How To Create The Ideal Study Space At Home

  1. Pick A Space You Like.

Overtime, your brain will associate your dedicated space with studying and kick into ‘study mode’ each time you enter.


  1. Improvise, Adapt, Overcome.

Try adapting your study space so that it replicates a classroom, library, student zone or café. By creating the same atmosphere as where you usually learn, you will retain more information.


  1. Study TimeNot Lounge Time. 

Ensure your work space setup is suitable – use a desk, back support, raise your screen to eye level, take regular breaks and get plenty of fresh air. Get comfortable, but not too comfortable..


  1. Get Some Plants.  

Plants can help purify the air in your home, generating more oxygen for your brain. Plus they have the added benefit of creating a natural, calming environment.


  1. No Phones Allowed.  

Ok, maybe just a FEW memes, but be sure to set boundaries to stay focused on your studying. Turn off your phone, move it to another room, or limit your screen time. There’s are apps such as Freedom and Moment that help reduce your screen time.


  1. Stay Positive.  

Take regular breaks, finish at a set time each day, and reward yourself for a successful session. It’s about the little wins. Keep up the hard work and you’ll be smashing your goals in no time. You’ll soon find that studying online and remotely is very manageable if you set the right boundaries and follow the above steps.


We also want to remind current Macleay students that everyday you should be sure to:

  • Stick to your normal class schedule (Lecturers will be available during your class times).
  • Check emails and school updates.
  • Check Moodle: go to your units and see what has been added to help you.
  • Email your lecturers if you have a specific question.
  • Email Sam ( with any study or academic questions.
  • Participate in an Academic Skills Online Zoom workshop.
  • Remember to upload assessments in Moodle (like normal).

Please remember to tag and share your home study areas with us!

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