- Talent 100 Mentor
- Daniel Czapski
- School Attended
- Christian Brothers' High School Lewisham
- Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) with a Major in Physics and Mathematics at the University of New South Wales
- Ranked 4th in state for Studies of Religion I, HSC All‑Rounder, Awarded the Michael Damien Forrester Award for Dux of the School, Awarded Science Achiever's Award.
My top 5 study tips
1Don't just memorise formulae.Try to aim for an understanding of the underlying mechanisms and facts: if you understand why something is so, it will help you apply it correctly and that is what marks are awarded for.
2Try to take breaks. Studying for hours in a contiguous block is possible, but it is far easier to retain information if you break it up.
3Be disciplined in your study. Whether you study consistently or tend to study a lot just before exams, try to be organised and disciplined. Know what you need to know, how long it will (realistically) take, form a plan and execute.
4Practice. Once you are confident in your content, practice. Don't be afraid to use the solutions if you get stuck. Do a few questions each time you complete a topic or section.
5Maintain some balance. Your academic career is a marathon, not a sprint: work hard but remember not to peak too early and risk burning out before the finish line.