study focus tips
Everyone has their own reasons for deciding to study in the first place. She might want to become a manager at her current workplace; he might want to rise above his current circumstances; you might want to change your career. No matter what your reason is, it is important that you stay focused on your studies if you want to reach your full potential.
1) Keep the end goal in mind
Always remind yourself about what you want to do with your qualification after you have completed the course. Do you want to better your chances for a promotion at work? Or do you want to gain new skills in order to change your career path completely? Picturing the end-goal will keep you focused and determined to reach it.
2) Set short-term goals to keep you on track
While keeping the end-goal in mind might keep you motivated, it can also seem very far away if your course has a duration of 36 months. Set short-term goals for yourself to keep you motivated for the long run and to be able to feel that you are accomplishing your goal one step at a time. Short-term goals can include things such as completing and submitting your assignments.
3) Reward yourself
The big reward at the end of your studies is of course receiving your certificate, but it’s also important that you allow yourself to celebrate once you have reached a short-term goal. Spoil yourself by taking a day off after submitting an assignment.
4) Form a study group
Try to reach out to others studying the same subject or course as you. This way, you can help each other by splitting the workload for purposes of making summaries, quiz each other, and most importantly — motivate each other to stay focused. Who knows — you might even make a few friends!
5) Keep a study journal/diary
By writing down your progress and achievements, you will be able to reflect on what you have accomplished, and what you still need to accomplish with regard to your studies.