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Nadira Berman

The Best And Worst Study Spots

Where you study plays a very big role in how well you study. In some locations, you can be extremely productive, while in others you end up sleeping, being distracted, or just getting in a bad mood. Here are great spots to work in, and spots to avoid at all costs.

Best: Single booths in the library

Sometimes when you really need to get work done, it’s good to isolate yourself. Go to library, but avoid sitting at those big, communal tables, instead find a quiet place where you won’t have to interact with anyone else. Get in a zone and focus hard.

Worst: Your room

Although this can work as a study spot for some people, I find that when my bed is so close, napping becomes extremely tempting. I’ll start off studying at my desk, then soon enough I’ll be studying in my bed. All of a sudden, I wake up three hours later unsure of what has happened. You want your study spot to be comfortable, but you don’t want to be too cozy.

Best: A café

All of the noise and people of a café setting can be more comforting than working in complete silence. You’ll be surprised at how productive you can be, even though it may seem like there are a lot of distractions surrounding you.

Worst: Anywhere without natural light

Feeling like you’re studying in a dark cave can be very depressing. You want to be motivated and focused, not sad. It’s as simple as sitting near a window instead of a wall.

Best: Outside (when the weather is nice)

Going off of the last point, studying outside will put you in a better mood. You feel connected to the world, instead of isolated and lonely. Get outdoors, especially if the weather is nice where you live.


About Nadira Berman

As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.

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