School feels distant when on holiday and activities unrelated to school are aplenty. You are still saddled with holiday homework. If you can’t concentrate and avoid distractions, this guide offers the best pointers.
- Create a planner
- Prioritize your work
- Set up a study area
- Work at your optimal time
- Inform your family
- Take short breaks
- Avoid distractions
- Establish a routine
Write down all the homework you need to have done with the estimated amount of time to complete each task.
Create a prioritized list of your assignments. Give prominence to those with early submission dates, require more time and those you find difficult. Make a decision on the order you will complete each.
Define an area in your house that you will be studying from. Have a desk and a comfortable chair. Place all your working materials in this area. Ensure the area is free from distracting electronics, is isolated and quiet, can be locked and has good lighting.
It’s a good practice to tackle your assignments during the time of day you are at your peak. Then you can fully immerse yourself in the tasks and benefit from increased energy, awareness and concentration.
Announce your study time beforehand to your family. This way they will know when to keep off, offer you support to accomplish your task and reschedule activities they would include you into other times.
Schedule breaks in between tasks when studying. This is a good time to snack, take a power nap or just relax. Short breaks help reinvigorate you. An added advantage to be gain from this is to use the breaks as a reward: aim to have a part of your tasks complete before taking a break.
Actively strive to retain focus during your study time. This means off your phone, TV, and music. If you do not require the internet to complete your work, switch that off as well. Generally, identify anything that might break your focus and eliminate it from your study area.
Build a steady and consistent workflow and stick to it. You are free to adjust it in the initial stages to reach an optimal state but slowly become consistent. A routine helps to curate your brain, a purposeful system.