Need to smash out some study and get in the zone? Here are 10 things you’ll need for a great study session!
A quiet area
Make sure you pick a quiet area to study so you can maintain focus. Whether it’s a designated room, a quiet corner or the local library - make sure you select a space where you can get in the zone.
Whether you’ve got headphones, earphones or ear buds, don’t forget to bring something to block out any additional noise. They’ll also be useful for listening to any tutorials or informational videos online.
A sturdy chair
Although we know how tempting it might be to study on your bed or on the sofa, a sturdy and ergonomic chair is essential if you’re going to be sitting down for a long period of time. Be sure to sit up nice and straight instead of hunching over your textbooks - your back will thank you!
Having a clean and tidy desk is essential to a great study session. Before your study session, make sure you have everything ready to go on your desk and make sure you clear any clutter. Clear desk = clear mind!
Your study materials/notebooks
Be sure you have all of your relevant textbooks and study materials nearby so you don’t have to pause while you’re studying to go and look for them. Whether they’re physical or digital materials - be sure you have all of your resources ready to go!
Sticky notes – scrap paper
You never know when you’ll have a great idea or if you need to jot down a note! Having some sticky notes or scrap paper during your study session can be great for scribbling down any thoughts. Instead of scribbling them in your notebooks where you might forget, you can always come back to your sticky notes after your session.
Your device + charger
You never want to be half way through your study session to realise that your laptop has died and you’ve forgotten your charger! Never be left without juice - remember your charger!
Water + snacks
Be sure to stay hydrated and energised during your study sesh! We suggest having a bottle of water on your desk and some muesli bars for some mid afternoon energy!
Before you get in the zone and start off your study session, be sure to write down a to-do list of everything you have to do during that session. This will help you have some clear goals to work towards and will keep you on track!
A great mindset
The last thing you need for a great study session is a great mindset! Make sure you head into your study sesh with a positive attitude and some motivation? Feeling a little sluggish? Watch a motivational video or listen to a podcast before you smash your study sesh!