Where do you study? - page 2

Hi everyone! Where does everyone do their school work and study? I have been on my bed and I don't think that is working. We have a small house and I am married and have a toddler. The desk and... Read More

  1. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Jazuta
    I know it's strange, but I prefer to study at the bowling alley.
    The noise of crashing pins in the background is so relaxing and helps me study.
    Wow, that's a great idea! I love bowling alley food!
  2. by   speedykicks
    I study all over the place. Some of my best studying occurs at the kitchen table with headphones on playing music that I know *really* well so it becomes back ground noise. I also study at the library some - but sometimes I actually get more distracted there. I study in the student lounge. I rarley study in the office because the internet calls. like it is now! I gotta go study...
  3. by   DenaInWyo
    I like to study at a restaurant..we have Village Inn here (which is like Dennys or IHOP..you're average coffee shop type chain). I especially like to go early in the morning. When I study like that, I have someone bringing me coffee and don't have any distractions within reach. It's amazing how the laundry starts to look like something fun to do when you have to study! I swear, any excuse will do for me to get distracted.

    I don't get to do that very often though, and usually end up in my office downstairs. Plus, it would get kind of pricey..I always try to leave the waitress a decent tip for taking up her table so long. Gosh I used to hate "campers" when I waited tables. I feel like I have to make up for it a little.

    Sigh..two big problems with studying down here. (1) the computer is too easy to get to and (2) the kids pretend like they can't hear me yelling "KNOCK IT OFF" so I have to get up and go upstairs and beat them (Jk :chuckle ) like I'm about to do now.

    Deana
  4. by   cherokeesummer
    I'm on a break from school right now (8 months preggo!) but when I do study, I have tried a few different things. The bed usually does not work because I want to sleep too much (even before being preggo!), and our office (which is now the baby's room) was too much internet distraction for me so I bought a cheapo desk set from Wal-Mart and Hubby put it together for me in the living room so I could study there - no computer to distract me. But now our office has moved to the living room so that will not work either when I go back to school.

    I take my study stuff EVERYWHERE with me. I study at resteraunts while Hubby is playing with his Ipaq, I study at doctors offices, on lunch breaks, etc. etc. etc. The problem is that nursing books are so danged heavy, I'm gonna have to just make notes or note cards and carry them around.

    For my Micro class I was having a hard time (I don't like science very much!) and so I would take my book and put it on top of the washing machine and sit on a high stool in front of it and study there. The sound of the washing/drying was soothing in the background and I couldn't watch tv, jump on internet or get smoochie with my Hubby.

    I have no idea what studying will be like when I return to school after the baby is born. I'm sure it will be a different story with a newborn here!
  5. by   crb613
    Well I do study in bed. I love it...I am relaxed & can just think better there. I find that I also study well in my car! I know I am the weird one of the bunch!
  6. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from crb613
    Well I do study in bed. I love it...I am relaxed & can just think better there. I find that I also study well in my car! I know I am the weird one of the bunch!
    I love to study in my adjustable bed! I almost look forward to big reading assignments Just me, my books, my Taber's medical dictionary (always a must for big reading assignments), a couple of cats, maybe a dog, and a highlighter. I can not study with TV or music on.

    I have studied MANY times in my car. Before tests, even while stopped at traffic lights driving to school for a test

    Here is a test tip that I heard about it that works for me. If you are stuck on a question, just picture yourself where you study and pretend you are there while you think about the possible answer selections. Give it a try next time you are stuck!
  7. by   Daytonite
    Ha! Ha! This brings back memories! I had a couple of favorite positions which is partly why I probably have a bad back today! I would lie on the floor on my stomach lifting up my upper body on my elbows or forearms and read. (I also smoked and drank Cokes, but I don't recommend that.) If the reading got boring it was easy to just drop my head down on the book and go to sleep. You might get something by osmosis that way, but don't count on it. I had two favorite positions on my bed. I had a Hollywood bed so it had no endboard. I would put my books on the floor at the foot of the bed and then lie on my stomach with my head hanging a bit over the end of the bed and read. You can also do some leg exercises in this position. You may also fall asleep easily lying this way even if you are careful not to let the blood build up pressure in your head. The rest of the time I either sat on the floor or in the middle of the bed and spread all my books and notebooks around me in a semicircle. That way everything was in reach. Lately (30 years later, kids), I still plant myself in the middle of the bed. I put a pillow in my lap and a book on the pillow. My cats think that is an open (pun intended!) invitation to read as well, so my books tend to have cat hair trapped between their pages. I tend to just pile up my books on the side of the bed that is against a wall. Now, this can be dangerous because if the books get too high or you don't pile them carefully they can fall down on you when you go to sleep or one of your cats decides to go mountain climbing , so clear off the books you don't need anymore. It is very easy for the TV remote to become lost in the nooks and crannies formed by the piles of books. I lived in an apartment by myself most of the time so I could do these things. If you have family or a roommate, you'll probably have to figure out other ways.
  8. by   Daytonite
    Quote from cherokeesummer
    I take my study stuff EVERYWHERE with me. I study at resteraunts while Hubby is playing with his Ipaq, I study at doctors offices, on lunch breaks, etc. etc. etc. The problem is that nursing books are so danged heavy, I'm gonna have to just make notes or note cards and carry them around.
    I've read a couple of your posts and you have mentioned carrying around heavy books at least twice by my reading. Let me suggest that you get a bookbag on wheels. You can get one that is a backpack with wheels for $20 or $30. This way you can just wheel these heavy books around. They also have a handle at the top so you can easily lift them like a suitcase in a moments time. Save your back, kiddo.
  9. by   LinZ_956
    Well, I totally lucked out with my schedule this semester-- I've got two 2-hour breaks on Mondays and Wednesdays, so I use that time to study in my school library...my only problem is, I like to talk, so sometimes I have to find a corner and hide with my Chemistry and Developmental PSY books to keep from socializing, ha! Also, at home I've got a little office that has my computer/tv, couch, and desk. That's my favorite place to study-- hanging out on the couch with my textbooks. What a way to spend a Friday night. :chuckle Studying in bed does NOT work for me-- I'll fall asleep in a minute!
  10. by   crb613
    Quote from Daytonite
    Ha! Ha! This brings back memories! I had a couple of favorite positions which is partly why I probably have a bad back today! I would lie on the floor on my stomach lifting up my upper body on my elbows or forearms and read. (I also smoked and drank Cokes, but I don't recommend that.) If the reading got boring it was easy to just drop my head down on the book and go to sleep. You might get something by osmosis that way, but don't count on it. I had two favorite positions on my bed. I had a Hollywood bed so it had no endboard. I would put my books on the floor at the foot of the bed and then lie on my stomach with my head hanging a bit over the end of the bed and read. You can also do some leg exercises in this position. You may also fall asleep easily lying this way even if you are careful not to let the blood build up pressure in your head. The rest of the time I either sat on the floor or in the middle of the bed and spread all my books and notebooks around me in a semicircle. That way everything was in reach. Lately (30 years later, kids), I still plant myself in the middle of the bed. I put a pillow in my lap and a book on the pillow. My cats think that is an open (pun intended!) invitation to read as well, so my books tend to have cat hair trapped between their pages. I tend to just pile up my books on the side of the bed that is against a wall. Now, this can be dangerous because if the books get too high or you don't pile them carefully they can fall down on you when you go to sleep or one of your cats decides to go mountain climbing , so clear off the books you don't need anymore. It is very easy for the TV remote to become lost in the nooks and crannies formed by the piles of books. I lived in an apartment by myself most of the time so I could do these things. If you have family or a roommate, you'll probably have to figure out other ways.
    LOL! I could not possibly study without a Ski & a pk. of Marlboro!!! My dog also loves for me to study in bed, she likes to read too!
  11. by   NurseLatteDNP
    I also have a toddler and a husband, so I can not possibly study at home. There is to much going on (TV, laud talking, running throught the hallway...) I just can't ignore my daughter when she wants some attention. I always go to the school library. They have a nice study section upstairs where it is quiet. I need to have a permanent study place in order to concentrate. I know when I come to the library it is study time and no distractions... Then I come home and I have time to play with my daughter. It has worked for me in the past two years.

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