As you all know, COVID-19 global pandemic has forced people to isolate themselves. It surely is the need of the hour.
Are you or your parents worried about your studies given this scenario? Does it mean that students cannot study?
No, of course not.
These times are difficult and challenging. Yet, it brings opportunity for all students out there to still access the learning material with new teaching methodology and continue with their studies.
Basic Guidelines to Learn & Prepare from Home
As students, you need not compromise on your classes, learning or exam preparation. You can continue your learning and preparation from home as long as you follow some basic guidelines:
- Ownership – This time is a good opportunity to realise that ‘my learning is my responsibility’. For those of you who will take complete ownership and responsibility, you will surely be able to tap to the learning options available. Taking ownership will help you plan your study timetable beyond the live classes.
- Discipline – Follow your timetable with a discipline. Try to attend the scheduled classes with sincerity and as a practise, invest your time and effort in the additional study time beyond your timetable on a regular basis.
- Create a study environment – Pick a comfortable spot at your home where there are no or limited distractions. This space will start giving a signal to your brain over time that it is study time and help you get into the study mode soon as you are there.
- Time management – Time is a resource. Now that you are saving on your travel time and quite a lot of your leisure time too, you need to plan your time well and try to tap into resources and learning options that you may not have explored otherwise.
- Track your progress – Use this time to your advantage and keep a track of your performance in the planned assessments. In fact, I would urge you to go beyond assessments and track your progress on your own. This time also allows you with the opportunity to work on your weak areas.
- Stay connected – Stay connected with your peers and faculty members and do not hesitate to ask for help when required. Staying in connect will also make you feel good and not miss your Academy days.
- Keep your spirits high – Try to practice yoga, meditation or indulge in watering the plants, singing, cooking or any other hobby to stay calm, positive and keep your spirits high.
Hope all students of our SMART Academies are able to make the most of online and blended learning experience we are trying to offer. I wish you all and the entire student fraternity good luck for learning…. learning and studies that are uninterrupted.