Choosing the Right College for You: Where will you study?

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When choosing a college, it’s important to paint a complete picture of your possible future; and that includes knowing how and where you’re going to study. It’s likely not at the top of your priority list, but the last thing you want is to receive your first assignment and find there’s nowhere for you to get your work done.

The answer to this question may depend on what kind of learner you are. Are you someone who can work in a busy, chaotic environment? Then perhaps you’ll be comfortable in the local coffee shop, where you can easily drown out the background noise of the other customers. But if you’re the type of learner who needs absolute silence and solitude, then you’re going to need your own space, whether that’s in the library or a room in your house.

It might be a good idea for you to visit each possible study location and try to imagine where and how you’d fit in. Is there adequate space in the coffee shop, or are the tables too close together? Does your library have private study rooms? Will it be open when you need it to be? A nearby park might be the perfect spot, depending on the weather. And if you’re a parent, will you be able to find an empty room to focus without familial distractions?

You can visualize your success using Ashford University’s “How to Choose the Right College for You” guide. The eBook breaks down all of the critical factors in your decision, including how to set goals, stay motivated, and make time for your studies.


Written by Jason R. Latham, Content Manager for Bridgepoint Education.


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