COVID-19 Studying

Learning remotely is presenting all of us with new challenges. Below are some suggestions for dealing with this new environment. As always, students can schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Learning Resource Services specialist.

Technology Solutions (Including Zoom Fatigue)

Zoom is a great tool, but it can be exhausting. The University of Oklahoma Counseling Center has these excellent suggestions for managing Zoom Fatigue.

My Noise is a site/app that simulates a wide range of sounds from nature (e.g. waterfall, wind), urban noise (e.g. cafes, traffic), voices (e.g. Buddhist and Gregorian chants).

Foam ear plugs can be useful while studying or taking an exam. They can be purchased at local hardware stores, pharmacies, or big box stores.

Safety ear muffs are used by some students to block environmental noise while studying.  They can be purchased from sporting goods, hardware, or big box stores.

Noise-canceling headphones are another, albeit more expensive, option. 


Thank you to those who have contributed to this page:

  • Robyn Kurland, UCSF School of Pharmacy
  • Julie Reed, UCSF School of Pharmacy
  • Peggy Ryan, UCSF Learning Resource Services
  • Susan Whitlow, UCSF Learning Resource Services