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What would you put in your NEW STUDY DEN? Think motivating and awesome!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Gauss44, May 20, 2014.

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  1. Gauss44

    Gauss44 2+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    I just moved and I'm decorating my new home away from the academic arena. I want to make myself want to study as much as possible, and make it as easy to study well as possible. Your suggestions are welcome.

    So far I have:

    Motivating posters, awards, statues, outlines on the wall to be completed overtime, stuff from and by people who inspire me (stuff from deans, professors, ancient greats to inspire the spirit of knowledge, God and the bible to inspire goodwill, etc.) ... I believe that a positive motivated mindset is a huge asset. Suggestions for specific motivational stuff is welcome. Do you have any specific happy/awesome motivational stuff you like?

    Practical stuff like a coffee maker, chairs, folding tables, energy drinks, a nearby weight bench, air conditioner, a fridge and cabinet for complex carbs and leftover BBQ...

    I want this to be a place I can sit for days and work on projects.
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  3. Boolean


    Oct 14, 2013
    Whiteboard. IV drip of coffee. Desk.
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  5. IncognitoGuy

    IncognitoGuy life of leisure 5+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2011
    Comfortable chair and a big-ass desk with room to splay my stuff out.
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  6. optimistic3

    optimistic3 2+ Year Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    A gigantic whiteboard along the walls equipped with plenty of good markers and erasers (preferably magnetic), a big calendar with all important dates written on it, a good study timer, and a computer with all distracting websites locked off it. Sounds like you've got the snacks covered.

    If I ever get into med school, I'll be doing this to my apartment.
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  7. MaybeDr

    MaybeDr 2+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2014
    Dual Monitors. One of my friends has a sweet set up. 2 32+ inch flat screens drilled into the walls, one on each wall, with a wacom touch tablet, wireless keyboard, a Mac mini, HMDI to thunderbolt adaptor for his laptop, refrigerator under his desk, and a USB dock. Can't imagine how much he spent on all of this. It's pretty awesome though.
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  8. mehc012

    mehc012 Big Damn Hero 5+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    The Black
    Beanbag couch/chair.
  9. KaBoom'd

    KaBoom'd 2+ Year Member

    This. I used dual monitors for the first time overseas a few years ago and there is no going back. You can try it out with a TV and a laptop first.

    Buyer beware - attempting to go back to a single monitor will be like trying to go back to a 56k modem.
  10. IncognitoGuy

    IncognitoGuy life of leisure 5+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2011
    I use a laptop + monitor setup at home. 10/10 would recommend.
  11. Mad Jack

    Mad Jack Critically Caring Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    4th Dimension
    A nice chair is really all I need. That and zero distractions.
  12. NickNaylor

    NickNaylor Thank You for Smoking Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    My dream is to use two Apple displays with my MBP. :love:

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  13. Narmerguy

    Narmerguy Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    I'll probably tape my loan statement to the desk.
  14. Theafoni

    Theafoni True Blue 2+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    Not sure why you'd need a weight bench where you study.

    I'd have a nice desk, I'd also keep the area open to not get distracted by things in the room.
  15. TheThirdLevel

    TheThirdLevel 7+ Year Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    I believe the correct answer here is hookers and blow.
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  16. Zelda840

    Zelda840 2+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    orange walls and lots of art. white walls creep me out.
  17. Aerus

    Aerus Elemental Alchemist 5+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2012
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    Tons of comfortable chairs and a sofa. It should allow for great natural lighting, if you are into that. I usually like studying in picturesque places. I can't stand dungeons.

    You should have a LARGE table so you can lay all your materials/books too.
  18. mehc012

    mehc012 Big Damn Hero 5+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    The Black
    In an ideal world, I would have a beanbag chair surrounded by a half-circle of wide desk-space, with a dual-monitor somewhere. The surface of the desk, much like the surface of the desk I currently own, would be coated in whiteboard (I don't actually have whiteboard now, so I just put white paper and page protectors over it...but you could also just buy a large piece of glass for the same effect.)
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  19. Kochanie


    Dec 16, 2013
    Nothing but a desk and lack of wifi connection
  20. GoPelicans

    GoPelicans 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2013
    I would like one of the green lamps you sometimes see in libraries. I feel really smart any time I sit near one of these things:

  21. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2011

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