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Finding the balance of how to study during the holidays can be challenging. If you have upcoming deadlines near after the holiday break, here are our top 7 tips to help you in study season.
1. Create a schedule
Creating a balanced schedule that allows for both meeting up with friends and family, as well as studying, is essential to studying effectively. Sharing your study plan with those around you in the holiday season can also help keep you accountable to taking time to study.
2. Find a quiet study spot
The holiday season, especially Christmas, can get pretty busy. Therefore, it’s important to ensure you have a spot where you can concentrate. Whether it’s a library or even a hotel lounge, there’s a range of free workspaces.
3. Take breaks
Breaks are just as important as studying. Your brain needs time to wind-down in order to work at its best when studying. Treat yourself to a snack on your break or once you have reached a milestone revising for a topic.
4. Prepare before the holiday starts
Before your place of study closes for the holidays, ensure you collect any information you will need for the holiday. For example, taking out library books or asking your teacher any questions you have about your assignment. You may also be able to get access to online resources via your school’s eLibrary or your local library.
5. Start early and sleep well at night
We would recommend you start studying early in the day to get a good nights sleep. Plus, the later in the day you leave studying, the easier it is to procrastinate and delay further. However, when you start early, you have more time for the rest of the day.
6. Write a to-do list
As well as scheduling, having a visual reminder of your daily tasks can help. The satisfaction you’ll get from ticking off tasks will encourage you to continue being productive!
7. Get a study buddy
Having someone to study with during the holiday season can help keep the pressure off; especially if it’s a course-mate. You can share study tips and help keep each other accountable to do work. Depending on the type of assignment you are working on, or how you work, music can also help keep you going when studying.