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Your Study Environment

Your Study Environment

Do you always study in your bedroom with the door closed?
Do you often fall asleep while reading your textbook?
Have you ever tried studying at the library or reserving a private study space?

Have you ever considered forming a study group?

Your study space is critical to your ability to study effectively. After all, if you can’t concentrate or if you are not comfortable, you certainly can’t expect to learn very well. So, it's important to create a study environment that fosters productivity and minimizes distractions. The space you choose is just as important as who you study with and how often you study. An ideal study environment varies from person to person, but consider these ideas to help create the study environment that is right for you!

Assess yourself!

Your Study Space: An ideal study environment varies from person to person, but consider these ideas to help create the study environment that is right for you! 

Create a designated space

  • Find a comfortable desk or table area to setup your study center.
  • Decide if you are more productive in an open or closed environment.
  • Commit to studying only in this space and using this space only for studying.

Establish appropriate atmosphere and attitude

  • Consider what lighting and temperature increase your ability to concentrate.
  • Create a place with a focused, calm attitude, and minimal distractions.
  • Bring plenty of healthy snacks and water.
  • Avoid sitting down on a couch or soft surface that will tempt you to doze off. 

Access study tools and organization

  • Ensure study supplies, such as notebooks, paper, note cards, pencils, calculator, etc., are always readily available.
  • Keep calendar/planner and To Do list accessible.
  • Bring notes, practice tests, texts, test calendar, syllabi and laptop.

Use your support system

  • Your family, friends, professors, and tutors are here to help.
  • Stick to healthy boundaries to protect your allotted study time.
  • Form a study group!

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