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.

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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.  

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