Crafting a Study Space

In our recent coaching session on helpful study skills and habits, we explored a number of ways to make study productive and effective.

Study takes on a very personal nature in a number of ways. One of which is WHERE you study. Here are some helpful tips when it comes to making your study space work for you.

Get comfortable.

Choose a desk, chair, area of your home or favorite coffee shop that allows you to get cozy and settle in to your space. Avoid your bedroom, as this may prove to be counterproductive!

Find encouragement.

Fill your study space with quotes, words, or pictures that remind you to keep up your effort and hard work. Reminders or images that automatically pop up on your study devices or are tucked in notebooks or workbooks is a great place to start.

Loose the distractions.

As much as you can, try to block out the world and focus on the task at hand. If your home or place of study sometimes carries some extra noise or unavoidable chaos, try some using noise cancelling headphones or stream some soft music to help your brain focus on your study materials.

Organize your supplies.

Make sure you have everything you need BEFORE you sit down to study. Have your pencils, pens, note-cards, sticky notes, and device chargers handy so that nothing takes away your precious time or veers you off track.

Consider lighting.

Make sure to choose lighting that works for you and your vision needs. Some are thrown off by overhead fluorescent light and blue screens. Consider fresh, natural light when available, or soft, low wattage lighting that helps you avoid eye strain.


Once you’ve set the stage, jump in! Every little bit of study time you put in toward studying for your HSE exam is an investment that pays off!

Need more study tips? Check out our Study Up! Live Coaching Session today.

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