The Center for Academic Support has provided some at-home study tips:
- Create a “study space” that is functional and comfortable! Having a dedicated space can help you separate work/class time and free time.
- Stick to a routine. For example: prior to Spring Break, a student may have had PSY 101 on MWF from 11 to 11:50. Use that time now to review PSY 101 materials, watch lectures, work the culminating project, etc. Keeping to a set schedule as much as possible will help you stay in the right mindset.
- Take care of yourself. It’s nice to be able to study in your pajamas, but make sure you are still eating well, following regular hygiene practices, etc. This will help keep you motivated and avoid feeling depressed.
- Create a daily “to-do” list to help prioritize. Remember to incorporate short study breaks (set a timer for no longer than five minutes) to lessen the impact of cabin fever.
- Don’t forget to move! Go old school with jumping jacks, push-ups and sit-ups; a short break to get your blood flowing will help you focus better!