytical writing, this workshop provides students with strategies for generating ideas and gives them opportunities to practise being creative in response to various stimuli.

Writing – Editing, Proofreading and Fundamental Literacy
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Redundant and ambiguous expression
  • Editing checklist
  • Identification of errors in sample essay
Writing – Planning
  • Audience
  • Genre
  • Text structure
  • Mind maps
Writing – General (The six-stages of the writing process)

We recommend this workshop as an alternative to the more detailed sessions outlined above, however it could also occur in conjunction with one or two of the more specialised writing workshops. The workshop covers Mighty Minds’ six stages of writing: idea generation, planning, drafting (text structure and language features), Editing and putting together the final product. Generally, we would recommend an analytical focus, however there is the potential to explore other genres if requested. Students will complete short activities based on each step in the process.

Writing – Drafting
  • Organising research
  • Text structure and extended PEEL paragraphs
  • Writing introductions and conclusions
  • Improving paragraph and sentence structure
  • Essay deconstruction and improvement
  • Language features
  • Cohesion and clarity
  • Vocabulary

Workshop Booking Form

Workshops

Complete the form below to register your interest in a Mighty Minds workshop.

A Mighty Minds staff member will contact you to discuss further details.

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