In the RASC we are very aware of the way that the uncertainty of the COVD-19 virus has affected all of us in different ways, including the way we get tasks done or study.
Here are three tips for study (whether for exams, assignments or tests) if you or your children are feeling uncertain:
- Have a planner – clearly mark out the times you are intending to study and include breaks. Display this on the fridge so that everyone in the family knows when you need quiet for study. Planners are in your College diaries.
- Sleep well – nine hours a night for teenagers – that means by 9.30pm you should be asleep for a 6.30am start! Sleep helps make sense of new information, makes memories more permanent and improves immunity!
- Set SMART goals – make sure they are realistic, include a timeframe and details on how you will achieve them. SMART goal setting sheets are in the College diary at the beginning of each term.
Plan, sleep well and set realistic goals frequently, check your planner and goals to make sure you are sticking to them. All of this can give you the sense that you are in control and achieving your goals which in turn leads to a healthy mindset and a well-balanced life!