Fourth-year Pharmacy student Nadhia answers five questions about studying in isolation.
- What does your home study area look like?
“I like to get fresh air during study, so my study desk is right in front of the window. I like it to be clean and organised. To avoid distraction, I only include my laptop, books and any stationery I need, my aromatherapy diffuser (this is a must for me), a soy latte to keep me awake every morning, and plain water to keep me hydrated.”
- How do you try to avoid study distractions?
“I always study at my study space, not on the couch or on the bed. I always get the things that I need ready on the table – books, stationery, water, juice, cookies etc. so I won’t have to get up to find them when I need them!”
- What do you enjoy about studying from home?
“I had to take a 15-20 minute bus ride to Uni for class and I don’t really miss that.”
- What do you miss about normal university life?
“I miss my friends especially! Other than that, I miss having a normal face-to-face tutorial session, as it helps my understanding better. And oh! The donuts!”
- What is something you won’t forget about this time?
“Thinking of how we had to take our mid-semester test online, I will never forget how anxious I was worrying the internet connection would be lost during the test or something else would disrupt the process. I will never take a normal test for granted, ever again. On a positive note, I have developed a good routine where I wake up early, do yoga and have breakfast, study, and go to bed earlier, every night. So I will make sure I will stick to my routine even things go back to normal.”
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