With remote classes and changing rules on campus, a lot of studying has to happen at home. Here are some tips to make an effective study space in your home:
1. Create a dedicated place for studying; As much as possible, create a separation between the place where you study and the places where you relax, play games, or hang out with friends. If you can't literally set aside a space, find ways to use your space differently to minimize distractions. Maybe that means shutting off the TV and turning your seat to face a neutral wall or window.
2. Create a routine schedule for studying. Pay attention to your own rhythms; do you concentrate better in the morning, the afternoon, the evening? If you have to share your space with a roommate or roommates, sit down together and set a studying schedule for the room/apartment. During study times, roommates will agree to maintain quiet and not distract each other.
3. Maintain a healthy sleep and eating schedule
4. Avoid multitasking: try to create an environment for yourself that will not tempt you to do other things like watch TV.
If you have a gap between classes, why not find a place on campus to make use of that time?
Most class buildings have open areas where students can sit and study during the day. Find a place that is quiet and make it a routine to study during your day.
Look for places that you are comfortable but without friends who will interrupt your time. (Or with friends who have similar study styles/goals.)
Make sure you have everything that you need to study: notes, paper, pens, pencils, etc.