Articles By Yvonne

Need help with your CTA Final Exam prep?

CTA Study Prep

Recorded Webinar A lot of students ask me for advice about how to structure their study plans for the final exam stretch. What should they focus on? How much should they revise? What if they’re not ‘ready’ for questions, or have forgotten Test 1 topics?! I’ve recorded a webinar...

Does procrastinating affect your studying?

Studying later

I’ve surveyed students about the things that affects their studying. Here are the results for how students feel about procrastination: “Not an issue at all” Not an issue at all 5% “It worries me a little” 16% “It worries me closer to exams” 16% “It totally stresses me out”...

The Perfectionist Student

The Perfectionist Student

Perfectionism: Should students keep it? Or lose it? A lot of people believe that perfectionists make the best students. Their drive, ambition and desire to achieve… surely this would make them excellent students!? Some Con’s Seldom feel good enough Accomplishments don’t feel like triumphs Can’t let go of problems...

How can you change your study habits?

How to change study habits

More than the theory of our subjects, and the technical details, ineffective study habits can keep students from succeeding. A lot of students need to change their study habits. I wrote an article recently on how studying is like going to gym. SO many students sent me messages saying...

Why studying is like going to gym

gym vs studying

Expectation? We sign up for studies for very similar reasons as the gym contract. We want to improve ourselves and our lives. We FULLY intend to stick to our commitment. THIS will be the year that we get ourselves healthy, and pass those exams. THIS is it. Everything changes...

“I’m not ready to do a question”

Perfectionist student

“I’m not Ready” “I’m not ready to do questions” “I’m not ready to write the exam” I hear this ALL the time Let’s talk about it Think on these things (As you listen to the video and read this. I want you to CONSCIOUSLY note the thoughts that run...

Stop looking for a mentor

Stop looking for a mentor

Sheryl Sandberg – ‘Lean In’ “I realized that searching for a mentor has become the professional equivalent of waiting for Prince Charming. We all grew up on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” which instructs young women that if they just wait for their prince to arrive, they will be...

Insights: Balancing professional and technical skills

Maggie Perotin

Maggie Perotin “Throughout the years, I have learned, and proven, that with a great skilled leader, a team can be happy at work, successfully go through change, and love what they do while delivering incredible results.” Director – Service Excellence. BGIS Solutions Canada; Who is Maggie? “I have a...

CTA Auditing “Right Now” Course

Right Now studying

CTA – What can you do right now? What is “Right Now” Studying? Read here Mock Test: R400 (Details) Do a question NOW! I want to help you by helping to figure out where your knowledge currently is, and what you need to work on. You studied last year,...

“Right Now” Studying

Right Now studying

What’s “Right Now” studying? What are you able to do RIGHT NOW? What knowledge are you comfortable with RIGHT NOW!? Before any revision. Before any notes, material. What can you do RIGHT NOW?  If you’re able to get marks for topics, and you’re comfortable with the knowledge now, why...