Do you take college credit classes in the summer? If so, you know that it's not always the most fun. Summer classes are a great idea because they can help you get ahead with credits. However, since it's summer, studying is probably the last thing on your mind. Here are a few of the best places to study for your summer classes!
1. Your room
If you are going to study at home, make sure that there are as minimal distractions as possible. If you are studying in your room, make sure to be on the floor, at a desk, or in a chair. Lying in bed will not allow you to have the best study habits and will make you tired.
2. The library
A library is a great place to study because it is quiet and calming, allowing you to get work done. When studying in the library, have the same mindset as if school was in session. Use the books and computers to your best advantage.
3. A coffee shop
Find a local coffee shop, grab a table, and study away! Coffee shops are a great place to work on homework since there are endless amounts of caffeine and sweet treats.
4. A bookstore
Similar to a library, bookstores are quiet and allow you to relax and focus on your work. Some bookstores even have a coffee store or a coffee bar in them. This is a great time for gabbing a drink during a study break.
5. A park
If you enjoy sitting outside but find too many distractions at your own house, find a nearby park and lay out a blanket on the grass. Parks also have calming background noise, like birds and blowing trees.
6. A classroom
If you are living in your college’s town for the summer and find it hard to study at your house, head to campus to study in a classroom. Studying here can be very beneficial and allow you to get a lot of work done. Since it is the same environment you are used to during the semester, staying focused shouldn't be a problem.
7. The pool or beach
The pool or beach is a great place to relax and do class readings, take notes, or get in some last minute studying! The outdoors can be quite peaceful and the pool/beach can help you relax and focus on your schoolwork.
Summer classes can be challenging, and it's often hard to concentrate when your friends are out having fun and you’re coped up inside trying to finish a paper, test, or other homework. It is important to remember that some places aren’t always the best for studying, and everyone is going to have their own favorite place.
While studying do you struggle with procrastination? Check out Tips for Avoiding Procrastination Now (Not Later).
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