Over the coming weeks we will be looking at study skills and how to maximise the time you spend learning and contributing to your course.
This week let’s look at the physical space that we occupy when we are studying. This is one of the most important aspects for us to consider as if we get it wrong it can really impede concentration and therefore output. It is really difficult to study in a room full of distractions. However, the perfect location for you may not be perfect for someone else, so some trial and error may be required.
Contrary to what we may think, studying in a completely quiet space may not be effective for a lot of people. Most of us work better with background noise of some sort. Some people may prefer a small cubicle where they are closed in, whilst some may prefer a large desk where they can spread out their resources. Whatever your preferences, these top tips may help:
- Create a routine, carve out time to study and stick to it every day or couple of days.
- Find a location that is comfortable for you, experiment with different furntire, lighting, warmth and noise.
- Evaluate your study preferences, are you better with visual prompts or auditory?
Where ever you decide to study, just remember, find a location that is free from distractions, consistently available, comfortable and that fits your unique learning style.
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