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Pomodoro Sessions and 4 More Tips to Increase Focus for Studying

It can be difficult at times to fully get absorbed into a piece of work. Sometimes the issue can relate to lack of interest in the topic, desire to do other things or just frustration from struggling to understand the content. This article runs through some of our top tips for completing homework, revising and studying. 

Pomodoro Method 

The Pomodoro method is a technique for working and studying which is proven to be effective in boosting productivity. The method works by breaking up your study session into smaller chunksmeaning you can train your brain to handle distractions. Here’s a breakdown: 

  1. Decide on a single task to complete – this is important, if you don’t define your task you will struggle to maintain focus. 
  2. Set a timer for 15 minutes – this is a good starting point, gradually as your master the Pomodoro Method you can extend this time as your ability to focus improves. 
  3. Work on the task until the timer goes off – it’s easier to focus as you know you know a well-deserved break is around the corner. 
  4. Take a short break – Take 5 minutes to listen to some music, make a coffee, stretch or whatever you like. 
  5. Repeat this 4 times, then take a longer 15-30-minute break. 

The Pomodoro Method is great for productivity, but it also can improve the quality of your work, decrease stress levels, and increase willpower. There are many apps which can be used as a tool to measure each Pomodoro such as Forest and Tide 

Environment 

It is important that the pupil has a designated area to complete their work, this way, they’ll associate that area of the home with concentration and it’ll become a natural place to work effectively. Make sure this area is tidyfull of all the equipment the child might need and quiet. 

Distractions 

Mobile phones, tablets and games can damage a child’s homework environment. To work properly, they need full focus! If they would like to have some music playing while they work, try putting on something without lyrics as this aids concentration rather than hindering it. 

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Timing 

Doing homework on the day it’s set is preferable, otherwise work can stack up quickly. If they have the time to complete their homework on the day, it’s advised to do so. 

Set a Good Example 

While your child does their homework, take the opportunity to catch up with work of your own, read a book or learn something new. If you’re in the next room watching TV, they’re bound to be envious. 

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