Any child’s academic progress depends on their home environment, which should be conducive to studying. Maintaining a home study schedule that enables them to sit down and concentrate when necessary will make a significant impact on results day, whether they are studying for teacher assessments, in-class tests, or getting through the curriculum before exams.
Read through our top suggestions that help in fostering the ideal revising environment at home throughout this term and beyond:
1. Have a Comfortable Study Space
Create a calm, organized room for the children to work in, and then establish guidelines for the rest of the family on entry restrictions and noise levels. They need enough room to set out all of their supplies, as well as possibly their computer, a drink, a lamp, and other necessary stationary (or non-stationary) items.
2. Be Comfortable (but not too comfortable)
Being comfortable is essential because you’ll be spending a lot of time in your revising space. Dining tables are a terrific alternative for a workstation or table, and your chair should provide enough support to prevent soreness in your back. Avoid the temptation to work from your bed because doing so can make it difficult for you to obtain a good night’s sleep and prevent you from being as rested and productive the following day.
3. Organize and Declutter
An unorganized setting is distressing. Make sure your workspace is organized and neat before you even start revising. Move any errant papers, books, or notes out of the way and give yourself enough space to work. If you have any stationary, supplies, or snacks on hand, you won’t need to stand up and disturb your workflow. Keep your space tidy after you’ve decluttered it so you can start working on your revision sessions right away.
4. Manage your Time
It’s critical to manage your time wisely because following a revision timetable is the most effective approach to staying on track and ensuring that you’ve covered everything before the exam. A clock, preferably a digital one, should be visible from your work area. To ensure that you always know what to accomplish and how much time to devote to it, avoid using your phone and have a copy of your revision schedule nearby.
5. Limit Distractions and Interruptions
There are many techniques to avoid distractions so that you can maintain your concentration when revising. The easiest method to resist the urge to respond to texts or read through social media is to put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode (or turn it off completely) and keep it out of sight. Your phone is probably the biggest distraction. Consider hiding it in a drawer, moving it to a different location, or even handing it to someone else to watch over it while you finish your studies. Try one of the many apps (like Stay Focused) that block social media if being away from your phone is too much for you or if you use it for revision.
6. Enough Light
Always try to make your study area as light-filled as possible The ideal lighting source is natural light. The sun has a way of keeping us cheerful, motivated, and overall happier. Of course, the day or the sun is not always present. Therefore, make sure you have access to additional lightings, such as a nice desk lamp. The most important thing is to make sure you can read and write while learning so that you can see it clearly and effortlessly. You don’t want to have to squint or strain your eyes to see in the dark or through the sun’s brightness. You’ll feel worn out and have headaches as a result.
7. Encourage Breaks
Regular pauses can also help with memory and concentration, which will help with revision. Since every child is unique, they should consider taking breaks whenever and for however long they find most comfortable. Giving a child permission to watch 30 minutes of TV is frequently better for their revising method than giving them no break at all.