I'm sure there can be some correlations to type, but I was just in the midst of a study hall quandary and wondering how other people do it. And it's not just for students, but anyone when you need to well, study something or write out a plan.
Do you need total silence and calm and isolation? Or do you prefer being in the middle of a crowd like a cafe or park? Do you like to study solo or with friends? Do you like to study in long uninterrupted stretches, or do you need to be able to break up the monotony with coffee, food, a walk?
I prefer to study at night. But it's not practical. During the day first choice is the library -- but they all close so damn early! It's free, you can stay as long as you want, you get a big desk to yourself, and quiet. I need a sanctuary basically where I can really dig in for hours and hours and not be bothered. As it still generally takes me some time to get acclimated and in the 'study zone'.
Still hard to do: studying at home (can't settle down to focus), restaurants and coffee shops (time is limited, feel rushed, other people distracting), group study (I end up derailing or else turns into social hour)
So--how about you?