Having a study space that is both comfortable and fully equipped with school supplies can make doing homework more efficient and fun.

Start by deciding where you like to do your homework. Some students prefer to study in a quiet, private environment while others prefer to be in a centrally located space (like the dining room or family room) around other family members.

Once you decide where you’re going to study, stock it with supplies. If you have a desk with drawers, you may want to organize supplies inside the drawers. If your desk doesn’t have drawers, you can place supplies on a shelf above your desk or in containers on top of it. Make sure to categorize, containerize, and label your supplies. Also, position your desk lamp on the opposite side of the desk from your writing hand. This prevents the lamp from casting a shadow on your writing.

If you’re not going to work at a desk, create a portable office. This will enable you to work anywhere. A wooden art supply box, tackle box, or even a shoebox will do. Fill it with the following supplies:  paper, pencils, pencil sharpener, pens, highlighters, markers, colored pencils, ruler, glue sticks, tape, scissors, stapler, paper clips, calculator, sticky notes, and any other supplies that you frequently use. Remember to keep a dictionary handy.

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