In a perfect world, everyone would have a quiet, distraction-free study area in their homes. But, sadly, that’s not always the case. If you have a big family, your home environment can probably be a little bit noisy, or even distracting at times. How can you study better even if your home environment is less than ideal? Here are a few tips.
Talk to your family
Have you thought about sitting down with the family and letting them know that the environment is a little bit rowdy? Perhaps you can all come up with a plan that accommodates your study time and needs. Whether you need your chore schedule adjusted, or to create a spot that’s better for you to study, you’d be surprised at what you can come up with when you put your heads together.
Be strategic about study times
If there’s no way around the noise levels, then you need to be a little bit more strategic about what time you choose to study. For example, if your home is a little rowdy in the evening, then it might be a good idea to study after school before everyone comes home. If that doesn’t work, then you can take a nap after school and study at night, when everyone else is asleep. This is really effective if you can only study in absolute silence.
Visit the library
We don’t have to tell you that the library is the perfect place to do some really effective studying. Libraries are quiet, often peaceful and filled with books (so you can always do a little research on any concepts you may be struggling with). Also, the chances of you getting distracted by the TV are close to zero when you’re at the library.
Study while you’re at school
This can be a bit challenging if you’re used to spending time with your friends during break times and after school, but it’s worth trying out if you can’t get anything done at home. You can use a media centre or empty classroom at school during lunchtime or even after school if your school allows this.
Ask a friend for help
If you have a friend who lives in your area and doesn’t mind pairing up with you, then this could be a good solution. You can study at their home or change things up by going to the park or using someone’s yard. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family members for help, especially when it comes to your studies.
Having a home that isn’t very study-friendly can be quite discouraging, but as long as you ask for help, try out a few different places and make the library your best friend, it shouldn’t stop you from getting those straight A’s.