Tips for studying during the holidays
Think you don’t have time for studying during the holidays? You’re not the only one. During the holidays it can be difficult to find time to study. With all the obligations with friends and especially with family, it’s important to manage your study time. With these tips and tricks we hope to help you study during the holiday season.
Before we start it’s important that you prepare your study material. You should know what you need to study and before when. Otherwise it you won’t be able to take your mind off when you’re with friends or family.
#1 Study While Travelling
While you’re travelling to friends or family you can use this time to squeeze in some studying. The train or car are not the most comfortable place to study but you should be able to get some work done. If you don’t want to carry your books around, an ebook might be a good alternative (and a small ereader might be just the Christmas present you were looking for). Most summaries are also digital, so a smartphone might be all you need while studying on the road.
#2 Record Some Audio / Text-to-Speech
Can’t study while on the road because you need to drive? Record some of your study material. This way you can listen to it while in the car or on your bike. This does require some time beforehand. BUT, if you manage to find time to make some recordings you can use them over-and-over with ease at any given time. With audio recordings you can even listen before, or even during your sleep.
#3 Inform Your Family/Friends
Does your family actually know that you have to study? Maybe. If people haven’t seen you for a while they want to know everything that you’ve been up to. Tell people beforehand that you do need to get some studying done. If people don’t know what you need to get done, they can’t take that into account. Just make sure you find the right balance between your family and your study.
#4 The Early Bird Catches The Worm
You might now like this one. Many people want to have a long sleep during the holidays. If you manage to get up before anyone else you might find yourself one or two hours of extra study time, without any disturbances. Psychologists say that studying in the morning is better if we want to recall exact details about a topic. So set an early alarm and get some work done in the morning and spend the rest of the day with your family or friends!
#5 Don’t Drink (Too Much)
Although having a drink is part of the traditional holiday dinners it might be smart to turn your wine (or other drink for that matter) into water. Without alcohol in your system it’s easier to focus. Getting up in the morning is also easier if you want to make use of tip #4.
With these 5 tips you can, hopefully, find some time to get some studying done. Got some tips of your own? Share them with us in the comments down below and maybe help out some other students!