Some additional suggestions for facilitating the smooth observation of your study plan are the following:
1. Study at the same time period every day
To the maximum extent possible, you should allocate a regular time period every day, which will be dedicated for studying. This practice will better integrate studying as part of your daily or weekly schedule, and remove ‘confusion’ or ‘clashes’ with other activities, which may derail your schedule.
2. Make good use of any free time
Free time ‘gaps’ between activities may be useful to you, in order to review material already studied in previous sessions, or progressing with next course sessions. Being complementary to your ordinary schedule, the efficient utilization of such time gaps can significantly reduce the time required to complete any e-learning programme.
3. Concentration is a must!
When sitting in front of a computer, there are numerous distractions which may take your attention away from your study, and therefore reduce its efficiency. It’s better to schedule short breaks at regular intervals (e.g. 5 minutes every hour) to check your email, chat with a friend or visit your social networking account, rather than letting the above ‘take over’ your schedule.
4. Plan your tasks with adequate time inbetween
Tight schedules usually work only in theory! In practice, you will need to allow for a small time gap between separate tasks in your schedule, to absorb unforeseen delays, or simply allowing you to rest for a short while and clear your mind before starting something new.
5. Plan your working space
Find a suitable place for studying (for example, a library, an empty classroom, a quiet part of the house, bedroom at home, etc.).
Make sure this place is only used for study purposes, as this is critical for the efficiency of your studying. Necessary features of your selected study place:
A chair adjusted to the appropriate height, providing adequate back support.