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How to Smarten Up Your Study Space

Aug 25, 2015

It’s back to school time, and that means it’s time to brace yourself for some serious homework. You’ll have worksheets to complete, essays to write, tests to study for. Whatever homework you have, you’ll need somewhere to complete it. Here are some tips on how to smarten up your study space.

Ask yourself these questions when you’re choosing or designing a study space: Do I have enough room to spread out my books? Is the lighting decent? Is it a quiet space without distractions?

How to Smarten Up Your Study SpaceHow to Smarten Up Your Study Space

Room to Stretch Out

Sitting cross-legged in the hallway isn’t going to cut it. And neither is your couch. An appropriate study space should offer you room to spread your books out. A table or desk would be best. When you’re choosing a spot, make sure you have materials like spare paper, pencils and a hole-punch in arms reach. The more you have to get up, the easier it is to become distracted, and the longer it will take to finish your studying.

Comfortable Space

A comfortable study space doesn’t mean lying in bed or lounging on a couch. Find a comfortable office or dining chair and bring it to your work table. And make sure you have decent lighting. Sometimes the overhead light isn’t going to cut it; you may also need a lamp. Reading in dim light is not only bad for your eyes, but it’ll also make you sleepy.

A tidy desk with a lamp will make your study space bright and welcomingA tidy desk with a lamp will make your study space bright and welcomingCourtesy of carolynshomework.com
 

Avoid Distractions

School hallways, cafeterias and classrooms can be full of distractions, from noise to your friends’ chit-chatting. And with a house full of siblings, home may be no better. Find a quiet place like your local library or café (or even your bedroom) that has little to no noise. And don’t give into distractions like eavesdropping, watching TV or eating. It’ll just make your homework take longer.

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Explanation: Hoshi was best friends with the moon girl, Sina who secretly loved him but they drifted apart when Hoshi met Dimitre, a Russian boy. He hung out with Dimitre more and they both fell in love with each other. However, Sina was jealous and so she got Cira, the sun girl, who was in love with Dimitre to distract him and hang out with him. Dimitre was too kind to reject her so he just hung out with her. In the shadows, Sina was bullying and threatening Hoshi not to meet with Dimitre because if he did she would hurt Dimitre. One day Hoshi couldn't handle it and so he ran to find Dimitre after school. He saw Dimitre and went towards him only to get hit by a car. Dimitre saw Hoshi lying on the floor and rushed towards him and hugged him while Hoshi slowly died in his arms. Dimitre never got over his death after that point.
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There once was a boy named Hoshi. Just like his name his smile was as bright as the stars in the sky. One day he met another boy who's eyes were a mixture of the aqua ocean and green land, Earth. His name was Dimitre and he came from a far away land. They fell hard for each other. Their love stronger than anything in the galaxy. The star left the moon's side to join hands with the earth in their journey of love. But a girl carrying a name that meant the moon felt jealous. Jealous of the stars love for the Earth. She wanted to make it so that Hoshi could never meet Dimitre again, and with the help of another girl with her sun-kissed hair, the star could never see the Earth. The sun would blind the Earth so much that he couldn't see Hoshi who would shine brightly with teary eyes, and then when the sun would go to sleep so did the Earth, and only the stars would feel pain. Months went by and Hoshi's heart only broke harder and harder until a plan popped in his brain. The star, lost and all alone, cut off the wings that allowed him to shine and he fell out of the sky with hot fiery pain. Dimitre saw Hoshi in his hurt and painful state and embraced him. They could finally be together. Only for a brief moment, until Hoshi could feel himself slip into a deep sleep wrapped in Dimitre's arms. The star had gone out, and had left a gaping hole in the Earth's heart that could never be filled.
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I appreciate it, but that doesn't help my conscience.  To me, you're practically saying "if one of us dies, that's okay because there are still plenty of other humans all around the world".  I don't put other animals above us, of course, but they still exist.  Anyway, good day.  Enjoy this egg's before  [s:p/1n9v] and after  [s:p/1n7e] because I'm not sure how to say "good day" without sounding sarcastic.
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