Studying from home, but not sure how to get started? Studying from home is can be hard for many students, so here are some tips for you to not only get by, but to excel!
Motivating yourself to study at home is extremely difficult. It’s hard to stay focussed, and your usual group of classmates and friends aren’t around to help keep you motivated. But this doesn’t mean that you should lose hope.
To stay motivated it is important that you stay in touch with your peers and teachers. As humans, we are social creatures. By communicating with your peers and teachers, you will remain focused and connected with your school or uni community. Your teachers are pivotal in helping you remain organised in an uncertain time. Teachers can also help with ensuring that you focus on your work.
Connecting with your peers is also essential. You can create group chats on various platforms to keep in touch, participate in Discussion Groups or setup daily Skype or Zoom calls with your peers. Stay connected with others doing the same subjects as you. Two brains are better than one they say 😉.
With your group of peers, you can discuss hard questions, question answering techniques & set up group study goals so ensure accountability. Remember, at times like this, you are all in this together!
Apart from friends and your teachers, your family support network is super important. Your family is there is to support and push you to succeed! Your family is there to support you when you feel overwhelmed with your workload, and also there to help you when you fall into a slump. Remember this! They are your well wishers. Use their support.
A goal is also key in staying motivated. Whether this goal is an ATAR, or a certain grade at university, by having a big picture view of why you are putting in this effort you will be able to maintain your focus and motivational drive.