Life is busy for most people and usually requires a bit of juggling. Studying a course to help develop your career though is important and good for the whole family. So here are a few hints and tips to help with studying.
1. Plan your week – very few people can plan further ahead than a week especially if you have children who have things going on as well. But a proper 10 min sit down and going through each day will help with studying as you can plan the coming week and identify when and where you could study. Book in your study time as if they were appointments.
2. Little and often or larger study chunks? – we are all different and what suits one person may not suit another. There is more than one way to approach studying, time wise. You may find you can study for 30-40 mins most days and easily pick up where you were the day before. Others might prefer to settle into a good hour of studying every other day or more at the weekend. Find out what suits your learning curve and your weekly planning. This helps you to keep studying as part of your life without it being a headache.
3. Get the family involved – even the children! We have many stories where we hear our students’ children offer to help on the domestic front as well as partners – to give you that time out to focus on your studying. Have you asked for help from your family yet?
4. Set yourself some goals – you may find this gives you that extra push to help you to achieve something at different stages of the course such as finishing a module before the end of the week. Is this something you would find beneficial?
5. Peace and quiet – not easy to find nowadays but where you study is just as important as when you study. You need to be able to focus and concentrate so the study slot is effective, and you will feel you have achieved something at the end of it. So, think through where you could study quietly and without being interrupted.
I hope the above has given you ideas to help with studying your course.