Some students may think it is a daft idea to give tips for making a student’s bedroom a good place to do homework. Many students will think their bedroom is fine the way it is. It might be, but there are things many students can do to make their bedroom more conducive to study.
First, a scruffy untidy bedroom isn’t conducive to study. It will only help the student too lose things when they are needed. It’s not idea to come home and sweep of the detritus on the bed onto the floor and begin to study, studying needs to be done in a tidy environment.
Studying homework needs to be done in the right setting to be successful. Lying on an unmade bed is not ideal, as it is unlikely to be comfortable for very long. Somewhere in the bedroom if possible there needs to be room for a table and chair. The best study is achieved if sat upright in a position where the student can be comfortable for at least two hours at a stretch.
A table is essential so the student can arrange study material where he can see, read or reach it comfortably. Having all one reading material and study books on the bed so they can slide off is far from ideal and wastes time.
A lock on the door is handy to keep siblings and adults alike out during those serious study moments where one needs to be free of distractions.
A book shelf and ‘chest of drawers’ is also essential if there is room in the bedroom for them. This will allow the student to put study material away out of harm’s way, neatly and in some sort of order. It will also allow the student to sort his homework into a system where he can find crucial material at the time he needs it. This will save many an hour searching under the bed for that vital course book.
A good light is necessary; usually a bedroom light is a low wattage bulb, and not bright enough for serious study. If the student is lucky enough to find room in his bedroom for a small table or desk, he will have a good surface for a desk lamp. Desk lamps are idea and save a lot of eye strain, eye strain only make the student tired and uninterested in his homework.