Top Study Tip #6: Create a Study Area

Students always ask us what determines a good study area from a bad study area? 

LOW TRAFFIC AREA

You want to pick an area that is low in distractions.  In the past, you may have studied with your other siblings in the kitchen.  But, kitchens are often loud and noisy.  Your parents may be cooking and clanging away.  

LOW NOISE AREA

You also want to pick an area that is away from the noise of the family.  Many families congregate in a family room or kitchen around meal time.  We suggest staying away from rooms that have TV's or study areas that are in the living room.  You may want to pick the dining room or a room that is away from the noise of the TV.  

DISTRACTION FREE

Do you share a room with a sibling?  You may want to negotiate for "study times."  

Candice Lapin