My top 10 tips to own studying at home
Updated: Dec 3, 2020
Get all your notes, books, pencils, pens and paper ready before your start. Have the resources you intend to use all lined up and ready to deploy. Let’s go
Have a plan
Decide what you want to study, in advance. Create a schedule and follow it. It doesn’t have to be complex & super detailed (although it helps) Even a simple to-do list will do!
Take good notes
Jot down any key bits of information you learn or come across. I recommend taking notes on material you haven’t quite mastered yet so when you come back to it you will find it useful.
Put your phone on do not disturb. Turn of the TV & the radio. Find somewhere quiet to study. Have a nice clean area to work in. An uncluttered workspace leads to an uncluttered mind!
Try not to study for long periods without having a break. Numerous studies have shown that that concentration and retention levels are improved when we take regular short breaks, so feel free to take out five minutes and have a little snack every now and then.
Break it down
Into Bitesize easy to digest, manageable chunks. The smaller the better. Nothing beats the feeling of ticking all the areas you have covered and progress can be a big motivator.
Write it down
Use a journal to monitor and track your progress. You can also use to jot down any questions you may have for your teacher so you don’t forget to ask them later.
Celebrate your achievements
Learning at home can sometimes be tricky and can require determination, self-discipline and patience. Give yourself a pat on the back & reward or treat yourself for every small victory.
Trying to do loads of things at once can be difficult. Trying to learn loads of things at once can be too. Do your assignments one at a time, in a linear fashion if you can.
Ask for help
When things get difficult, you don’t need to suffer in silence. Ask your parents. Reach out to your peers. Ask your teacher. And if all else fails feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to help you with any questions you may have.