Remote learning has become the new norm for many students throughout the nation. Some thrive in this environment (pajamas all day anyone?) while others are itching to get back into a brick-and-mortar classroom.
So how exactly can students overcome distractions in order to maximize their level of learning and have a better work/life balance? Here are some of the best tips:
1) Keep your phone out of reach and on silent mode
One of the biggest distractions that students face when studying is their phone. It’s tempting to see what the latest Instagram posts are and to snap your friend back, but this will take precious time away from studying – actually prolonging your day. By keeping your phone out of sight and on silent mode, it greatly reduces the likelihood of you constantly checking your phone.
2) Have a designated quiet area
3) Have an end goal in mind
4) Understand that the more time you procrastinate, the later you will finish your work
Set a goal for yourself to finish your work by a certain time. This will provide you with more structure and will lessen the temptation to spend those 15 minutes scrolling through Twitter. This tip will also help you to distance yourself from social media for a while which is proven to be healthy for mental wellbeing.
5) Create a virtual study group
Creating a virtual study group will provide you with the best of both worlds – you get to have that social aspect whilst getting your work done at the same time. It can be extremely difficult having to socially distance from friends and classmates, so being as interactive as possible during this time is imperative. Another positive aspect of studying with others is the fact that you can collaborate and help one another if you’re stuck on a problem.
6) Obtain a tutor
For many students, obtaining a subject-expert tutor (especially during this new era of remote learning) will help them tremendously. Having someone there to keep you on track, create a guided and personalized plan, review your work, and be able to answer any questions that you may have on demand, is extremely beneficial.
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