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Learning to learning series
Finding the right study space
Changing where you study bring better
What area works best for you for effective studying?
- A coffee shop can provide a stimulating community,
background noise, relaxed atmosphere, wifi, and coffee!
It can be convenient for small groups, studying with a
partner or alone. You can also be unknown and
unbothered, and easily turn off your cell phone to avoid
- Your school's study lounge can also be convenient
for studying alone or in small groups. However, if the
noise, movement or distractions of friends or students
are too distracting, then relocate to where your
studying will become more effective.
- Your bedroom/personal space can be convenient
fit your schedule, as well as have all your study
materials at hand. Its comfort can be a mixed blessing
if you take too many naps!
- Kitchens are conducive to studying,
lighting and open space for all your materials. You also
have nourishment at hand, but snack with fruit and
vegetables to avoid heavy foods.
- If you focus better in your (basement), great!
can make for good background noise, but make sure it
stays in the background: don't lose track of what you
- Your living room is a great place to study
comfortable seating and enough space, but avoid the
distractions or projects around the house. If you love
watching the television, it may not be the best option
for a study space.
- The library offers professional services,
environment, Wi-Fi, and even windows with a view! An
empty classroom provides an even quieter, even secluded