Study Tips to Help You Through the Christmas Period
December 21, 2017 / Sharnie Carter
We’ve all been there…
…we all know how it can seem like no matter how much you study, nothing is sinking in.
And now that it is the holidays, more distractions and celebrations are going to make it even harder to concentrate.
But we want to help you overcome those study blues and share our best study tips to help you through the Christmas period.
Figure out how you learn best
Different people learn in different ways. So it is important to find out what kind of learner you are and adjust your studying to maximise the outcome.
Visual learners: organise your notes with pictures, graphics and drawings, and add some of these to your notes
Audio learners: record your notes and play them back to yourself; listen to informational podcasts and videos
Kinesthetic learners: incorporate some physical activity in your study to associate with your learning
Make a detailed plan
Organisation is key! Make a plan and stick to it. Include all your Christmas parties, family gatherings and even your food and sleep times (and any exercise if you can muster up the energy) to ensure that it is as detailed and accurate as possible.
Use your tutors to their full extent
If your research can’t help, then ask your tutor – that is what they are there for! No question is a bad one, but ensure you don’t leave it to the last minute so there is enough time for a reply.
Never study in your bedroom
“I’ll just sit on my bed and do my work and then… zzzzzzzzzzzzz”
Sounds about right. Your brain associates environments with different emotions and will repeat this when back there. Keep your recreational and sleeping environments separate from those where you work, then you won’t be tempted to slack off during any study time.
Rest, relax and be healthy
Do not stress. I know it sounds a lot easier said than done, but it is one of the best pieces of advice that we can give you.
Your brain can only work to its full potential when you are at your best. Keep calm and fit in some downtime to keep your body and mind healthy and your stress levels low.
Follow Open Study College’s study tips
We have been doing this for 10 years now – we know what we are talking about. We want to help you maximise your potential and your learning, so follow these study tips and you’ll be stress free with the best results after this Christmas period.