Read the tips for keeping your desk tidy and then do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Seven tips for a tidy desk

1. Only keep things you really need on and near your desk.

Use a tray for any papers you have to read. Have a jar for pens and pencils and have a bin near your desk.

2. Don’t keep any drinks on your desk.

Go to the kitchen when you want to have a drink or, if you prefer, keep a drink on a small table near your desk.

3. Reduce the amount of paper that you use.

Try to keep as much information as possible in folders on your computer. Before printing a document, ask yourself, ‘do I really need to read this on paper?’

4. Scan your notes.

If you have a lot of paper (magazine articles, notes, worksheets, etc.), use a scanner and keep a digital version as a PDF on your computer.

5. Use your smartphone to take photos of things you need to remember.

For example, take photos of notes to yourself, the name and address of a place you need to visit or diagrams you need to study for school.

6. Get a noticeboard.

If you really do need to keep small bits of paper, use a noticeboard on the wall. Check it every day and throw old notes in the bin.

7. Clean your desk at the end of every day.

Choose a time to tidy your desk and do it! If you do it every day, it will only take five minutes and you can start each new day with a clean and tidy space.

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Where do you study when you are at home? Is it tidy or messy?

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sunflower 11 April, 2020 - 19:07

When I'm at home, I do my homeworks in the study room, but my desk in a little messy, thanks for the recomendation, they are easy to practice

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Isa456 23 March, 2020 - 00:56

When I am at home I use to do my homework at the desk room because i have all the books I need there and I also have my computer to help me in this task. I always try to maintain my workspace very tidy because I think that in order to do the homeworks more efficiently, I must have things at hand to avoid wasting time looking for them.

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ABC_01 27 November, 2019 - 02:15

My desk is pretty messy. I tidy it up and put it back together, when I read these 7 tips, it helped me to improve my neat, because I also want to study well, so these 7 tips are really helpful.

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Khanhvy 25 October, 2019 - 14:21

My desk is usually messy because i'm very lazy to tidy it. I usually put a lot of things on my desk. It's so messy, so 7 tips that the paragraph introduced is very necessary for me. They are useful tips which anyone can remember. I will try my best to do 7 tips. Anyway, if i want to study well, i need to arrange everything and keep my desk tidy.

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phonguyen 22 October, 2019 - 14:56

I'm a pretty messy person so this is a useful solution to help my desk become cleaner .Your work will become more efficient if your desk is tidy, we should get into the neat habit now.

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Quocvu 15 October, 2019 - 04:25

Oh, i have own room and a desk. I use my desk for study therefore i always keep it tidy. I think it's very convenient for me to keep the desk tidyly

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UyenVo166 13 October, 2019 - 17:55

I have a small table near my bed. That's where I usually study at home. Because it's small and my books and notebooks are quite a lot, I just put the necessary things on the table, and the rest I neatly arrange them under the table. So my study place is also quite neat and tidy.

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truongkimngan 11 October, 2019 - 14:02

my desk is small and I usually clean it after I finish studying. I like to decorate my desk with small accessories because they will make my desk look better. After reading 7 tips tidy your desk, I feel very happy because I had more tips to clean up my desk.

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truonghiep 6 October, 2019 - 15:54

I have a small study table in my room and that's my study space. Because I'm a rather messy person, my small desk is always too much because I have a lot of books, computers and lots of other miscellaneous things. But when I finished reading these 7 tips, I felt it was very helpful because it taught me how to organize my study desk neatly and set me a good habit. I think I should learn how to make the study corner tidy and clean because it can help my thinking and make learning more effective. Maybe I will buy a new desk bigger and have more compartments to study corner beautiful and tidy. And I will certainly do it. The 7 tips above are really helpful. Thank you very much !!

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Phuongduyen 3 October, 2019 - 14:13

I usually study on my desk in my room. My desk is not tidy. It has a lot of things on because I am a lazy girl. After reading the tips, I think I should keep my desk tidy. The tips is useful, keeping the desk tidy is good for our health. I will clean it at the end everyday.
I promise !!!

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lkngan 26 September, 2019 - 15:10

I'm a pretty messy person so this is a useful solution to help my desk become cleaner. Your work will become more efficient if your desk is tidy, we should get into the neat habit now.

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empty 22 July, 2019 - 13:46

Where do you study when you are at home?
I usually study on my study desk . But at some cases , I walk around my bedroom and read my lessons .
Is it tidy or messy?
You can't say it's messy , but you can't say it's tidy too ! Honestly ... I'm not a neat person !

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Shashi 29 May, 2019 - 13:54

I have table in my room. I study at garden table.My room is hot but It's very cool in the garden It 's easy to study with nature.

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Youjiro 3 February, 2019 - 11:31

I study at the desk at a room.I have 4 tips to keep tidy desk.first don't eat anything on the desk.second don't put on magazine on the desk.third reduce amount of paper.finally put on jar for pencils on the desk. I mass desk when i was little,but nowadays i keep tidy my desk to do homework.

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