How to study

Make a schedule and stick to it

Creating an individual or shared timetable is a great way to develop a routine, and manage all that at-home time. The bonus of a shared timetable is that your group members may help keep you accountable!

Create a study space

Although you may be competing with others in your household, try to mark out a work space where possible. A lot of us are sharing close quarters with housemates at the moment and desk space can feel like a real luxury, but having a designated work space (event if it is a portion of the dining table) creates boundaries between your work time and your break time. Even if this is temporary each time you use it, place some physical objects around you to customise it. Make it comfy.

Facilitate virtual tutorial-style discussions or study groups

Host a session using any of the platforms listed in ‘Where to Meet’. Make sure to create a plan and/or focus questions to structure the session. These could be developed by asking group members if they have anything particular they want to discuss or work on together as a group.

Save or record study sessions/meetings to refer to later

Saving or recording what you cover in your study session means you can refer back to it later, or pass on points to group members who were unable to take part. Both Zoom and Skype have record/save options.

Make sure to break-up your desk time

Becoming square-eyed has never done wonders for brain power, productivity or keeping well – and we’re at a higher risk than ever at the moment! Get up from your desk, dance, step outside for some gulps of fresh air, practice your headstand, or, just make a cuppa – all will get your circulation going and give your eyes and brain a break.

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