Six Tips on How to Study at Home

Just because the Exeter College site is closed, it doesn’t mean the learning stops.

If you need some help to get the most out of your study time from the comfort of your own home, then look no further.  

Thanks to our expert staff, your exceptional education can continue. But, in order to help you get the most out of digital learning, we’ve put together some top tips to help you study from home. 

Got your own tip for working from home? Use #ExeCollTogether on social media and we’ll share the best ones!  

Get Organised  

Before you begin your study session, make sure you’re prepared. Get your books out, line up your stationery and login to your laptop. Make sure you have everything you need before you get going.   

Plan Ahead   

Create a schedule and plan out your new daily habits; this new routine will become second nature before you know it. Next, think about what you want to achieve in your study sessions and set realistic goals for each. Finally, make sure you set yourself reasonable breaks… you need time to chill out, and those snacks aren’t going to eat themselves.   

Get a Study Buddy  

Make sure you’ve got a good support network. Everyone needs help and encouragement. Getting yourself a study buddy can make learning easier and a lot more fun. Bounce ideas off each other, share resources or compete in revision quizzes. Connect with a college friend and you’ll reap the benefits in no time. It’s also important to stay social during this time, so put time aside to have a chit-chat with your friends online!  

Rule of Three   

This is the perfect choice for all of you list lovers. The Rule of Three means that you reduce your list to three small tasks at a time. Once you’ve finished those three things, you can give each item a satisfying crossing-out before making a new list. This can help you break down your larger tasks into more manageable and achievable chunks.    

Find a Suitable Space   

Unfortunately, this suitable space probably isn’t your bed. Set yourself up at a desk or a table, and you’ll be so much more productive. Try and make sure you’re in a quiet place with limited distractions. By all means, make sure you have someone on hand for encouragement and support, but try and set clear boundaries. It’s hard not to procrastinate when you have people coming in for a chat every five minutes.  

Look Smart, Think Smart 

Sitting in your snuggly onesie all day sounds like a dream. But make sure you’re honest with yourself – is this going to make you more likely to slip into bad habits? Getting up and getting ready straight away can help set the mood for a productive day. Look smart, think smart.    

Ultimately, it’s down to finding out what works best for you. If you have any additional tips that you think could help others during their studies, share them using the hashtag #ExeCollTogether. 

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