1. Select a regular place that you only use to study!
A. Always try to find somewhere suitable to study. This could be a bedroom, a small office area, or even and empty classroom. The LRC may also have a quiet area set aside for you to use on a regular basis.
B. When you set time aside to study make sure your friends and family know not to disturb you so you can concentrate and get the most out of your time.
C. Make sure you have everything you need; pens, paper, class notes, but also make sure the place you study is comfortable, well lit and you have access to water.
D. Keep distractions to a minimum- switch off the TV, switch off your phone, don’t get distracted by chatter or other student’s discussions.
2. Plan short time slots and set yourself achievable study goals!
A.Plan your time into comfortable periods, don’t be over ambitious and try to study for a whole day. A couple of hours will be more effective.
B.Make sure you have a clear idea of what you need to get through-perhaps set yourself the target of reading a specific chapter, or of writing up in full notes you made in a lesson. You may want to write the first 500 words of an assignment.
C. Always be clear about what it is you want to achieve in your study periodTicking off your targets and goals for the session is very satisfying, you may find you fly through the tasks and actually do a little more in the time you have set aside.