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Make The Perfect Place For Studying


Location is a vital part of studying for students learning at a distance. 

Students studying in a poor environment are likely to struggle with paying attention and perform much worse on tests. 

For students studying at home or another location that isn’t the classroom, cultivating the right environment is essential for learning. 

Here are 5 ways to help students who are learning at a distance create a safe and functional learning environment. 

Try to do as many as you can, but of course, it depends on your location. 


The surface of your workspace is a vital part of having a good spot for studying. 

The material itself should be comfortable to touch and feel. It should have enough room for books and papers. 

It should also be at the right angle and height for comfortable sessions of note-taking and writing. 

Clean and Personalized

Wherever you are studying should be clean of both messes and clutter. 

Once your space is clean, it’s time to add meaningful adornments that you enjoy. 

Plants, posters, photographs are just a few of the ways to liven up your study space and make it personalized. 


Lighting is one of the most basic but important aspects of a practical study spot. 

Use as much natural light as possible, but that won’t always be an option depending on the season or late-night studying sessions. 

When you do have to resort to artificial lighting, consider the kind and quality of lighting that is best for you. 

Some people are comfortable with just a small lamp. Others want big, overhead lights. 

When the lighting is wrong for you, fatigue and frustrations build, so keep that in mind as you study. 


Having storage for your study sessions can make you a much more efficient leaner, saving you time and frustrations. 

As far as what kind of storage is needed, that’s up to you. 

Ideally, you’ll have only one subject or focus on your desk or study surface at a time. This keeps your space clean and relatively clutter-free. A desk with a draw, for example, can easily hold your completed assignments or what’s next on your to-do list. 

As your space grows, your options grow in turn. 

Bookshelves can provide a spot for all your schoolwork material, each in its own section, which can help with organizing. 

A mini-fridge nearby could make getting drinks, eating snacks, and keeping certain medications on hand easier. 

Whatever you choose for storage, it should reflect what you prefer and what works best for you. 


Everything we mentioned so far helps, at least in part, to reduce distractions. 

But no matter how perfect a spot you create, you’ll eventually find something to distract you. 

It’s just what we do as humans. 

It’s important to know when things that used to comfort you now is a problem. 

Your study space can change when the time is right – both the exact location and/or what adornments and personal touches you add. 

Your study spot should reflect who you are and help you become the person you want to be. 

It may sound over the top, but we tend to become our environment. And when you take the time and consideration to make your environment as supportive as possible, it will have a huge impact on the rest of your life – even outside the classroom.