So the Government of India has extended the Lockdown. One of the burning issues of every citizen at this time is the solution to how they can productively spend their quarantine days. While celebrities are engaging in social media challenges and office goers are helping out at home, this is a tricky time for students across the nation.
Most students get rusty with basic concepts and their study flow during summer vacations itself, and now the situation is such that we don’t know how the upcoming academic year will be handled. If you as a parent are worried about keeping your child engaged during this lockdown period or being a student if you’re wondering how to convert this to your advantage, look no more.
Below are the important points explains by Badshah Ansari and Gulrez Alam Co-founder of Sarkarinaukriind.com that will help students to convert lockdown into an advantage.
Here are 7 ways in which students can turn COVID-19 lockdown disadvantage to an advantage:
- Enroll for Online Courses
Due to the temporary shutdown of schools and colleges, the Online Course industry has seen a significant boom. This is the best time for students to learn ahead of their curriculum and add more knowledge to their bank. Free online course and sarkari naukri exam mock test series offering by major education education portal in India and around 140 global leading universities.
- Read Books
Whether you’re a book worm or have wanted to clean up the dust off your book shelf, what a better time than this. Reading school books might be boring considering the summer vacations debate, but there are enough must reads or best sellers that one definitely read.
- Learn a New Language
Have you ever wanted to add a foreign language to your resume or maybe considered applying for universities abroad but couldn’t find time to get smooth with your French or German. There are 100s of videos on YouTube available for free; all you have to do is make up your mind. And if you have been binging too much of Netflix, why not learn some Spanish and watch Money Heist without subtitles?
- Study ahead
Keeping in mind the uncertainty of the current corona virus situation worldwide, many schools and colleges have started conducting classes online with the help of platforms like Zoom and Google Classroom. It is being treated like usual classrooms and attendance is being marked as compulsory in most cases. If your school happens to be one of them, please consider that your teachers are putting their best foot forward keeping your best interests at heart. Kindly attend the classes and don’t let the pandemic come in the way of your normal academic studies. If your educational institute hasn’t announced anything as such, there are online libraries available to make use of. What’s better than a head start?
- Encourage a New Skill
Have you ever thought of building a website from scratch? Or wanted to brush up your last summer internship skills? Now’s the time to encourage that thought. The whole world has more or less come to a pause due to the global pandemic corona virus. Everyone else apart for Healthcare workers, Police Force, Media and people providing necessary items are strictly advised to stay at home. This time can be used productively and can help you take a lead. Use it wisely.
- Pick up a leftover Hobby or Start a new
Did you enjoy painting as a kid? Have you been waiting for the right time to pick up your favorite instrument and hum a tune or two? Indulge in your guilty pleasures and get more in touch with yourself. If you have wanted to pick up simple hobbies like doodling or calligraphy, this lockdown period sure can be an opportunity in disguise.
- Learn basic Life Skills
Students often have this fascination of studying abroad in global universities. But little do they realize that managing life on their own can be quite the struggle. If you also happen to have ambitions of living in another country, start shadowing your mom at home. From doing the dishes to learning how to make a meal, children all around the world are attending home science lessons. Ready to get your hands dirty?
We understand being locked down at home can be really taxing emotionally and there are only a handful of productive things one can do to stay engaged. Parents at home are doing their best to manage work and house duties, these 7 things can ensure that you do your part.