We all have a favorite place to study, though we all have different ideas of what constitutes a good location. Some people prefer a quiet space with no distractions, while others are okay with some noise. In this week’s blog, we are going to discuss some study spots on campus and nearby, as well as a few tips for studying, some of which were suggested by ADU students.
For those who need a very quiet spot to study:
The library on campus is a favorite spot of several students due the quiet and calm atmosphere. If you ever need to mix it up, you could visit any of the public libraries in Orlando.
One student suggested the chapel as another quiet place to study.
An empty classroom
An empty classroom can be a great option, especially if you want to study in a group and need some extra space.
For those who prefer tea, Infusion Tea was a suggested as a cute place to study with a wide variety of teas to try.
Home with a movie on
If you prefer to stay in, putting on a movie or TV show in the background provides good background noise. I would recommend putting on something you’ve seen before to avoid getting too distracted.
This is weather dependent, of course, but studying outside can provide natural ambient noise. The ADU campus has several nice locations, including The Garden of Miracles, which was suggested by a few students as a place they like to study.
Don’t be afraid to try something new! If you’re having trouble concentrating on studying, maybe it’s time to try a new location. Sometimes taking a quick break to walk to a new spot, even if it’s close by, can help.
Try mixing up what you have to study. For example, if you have two different classes with homework, it can be helpful to work on one class for a while, and then switch to a totally different assignment. I have found this gives me a mental break and I can stay engaged for a longer period of time.
It’s important to learn what time of day you feel most productive. I have friends who can stay up late to study, but I prefer to do the opposite and get up super early because I tend to get more accomplished in the morning.
Finally, know when to take a break. There are times you might feel like your brain isn’t processing any more information, and it’s okay to stop for a while. Take a walk, have a snack, or sleep. You’ll feel more refreshed when you come back to your work.
It may take some time to find the perfect study spot and the study habits that work best for you, but it’s always worth trying new places and new ideas. You never know what will work until you try!