Studying with children around… mission impossible, right?
It is understandable why you would assume this. After all, it is not like children like to give us a moment to ourselves! However, while it can be harder to study while you have kids, it is not impossible. And no, you don’t need supermom powers! You simply need to master the art of time organisation, choose revision methds with care, and select a course that gives you a good amount of flexibility. This is the winning formula. Read on to discover more about the steps you should take.
Select a course that offers a good amount of flexibility – When it comes to choosing a course, it is definitely advisable to go down the online route. If you do this, you won’t have to compromise. Virtually every course is available online nowadays. This includes everything from nursing to an online engineering MBA. The great thing about online courses is that they offer more flexibility because you can learn and study whenever suits you. Despite this, the courses are the same in terms of content and the qualification you will receive at the end.
Be clever with your study and revision methods – The second tip you need to follow is all about being clever with the study and revision methods you use. Tailor your revision based on what your children are doing. If your children are asleep, for example, this is when you can really work hard on the most difficult elements of your case. If your children are watching the television, you could put your headphones in and listen to audio notes? That way, you are present with them, yet you are still studying.
Learn how to organise your time like a pro – The final piece of the puzzle is to become a pro with time management. You need to put together a thorough schedule on a weekly basis. Make sure your schedule does not only include your study commitments, but also your parental commitments too. You will then be able to determine the periods throughout the week whereby you will have moments to yourself and so you will be able to get the most done in terms of revising and learning new material. Make sure your schedule is flexible on the timing front, as something may take longer than expected, especially with kids around!
If you follow the three steps that have been mentioned above, you can ensure that you are able to study effectively while you have children around. No matter whether you are taking a degree in engineering, accountancy, forensics, or any other type of subject, if you choose a course carefully, organise your time well, and make the most of different revision methods, you can go a long way to ensuring you achieve study success!
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