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5 Tips to Study Online for a Certification

Can’t study during a lockdown situation? A few tips to help you make use of the free time.

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, all the universities and schools in different countries all over the world have been closed until further notice. Due to this, it is an amazing opportunity for everyone to improve. Online studies can play an important role in this regard.

Studying online is very different from a typical study style in a classroom filled with people, which makes it quite difficult for a lot of people. Therefore, here are a few tips that can help you to study better online during the quarantine.

Studying Online Tips

There are a few techniques that you need to consider while you are studying online. In the class, there are teachers that are there to keep you attentive, but during the online study, there is no such thing. Therefore, you will need to be more dedicated as compared to class. These online learning techniques are

    • Commit fully to the online class (stop surfing the internet in different tabs)
    • Do teamwork
    • Complete all the assignments within the deadline

#1 You need a study table:

We often overlook the idea of a separate study table. But if you are going to study from home, you need to understand the importance of it. Our houses are normally places where we are supposed to relax. Therefore, you need a dedicated space where you can study without feeling lazy.

Remove everything in the proximity of your study table that might distract you. Examples are your TV, Playstation, and smartphone. The study table should be away from your bed or your couch. Therefore, if it is totally unlike your normal living room, you will be a lot more focused than before.

#2 Make a time table:

When you are studying from home, you will need to be a lot more disciplined. Therefore, by following the techniques of this article, you can become very self-disciplined. This will not benefit you just during the quarantine, but will also help you throughout your life. Therefore you must make a time table with a dedicated time just for studying. And during that time, do your best to just focus on your studies and not be distracted by anything else.

#3 Take Notes:

Although the online lectures are different from the ones that are being taught in the class. The reason being that they are being recorded. You can, whenever you want to watch them again but it is better to make notes. Doing this will not only help you be more focused on the course but will also help you in better understanding. If you are not a fan of writing, you can make documents on your computer. Making notes will also help you to go over the topics a lot quicker than revision from textbooks.

#4 Use material available online:

A great advantage when you study online is that you have the internet at your disposal. You can get access to the university library and make notes and gather information from numerous books instead of just your coursebook. Therefore, instead of wasting time on the internet, make full use of the opportunity by using it to your advantage.

#5 Exercise:

When you are stuck at home, there is not much you can do. When you go out to university or college, one way or another, you do get some exercise. The monotony during quarantine can make you lazy. As the saying goes “a healthy body means a healthy mind”, therefore, take out time for some activity and exercise.

List of websites for Online Courses and Tutorials:

There are a lot of lectures on various websites like YouTube. Therefore, in addition to the lectures that are being delivered by your teachers and professors, you can also use those to your advantage. This will not only help you in understanding the concepts better but will also expand your knowledge about the topics.

Zahira Bano

(Associate Editor) Zahira holds a Ph.D. in Cosmetics Surgery and Pharma. She worked with Mashable's and some other beauty and wellness blogs. She is also a well-known personality and researcher. She also writes on the female empowerment motivational topics in her leisure time. She is a scholarship winner and mentor for students looking for studying abroad opportunities.

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