In this digital age, and on the back of a pandemic, distance learning has become more of a thing than it used to be. You can study from the comfort of your home. If that’s true of you, how can you make the best of it? Here are five tips that can help you succeed:
Plan your Routine
Try to maintain a regular schedule, just as you would if you were at school. Set aside specific times for schoolwork, chores, and other important matters. You can adjust your schedule as needed. It is a good idea to write down your schedule and put it where you will easily see it
Part of growing up is realizing that sometimes you have to tackle the work at hand—even when you aren’t motivated. Don’t procrastinate. It’s easy to make excuses and say, ‘I’ll do my schoolwork later.’ Then you don’t do it later, and you end up getting behind.
Create a Study Space
Have on hand all the materials you need. Make your learning environment comfortable, but not cosy. You’re there to work, not to snooze! If you can’t have a dedicated area for your schoolwork, maybe the kitchen or a bedroom could be set aside as your study space during your school period. An environment free from distractions is essential for distance learning.
Learn to Focus
Concentrate on the subject at hand, and don’t multitask. If you try to do several things at once, you’re more likely to make mistakes and take longer to complete your work.
Go for a walk, ride your bike or exercise. A hobby too can refresh you. But get your work done first. Take small but frequent breaks. It can be a struggle to sit down for hours, so getting up often makes it easier to pay attention and keep a good attitude.