Now that you have to study at home more often, it may be harder to stick to your own schedule. Below you find tips that can help you to make a schedule for studying from home.
- Set specific goals for yourself each day. Write down for yourself exactly what you want to do today. This goes beyond deciding which subject you want to work on or which part of your thesis you want to write. It helps to think about when you are satisfied with the day, so what do you want to have read, looked at or done at the end of the day? Think about how much time you need to meet these goals and plan when you will work on them.
- When making a schedule, keep in mind that you will probably need more time for your tasks than usual. This makes sense because you have less space and more distractions at home. So plan a little more generously than before.
- To give more structure to your day, it can be useful to divide the day into blocks of an hour in which you work for 45 minutes and take a break for 15 minutes. You can also do this the evening before: you are then quickly motivated for the next day.
- Your instructors are now even more motivated than usual to assist you digitally (i.e. via Microsoft Teams or via e-mail). If something is not clear, feel free to contact them!