I have just welcomed a group of new Practical Nursing students into their first skills class. From experience, I know that even though they have taken College 101, they need to get organized. I set up this portable study carrel as an example so they can fashion a study space for themselves, wherever they are. The basic idea is: “No excuses!” The cell phone is off and goes outside the carrel; snacks, tissues and all needed office supplies are right there, so there’s no excuse to turn away from studying until a planned break. They can include their own pictures for inspiration and motivation along with course calendars. All this is very basic and logical, but could be a real help to any student feeling overwhelmed. Just set that carrel up wherever you are and voila’ – you’re ready to go! And it only costs $3 to buy the cardboard trifold!