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4 tips for starting your studies

On the one hand, you are already looking forward to your start of studies in October and, on the other hand, you are wondering how you can organize your work, studies and private life?

May 18, 2021

Start your studies

Start your studies

We would like to make it easier for you to start your studies and give you some tips that have proven to be particularly effective for EMBM students. You can put these tips into action even before starting your studies:

Communicate your plans

Tell your family, friends and colleagues that you will be scheduling time for your studies next year and therefore have to skip one or the other leisure activity. If your environment knows about your plans, they can better support you and your priorities are clarified. A positive side effect is also that one or the other question regarding your studies from your environment can also be very motivating.

Setting learning conditions

Try to sit at your desk at a set time of day and actively start learning. Routines help to cope with the workload. More detailed information on the study workload can be found in the blog post "How complex is an MBA/MBM".

Select a workplace

If possible, try to use your workplace exclusively for work and remove any objects that might prevent you from studying. Then your workplace gradually acquires the function of the "trigger" for learning. Maybe you can also create different workplaces for your study times and your working hours? Due to the coronavirus pandemic, you have certainly brought your home office into shape. Nevertheless, you can already plan what will help you learn. What worked well with your bachelor's degree? Maybe a big tidy desk, colorful pens and lots of paper, a study diary, a cozy place to read?

Pomodoro Technique

No, this is not about tomato recipes for your lunch break, but about a learning technique that originally refers to a kitchen clock that had the appearance of a tomato. Various studies have found that you can concentrate very well for 25 minutes. This means setting a clock, kitchen clock or simply the timer on the smartphone to 25 minutes and really concentrating only on studying and not being distracted during this time. Then, when you're in the flow, you can also immediately renew the timer and keep going, or you can take a little break. For example, you could set out to create 5 Pomodoro units. By breaking down the task into smaller steps and shorter time units, a large task such as writing an assignment can be better accomplished.