If I feel I'll become distracted in my dorm room, I study elsewhere -- away from the phone and TV.
I study in the Honors College study room and lounge, the library, and empty classrooms. I like to vary the location. It's important to be comfortable -- not too hot or too cold. It's also important to get away from nagging family, friends, phone, TV, etc.
I like to study in the library at least once every day. Why? Because I'm surrounded by other students, some of whom may be in the same course. In the library there are certain sections for quiet and not so quiet studying. There are also private rooms available for studying in groups.
I have my own office at home with a big desk and a big chair. There are no phones or TV's in my office. When I'm studying I keep the blinds closed to keep distractions out. If my mind starts to wander, I just remind myself how much time I'm going to save by learning this now and not having to cram later.
I like to study in a not too noisy and not too quiet environment. If it's too noisy I get distracted. If it's too quiet I might get bored.
I like to study at home, but I'm trying to get away from that because there are too many distractions at home -- the phone, my bed, the fridge, the radio, the TV. It's a good idea to study at a library close to home or with friends in a group.
I like to study in the quiet areas at the library and I also like to close myself up in a room at home away from any possible distractions.
I like to study in bookstores. When it's time for a break, I can browse or go get some coffee. That's a nice incentive.