Study Tips to Help you Keep Up with School Works

Do you feel like all your school deadlines are right up at your hill? Are you having a hard time to focus on your lessons because your mind is wandering through modules and school papers that you need to submit? If you feel that way, you are not being diligent with your responsibilities as a student. It may seem like school works never end. But in reality, they only pile up if you refuse to do what you need to. Putting your tasks for later will make it super difficult to keep up. So before it gets to your nerves, try working on these study habits and keep your sanity while keeping up.

  • Don’t slack off. Don’t wait for the deadline to come before you actually get a start on your school duties. Doing things the last minute will only mess up your mind.
  • Mute your social media during your study time. It is very important that this early, you are able to control yourself from succumbing to all the distractions present. Especially these days when most students are reduced to online schooling, distractions are pretty much a click away. Your best resort is to make a schedule and follow it. When you are into school works, mute your social media connections so notifications don’t keep on bothering you and you stay focused.
  • Find a spot where you can focus on your studies. If the study room doesn’t seem inviting enough for you to focus on your school works and actually accomplish them, move to another spot. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the patio or the attic, as long as you feel most comfortable to study.
  • Stay engaged. Participate actively in class. It is natural for the mind to wander, even when there are more important things to do. The trick is to keep it engaged so it remains focused on what needs to be done.
  • Use your extra time in between school works smartly. Yes, you also need to rest. So when you have some extra time in between classes and your school works, make use of it smartly. Spend it on what helps your mind to relax and recharge. Then, use some to review some topics, especially those that you are having a hard time to understand.

It’s challenging enough to keep up with school works with the old normal and it is no different in the new normal, if not more challenging. Always choose to keep up because you certainly can’t slack off.


Home-Schooling Tips for High School Students in the New Normal

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, everything was put to a screeching halt, including education. A lot of schools are forced to close, even when some are in the middle of the school year, to slow the spread of the virus. Afterwards, they reverted to alternative learning schemes in order to cope with the challenges of the present day and allow students to continue to learn amid the lockdown.

Although some students are already into home-schooling prior to this, we can’t deny that the majority of the student population is used to the conventional way. And so, it is pretty difficult for them to make the switch and adapt to the new normal. Here are some steps to help students, especially those in middle school, to cope with the shift and be a successful student even in the face of a pandemic.

  • Stay connected. Technology plays a very important role in the new normal. Since face-to-face interactions are discouraged and instructions are moved online, you need a dependable Internet connection to see you through. Invest on a dependable provider to keep you connected and also support your social connections. It is very important that you also maintain your connections with your friends and colleagues for your sanity.
  • Be patient. This is not an easy shift and nobody is expecting you to do it with flying colours the first time. So be patient, even with yourself. As long as you are doing the best that you can, you will get by.
  • Maintain discipline. At home, there could be a hundred and one distractions that could keep you from finishing all your school works. Do not let those distractions get in the way. It pays to have enough discipline to know where to draw the line between school work and rest, school work and play, etc.
  • Don’t let your school works accumulate. Do what you need to do so your tasks would no pile up. It would be difficult to keep up when your school deadlines are always at your hills. It is okay to rest in between periods but never miss out on a school work because that will destroy your pace.
  • Ask for help if you need to. If you are struggling to keep up, don’t hesitate to ask for help. You will realize that a lot of resources and pathways are made available to sufficiently support online students to keep up. Other than that, you may also seek help for emotional support if you need it, from friends and especially the family that’s beside you.

Instead of looking at the ugly side, think positively. The new normal is teaching us to be more resilient and more patient. Although the pandemic has taken so much from us, it is teaching us very important lessons that we could use in life.