This study technique was called "champing." It required hoods. Because you focus better when your hood is up. It required intense focus because after a set time of hood-up champing, you got to have unlimited time of Gossip Girl/ABC Family/Blockbuster (yes, my college town was so small and old we still had a Blockbuster).
We found matching scarves at WalMart and thought that they would make us concentrate more.
Our study technique was copious amounts of coffee, french fries and focus...followed by Paris Hilton's BFF marathons.