It’s Mackenzie back with study tip #2. This one is all about setting. When you’re deciding to crack open a book and start reminding yourself of everything you could possibly know about Biology 101, it’s important to consider where you’re going to study.
Are you the most productive in a completely silent room? Can you handle music? What about the sounds of a coffee house? Can you study with friends or alone? These are questions you absolutely need to ask yourself so that you can make the most of your study time.
If you know you do better in quiet spaces, invest in a pair of noise-cancelling headphones so that any place can be your next study spot. This is ideal when you need to squeeze in some studying whenever you can manage the time.
If you prefer the loud bustle of a crowded bookstore or student center, find a video on YouTube that has coffee shop ambient noise. This helps out tons in the world of social distancing when crowded coffee shops may not be an option for you at the moment.
If you need to study with a group, try using Zoom! With screen-sharing abilities you can review lecture slides with your classmates and reward yourselves with each others’ company during your much-needed breaks.
No matter the setting you crave when you start to study, a little bit of creativity can help you achieve it. Now, there’s no excuse for not studying!