So I mentioned in my last blog post that I have an absurd amount of midterm exams/papers due before spring break. This means I need to crack down and get to work.
Every class I take is different and requires a different approach to studying. For my history classes, I need a lot space to spread out because my notes are often in several different sources. I’ve got print outs from Blackboard, books, PowerPoint lecture slides, notes from class, study guide sheets, and other extra materials. I’m not a history major so I’m less familiar with certain terms and history jargon so I also need to have my laptop/phone out to look things up occasionally. Capen Library 3rd Floor Silent Study Area is usually the best place for this kind of work. It’s got outlets, good lighting, and brand comfy furniture.
Sometimes I don’t need a lot of space and quiet because I have a lot of reading to do. For those situations, I like to find the super comfy chairs with extra bright lighting near places that have a bit of background noise but nothing too distracting. Lockwood Cybrary has a space in the back corner that’s perfect for this because it’s bright and students aren’t too loud.
Studying and doing last minute work between classes is something I try to do a lot. It’s not easy, but I can find a spot The Baldy Walkway I like to go there. The tables are set up all along the windows and allowing the sun to shine through keeping me awake on days like today. I also like the Intercultural and Diversity Center‘s space because they are so friendly there.