Factors outside of school can affect your experience at school. Do you have the right setup? Check these resources for tips on setting things up for success.
Maintaining a Support Network, Academic Success Center, Oregon State University
Having friends, classmates, and family who support you as you take classes is very important. They can encourage you and help you find time for studying. They can help you review material. They can help you smile and relax after you "ace" a test. You don't need to do this alone. Check out this website and look around you to see who can help you with your goals.
Creating a good study environment, Joyce University
A good study environment is a highly individualized matter. What’s right for you may not be right for a friend or housemate. As much as possible, you should designate a special place to study. Check out this webpage for information on three primary considerations in creating your study environment:
a. Your most effective and efficient learning style
b. The nature of the learning task
c. The availability of learning resources
27 Inspirational Homework Areas and Study Stations, This Old House
You'll want a dedicated space, even if it's a small corner of a room, where you can leave your books and notes ready for studying. Having a dedicated space also helps put you in a mindset for learning -- when you're there, you're ready to concentrate! Check out this website for ideas on how to create a home office in some very small areas.
Quick tips for Work-Family-Study Balance, Trainingzone
Ten quick tips to try to help you balance all of the demands in your life.
- From the Provosts themselves -- these are the best spots to find some quiet time between classes or to study before you leave campus.
- Allstate: "Chill zone" in the library
- Clearwater: Second and third floor of the ES building
- Downtown: Pop-up library on the third floor
- HEC: New study rooms on the first floor of the library
- Midtown: Study rooms in the library
- Seminole: Study rooms in the library
- St. Pete/Gibbs: Second floor of the library and the LRC
- Tarpon Springs: LRC
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