Shout Tips: Our Best Ever Home Study Hacks!

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Home Study Hacks

I find homework soooooo boring. Can I make it more fun?

Take a leaf from Taylor Swift’s book and form a #studysquad! A virtual homework group could be great for support and motivation.

Video chat apps like Zoom and Facebook Messenger are perf for arranging study groups. One fun idea is that each person in your study squad can take turns creating a pop quiz.

You will learn from completing your classmate’s quizzes, and well as learn from putting together your own. Turn those studying sessions from drab to fab!

What resources are there to help me with my homework?

A great resource is BBC bitesize. The learning section, which was available during lockdown, has study materials for all levels, across all subject areas.

There are quizzes, videos, articles, games and exam guides so no matter your learning style there should be something that works for you.

I’m reading study materials everyday, and I’m taking notes, but the information just doesn’t seem to be sinking in. What am I doing wrong?

While certain study methods work for some people, not everyone’s brain works in the same way and that is totes OK! If your studying method isn’t working for you then switch it up and try something new.

Some people are visual learners so watching videos or creating mind maps works better than reading or note taking. A fun way to study is by making flashcards with questions and answers written on them. Ask a friend or trusted adult to quiz you using the cards.

Teachers can also support you in finding a learning style that works best for you so don’t be afraid to reach out.

When I get a lot of homework it makes me feel stressed. How can I stop feeling so overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed is 100% normal! Studying is important, but so is your mental wellbeing. Make sure to take regular breaks when doing your homework, just like you would when you’re at school. Science says that taking breaks from studying helps to improve focus and attention.

It’s also important to fit self-care time into your day. Whether it’s exercising, meditating, or even just watching an ep of your fave show, find the time to do something that helps you unwind.

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Reach out to a teacher, parent, or a trusted adult about how you are feeling.

I am finding it difficult to get back into a good routine. How do I set study goals and feel motivated?

It is defo normal to feel a bit lost after learning virtually for months. Try making yourself a timetable, just like you would have a timetable in school.

Cut it out and stick it on your bedroom or study area wall. A timetable is a great way to keep
on track. If you find setting study goals or organising your timetable tough, don’t stress sis!

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