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Studying From Home

 Studying from Home

With the recent restrictions and most universities opting to move their classes and lectures online, most people are finding themselves studying from at home. Whilst comfortable, working and concentrating from home can be extremely challenging! Not only is there plenty of distractions but also it can be difficult to get used to a different learning format. At LETSS, we get it! That's why we put together some tips for people who are currently studying from home.

  • 1. Create a comfortable work space

If you are used to studying on campus than adjusting to studying at home can feel like a tricky transition. However, it is not impossible! Try to find a quiet space that is free of distractions and where you can sit comfortably and has access to good lighting. Some people find it helpful to decorate the space to help them associate it positively such as hanging up some posters or decorating it in a particular colour scheme. Whatever feels right for you!

  • 2. Engage

Although there is a big difference between viewing classes or lectures face-to-face compared to online, try to engage in the same way as you normally might would. Turn off your phone and minimise any other tabs. Find a comfortable and quiet space. Keep your notebook and stationary handy, and take notes as you go along. Do any relevant readings prior to the lecture. For some people it can be helpful to plan their study by using a written schedule. You can find one on the LETSS website here.

  • 3. Give yourself breaks

The benefit of studying from home is that you don't have to stick to a 9-5 schedule. Rather, you can choose to study during those times in which you feel the most productive and motivated. However, it is often recommended to start early during the day to have time to focus on topics and give yourself enough time in case of any distractions. Regardless of what time you choose to study, remember to take regular breaks and give yourself time to eat lunch and get some fresh air. Even if it a short walk around the block. At the end of the day, pack up your study materials and place them away for the night.

  • 4. Keep in touch

Nowadays, with Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams, it can be easy and fun to keep in touch with your classmates. You can discuss topics, exchange tips, and analyse assignments together. Organise a time to get connected and try to sort out an agenda prior to the chat to help keep on track. During this time it can also be helpful to keep an eye out for new emails from lecturers or tutors with any updates or tips.

  • 5. Reach out for support

It is a challenging and stressful time at the moment. If you need someone to talk to, don't hesitate to reach out to friends or family, or other supports. Although it is a lonely time at the moment for a lot of people, it can be helpful to even send a quick text or call up a friend. LETSS is also here every night to talk from 5pm-11:30pm. Give us a call to talk to one our friendly lived experience peer workers at 1800 013 755 or start a webchat via www.letss.org.au

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