Help needed for A Level time managementWatch
I really want to focus on all the things. And efficiently. Can I please get some guidance regarding this?
That being said, here are some suggestions to aid with concentration:
- Pomodoro technique. You can google it, but basically, you take regular, short breaks dictated by a timer
- Separating your study space from your 'fun' space. My usual suggestion is to study as much as possible in school, but I know not all schools can keep study spaces open after school currently. If you can separate the place where you do your work as much as possible from other things, that can help though
- Chunking tasks down into small parts. This is the one I actually use. Rather than set myself a large goal (e.g. I will finish this chapter tonight), I set lots of smaller goals and I write up a checklist. So for example, my checklist will look like: make notes on the first page of the chapter, try the first worked example without looking at the solution, check the solution for the first worked example, make notes on the second page of the chapter, etc. I find that ticking off each bit after I do it helps keep my motivation going, whereas I give up on longer tasks
- Sounds that can aid concentration. I know lots of people default to listening to music while studying, which does work for some, but also try other sounds. White noise, ASMR soundscapes, whale noises, different things help different people
- Assign rewards for things. For example, if there's a TV show you watch, tell yourself you can only watch the new episode after getting some specific task done. Don't make it too hard to achieve though, otherwise you're liable to just watch it anyway.
- Study on voice call with a friend. Even if you're silent for most of the time, having somebody there to hold you accountable can help