If you're an online learner, routine can be useful. Here are some tips to help you on your way to successful home study.

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With Arden University, you can study your degree from the comfort of your own home! All you need to do is switch on your laptop or tablet and assume the student mindset by following these four steps.

1. Take control

Make yourself a timetable and plan out what you want to do that particular week. This will help you manage your time more effectively around your other commitments, whether they are work, family or social activities.

Online learning is particularly good for flexibility as you slot in study when it suits, completing modules at your own pace and moving on when you are ready to.

2. Make distractions rewards

Your home is full of distractions and, studying online, it can be difficult to resist - especially if those distractions are just the touch of a button away on the device you're using to study.

Whether it's Instagram, Youtube, Netflix or Facebook that's your biggest weakness, set yourself goals for the day and use them as your rewards, rather than letting them break your concentration.

3. Be productive

Use your time wisely; make notes, read relevant articles or watch online content to help develop your knowledge whenever opportunity strikes.

Don’t forget that your tutor is there to help. At Arden University, we offer responsive tutor support via email and telephone or you can speak to tutors directly through ilearn.

4. Take breaks

Finally, remember to always take time out! There is nothing worse than overworking yourself – you are taking up this challenge for you, so look after yourself, relax for a while and then... study on!

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