The most effective way to remember what you’ve read, is to return to the place you studied. Most students study outside the classroom but we recommend that you create a consistent and comfortable study space. Studying in your comfort zone is not the best place for you to get study inspiration. In order to get study inspirations and also avoid distractions, you need to leave your comfort zone. Getting a study space free from all forms of distractions is more advisable. The study space must be well-lit, comfortably warm and well-ventilated, comfortable seating and appropriate desk height to ensure good posture, space to keep things organized, Make use of your shelves and desk drawers, ready for easy access.
Best study space
Studying in your home is not the best space to concentrate or complete your school work. We recommend that you study in a location that is quiet and clear of distraction, including Phones, laptop, social media, (except the computer work is required as part of the studying). The following are the appropriate study area for you.
1. The Library
The most advisable place to study is the library. most of the “serious” studying is done in the library. If you need to really concentrate and prepare for an exam, the library is the best option. Most college libraries are free from distraction. However, some Libraries allow talking at a normal volume while have zero tolerance for noise. It has enough space for you to spread out your books and easy internet connections.
2. Academic buildings
Academic buildings can be great places to study. Some faculties or departments have study lounges or cafeteria or labs that are built for particular purposes which the main one is for academic reasons. You could go work on your homework and have group discussions on any of the questions you are finding difficult to solve. We encourage you to make use all the resources available at the department to achieve the aim of coming to school. studying in an academic building can be very useful when you’re preparing for an exam.
3. Places on Campus
there are generally better places to study on campus but it is not advisable to use those places. These included places like the student lounge, cafeteria, the quadrangle, or even the dining hall. although places on campus are always crowded, therefore concentrating on what you are reading will be a little bit difficult. Too many distractions. One could never get much serious work done in places like these.
4. Your Room
Studying in the room is a good study place unless you happen to have roommates or noisy neighbors or noisy street, in which you may need to vacate. Your room is the best place to read or study. It’s quiet if it’s just you, you can be as comfortable as you like.
5. An Empty Classroom
If you’re concerned about concentrating on your study, that is free from friends in the library, then consider taking yourself into an empty classroom to study. although it may not be as comfortable as you want but if you need to study during school hours, then this is a good option.
6. Study Partner’s Place
Reading with a study partner, get you the benefit of working with someone else who shares your same goals. you have the benefit of rubbing minds together and sharing information about what you read. Your partner may be sound enough to correct your mistakes.
7. Coffee houses/shops.
This is a perfect for study area unless little noise is a distraction for you. If there is need to cram for an exam which is not advisable or read through a presentation, coffee shops often leads students for a boost of caffeine.
How to motivate yourself to study
1. Go for a walk
this is one of the most effective steps in the process, although students do not feel the need to do so. you feel the most resistance to go for a walk. According to research, Walking is good for your brain and it also creates productive momentum. The brain is ready to receive and store new information. Going for a walk for even 20 minutes will produce enough Vitamin D to boost your energy and lighten your mood. it will propel you forward into your textbooks and notes.
2. Choose Your Goals or target
It is important that you focus on one main point you want to get across. Set your priorities right, create a target or goal you wish to accomplish and then channel every effort into achieving such goal. The best way to achieve your goal is to create a study schedule which indicates every activity you will do throughout the day or week. This will help you in aim at achieving your goal.
3. stick to a single task
Pick one thing to focus on. Note that when you pick one thing to focus on, you need to pay attention to that thing you intend doing. When you’re trying to accomplish multiple tasks, you’ll be tempted to move to the next item on your schedule.
4. Remove all distractions
What engage you in a studious atmosphere differs from person to person. you should probably avoid Video games, phone, social media, computers etc. These are all things that are ultimately distracting. The goal of studying is to maximize the concentration you can devote to studying while minimizing the amount of effort necessary to do so (Charles et al 1997)