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Try putting ice in a bowl, pot, or bucket. Put an inexpensive fan on the other side of the ice, pointing at you. The cold from the melting ice should blow onto you and keep you nice and cool.


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From my (unscientific) experimentation, these two tips made the fan most effective: Place the fan on top of a desk. Make sure one stop point of the motion is aimed at the open corner of your cubicle. Have the other stop point toward the center of the space. Each of these will help increase the circulation of air.


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You state that you can't have the window open due to a stray cat possibly entering the room. This still is your best option to access colder air, so I would suggest to open the window and add something like wire mesh over the window so that the cat can't enter. This will depend on approval from the landlord, but if done correctly it should not degrade the ...


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If you have a camp bed like this: Make it so the fan blows underneath it. This will cool you down from the top and the bottom, as the fan blows over and under.


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This depends on your environment. If the temperature is cooler outside the room blow the air into the room with the fan either in the doorway or just outside it to get the cooler air into the room. If the room is cooler than outside close the door. If they are the same temperature it won't matter. I've found that blowing cooler air up and at angles to the ...


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If there are multiple answer pages, you can clip them together with paper clips, binder clips, or bulldog clips. Being bound to each other, that will limit how much they can flap around in the breeze.


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You could make your own air conditioner. Basically what you want to do is take two different-sized containers (one has to fit inside the other). In the larger container you want to cut out a hole in the top so that you can set the fan on it and have air blowing into the container., and a few small holes in the side so that air can escape. Then, you take ...


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Since there is only a single opening, air would have to flow both in and out of the same passage. To direct the coldest air into the room, place the fan at bottom.


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A simple solution that does really help in a room like this is to have the window open, but also have the door open. This will allow the hot air to have somewhere to go rather than just circulate around the room. If you don't have the window open (because it is too hot outside and is cooler to keep them shut) then you can continue to use your ceiling fan ...


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We can control the flying(flapping) papers by inserting a pen cap like a paperclip on a couple of papers together. This will probably makes papers difficult to flap. Hope we have some additional pens to use for.


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Find a mesh (e.g. chicken wire) that is strong enough to keep out the cat. Fit that across the window opening like a screen door, so you can leave the window open at night. Maybe add a layer of fine mesh (mosquito net) to keep out the bugs.


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You can drastically reduce the flapping of the papers by using at least two foot rulers on each sheet. Place them at the 2 long edges of the sheet. Being flat, they shouldn't interfere with your writing, and being stationary, they should be allowed during your examinations.


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The fan should be well outside the door, facing towards the door. Imagine if you could see the air coming out of the fan, that it's bright green. It gets wider and spreads out as you get further from the fan. You want the fan far enough away that the entire door is taking up by the bright green air. Searching for how firefighters ventilate a room will give ...


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What is the science behind it? Both airflow directions will be able to exchange the same volume of air. The fan will not produce a vaccuum, because there will be a flow in the opposite direction. This opposed air flow will be more turbulent. Keep simple physics in mind: Don't disturb the air flow of the fan - especially at it's back. The air will be soaked ...


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My hack is to obtain a length of bamboo or similar and tape it to the curtain rod at one end, and to the shelf at the other end. Shown as the orange line in this picture. Then hang some fabric from the pole, and direct the fan vent right at it. This should prevent the air from being blown to the other end of the room. As long as you don't completely block ...


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I think a ceiling fan might help.


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Place the "FLOOR" fan (which is what most people have) in the doorway and angled upwards. This pulls the lowest/coolest air from area outside the room, as well as blowing it upwards into the room to mix with the highest/warmest air. The cooled air up top will tend to fall lower and be replaced by the remaining somewhat warmer air in the room until it reaches ...


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All the above answers were great and would work for most people but not for me. Here's why: Ice bucket method: I have a that produces 1 tumbler worth of ice cubes at a time. By the time I actually fill up a small bucket I would have consumed a lot of power and time, thus this method is impractical for me. Door open method: I have already stated in question ...


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