Maybe reading in a window seat helps you remember more, or in a porch swing. Do you need total silence? Or do you prefer a noisy cafe?
Certainly, learning and studying can happen anywhere, but when you have options, exercise them in your favor.
And before you go too crazy creating a space just for studying, consider what Benedict Carey discovered when he wrote about research for The New York Times on Sept. 6, 2010 in "Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits."
At the very least, you need a computer, and probably a place to plug it in. Light for reading. Some peace and quiet.
What do you need? Maybe some of the following:
- A desk
- Comfortable chair
- Source of power
- Internet access
- Paper and pen
- Room for books
Some people find that surrounding themselves with color helps them feel more creative. Others like a lot of open space. Experiment. Find out what works best for you.
Now go study!