How to create a large study space (with examples)
Where do you usually learn? If the answer is “lying in bed with my laptop, stumbling on my knees and eating deep-fried cheetos, with the study places near me” then you might want to reconsider your studyspace. And that’s what we’re doing today. We’ll look at how to create (or find) a space where you can go and perform at your best.
We explore different types of learning, as well as the creation of space, and key principles to make sure that your research space does what it should.
Most of this post will be about creating a semi-permanent study area in your room or apartment. However, before we get to this, I think it’s good to look at everything.
When I was in college, I did most of my “serious” studying in the library. If I needed to focus, that’s where I would go. I asked my friends “is it better to study in silence?” and they all said yes.
During my senior year, this was even easier because all older people in my college received a special research map to give us a place to work on our Senior Independent Research projects. But even if you don’t have that space, you can still develop a study corner.
Study Space Ideas
Let’s dive in, here are my best study tips and study area ideas.
For example, there was a part of the library of my college, which was called “Andrews Lower 2”, which was really just a zone of for books, maps, and political documents. The area was silent and secluded, providing a perfect study environment.
In the right time, academic buildings can be excellent places to study if you need to research study paper. Some departments even have training rooms or laboratories dedicated to their particular subjects.
For example, my college had a maths lab where you could work for your case study paper.
In addition, learning in an academic building can be very useful when you are having trouble focusing.
Also, if you can find out where the exam takes place, then you can study in there, it will help to improve the level of preparedness to the test.
Various Locations on Campus
I will not waste a lot of time on this, I think, outdoor study space are usually the best places to study, but I had friends who did not enjoy that approach.
Personally, I could never get a lot of serious work in a place like this (too many distractions), but in some cases, it might want to prepare for a study paper this way.
I usually prefered cafes. Of course you don’t have to go to the cafe on campus to get away from the major area of study. See if your college has a public library. It can also be a great place to learn, because you are less inclined to talk to people there.
Now that we’ve covered other possible areas of study, let's get to the meat of this post:
To create the perfect essay writing study space, complete the following four steps:
- Delete all distractions
- Prepare everything you need before you start
- Set up good lighting
- Adjust your study to the ideal temperature.
1. Remove the Distractions from the Research Space.
As in many areas of life, it is useful to start with some preparation. A bunch of open tabs will distract you unless they are for university essay writing. Messy table, other people (unless you are working on a team project, you should work alone), etc. These are all things that are fun but hinder your productivity.
2.Having easy access to everything you need before the start.
For example, you need different materials for a college essay writing paper than to prepare for the chemistry exam. To help you, I divided the list into two sections:
- Things that are immediately relevant to the subject.
- Comfortable, but ergonomic.
- If you prefer working standing up, stand on something soft like a yoga mat.
- A computer, if necessary.
- A mouse (it is more ergonomic than the trackpad).
- Writing supplies
- Good lighting. If you do not see the paper, it will be harder to work, and it will make it more difficult. The natural light is the best.
- Tactile thinking. For example, Rubix Cube, some putty or clay.
- Tea, coffee or water.
- Healthy snacks that do not make a mess (nut, banana, granola, carrot, dried fruit, etc.). This will help you maintain your blood sugar so you can stay alert.
- Inspirational ornaments.
- Music for studying or white noise.
3. Note the lighting.
Illumination is particularly important if you are reading from a paper textbook or using other forms of paper). A table lamp is a good investment in this case, because the overhead fluorescence in most of the dormitories is often too dispersed to give you a clear, focused light that is necessary for reading.
4. Adjustment of the study space to the Ideal temperature (if possible).
You will not always have control over your surroundings temperature (looking at you, air conditioner), but do what you can to get the temperature in this ideal range. If it is too hot or cold, it may be worth temporarily moving to another area to study that has a more pleasant temperature (e.g. library or student center).
In addition to the correct materials, there are several more principles that will make your space exploration (and study time) more efficient.
Best Places to Study
To get out of this tutorial, we want to show you some of the principles that we discussed in action. We asked CIG members and real students like you to present pictures of their classrooms. Below we extracted some of our favorite examples for your reference.
1. A study by Martin Minimalist Zen Study Space.
As an example of pure minimalism, the developer/computer wizard serves as a pure writing and study skill center. The lighting is on the island and the meditation area provides a place for rest. In addition, note how the monitor is placed on the eye-level to prevent the neck and eye pain.
2. Dual Monitor Command Center.
From the original Info Geek College, Thomas’ setting shows that minimalism is not the only essay writing process. The space is complete without mess, and the abundance of audio equipment and dual monitors create an ideal environment for editing video and audio. Also note the carefully controlled lighting and power cord control.
3. The Port Study.
Of course, not all of us can afford the luxury of a dedicated office. This example, presented by the reader, shows that you can create a study space to practice essay writing wherever you are. Notice how they have water next to their hand.
4. The Legal Library.
This setting is an excellent example of how you can create an effective study in a library and hone your essay writing skills. We love this book stand as a way to prevent overloading of the neck and the danger of a paper cut.
5. Loft Bed Study Nook.
The loft bed will clear the space for this cosy table and wardrobe. Note also how the person has room for both motivation and organization, for serious and fun stuff.
I hope that this tutorial has given you some inspiration in how to create a space for a study that works better for you. I said it before, but I will say it one more time: don’t let your ideal space be created to study, distract you from what is really important.