2. Create a dedicated study space
It’s important to think about where you can study and to spend some time creating a suitable study space. A study space within a separate room will mean that you have segregation between your home life and your study life.
Where possible, try and find a space with lots of natural light and supplement with artificial light to ensure that your eyes are not strained by prolonged screen time. Try to remove distractions, such as your mobile phone and avoid using the internet for anything other than study during your dedicated study time.
Having a dedicated study space will be very helpful when attending any live sessions or working collaboratively with your peers.
When making your choice, consider;
- The internet connection speed and stability
- the background you will present when using your webcam
- the potential for disruptive background noise
lighting and comfort.
It’s also recommended to take regular breaks from your study. Try not to sit still in the same position for more than 30 minutes at a time.
Take time to stand up and walk around often, exercise where possible and give yourself mental breaks as well as physical ones.
When you have completed a piece of a reading or a section of your assignment, take a break and do something completely different to re-energise your brain, even if it is just to do some household chores.