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How to learn at home more effectively?

Team Storyweavers
May 4, 2020

The world-wide lockdown owing to the novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) has given us the opportunity to utilize this time at home very effectively. Today, with the advancement in technology, you can get access to a vast resource at your fingertips. Whether you want to learn new things, better your skills or you want to clear all those doubts which you couldn’t address at school, you can do all of that from the comforts of your home and at your own pace.

The power of technology has made home tuition super easy. But certain pitfalls can come your way during home tutoring. For instance, you might get easily distracted. At times, you might procrastinate thinking that you have a lot of time in hand to study. This can prevent you from achieving your goals by keeping you engaged with other activities like watching TV, playing video games, or maybe taking a nap. 

So how do you get rid of such distractions and make your home learning process more effective?

Well, buckle up! It’s time to wake up your productive self and follow a healthy self tutoring routine at home. And to help you with that, here are five easy hacks to make learning from home more effective. 

The first step is to bring back your disciplined study routine and chart out a weekly timetable. Setting a timetable helps you organize your time well and is especially useful when you have multiple topics to cover in a day. Read our blog on ‘5 Easy Study Tips’ to get started. 

Every student has his or her own productivity phases in a day. Some are night owls and can study until late at night, and others are early morning people. Take advantage of the flexible time you have at home and adjust your study time accordingly. Make sure you follow the study time you have set every day. 

Whether it’s the table in our bedroom or your dining table, set one study area and ensure to study there every day. You can also create your study zone by organizing your books and stationery on that table. While setting your study area, try to avoid your bed or the sofa for your studies as these places can easily tempt you to take a nap!

Online classes and online tutoring are available these days at the tips of your fingers. They help you learn better, back your concepts with real-life examples and get you into a competitive mode. Today, e-learning apps like BYJU’S have taken learning one step ahead with their new #learnfromhome, where you get a combination of engaging and fun video lessons and live tutoring classes from the experts. These classes are very effective, time saving, and can help you clear all your science and math-related doubts by making your concepts crystal clear.

Whether you are preparing for an exam, practising most test papers, or just brushing up on your concepts, it is very essential to take study breaks and give rest to your brain. Plan out your day in a way that includes adequate breaks in between. But don’t get distracted with other activities during these break periods. Click here to learn about the correct ways to take study breaks. 

Home learning doesn’t have to be forceful and stressful. Instead, this is the time to be at the peak of your productivity and #KeepLearning. We hope these tips will guide you to break free from procrastination and help you make the most from leaning at home.

About the Author


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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at storyweavers@byjus.com if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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