Remote learning, also known as online and distance learning, is becoming a common way to study since the covid-19 pandemic started. For some, it means missing out on the social side of university, but for others, it can mean an opportunity to study from home when getting to university and attending classes in person would be a struggle for them. It’s more flexible so it is great for people who are working or have children, but it still is hard work. Here are some tips for studying from home.
- Check that you have everything you need to study as efficiently as possible from home. This may mean access to books, so get a library card. It also means having a computer so that you can have access to the course and attend virtual lectures or meetings. You will also need to have fast wi-fi, so upgrade your plan with Vodafone Drogheda.
- Make sure you are clear about how many hours of studying you are expected to do per week, and schedule out this time rather than hoping you’ll find it when you need it. If you have children, it is especially important to treat your study time as you would if you were working, so organise childcare if need be, so you won’t be interrupted.
- Check you are on track to meeting deadlines, and do not leave things to the last minute. It can be easy when studying from home to procrastinate, so if your deadlines are far away, set yourself mini deadlines to keep on track.