Getting distracted by ringing phones, people interruptions, clutter or maybe the background noise? Studying at home requires a strong determination than usual to stay focused and adapt those techniques in digital environment.
Distractions come in waves and so does the urges to check on things like your phones or watch Television. But these enormous yearnings last only for a short while. If you’re able to resist that initial wave, you’ll be able to carry on studying instead of succumbing to temptation.
Let us help you make this demanding adjustment a bit more achievable
Having a pre-study ritual is always a good way to start, things like clearing your place, grabbing the required stationary you’ll need, keeping headphones, and creating a to-do list will help you to have a great start.
Have a dedicated learning space
Inhabited yourself in a clean space that is separate from your relaxation or sleep area and let others at home know when you will be attending your e-learning sessions.
Connect with your learning community
Be proactive in reaching out to your professors or teachers about concerns or questions. Communicate with your professors or lecturers and share your study plans, this will keep you accountable and motivated.
Create a routine
Demonstrate a daily routine as if you were going to classes. Include morning rituals, such as getting dressed and eating breakfast before you start, this will help you establish a sense of structure.
Attending e-learning sessions
Have a notebook and pen handy when you attend your e-learning sessions, make notes while listening to or watching an online lecture and try to keep any other distractions to a minimum.
While reading the chapters, underline or mark the difficult words and find simple meaning or synonyms of these words.
Try Active Studying
A simple technique of asking questions to yourself before, during, and after study time. This helps in regulating study direction and overseeing the syllabus. Do the relevant reading beforehand and generate questions if there is anything you aren’t sure about.
You can also create some visual aids like slides, flow charts, story webs, presentations or mind maps to simplify the information and help you understand more easily.
Organize group chats
Make use of online tools such as Skype or Zoom that you can download for free and enable you to coordinate video chats with groups of people and set up study groups with your classmates. Discuss the ideas, analyze texts together.
Stay on track
Identify the pattern of assessments and the number of exams you will have. Keep your assignments ready. Check your mailbox regularly to stay updated on declaration or advisory messages from your learning community.
Take regular breaks
Identify the hours you are most productive and pivot your study hours accordingly, then schedule your short intervals before and after the productive hours this helps you stay energized.
Schedule small breaks to socialize. Grab some coffee to prevent burnout and keep you focused for longer. Enjoy surfing online for some funny or motivational videos. Also, having a small reward to look forward to at the end of each session can help you stay motivated.
Your brain and physique need healthy nutrition to help stay focused and enthusiastic. Having healthy food will make you stay strong and help you muddle through stress and fight illness.
Physical exercise releases proteins in the brain that can help improve your memory and increase your cognitive performance. It energizes your body and also gives a kick start to your brain. Thus, a short interval of regular exercise is must to add in your daily routine.
Procrastination and distraction can prevent you from accomplishing what you need to get done in timely manner. Set your goals with a timeline, start from short achievable goals and get organized. This will help to avoid negative consequences of delays.
Most of the stress associated with studying is a result of poor schedule that leads to stressful cramming the night before your exams. Divide your study into multiple spaced out sessions, maintain focus for 30 minutes at a time, rather than for an eight-hour cramming session.
To avoid interruption or being distracted by an unfinished or half-done task, manage your daily chores out of the way before starting your study sessions. This way you can look forward to relaxing when you are done with study time.
‘A good laugh and long sleep are the two best cures for anything’. Students of all ages should get at least eight hours of sleep. This ensures that the brain is refreshed and ready to process all the information learned during the day. A good night sleep makes you more alert and improves memory, leading to better test results. Hence adequate sleep is especially important the night before a test. Don’t try to force yourself to study when your brainpower isn’t at its peak.
Studying at home has its own perks it’s a comfortable, low-pressure environment and is a great alternative to traditional pattern of study at universities. Make complete use of given time with proper planning, it can be an effective way to study at your pace.
“On the other side of assessments, 8 hours of classes, 4hours of practice, 2 hours of experiment and homework. there’s waiting your goal with the noblest job. Choose your habits carefully, they decide your future”
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