Study Tips for Success

Create a workspace

Do you have a favorite spot to study? Whether it’s your dorm room, a coffee shop or the library, creating a similar space at home can help you stay focused.

Establish a routine

 Whether it's grabbing a cup of coffee, having breakfast or hitting the gym, try to find ways to create a routine. This will help you mentally prepare to study.

Set boundaries

It can be hard to say “no” to family or friends, but you can let them know you're busy when you're in your workspace.

Turn off distractions

Turn off your phone, your microphone, your webcam — whatever it takes to help you stay focused while working. This isn’t always easy in our connected world, but there are tools available to help set limits and stop distractions. 

Take breaks

Allow yourself to step outside, exercise, or find other ways to relax and regain your focus.

Ask questions

Stumped by something? Don’t be afraid to ask for help. In addition to guidance or resources your instructor might be able to provide, you'll also find more resources and contact information on this site.

Know it's OK to feel anxious

Take things day by day and try to use some of the approaches outlined here to stay organized and focused. Reach out to your instructors and classmates as needed, and use the additional support resources listed here. Remember, you’re not alone — we’re all in this together!


Article Credit - University of New Hampshire

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