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Study from home successfully

Study tips
Published 8 Jun, 2020  ·  3 minute read

Are you worried about what it will be like to study from home? 

Although it can be challenging, our students have proven that you can still thrive while studying online. We asked them to share their best advice and tips that help them to study at home successfully.

Create a daily routine

All of our students said that it is important to keep up a routine to give your day structure. This will ensure you remain motivated, disciplined and even keep up self-esteem. Self-management skills are also highly valued by future employers.

Wake up at a regular hour and schedule in time for your classes and tutorials, as well as regular breaks, exercise and recreational time. If you need a place to start, there many tools to help you on your way, which leads to our next point…

Use tools to help manage your time

Even though you might not be leaving home to attend your classes, life as a student is still very busy. You will still have to keep on top of multiple tasks, attend lectures and tutorials, submit assessments and of course manage your personal time.

Not many of us are masters of time management on our own. Make use of your calendar, daily to-do lists, and reminder apps to help you.

You don’t have to use apps if that’s not your thing. Krathansi from Malaysia uses a printed calendar for major monthly tasks such as assessments. She finds that writing it down and having it posted up somewhere she can see it helps keep her accountable.

Watch our study from home successfully videos from China

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  • Check out our recommended organisational tools, including calendar and planner applications, project management tools, and to-do list tools.

Minimise distractions

There’s no doubt that you can get distracted when you study from home, as you’re within arm’s reach of snacks, streaming services and social media. Try to minimise distraction by having a quiet and comfortable place where you can carry out your work and turn off distractions such as phone and social media notifications.

Rico from Hong Kong (SAR) says although it can be very distracting studying from home, putting away his phone helps.

Watch our study from home successfully videos from China

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  • See our productivity study hacks for tools that help you with note taking, organisation and mindfulness while you study at home.

Engage in healthy habits

Keep your mind and body healthy by getting enough rest, exercise, proper nutrition and social time with friends and family. Healthy habits will refresh and recharge you to do your best in your work and studies.

Kelly from China says getting enough sleep, eating healthily, taking breaks and exercising are some of the most important things she needs for a great study experience.

Watch our study from home successfully videos from China

Tip: Try out recipe ideas to channel your inner MasterChef and cook healthy, delicious meals at home.

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