Amidst the COVID-19 epidemic and school closure, students still have to study to stay on track with their academics. It is easy for students to get distracted or procrastinate while trying to study at home. However, studying at home has its unique advantages; a comfortable low pressured environment. It also comes with its disadvantages, a very high level of distractions; like chores and even taking naps or scrolling through social media can take much of your time causing procrastination.
We have put together 6 tips to help you study at home without distraction;
1. Study at the right time: Taking advantage of the best time of the day you feel most productive, between 9 am and 12noon, when your brainpower is at its peak is a great time to study.
2. Have a study area: Create a designated study zone. Keep your study area clean and organized so you can put more time into studying. Get all your study materials together to avoid been distracted by any missing study material.
3. Get all distractions out of the way: Getting distractions out of the way makes it much easier to focus on the task at hand. Take care of daily chores before starting your study session to avoid interruption, or being distracted by an unfinished chore.
4. Create a study timetable: Write your schedule down so you can remember it and refer to it often. Set reasonable limits for how much time you spend studying each day, and break your study session up into manageable chunks of time. Don’t try to force yourself to study, you can spend 30minutes for each subject with 10 minutes break Try to study when you are most alert, so you can process and retain the information while studying.
5. Use a timer: Setting a timer helps keep you focused on the task at hand; commit to working until the timer goes off as this helps keep you on track to cover all the material you need to.
6. Set a time for practice: Studying isn’t complete without practice. Doing homework or assignment can help you practice. Another fun way is creating questions cards which you can help you with remembering what you studied.