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Getting i the zone

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Get some tips for setting your home study environment.

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Getting i the zone

  1. 1. Setting your study environment up for
  2. 2. It is important to have an effective study environment at home to maximize your learning opportunities. What are the key ingredients you need to do this?
  3. 3. The place you work should support your studies. It should be stimulating and be away from distractions such as television.
  4. 4. Have everything you need at your fingertips? Try to set up your study environment so that it is a place that you want to spend time. Make it attractive and inviting. Have some inspirational posters, quotes, pictures in view to motivate you. How many of these can you tick off????
  5. 5. Get in the zoe… Your study environment should… be attractive and inviting have everything you need at your fingertips be a place you want to spend time
  6. 6. Ventilation Is there enough fresh air circulating in your room? (If it is stuffy in your room it may affect your ability to concentrate) Lighting Is the light strong enough, especially when you are reading (Poor light can affect your eye sight) Organization Is everything organized and uncluttered and accessible in your study area? (If you have to rummage around for things it is wasting precious time)
  7. 7. No Distractions Make sure you cannot see or hear the television, your phone is off and there is nothing to distract you. Well-equipped Have you got all the equipment you need? See “Getting the gear” for a checklist. Pin board space Have you got a place to pin all of your important information like a study planner and calendar?
  8. 8. Have a break Make sure you give yourself a beak every 20-30 minutes. Get moving Go out of your room and walk around, get a drink of water, pat the dog , talk to the family. DON’T go and watch TV. Maximise you best learning time Find out when you learn best and use this time to your advantage.
  9. 9. Weekly Study Planner Big House Boat Study Planners There are many study planners that you can use to help organize your time and balance your homework and stuff. Use these links here to get some great online planners or download some from the Getting in the Zone web page here on Studyvibe.
  10. 10. Setting up your study timetable Step 1 • List all of the subjects you need to study. Step 2 • Prioritize them in terms of importance Step 3 • Identify your strengths and weaknesses. You may need to spend more time on those subjects you are not so strong on. Step 4 • Plan your study program around your school timetable. Try and have a timeslot the night before to prepare for the following day’s subjects. To make sure you have an effective study timetable follow these steps
  11. 11. What your study timetable may look like Subject Maths Science SS ENG Monday 60 mins 30 mins 30 min 60 mins Tuesday 60 mins 60 mins 60 mins Wednesday 60 mins 60 mins 60 mins Thursday 20 mins 60 mins 60 mins 20 mins Friday Break Break Break Break Saturday 30 mins 30 mins 60 mins 30 mins Sunday 60 mins 30 mins 60 mins
  12. 12. We would love your feedback about this presentation. What did you find useful? Have you anything to add? Let us know what you think. If you have some great ideas that you would like to add, let us know!

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