To study alone at home is never easy. And if your desk is more disordered than a battlefield, then the enterprise borders on the impossible. The first thing you have to do, even before you begin to arrange your work table, is to eliminate all distractions.
From favorite magazine to comics that have not yet finished reading, be sure that all temptations are as far away from your desk. While making small pauses makes you more productive, it is also true that, when you are distracted, the risk is to stop studying and do not start over. So, start from the assumption that more functional and free of distractions will be your desk and it will take less time to study. With a little ‘of desire and some basic rule to follow always avoid wasting precious time looking for those that strike ended somewhere in the shadowy stack of papers that invades the table in your room.
1. Rearrange ideas
First, move all there on the desk. As you do this, divide the things that you want to “save” but which are not needed on the table from those who are thrown away. The old notes and the old cards are only in the way and become like quicksand if you let them proliferate without control. then rethought the structure of the desk, leaving the work surface clearing and over things really useful at hand.
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2. Tools of the trade
Pens, pencils, highlighters should be collected in a special pen. If necessary, you can use a cup, just that we only end up in temperate and highlighters pencils functioning. Try to work in advance and equip yourself in one of the desk drawers of erasers, tape, stapler, paper clips, ruler, scissors, pencil sharpener, whitebait, and an inevitable empty USB stick. The goal is to be able to have at your fingertips everything you need, avoiding the concentration flee away when you get up to go to the next room to look for a pen writing.
3. Remove any distracting
Turn on your computer only if you need to study. The Internet is an open window on the world and the temptation to take a peek is often too strong for even the most rigorous scholars. As for the mobile phone, hold it there, just that it is in “air” mode. Take a little break to see if someone has sought to respond to messages but tend to leave it for later study things are not urgent. Once begun to study is really important not to lose all the time because of the concentration of the various ringtones.
4. The archive is not on the table
When studying, often, it must draw from multiple sources: books, notebooks, tablet. If it is important to have everything at hand, it is equally important not to put everything on the table, the more so if the desk is not very wide. Put a tray or in a chair near the table where to put all the books or the books you need. For convenience and to save space, attach a post-it on the page that you need so you can close the books without the risk of losing your place.
5. A calendar just
The center of the ideal desk should be one of those big paper calendars for jotting down appointments and deadlines. When needed, exploited the division into days to put down a roadmap for the preparation of an exam or an important question: will help your work and to avoid insane nights of study, and have all reported on a single ” source “will avoid unnecessary loss of time between paper diaries and Google calendar.