Best Places To Study

An effective study routine is essential to progressing academically. If you have already solidified your test preparation skills, you'll need an appropriate location to practice them. Not every venue is conducive to concentration, but some of the following spaces should provide a comfortable, quiet space to review for any exam.

The Librarylibrary-studying
A 2005 Ohio College Library Center® study found that 34 percent of college students visited a university library on a weekly basis. Your school or public library is a great place to sit down and spread out your studying materials.
1. Most libraries have plenty of tables and quiet corners with minimal distractions.
2. Computers are usually available so you can easily integrate online research into your studies.
3. Wireless free internet (WiFi) may be accessible, enabling you to bring your laptop and connect if necessary.
4. Books and other printed material are abundant and are good resources if you have any questions while studying.
5. Librarians can help you locate exactly what you need.

A Friend's House
Reviewing course material with a friend who's in your class can be better than studying alone.
1. Quiz each other on the material or devise a game to enhance your retention of important terms or equations.
2. Ask questions and compare notes to ensure you're covering everything.
3. When you take a break from studying, you can relax with your friend and recharge for the next session.

Outside
If you enjoy being outside, you may find that studying outdoors is easier and more relaxing.
1. Look for a solitary place without commotion that could ruin your concentration.
2. Find a picnic table or a patio area where you can sit down or bring a blanket to spread on the grass.
3. Choose an area with plenty of sunlight so you can see what you're reading and avoid dozing off.

A Coffee Shop
If you've been studying for a while and could use a caffeine boost, head over to the local coffee shop and bring your study materials.
1. Many chains now offer WiFi so you can connect to the network and go online while you sip your latte.
2. Find a seat in the rear where there are less distractions.
3. Facing your back to the door can help you stay focused while you study diligently.  

External links provided on Rasmussen.edu are for reference only. Rasmussen College does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced.

An innovator of higher education, Rasmussen College is a career-focused, private college that specializes in offering the most in-demand degree programs in a highly supportive, student-centered educational environment. Rasmussen College offers market-relevant degrees online and across its 22 campuses in the Midwest and Florida to more than 15,000 students. By combining its expertise in career development with high academic standards and with unparalleled student support services, graduates of Rasmussen College leave with the most up-to-date knowledge, the skills that employers look for, and the tools to succeed in their chosen field. Since 1900, the primary focus at Rasmussen College has remained constant: student achievement is of the upmost importance, the employer who hires its students continues to be a valued partner, and Rasmussen College is dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves.

comments powered by Disqus
Share Your Story Ideas
Our campuses and online community have stories to tell and we want to hear them! Did your campus raise the most money in the community for an organization? Do you have online study tips for other students? Would you like to share a personal success story about overcoming an obstacle while earning your degree?
To have your story idea considered:
  • You must be a faculty member, current student or graduate
  • Story ideas must be regarding Rasmussen College or an inspiring story about a student at Rasmussen College
  • Your submission must be original and may not have been published elsewhere online already
Please Note: Your story idea may be featured on the Rasmussen College News Beat or on one of our social networks. A member of our news team will contact you should we move forward with a blog post.
Feel free to suggest an idea for a blog post to be featured on the Rasmussen College News Beat by filling out the form below:

First Name: (required)

Last Name: (required)

Email Address: (required)

Phone Number: (required)

500 characters or less

close

Your Story Idea Has Been Submitted

Thank you for sending us a story idea! We’re reviewing submissions and may contact you soon to learn more about your story. In the meantime, make sure to check out our current blogs to see what’s happening on campus.

close