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Five Top Tips for Studying Over Christmas

Posted at 12 December 2022 in Village Life, Study & Career

Although 'tis the season to be jolly, the January exam period is fast-approaching, and deadlines will soon be looming.  

Whether you're staying with us or heading home for Christmas break, you'll need to strike the right balance between revising and getting involved in the festivities with family and friends.  

Check out our festive study tips below to help you keep yourself on track. 

Create a calming study space away from distractions 

Having a dedicated area for study can help you improve your concentration levels. Finding a separate space away from distractions will let you work without disturbances, helping you feel more relaxed, and motivated to power through your work quicker.  

Stick to a timetable  

Not knowing where to start or having too many tasks to complete can make you feel overwhelmed. Creating a solid revision timetable will allow you to cover everything you need and help break topics down into manageable chunks. So, remember to pace yourself and commit to completing one task at a time. 

Remember to reward yourself  

Rewarding yourself after a study session can keep you motivated, so whether that’s tucking into a mince pie, putting up some decorations or going for a walk, it’s important to remember to make time for yourself this festive season. 

Study with friends  

If you feel your concentration levels slipping, why not try out studying with friends? Having a study buddy means you can benefit from each other's strengths and support one another in areas you need to improve. 

Have a digital detox  

Taking a break from social media by turning off notifications or completely deleting the apps from your phone can help you stay focused – but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be forever!

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