Top 5 Most Popular Places To Study
As a distance learning student you have the freedom of studying anywhere at any time. With a growing number of students choosing to study via this method, I thought I’d conduct some research into the most popular places to study. Everyone has their own preference, however these were the five most popular places to study which really stood out:
The local library has a number of fantastic benefits for students – these can range from an extensive range of resources to free Wi-Fi. Aside from that, libraries are home to a lot of peace and quiet which is sometimes necessary for long study sessions. It can also be helpful to separate your study and your personal life, so studying in a location such as a library is a perfect means of doing so.
At work after hours
After hours, most offices turn into a ghost town – it is extremely quiet and therefore perfect conditions for study. When working in an office each day, you become used to working hard in that environment. Staying back for a couple of hours could therefore result in some very productive study time. You also have a number of facilities at your disposal, such as a photocopier, which could be very useful for homework purposes.
At the end of the day, many people are most comfortable in their own home. If you have the liberty of a home office, or quiet space with a desk then you definitely have an advantage. Ensure your home study area is well lit and has very few distractions. It is easy to get distracted at home, so set yourself clear boundaries and use your study time as effectively as possible.
Local coffee shop
For those of you who can study with a bit of background noise, coffee shops can be a great atmosphere to complete some readings or review assignments. With a welcoming and cosy setting, many coffee shops also have the added bonus of free Wi-Fi. Just in case you needed to be further convinced, don’t forget coffee shops have an unlimited supply of coffee and tasty snacks.
Outside at a local park
If you are a nature lover then studying outdoors may be your favourite option. Of course this is dependent on the weather, but for those of us who live in Australia we quite lucky when it comes to our climate. A park can provide a very calm and serene atmosphere for studying, and is also a great opportunity to get some fresh air and clear your mind.
Do you have any suggestions that can be added to this list? Where do you consider the most popular places to study to be? I would love to hear your suggestions so feel free to add them in the comments box below.
This article was written by Laura Hutton on behalf of the Australian Institute of Business. All opinions are that of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AIB.