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Five ways to make more time for study

Posted on 27/02/2018 by

Feel like you’re running out of time to study? Here are five tips to get you back on track.

If you’re struggling to find time for study, this blog post is for you. We know how hard it can be to juggle study with part-time work, family commitments, not to mention your social life.

Fortunately, with a little bit of forward planning – and some short-term sacrifices – there are ways you can make more time in your life for study.

Here are five tips to help you get more study done, so you can complete your tourism qualification on time and kickstart your career in this exciting industry.

1. Seek support from family

If you’re still living with family, talk to them about your study commitments and see if there’s any way they can help you reach your goals. For example, they might avoid putting on a ‘fun family movie night’ when they know you have a big assignment. Or maybe they will gently encourage you to get out the door to class if they see you lounging around watching too much YouTube.

It’s a lot easier to study when you have the support and encouragement of your loved ones. Even if this support sometimes sounds a bit like nagging!

2. Watch less TV

TV is one of the biggest time-wasters around, especially in the era of Netflix where you can stream entire seasons all at once. It’s very easy (and tempting) to get sucked into a binge-watching spiral.

Make a pact to watch less TV while you study towards your qualification. Unsubscribe from Netflix, unplug your Freeview box, do whatever it takes to minimise the distraction. TV will be waiting for you once you’ve graduated.

3. Turn your phone on flight mode

Social media is another huge distraction. Put your phone on flight mode when you really need to concentrate so you can get some study done without getting distracted by pointless Snapchat updates and silly YouTube videos.

It’s also a great idea to turn your phone on flight mode when it’s time to go to bed. That way, you’ll get plenty of sleep without being woken up by distractions.

4. Adjust your expectations

A full-time qualification requires an average of about 40 hours of study per week. That’s a lot of time! So it’s not surprising that you might not have much time for other things, like a busy social life and a full-time job.

Adjust your expectations accordingly, and be realistic about what you can accomplish each day. Don’t set yourself up for failure by trying to cram too much in.

5. Ask your tutors for tips

Your tutors are there to support and guide you throughout your studies. They want to see you turning up to class every day well-rested and ready to learn. They want to see you succeed!

So, if you feel like you’re struggling to fit it all in, then ask your tutors for some advice. They are there to help, so make the most of their knowledge and expertise.

ITC is enrolling now for March 2018. Get in touch today to learn how we can get your airline, travel and tourism career off to a flying start.

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