Everyone associates home with relaxing and blowing off steam; that is why the idea of studying does not sit well with them. However, you’ll find yourself in situations that require you to study from home. Even though it’s not a school environment, I bet you can create for yourself a conducive study environment.
Whether you like to wake up to study or to the same later in the day, make sure you have a timetable to work with. This way, when you settle down, you go straight to your books. Working with a timeline is an effective, time-saving hack because your brain will always be prepared for your day’s task. You’ll cease asking, “when will I do my homework?” and actually get down to it.
If you have a friend who lives by, consider inviting them over for a study session. Studying with someone else gives you the motivation to stay longer and be more productive. Ensure it’s someone who’s goal oriented so that you don’t spend your entire study session talking or playing games.
When you’re studying with someone, you can also consider sharing the same timetable, if you study the same course. This allows you to consult on areas you did not understand at the end of the session.
Studying under a tree in the afternoon is an excellent way of keeping up with your academic performance. Remember that whether you’re at home or in school, time still goes by and soon, you’ll need to sit for your exams.
Your attitude towards study will determine if you’re succeed in being productive or not. Be intentional about it and make time to go through your notes. Be sure to tell your household that you’ll be studying from home so that they give you ample time to do so. After all, they too look forward to your academic excellence.
Set Reasonable Goals
This is very important because many students set themselves for failure by setting the bar too high. You know your capabilities, so make sure that your goals are in line with them. Don’t push yourself too hard because you’ll need to take time of studying to be well again. You’re better off doing just enough each day and appreciating the progress as you go.
That said, don’t set the bar too low as well. You need a challenge that will keep you going the entire home you’re staying at home. Make sure you keep advancing the challenge because this shows you can do anything you set your mind on.
Review Your Progress
This just means going back to the notes you’ve already gone through to see if you’ve mastered all the concepts. There is no need rushing through your notes, if at the end of the day, you learn nothing. At the end of each week, review your progress to see how well you’re doing.
You can create flashcards and ask one of your siblings to help you go through all of them. Flashcards are an excellent way of memorizing information because they’ll have your mind active.
The truth is studying from home is not easy, so if you succeed in making progress, you should definitely reward yourself. Rewards could be something as simple as making your favorite meal or going to your favorite restaurant. You could also buy yourself more study material to make your study sessions more productive.
This is an excellent way of ensuring that you master everything you learn. Get a new notebook and a pet so that you write down all the important points as you study. Make people take note-taking for granted when it’s the key to memorizing information.
When you write something down, the brain registers it as important. This is a good way also of ensuring that you have an easy way of revising different topics without having to go all the pages again.
Studying from home is not conventional, but it’s quite possible. Make sure you’re intentional and that you have a timetable to work with. Remember to but a notebook and a pen so you can take notes as you study. The goals you set should be challenging, but don’t set the bar too high because this is akin to setting yourself for failure.