Finding a Study Space

Finding the right space is critical for productive and effective studying. Everyone learns differently and retention of information is dependent largely upon the environment and mood that a student is working in. While some people absorb information best with distractions around (background talking, television on, etc…) others need a clear desk and peace and quiet. By now you will know what type of environment works best for you. The important thing to remember is that nobody works well in clutter.

Wherever your study space is it should be clear and tidy. Everything you will require should be readily available so there is no need to get up in the middle of a thought process and go searching. For most people that will mean pencils, sharpeners, pens, note or drawing pads, computer, calculator and printer. As well any specialist materials like measuring equipment, drawing pads or instruments should be on hand. Although some people do work well around others, study spaces cluttered with people are also not conducive to intense revision.

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