Top 10 Study Tips To Study Better In The Library
Library study can be a great way to maximise your performance during studying, these are just a few tips of how you can make the most of your study trips to the library.
Study Tip 1: Make sure you don't forget anything.
Making sure you don't forget anything is crucial- write a checklist if needed so you don't have to waste valuable study time going back to get a forgotten item. Some of the typical things you could need are: Backpack, Books, Pens, Pencils, Eraser, Ruler, Compass, Food, Drink, Headphones (see below).
Study Tip 2: Enquire about study rooms.
Some libraries consist of dedicated study rooms. When you arrive at the library enquire about them to the receptionist- there's no harm in asking!.
Study Tip 3: Don't get distracted.
Make sure you take advantage of your phones "do not disturb" mode to ensure you're not bothed by un-nessesary texts and messages which could interupt your study. However, it could be best to use the "allow calls from" feature for your parents/guardians in case they need to contact you in an emergency. Alternatively, If you feel you will still get distracted, then it's probably best not to bring your phone, or turn it off.
Study Tip 4: Be a social pariah.
If a study room is not available, it is advisable to pick a seat near the back of the library or where it is less-occupied. If possible, a single table would be beneficial as it will stop people sitting near you that could disrupt your studying.
Study Tip 5: Arrive early.
Make sure you arrive at the library early and get all that you need to done so you can still hopefully enjoy your evening stress-free, and with the feeling knowing that you have done your studying for the day.
Study Tip 6: Take advantage of the library's emmense resources.
Librarys typically have a huge array of books and computers you can use- try to find an alternative text book to the one you're using if you find the current one to be un-helpful. However, be sure to check it still follows the same specification as your examination board.
Study Tip 7: Set goals.
Make sure to set out study goals such as: "learn chapter 2 by 13:00" to ensure you are not complaciant and are working towards a certain goal. This should help with your studying, but please note to only realistic goals so you're not stressed and end up skipping over important information to achieve the goal.
Study Tip 8: Bring headphones to cancel out noise.
Although libraries are generally quiet places, sometimes there can be the odd couple that laugh noisily without regard for the people studying. To combat this, you could use headphones, and possibly noise cancelling headphones. However it is noteworthy that listening to lyrical music can hinder information intake whilst studying, however non-lyrical music is beneficial or just having the headphones in without playing anything should combat the noise issue.
Study Tip 9: Make sure your hunger is sated and you're hydrated.
By making sure you bring an adequate amount of food and drink will help keep your mind straying onto the feeling of hunger or thirst, and it is one less distraction for you to deal with.
Study Tip 10: Take regular breaks.
Make sure to take regular breaks to relax your mind and let the information consoladate in your head. If your library is in the countryside or near a park, going for a walk will give you fresh air and exercise from being stuck sitting down for long periods.