Learning Strategies

 

Where and When to Study

 

The time and location of where you study is one of the most important strategies for success. Schedule your school work as if you were going to work. Have the same time and location planned each day. Typically, you are sharpest first thing in the morning and are less likely to procrastinate.

The best location to study is a distraction-free area where you are not constantly interrupted. The library or tutoring lab in a clean cubicle is an excellent place to reduce distraction. Another option is a quiet coffee shop. By going to “work” at a location where you can focus, you can build a routine that will become a habit.  

Here is a recap:

  • Reduce distractions by staying as far away from them as possible.
  • Create habits and built in accountability to show up at a work location at the same time and place each day.
  • Work as early in the day as possible, when you are the most focused and least likely to procrastinate.