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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FlowerQueen 1 June, 2022 - 15:22

Hello
I study in the living room. There is also a piano and a large desk for me and my brother for studying, so actually it's not a living room. Our desk is very messy because we often haven't time to tidy up. There are many things on it because they don't have another place.
FlowerQueen~♡

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Javiera_Ophelia 24 May, 2022 - 03:07

I study in my living room because i don't have a desk in my bedroom. Sometimes , the table of the living is dirty, but other times it is clean.

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InEnglishPlease 28 November, 2021 - 14:45

I do homework often at the kitchen table, but when I need a quiet place or I have to study something, I do it on the desk in my sleeping room.

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Darkside 13 November, 2021 - 17:55

I study and do my homework always on the desk in my room. It's too small and I haven't got much space, but keeping it clean always helps me so I try don't forget about that

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ledai0102 20 August, 2021 - 12:06

Well, I havent got a desk, so when I need to write something on the paper I study at the kitchen, but if I want to read the book I study at the bedroom.

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Ira1407 2 May, 2021 - 23:15

I study in the living room.I try to keep my desk tidy,every day I clean it.There is tray with papers,pens and pencils,and textbooks lie on my desk.

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Kostantinus 12 January, 2021 - 13:34

In my home I study in my bedroom. There is a study desk there and I always keep it tidy. There are my laptop, a mouse, my smartphone and extension socket on the desk. I dust it every day.

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Jolin0916 14 November, 2020 - 03:11

My study desk is in my living room and it's quiet big.It's made of wood and the colour is gray.There are many books and a computer on my desk.My desk is tidy most of the time.I clean my desk everyday.If I don't clean up,my mother will scold me.

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philiptunanlazum 13 November, 2020 - 06:54

I usually study in the living room, sometimes I do in the library. I put my books that necessary when I study. I just keep in my bag the books that I don't need yet. I often study at night so I don't usually tidy my table. But in the morning I have tidy up them and prepare for the school timetable. When I study I put some snacks beside me because I'm hungry at nights. But after study I throw the trash . I hate studying in a noisy place so I always make the place to be quiet. These are about my studying.

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Calico 11 November, 2020 - 12:26

I only work at the table in my room.It is big and often cluttered, but I clean it once a day. This method is very helpful for me.I have to follow these tips.

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Jinnylee2006 11 November, 2020 - 11:08

The place where I study or do my homework is in the library and if it is so quite.It's the best place for me to study.There are some desks and chairs in the library. My desk is full of books, lanterns, and chargers. If I had to clean my desk twice a week, my mother would scold me.

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Clera18 11 November, 2020 - 10:57

I have my own study desk in my bedroom.I've only the necessary items on my desk.Mostly books,pens,sharpener,eraser and pencils.After studying I put them back in order.I always keep my desk tidy.Sometimes there's a mess on the desk because on a busy day papers,books,etc are scattered.From now on,after learning the tips shared by my teacher,I'll keep the study desk in that way.

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Blink 10 November, 2020 - 14:19

I study at my elder brother's room because there is a big table and the room is too quite.When I started to study, the table is tidy. But a few minutes later, it becomes messy.He doesn't mad at me and he clean his table everyday.

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Abstractartist 9 November, 2020 - 14:58

I usually study in my room at my desk and sometimes on my bed. But I think it's better to study on my desk because I can write my handwriting better.

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Morrine 8 November, 2020 - 05:21

I usually study in my bedroom.And my study desk is near my bed.Actually my study desk is messy with many little tiny pieces of paper and books.But after reading these 7 tips,I realized that these 7 tips are really useful to me.And I feel more comfortable when I study with a tidy desk.So I will not lazy to clean my desk anymore.

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hohooibin 2 November, 2020 - 10:38

I study in my room. I will more focus when I study in my room. I usually keep my desk tidy.But sometimes it will messy because there are many book.

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