OTHER USEFUL STUDY RESOURCES
- Find a study buddy and check in with each other – just choose a friend or ask in the discussion thread below.
- Hand your phone to someone else so it isn’t a distraction or place it in a separate room.
- Give yourself regular breaks and have a stretch.
- Reward yourself when you finish something.
- Make to-do lists and physically tick things off as you complete them.
- Find an effective ways to manager your time. Try the Pomodoro Technique.
Forest App helps you stay focused on the important things in life.
- Stay focused and plant a virtual tree.
- Your tree will grow while you focus on your work.
- Leaving the app halfway will cause your tree to die.
SelfControl is a free and open-source application for macOS that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet.
- Just set a period of time to block distractions, add sites to your blacklist, and click “Start.”
- Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites
Find Youthrive Victoria’s Motivation Playlist and listening to some motivating music on Spotify.
How to stay motivated?
See what Swinburne University has to say about ‘how you can stay motivated during exams.’
How to survive group assignments?
Find tips on ‘how to survive group assignments’ by Deakin University
Exercises to combat stress
Check out ‘three ways you can combat stress’ by Swinburne University
Organise your digital life
Have a cluttered and unorganised digital filing system? Check this resource by Deakin University to ‘organise your digital life.’
Downloadable Study Skills (Monash)
Need help on how to study or how to complete an assignment? Have a look here for tips
PLANNING YOUR WEEK
Create a study planner to organise your week
The Monash Study Planner is a great way to visualise your week even if you aren’t a Monash student. Putting in your expected hours for things like work, commuting, family time or working out gives you a visual representation of where you can fit in study or if you are overloaded.
The Deakin Weekly Planner works in a similar way letting you highlight when you work, sleep, study, exercise and socialise.