Creating a study space

Studying from home isn't easy for everyone, especially if you’ve grown accustomed to studying on campus.

Setting up a study space is an important first step when starting your online classes. Below are some guidelines and tips on how to create a study space from the Bissett Student Success Centre.

Find the right spot
If you happen to have a desk where you can study, that is a great spot to set up your work space. If not, you may have to be creative. You will want to use a location that is spacious, has good lighting, is free from distractions, and promotes good posture. Do not study from your bed.

Overall, you should be aiming to create a quiet space that is free from distractions, has enough room for all the things you need, and that you can sit at for extended periods of time.

If you happen to live alone, your kitchen or dining room table is also a good option. If you live with others and do not wish to work in your bedroom, choose an appropriate area in your living space with minimal traffic.

Leave your work there
Whenever possible, leave work at your work station! It can be hard to “sign off” when you’re studying from home, but it’s important that you do. Leaving work at your work station can help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Establish your study hours
Decide which hours you are going to do the bulk of your course work and studying.

It is recommended that you continue using a schedule that was working for your previously, if possible. However, the fact that you are now at home may force you to make an adjustment based on your new environment.

Adjust your study hours to match what works best for your individual situation at home, and maintain a productive routine.