Solicit any idea among family members on the effective ways to learn during
this time of pandemic.
1. Communicate to others in your home that you will be studying
It’s crucial to let anyone else in your home know when you’ll be studying, whether it is a set time each day or a block of hours on certain days. This will give you quiet time to focus and hopefully ensure that you are not disturbed.
2. Tune out distractions
If you find that you need to tune out the noise being made by others around your home, prepare yourself with some headphones and your favorite studying music. Instrumental music—classical, jazz, lo-fi hip hop or synthwave, for example—is helpful as background music canceling out unwanted noise as well as providing a motivating soundtrack for studying. Experiment with different genres to see what works for you.
During your chosen study times, focus. The more focused and dedicated you are, the more effective your study time will be. If you go over your allotted time, great! Your hyper-focus helped you to study hard and prepare even more than you’d planned. If you’re finding it difficult to focus, take a short break to stretch, breathe, or enjoy some refreshments.
4. Reward Yourself
Focusing on studying during a pandemic, especially under quarantine or shelter-in-place orders, comes with particular difficulties. If you’ve managed to study and foon for the duration of your goal time, be sure to reward yourself! The reward could be an extra hour of binge-watching your favorite show, eating an indulgent dessert, taking a nap or anything else that you enjoy. This will reinforce good study habits and, of course, it will be a well-deserved treat.
5. Keep reading
Whether you’re reading for pleasure or for reference, keep at it. Reading has been proven to help with vocabulary, grammar and comprehension on standardised tests. It will also help to stimulate your mind in your downtime.
6. Set realistic goals
When coming up with your study plan, be sure to set goals that you can actually achieve. If you plan to study for three hours a day while perhaps also juggling a full-time job that you’re now trying to do from home, you may fall short and lose motivation. Read some of our study and time management tips to help determine a manageable study schedule.