Now that finals are upon us, I find myself looking for some good study spots. I have to admit, I usually study in my room, but finding that to be unproductive, here are some other study locations I have tried out throughout the semester:
MPA Lounge: So far, this seems to be the best. There are tables and chairs when you need a hard surface or want to spread out. There are also comfy chairs and couches for those times you just need to stretch out. It is also nice seeing familiar faces, as well as other students in your class that you can study with! It is conveniently located in McCombs and seems to not have too many other distractions (that I have found yet, although while studying today, the walls seemed so much more interesting than they usually do). You can read another description of the lounge in Karen’s post a few days ago.
PCL: This is basically the main library on campus and is located across the street from McCombs. It has a plethora of nooks and crannies on its upper floors if you are a hibernating studier. There is the computer lab on the main floor that has more hustle and bustle for those who need some white noise. If you like a mixture, you can find a cubby in a row among the stacks where there are people around, but enough isolation so you can concentrate.
My room: This seems like a bad idea, but I honestly do get some good studying done here. I have my food and the comfort of my own space to spread out. I would suggest not studying on your bed or with the tv on (which I usually do anyway), but if you are good at concentrating for a periods of time, you might as well stay comfy! Continue reading Where to study?