Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is more distance learning available now than ever before. However, this poses a challenge for some students who find it difficult to focus outside of the classroom environment. Here are a few tips to help you have the best experience, even if you can’t take your classes in person right now.
- Have a dedicated classroom space – If you have an area that is designed for learning, it is easier to avoid distractions. When in your learning space, use your electronic devices for schoolwork only. Use an airplane mode setting to keep from getting calls and texts during school hours.
- Have a set schedule – If you have a routine and study during the same hours each day, you are more likely to stick to it and avoid distractions. Plus, you can tell your schedule to family and friends so that they know not to bother you during those hours, just like they wouldn’t expect you to pick up your phone during class.
- Take regular breaks – When you take a break, get outside or do some physical activity rather than playing games or going on social media. Make sure that your breaks have a set start and end time so that you go back to your schoolwork. If you make a snack, have something healthy. A sugar high isn’t going to help you concentrate.
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