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How to create an ideal space for online study

Studying a postgraduate degree online gives you the freedom to work to your own schedule, wherever you may find yourself. This does however mean that you will need to build your own effective study space for maximum productivity.

Without the demands of inconvenient class times and travel to campus, online study allows you to continue living your busy life while squeezing your coursework into your spare time. Take advantage of this benefit and find yourself a place where you can comfortably complete your work in a productive manner.

Having an ideal study space can sometimes be difficult for those who move around a lot or do not have access to any privacy with limited distractions. That is why we have put together some of our best tips for creating your own positive study space.

Take care in choosing your location

We understand that many students may not have a permanent space to complete your studies throughout the entirety of your degree. Luckily for you, online study does not demand too much of a desk setup. Be sure to pick a place where you feel comfortable, relaxed and ready to study.

This could be the dining room table, or even the couch if aren’t too distracted by others in your house. Further alternatives such as a study, bedroom, library or the quiet corner of a café can be a better option for those who need privacy and silence to be productive.

Rid yourself of potential distractions

As an online postgraduate student, there is no doubt that you have a busy schedule. So it is very important to make the minutes set aside for study count the most. If you find yourself stuck in a noisy area, put on some calming study music to help with your workflow.

Procrastination is the worst distraction. Ensure that you have nothing in your proximity that encourages time wasting. Sitting down to study does not mean that it is time to check up on your Facebook feed. Switch off your personal devices and plug yourself into the online classroom.

Set yourself up for the whole session

You’ve scheduled yourself a set amount of time for study. Try not to waste it by constantly moving around and things as you require them. Set your study space up well with everything you may need for the whole time, so that you do not need to interrupt productivity.

Tend to run cold? Keep a blanket at arm’s reach. Get hungry from prolonged concentration? Prepare a bowl of healthy snacks prior to settling in. And of course, ensure that your device is ready to work at the same speed as you, with a charger and any other resources you require in close proximity.

So there you have it, an ideal study space setup for wherever you may find yourself. Just ensure that you are comfortable and focused, with distractions put away and all of your resources close by, and you will be in for a productive study session.

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