Home Study Tips
successfully study at home - the do's and don'ts
This Home Study article covers the following
Find a Place to Study
Figuring out a time and place to do your homework
and study is of the utmost importance. Once you have figured out when to do your homework, the next question is
where to do it.
|Find a good study area at your home that will
give you enough space,
plenty of light and quietness to concentrate on your
A good study area should have a desk or table big enough to spread out
books, notes, worksheets, etc. without them all being on top of each other. You do not want to make a mess, but you
also do want to have ample room to work.
Make sure you have plenty of light. Ideally, you
will near a window with an overhead light and perhaps even a small reading lamp.
Do Your Study Free from Distractions
Most important in choosing a study location is finding a place that is
relatively free from distractions. That means no TV on in the room, no brothers or sisters running by, no phone
conversations to listen in on, and no instant messenger or emails to keep you busy.
For best study results, find a good study
Whether or not you listen to music while you
study depends on your personal preference. You may choose to ignore any phone calls, or turn off your cell phone,
and forget about the urge to go and get a snack every ten or fifteen minutes.
Depending on your home, you may be able to find
this area at the kitchen or dining room table, or in your bedroom. You may be able to set aside a study space in
your basement or an office in you home. Some people find their homes too filled with distractions, and prefer to
take their studies to the local library.
Wherever you choose, it is best if you can study
in that same place all the time. If you can study in this same location consistently, your mind will get used to
this being a focused and important place. When you enter this area, you will know it is time to get down to
business. Your pens and pencils, paper, erasers, stapler, calculator, and anything else you use often can be kept
nearby. Also, you can keep them in a bin or bag which can be pulled out whenever you need them. This will avoid
having to stop studying to collect supplies.
Having this dedicated study spot will help you
get down to business and focus more easily on getting your work complete.