Gulrez Alam explains how students can convert COVID-19 lockdown disadvantage to advantage

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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