How to Study in a Noisy Dorm Room

We’ve rounded up a list of 10 ways to be as productive as possible and crank out some work while in your dorm! It is easy to get distracted, so good luck!

  1. Drink a caffeinated beverage before you sit down – caffeine improves your mood, which is always helpful when it comes to hitting the books.
  2. Make a list of what you have to accomplish and cross things off as you finish them. Achievement always feels nice.
  3. Focus anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour and then take a five-minute break. This will help you clear your head and go back to studying with a fresh mindset.
  4. If you’re going to listen to music, make it Mozart (I prefer Debussy’s Claire de Lune).
  5. Steal quick glances at your loud neighbors – everyone speaks the universal of “you’re annoying me”.
  6. If you don’t need your computer – don’t open it. It’s way too tempting.
  7. Concentrate on one course at a time and don’t even think about looking at another class until you’ve finished.
  8. Recopy lecture notes – its quick and easy. You’ll be surprised how much information you’ll retain just by doing this.
  9. Turn your cell phone on silent, it just adds to the bevy of distractions. Plus, it makes you appear mysterious when you don’t text back right away.
  10. Keep your headphones in even if you aren’t listening to music, this way people won’t feel the need to stop and chat.

Seriously though, just get up and move. Loud = lazy and you need to do well on your exams.

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