The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has meant that students at a range of educational institutions have had to alter the way they complete their studies, namely being forced to study from home due public gathering restrictions. This does come with some benefits, however distractions and the tendency to procrastinate could hamper the productivity of your studies at home, ultimately having a negative impact on your academic performance. This blog will share some tips on how to make sure you get the best out of your studies at home.
Keep a healthy sleeping schedule
Due to the freedom of not having to wake up early and physically attend a class, it may be tempting to negate a proper sleeping schedule; going to sleep and getting up when you feel like it. However, not getting the right amount of the sleep can have adverse effects on your brainpower and ability to study. Students should be getting at least 8 hours sleep in order to be restored and ready to learn the next day.
Figure out your productivity peaks and troughs
By knowing what times of the day you are most productive and what times you begin to peter out, you can plan your studies in order to get the most out of them. It makes sense to do the more difficult portions of your studies when you are most attentive and leave the easier tasks for the times when your brainpower dwindles.
Create a timetable
Being left to your own devices to study multiple subjects can be quite daunting. By creating a timetable, you can break down what you need to study and organize your day. Draw up a schedule that assigns reasonable chunks of time to required tasks along with break intervals and stick to it.
Establish a study area
Having the freedom to work anywhere in your home may result in you working in a spot that is not conducive to productive learning. Ideally, you want to pick a spot that is reminiscent of your classroom study space i.e. find a desk or table with enough space for your study materials. By doing this, you will get your mind in the right zone for learning.
Implement some of these simple tips and you can enhance your learning experience at home!