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Effective study habits


Effective study habits

Effective study habits
author02 22 Dec 2015 20

Take care of your most valuable organ: The eye

Effective study habits
author02 24 Feb 2016 18

You may Delay, Time will not

Effective study habits
author02 19 Sep 2016 25

Effective study habits

author02 Dr.Madhumati Singh,Senior Psychologist 22 Dec 2015 1

It is part of a child’s growth to get into cognitive development and schoolingforms an integral part of it. It begins as early as at the age of three.
Formalschooling begins at the age of six when school activities and related learningbecomes part of a child’s growth. Thus, it is imperative to have an organized,systematic and predictable approach to the child’s study habits. Here are some pointers:

1. Start early: Most parents wake up to their child’s study schedule when they see fallinggrades, mostly in middle school. It is important to have a stable fixed studytime at home for children right from Class 1.

2. Tailor-made study schedule: Every child is unique in his/her temperament, circadian cycle, attention span,aptitude and interest. Study time should keep all of these in consideration, sothat he/she studies when he/she is most receptive, alert, and focused. Somechildren like to get over with homework and revision soon after lunch, someprefer a time-out for rest or recreation. Once the child is refreshed, it isimportant to designate a fixed time for his/her homework and otherassignments, which must be kept constant at all costs.

3. Inculcate independence with study habits: In the initial few months of Class 1, the child can be supervised with studies but parents/ guardian must wean off this dependency, which again differs fromchild to child. Some children take little longer to wean off but mostunderstand instructions if clearly explained: “It would be nice if you completeyour work on your own since your teacher has already taught you in school. Ifyou have any doubts, you should ask your teacher the next day. I’m sure if youwork sincerely with full attention you will be able to do it.” Gradually,children should be able to manage their studies completely on their own, withtheir own motivation and target of how much they want to achieve.
By the time the child is in Class 3 or 4 he/ she should be more or less independentwith his/her study aspirations and efforts needed to meet his/her goals.

4. Designated place and time for studies: The study corner should be comfortable with adequate lighting and a study tablein a quiet set-up, with books and other school material in one place. Time duration can vary during exams or holidays.

5. Parents-child weekly update: A designated time span during the weekend should be for regular progressupdates between the children and parents.

To conclude, effective study habits are incorporated in children by parents who,being the primary role model for their children, can do it in their formativeyears. Hard work, along with perseverance, holds the key to progress.

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Take care of your most valuable organ: The eye

author02 Fairgaze 24 Feb 2016 0

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Hi, am fatigue, accompanied by eye strain. Oh, did I invite you? Yes, by reading without a break and looking at the computer screen for too long.

So much to learn, so little time! Exams are here. And it’s that time of the year again when you are hooked on to your books and some to the computers. Have you realised your eyes are screaming for help?

Eye strain is fatigue of the eyes caused due to looking at the computer screen for extended hours or reading without a break. Medically, it is defined as a vague discomfort in and around the eyes accompanied by watering and redness of eye or blurring of vision. It happens when the focus of the eyes is on a single object for long hours.

Doctors express concern about ‘digital eye strain’ which happens when you spend too much time viewing laptops, tabs, mobile phones, ipads or other such gadgets. They are worried about modern-day epidemic of that of dry eyes.

For a clear vision, which provides comfort to the eyes, what is needed is a healthy tear film which can be maintained by blinking. It’s said a person should normally blink 10-20 times per minute but when we get glued on to those screens, the blink rate drops to 3-4 times per minute. This is harmful for the eyes.

Here are some easy ways to take care of your precious organ during and also after examinations:

  • Make sure you study in a brightly-lit room.
  • Get enough sleep. At least seven hours during night.
  • Do not sit with the books or stare at a screen for too long. Take small breaks after every 40 minutes when reading.
  • Do simple exercises. Try to look far, preferably out of the window, in to a green object that will soothe your eyes.
  • Drink enough water and eat healthy and nutritious food.
  • Cut down excess of tea/coffee as it just gives temporary relief.
  • Hold the book at least 14 inches from your eyes. Keep computer or laptop in such a position that the blue light from the screen is not hitting your eyes directly.
  • Avoid seeing social media sites in between your studies as it adds to visual demand and tires your eyes further.
  • Too stressed out, count backwards from 10 at a slow pace.
  • Shut your eyes and try to relax. This also acts as a memory booster.

 

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You may Delay, Time will not

author02 19 Sep 2016 0

 

We can, and often do, delay in our lives. As the quote says, time doesn’t delay. This quote reminds us that time is ticking. What we fail to do now, will not be done. The time we waste is gone forever. The time we let slip through our hands will never be recovered.

We have heard of the famous saying, “Time and tide wait for no man”. So, it is important to make the most of our time instead of misusing it. Time is just like a river; it keeps flowing forward and never turns back. We may delay our work and wait for the last minute to complete our tasks, but time will continue to move forward. 

 

Students neglect their studies during their school term and wait till the last minute to prepare for examinations. They spend so much time playing games & chatting with friends that they sooner or later lose track of time and start panicking at the last. These are the students who do not perform to their optimum level in the examinations. Toppers, on the other hand, are consistent in their studies and strike the right balance between education and play. They never panic at the last moment because they are already well-prepared for their examinations. So, one should never leave anything for the last minute.

Time is precious, do not waste it. Let us have respect for time and time will show the same respect to us. 

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