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Talent 100 Mentor
Frances Tso
School Attended
Sydney Girls
Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts at the University of New South Wales
Achievements
  • • UNSW Law ‑ Dixon Family Scholarship 2019
  • • UNSW Arts and Social Sciences ‑ Humanities and Languages Scholarship 2017
  • • HSC Distinguished Achiever in English Advanced, English Extension 1, Legal Studies, Modern History and History Extension
  • • UNSW ICAS Writing Competition 2014 – Certificate of High Distinction
  • • Academic Achievement 2014 – 1st in Science
  • • Academic Achievement 2014 – 2nd in Commerce
  • • Academic Achievement 2014 – 2nd in English
  • • Academic Achievement 2014 – 3rd in History
  • • Academic Achievement 2014 – 3rd in PDHPE
  • • UNSW ICAS Writing Competition 2013 – Certificate of High Distinction
  • • UNSW ICAS English Competition 2013 – Certificate of Distinction
  • • UNSW ICAS Writing Competition 2012 – Certificate of Distinction
  • • UNSW ICAS English Competition 2012 – Certificate of Distinction

My top 5 study tips

1Remember that your grades do not define who you are as a person. Do not let one bad mark deter you from aiming high, achieving your goals or realising your talent.

2Learn from your mistakes. Take the time to read through your previous essays and the feedback your teachers and mentors have given you, no matter how brutal their comments may seem. More often than not, there are little nuggets of gold in their feedback, which you can then use to implement in your next exam paper.

3Take care of your physical health by nourishing your body with nutritious food and lots of water. It is also important not to downplay the importance of your mental health. Do not suffer in silence. If you are struggling, reach out to someone you trust or utilise services such as Kids Helpline or Headspace.

4Use colour and lots of it! Get a colour coding system going, especially when you are reading through different books and texts.

5Give credit where credit is due! Often students place an overwhelming emphasis on their bad marks and, as a result, overlook their accomplishments. Use your achievements as extra motivation to continue to improve and flourish.

Great futures begin with great HSC results

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