Study Cupboards – Your Study
Since it’s your space, you can control things like sound, lighting, and temperature.
(for the most part, anyway, it might be a bit trickier in the dorms).
This customization is lacking in other spaces–tinker away until you find the configuration right for you.
Access to Your Materials
You know where you store your pencils, highlighters, notes, textbooks, and snacks.
Everything is right at hand.
No Travel Time
You might have a ton of classes or little time to study between work and other activities.
So hiking all the way out to the library might take up a valuable chunk of time.
Your room is sort of like a hub, and studying there eliminates extra travel.
Whether it’s an apartment living room or dorm hall common area, there’s just more room to lay out your stuff and breathe.
Feeling cramped can seriously hinder your productivity, so stretch out if you can!
Easy to procrastinate
Let’s face it: rooms are meant to be comfy.
With the beds, blankets, and favourite posters, your room might feel less like a study-space.
And more like a place to unwind after class.
Without other students around, it might be a little too easy to switch from your reading your notes to watching Netflix.
Whether in the dorms or shared apartments, your roommates might be a tad disruptive.
They could be chatting on the phone, cooking dinner, watching TV, or barging in with questions from time to time.
Outside distractions are not super conducive to your studying.
You know how we said you just had all your materials at hand?
Well, that means you only have your materials.
No additional resource books, no library staff assistance, no writing center aid.
It could be roommates or other students in the common area, fact is:
You’re in a common space.
There might be competing study groups collaborating on a project or maybe somebody on Skype since the wifi in their room isn’t great.
In common spaces, you can’t control who comes and goes.
You don’t have what you don’t bring with you.
If you forget a book or highlighter, you’ll have to head back to your room and collect it.
Also, you won’t have any additional materials that would be provided in other spaces like the library.