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Where is your studying location of choice?

  • This topic has 42 replies, 9 voices, and was last updated Mar-17 by christine.
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    • Zee Tan
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      Where do you normally set up shop to hit the CFA books? And do elaborate if you have any tips & tricks associated with your location!

    • Sarah
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      @Zee any particular reason Why you prefer home?

    • Zee Tan
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      @Diya stop lurking!

    • Sarah
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      @Zee quit watching what I’m doing!

    • Zee Tan
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      @diya cause it’s easy for me. Every time I study outside it’s about 5 mins before I go “crap, I wish I brought xxx”, xxx being a particular book, my notes, etc. It’s hard to bring all your material out, and yet when studying you tend to jump around readings a lot.

    • Sophie Macon
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      =)) you two @zee @diya.

    • Zee Tan
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      @Zee quit watching what I’m doing!

      I’m not watching! I just assumed you were since you voted but didn’t comment. LOL.

    • vincentt
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      Noticed quite a few CFA candidates ‘camping’ in costa canary wharf recently. Might be motivating to see others working hard.

    • Sophie Macon
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      @vincentt, is that your usual camping spot? I hope you don’t work and live the same place?

    • Sarah
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      @Zee so demanding!

      I prefer home for the the reasons Zee posted but also for the following:
      1) I have an awesome setup (btw I don’t study in my room so I can resist taking a nap after studying for 10 min)
      2) When it comes to studying I suffer from a bit of Jekyll and Hyde. I’m known for keeping calm but when I am studying I have the shortest fuse ever. I can’t ruin my rep by studying in public :p

    • Zee Tan
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      Noticed quite a few CFA candidates ‘camping’ in costa canary wharf recently. Might be motivating to see others working hard.

      You should see Starbucks near the Marks and Sparks.

    • Sarah
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      @Sophie why are you LOL’ing? I wasn’t even trying to be funny, I was being dead serious …

    • Snippy
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      I prefer studying at home because like @Zee said, everything’s right here.

      Also because my mom keeps my belly full all the time 😛

    • Sophie Macon
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      @diya because of reason #2. Because I study at cafes precisely for that reason. So that I control my temper. 2 sides of the same coin?

    • Zee Tan
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      Also because my mom keeps my belly full all the time 😛

      awww.

    • Sarah
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      @Sophie but cafes have lots of targets that I can skewer but my books take my beatings obediently….
      I might try out a cafe now…..
      But I think I’ve developed a habit of studying with only music as background noise.
      So many bad habits…

    • Zee Tan
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      @diya you can try headphones! I used to use these large ones…

    • Sarah
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      o.o

      @Zee
      just no

    • Zee Tan
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      @diya lol. Fashion faux pas?

    • Sarah
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      @Zee you are quick on the uptake.
      It would totally ruin a carefully planned outfit T.T
      Why wear a cute dress and then that awful looking thing!

    • Zee Tan
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      @diya lol you remind me of an old university friend so much!

    • Sarah
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      @Zee I’ll take that as a compliment 😀

    • Zee Tan
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      @diya you should! what about, er, prettier headphones?

    • Sarah
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      @Zee to be perfectly honest I find headphones uncomfortable to wear …
      I just a pair of glasses and had to have it reshaped 3 times until I was satisfied. I’m too fussy to go through the process of finding headphones I can deal with.

    • Sophie Macon
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      How about Beats headphones? I like the chilli red ones and it’s way cooler 😉

    • Sarah
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      Ohh that would be cool especially if I am listening to JYJ and DBSK B-)

      @Sophie
      who is your favourite singer?

    • Sophie Macon
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      @diya, I’m so out of touch of K-pop bands I must admit! There’s a new one everyday and they almost look the same LOL. I like jazz a lot actually.

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      Noticed quite a few CFA candidates ‘camping’ in costa canary wharf recently. Might be motivating to see others working hard.

      You should see Starbucks near the Marks and Sparks.

      Part of it is currently under renovation and it’s always packed ! Prefer costa.

    • vincentt
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      @diya you can try headphones! I used to use these large ones…

      @diya Go for the in-ear headphones they are much comfortable.

    • Sarah
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      @vincentt I have a pair =D

      Really the hardest part is actually picking up my books and walking out of the door.

    • vincentt
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      @diya if you are the kind who couldn’t concentrate when there’s noise then cafe wouldn’t be your place. I get distracted easily when i’m home. Apparently, I have plenty of other stuff to do when i’m about to start and then there goes half an hour. : :-O

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      @diya if you are the kind who couldn’t concentrate when there’s noise then cafe wouldn’t be your place. I get distracted easily when i’m home. Apparently, I have plenty of other stuff to do when i’m about to start and then there goes half an hour. : :-O

      Sounds like me. I send myself out immediately and no coming home until it’s done. Separates home and work really.

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      @diya if you are the kind who couldn’t concentrate when there’s noise then cafe wouldn’t be your place. I get distracted easily when i’m home. Apparently, I have plenty of other stuff to do when i’m about to start and then there goes half an hour. : :-O


      @vincentt
      like this?

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      @zee lol or what I experienced in the past when my colleagues would invite me for a ‘quick pine’ and one after another. Best to just reject and head home for books :-B

    • Sophie Macon
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      well, occasionally it’s good to take a break @vincentt 🙂

    • policedog
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      There is no work that can be done after ‘a quick pint’ though.

    • vincentt
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      @sophie i’m still slightly behind and there aren’t many days left.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Good point @policedog. Ok @vincentt, let us know if you have any questions as usual then

    • policedog
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      I keep seeing this discussion’s title as “Where is your God now?” for some reason. Is it just me? :-??

    • fabian
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      You guys should try the office too. It’s surprisingly conducive to studying once you’re done with work…

    • MattyJ
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      @sophie @diya the Beatz head phones are all the rage in London at the moment, see people wearing them all the time, it pretty much is the fashion! I bought some a few months back in the HMV sale, amazing quality!

    • Sophie Macon
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      Yea I saw those around a lot too. But not much of a carry-my-music everywhere person, because it’s likely I will miss a stop on the tube/train!

    • christine
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      I have to get outside to be productive. As far away as possible from any means of napping.

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