Studying from home is now a major part of the education system in Australia, and we’ve found that many students struggle to focus while they’re adapting to the change in the way they work. When you can’t get access to the library, that doesn’t mean you can’t still achieve a high quality learning experience.
In fact, there are many advantages that studying at home offers, over studying in the library with your peers. Let’s take a look at why you could get even more out of your course from home.
There are less distractions
As long as you’re not easily distracted by chores that need to be done, you can enjoy longer periods of study without distraction when at home. With no classmates trying to engage in conversation, or other people going about their day, you’ll be able to focus more. To help, keep your mobile phone in a separate room and resist playing the TV in the background.
Set your own schedule
Studying online brings a unique kind of flexibility to your life. Students that have part-time jobs can choose to study during the evenings or at the weekend, and everyone can work at their own pace. While someone may be more productive in the mornings, others work better late at night. Distance learning allows you to work in the way that best suits your style.
When there’s no need to travel to the library or to campus, you could save money on fuel or public transport costs. On top of that, you’ll need to buy new clothes less often and could end up cooking at home – which tends to be cheaper than eating out.
More freedom to practise presentations
In many subjects, you’ll be required to give presentations. In the solitude of your home, you’ll have the freedom to practise speaking out loud, to prepare for presentations and repeat certain parts of the syllabus to yourself.
This is especially true for those undergoing English tuition. Improving your English speaking skills requires practise and repetition, which isn’t possible when you’re in the library surrounded by other people trying to work. At-home studying is a necessary complement to your language tuition and you can enjoy more opportunities to develop those skills during this time.
Enjoy a healthier lifestyle
It’s easier to follow a healthy diet, when your kitchen and fresh food is nearby – and all too easy to grab an unhealthy snack when studying in the library. On top of that, you can incorporate exercise into your daily routine without much disruption, for a healthier lifestyle that boosts productivity and self-esteem.
Distance learning at The Eagle Academy
The Eagle Academy offers distance learning to domestic and international students of Australia – whether you live here or haven’t yet made the move. We provide the support you need to enhance your knowledge in your chosen subject and work towards an Australian qualification.
Contact our friendly team for more information.