I find that when I try to study at home I end up roaming on YouTube, looking for something to eat, or anything else that may help to procrastinate on studying. There are just too many things at my disposal when I'm at home and I will find any reason, no matter how absurd, to get out of studying.
When I get serious about studying I have to force myself to go to the library. I'm not completely sure why, but, I am much more able to focus on studying or homework when at the library.
The library is a great place when your looking for a quiet, secluded, and conducive environment for studying. Here's a quick list of some of best (and some secret) locations, that I have found, to study in:
- Bean Bags
***Secret Bean Bag Location: In the Children's section on the second floor hidden in the back corner there is a bean bag. This is the perfect location if you are looking for a nice private little slice of study heaven. Hardly anyone goes back there so your likely to get your seclusion.
- Group Study Carrels
- "Room 251"
- Bridge Nooks
- Quiet Zones
Here's a link that gives great and helpful study strategies for both in and out of class. Try some of these to help prepare yourself for the upcoming finals that you may be facing.