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Having a room that’s littered with devices, noisy family members and distractions is probably not the best for any upcoming study sessions. A dedicated study space can help the mood, boost productivity and your child’s grades. I have paired up with an independent college in London to share tips on how to set up the perfect study space with your child.
Remove All Devices
For a dedicated study space, it is obviously essential to remove all electronics that have the potential to distract. That includes televisions, tablets, smartphones and games consoles.
Unfortunately, living in the 21st century hasn’t left us with much choice. Technology has become avoidable and online resources such as past exam papers are essential for study. To allow your child to access essential materials, you can simply delete applications from your device and change the settings for app store downloads to require a password. This will stop your child in their tracks if trying to re-download TikTok or any other favourite apps. Similarly, you can also block visits to particular websites.
Clocks are a great addition to a study space. They allow you to time how long it takes to complete a question under exam conditions or to better organise time.
A Low Traffic Area with Thick Walls
A room that’s away from the main part of the house or with thicker walls can help to reduce noise and distraction. Despite the idea that some (more than others) are able to multitask, it makes it extremely difficult to concentrate. Especially for a child trying to study.
A Comfy Desk and Chair
Study sessions can be quite long, and bad posture can be the cause of aches and pains later down the line. To avoid discomfort, choose a desk and chair that is comfortable. You want to choose something that is in line with your child’s height and frame.