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Hey guys, I've just got one exam coming up in three and a half days. Still taking notes and learning from the lectures, as I am due to sit this exam from Mitigating Circumstances.

I am having some difficulties in studying at home. This has mostly to do with my dad and my brother constantly making noise. Whenever I'm doing my work in the living room, my dad won't stop talking to himself and I've gotta always tell him to stop until he continues again. It's hard focusing on the revision, when I could anticipate him doing something this annoying again.

My older brother on the other hand keep playing his TV loud in the evenings or close to night and every time I'd tell him to lower the volume, he would just yell at me and start a fight. It's very annoying. I'd also expect him to turn the TV on at any moment I'm concentrating. I would opt to using the university library but sometimes I feel as if I'd be wasting time just going there and then coming back, as I live off-campus. Any advise would be great

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go to a nearby cafe or something
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(Original post by mr_student_69)
Hey guys, I've just got one exam coming up in three and a half days. Still taking notes and learning from the lectures, as I am due to sit this exam from Mitigating Circumstances.

I am having some difficulties in studying at home. This has mostly to do with my dad and my brother constantly making noise. Whenever I'm doing my work in the living room, my dad won't stop talking to himself and I've gotta always tell him to stop until he continues again. It's hard focusing on the revision, when I could anticipate him doing something this annoying again.

My older brother on the other hand keep playing his TV loud in the evenings or close to night and every time I'd tell him to lower the volume, he would just yell at me and start a fight. It's very annoying. I'd also expect him to turn the TV on at any moment I'm concentrating. I would opt to using the university library but sometimes I feel as if I'd be wasting time just going there and then coming back, as I live off-campus. Any advise would be great

EDIT: Apologies if wrong section.
You might want to get past the 'wasted journey' thing. I live with my parents, about 30 miles off campus, and when I needed concentration at exam time and dissertation time, I tended to stay in University later until work was done, and I traveled on weekends. The importance of having a proper study environment supersedes the nuisance of travelling in. I learned this the hard way when I was doing undergraduate, I was in a similar position to you. By third and fourth year, I was working late at uni regularly instead of studying at home.

For all the time it'll be, it's worth travelling to find a study place that works for you. Try to calmly broach the importance of these exams and university to your family at a time you're not studying. I'd also recommend a good set of noise cancellation headphones, and play quiet background sound/ambient sound. Should help mute out external sounds.

Best of luck with your exam when it comes.
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(Original post by mr_student_69)
Hey guys, I've just got one exam coming up in three and a half days. Still taking notes and learning from the lectures, as I am due to sit this exam from Mitigating Circumstances.

I am having some difficulties in studying at home. This has mostly to do with my dad and my brother constantly making noise. Whenever I'm doing my work in the living room, my dad won't stop talking to himself and I've gotta always tell him to stop until he continues again. It's hard focusing on the revision, when I could anticipate him doing something this annoying again.

My older brother on the other hand keep playing his TV loud in the evenings or close to night and every time I'd tell him to lower the volume, he would just yell at me and start a fight. It's very annoying. I'd also expect him to turn the TV on at any moment I'm concentrating. I would opt to using the university library but sometimes I feel as if I'd be wasting time just going there and then coming back, as I live off-campus. Any advise would be great

EDIT: Apologies if wrong section.
I flunked out of 3 unis, before i got into a small one away from my 'rents'. I'm an only child, so i never learned to work in a 'boiler factory'. Rather than living in a dorm at my little uni, i rented a room from an older, retired couple in town - about a 15 minute walk from campus. I was careful to never let anyone on campus know where i lived - i didn't want 'drop-in' visitors wasting my time. On those rare occasions where i wanted to get together with someone on campus - i would meet them in the library. Living with the retired couple was great. They were very quiet, and my room was upstairs in a 2 story house. I managed to make the 'dean's list' each of the 3 quarters i was enrolled at the school. Later on, i learned even more tricks in graduate school, but a quiet place to study was key. Best of luck!!
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EAR ear plugs from Amazon. QUICK FIX!
But might you consider living in halls going forward. Talk to SFE and see if this is an option.
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