Study Tips

Here are some tips that may help you in your study:

Health & Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety exercises done regularly will help you not get sore eyes, a sore back or RSI (repetitive strain injury)
  • Ensure you take breaks, go for a walk and stretch your legs.
  • Use your journal to make notes about questions, you should try doing this away from the computer to help rest your eyes.
Time Management
  • Plan your time for study, research and extra reading
  • Give yourself plenty of time for studying each week. Leaving things to the last moment is not an ideal method of study.
  • Break your work into manageable chunks; use the checklist to tick off each part as you complete it. Treat yourself each time you complete a chunk.
  • Don't leave your assessment planning to the last minute.
  • Ensure you have planned your time for the final exam. Planning and research is the key to being prepared.
Motivation
  • Involve family, friends or your community in your study bounce ideas off them, ask them for their views.
Concentration
  • Make time when you can work uninterrupted. Advise family, friends or workmates who may disturb you that you cannot be interrupted.
  • Let everyone know, you may be visible to them, but you need to be treated as if you're 'not around'.
Learning Strategies
  • Use the time as if you were in a face to face lecture.
  • Use the Internet, libraries, historical societies for further research.
  • Listen to audio and watch videos related to your study.
  • Be prepared, review your notes before your final assessment or exam.