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Study Carrels Return in an Age of Distraction

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Study carrels have a long history when you consider they go back to 13th century London and Westminster Abbey. Study CarrelWith Encyclopedia Britannica telling us they went back even further in cathedrals of the era, you can see the original purpose of the carrel. Back then, they were meant for serious religious study, which denotes that even in the 13th century, distractions were possible.

Today, distractions are everywhere, especially in schools. When a student needs to concentrate on a project, many classrooms have collaborative setups as a way to use distractions as a benefit. But when it comes to learning on a computer, a student may have to work on his or own. With so much demand on our new generation to learn new technology, a study carrel may be necessary in every classroom to sort through the perplexity.

Just what makes a perfect study carrel?

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OK Study Carrel, Aim High

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Studying can often be overwhelming for a lot of students, especially with the many distractions available to them today.  Schools that provide individual study space such as study carrels are likely to see an increase in academic success.  Create rows of study space with just enough privacy to keep students focused, without feeling isolated.  Worthington Direct offers several study carrels and computer study carrels at great wholesale pricing.  Smith System Study Carrel

Here are 10 study tips from How-to-Study.com:

Successful students have good study habits. They apply these habits to all of their classes. Read about each study habit. Work to develop any study habit you do not have.

1. Try not to do too much studying at one time. If you try to do too much studying at one time, you will tire and your studying will not be very effective. Space the work you have to do over shorter periods of time. Taking short breaks will restore your mental energy.

2. Plan specific times for studying. Study time is any time you are doing something related to schoolwork. It can be completing assigned reading, working on a paper or project, or studying for a test. Schedule specific times throughout the week for your study time.

3. Try to study at the same times each day. Studying at the same times each day establishes a routine that becomes a regular part of your life, just like sleeping and eating. When a scheduled study time comes up during the day, you will be mentally prepared to begin studying.

Balt Study Carrel4. Set specific goals for their study times. Goals will help you stay focused and monitor your progress. Simply sitting down to study has little value. You must be very clear about what you want to accomplish during your study times.

5. Start studying when planned. You may delay starting your studying because you don’t like an assignment or think it is too hard. A delay in studying is called “procrastination.” If you procrastinate for any reason, you will find it difficult to get everything done when you need to. You may rush to make up the time you wasted getting started, resulting in careless work and errors.

Continue reading- The Ten Study Habits of Successful Students


Message Board Hits Prime Time

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Take a look at this screencap of a recent episode of The Office, the hit TV show starring Steve Carrell (no relation to Smith Carrell, makers of study carrels) as Michael Scott. Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner) of The Office sure looks excited about something as he stands in front of a Ghent letter board.  What isn’t there to be excited about? His office’s name is clearly displayed in the easy to read office park directory made by Ghent. Ghent makes a variety of boards, including letter boards, corkboards and combinations of the two, in durable aluminum (as shown), and timeless oak.

 

Ghent also makes a variety of easels, from oak-framed whiteboards  to classic aluminum-framed chalkboards, suitable for any college, classroom or conference room. Looking for something more casual? Best-Rite offers their Rubber-Tak tackboards in a variety of colors, which allows quick posting by anyone in the office, without leaving ugly pinholes when the thumbtack is removed. Rubber-Tak boards come backed and framed, or can be purchased alone with an adhesive backing to create an entire wall of ideas.

Rubber-Tak Tackboards

Such a wide variety of ways to get your message across, how to choose what’s right for you? Try contacting Worthington Direct, or visit their website at www.worthingtondirect.com for great deals on these boards and more.


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