To improve the effectiveness of the time you put into studying, work at recognizing and getting rid of distractions.
The #1 distraction for most students is probably their phone or laptop. Resistance is not futile – try some of these ideas:
During the current pandemic, it may not be possible for you to have the perfect study space, but it's important to set up a study area where you can concentrate and feel productive. If you don't have many options for where you study, consider organizing your space in a work zone and a relaxation zone. In your work zone:
If your work zone and relaxation zone are the same space, or if you use the same computer for both work and relaxation, think about what you can do to signify work time and relaxation time. Clearing the desk, putting something different on the desk, changing the lighting or music - anything that is different can trick your mind into focusing.
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