Studying in the Library is a great way to stay focussed and make the most of the resources available to you. But what do you bring? This checklist makes it easy for you to know what to organise when you're planning a massive study sesh.
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for the Library
If you’re planning a massive
study session in the lead up to
exams, this checklist is for you.
Creating the perfect studying environment can be a
challenge. By heading to one of the on-campus USQ
Libraries, you can access all the resources you need and
choose a study spot that suits you. But what should you
bring? This checklist makes it easy for you to know what
to pack when you’re planning an effective study sesh.
If you want to know more about the Library’s
services or to find out their opening times, head to
usq.edu.au/library or talk to a friendly Librarian.
They might be heavy but
bringing your textbooks along
will save you from having to rely on
the information in the course materials,
which is often not as detailed.
Whether you choose to chill out on the
bean bags or grab a desk in the quiet
zone, bringing your laptop along means
you can set up your own personal space
to focus. The Library also has a number
of computer labs for students to use if
you don’t have a laptop or you’re not
keen on lugging it all of the way there.
Bring your pencil case full of
colourful stationary to brighten up your
study experience. Highlighting and
drawing diagrams makes it easier to
Post-it notes are a great
way to organise study material so you
can find the information you need
when you need it.
Students are allowed to bring hot
coffee and snacks into the Library but
only in computer-free areas. Try and
avoid crunchy snacks like chips, and
instead, opt for a healthy banana or
some yummy chocolate!
Stay hydrated and boost your
brain power. Not drinking
enough water can lead to a loss of
concentration and fatigue, so top up
your water bottle regularly.
If you focus better with music,
make sure you bring your head-
phones so you can be considerate
of your fellow studying students. If
you’re stuck for song ideas check out
USQ’s Spotify account, where we have
created playlists specifically designed to
help you study!
To feel comfortable and ready
for an intense study session, the
right clothing is a must. A warm cosy
jumper might be okay outside in the
winter months but once you get inside,
the central heating might make it a little
toasty. Just remember, you are in public
so maybe leave your PJ’s at home.
Student ID card
Your student ID card can be
used for printing, copying and
borrowing books, so don’t forget it!
As the saying goes, ‘Two
brains are better than one’. Break
up your routine with some company
to discuss ideas, keep each other
motivated and share revision notes.