10 simple but effective study survival tips

Monday, January 29, 2018

Study survival tips

You’re enrolled, you’re excited and it’s all happening! Now it’s time to make a plan of how you’re going to stay on track and achieve your goals. These study survival tips will make sure you do just that.

The term ‘study survival’ is probably a bit dramatic — these tips will make studying easier and more productive so that you’re set up to succeed.

  1. Be organised

Make sure you have pens, books and all the things you need to study well.

  1. Avoid distractions

Phones and social media are a big one. These are incredibly distracting. Consider switching off for periods of time.

  1. Take breaks

Constant study isn’t good for anyone. If you’re mind is starting to wander or you find yourself reading the same line over and over, take a break.

  1. Look after yourself

Eat well, get plenty of sleep and take care of your health — this is essential.

  1. Find what works for you

Just because everyone else seems to study in the evening, it doesn’t mean that is going to work for you. Trial and error — maybe morning study will be your thing.

  1. Don’t procrastinate

Sometimes we can get so set on completing a task but it just isn’t happening so we procrastinate by doing less productive things. Just move on to another task and come back to it later. Far more productive.

  1. Get a routine in place

Knowing in advance when you’re going to study will help you maintain a healthy balance between your various commitments and allow time for everything (including relaxing).

  1. Remember your goals

If studying feels a little overwhelming at times, revisit your scheduling and remember why you’re doing this. It will help you stay on track if you focus on your goals.

  1. Stay calm

Don’t quietly stress and let things build up. Stay calm and consider moving on to tip number 12…

  1. Ask for help

We are here for you! We have your best interests at heart and can help you with your training so please reach out for support when you need it.


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