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September 11, 2018
Studying and homework are not new concepts for college students, but getting back into a good routine and balancing everything else going on in their lives can be hard to jump back into.
One way to find your groove can be by finding your favorite study spot and sticking to it. By having a specific location associated to getting work done, it’ll take less time to focus and more will be accomplished.
While a quiet bedroom is always a good place to start, there are times when complications arise from this location. You might encounter a loud neighbor, distractions from roommates or the temptation of a glaring TV, all of which require a change of location.
Roosa Hurmerinta, junior pre-athletic training junior from Turku, Finland, said she enjoys studying in her room, but will also go to the library.
When asked why she chooses the library as a study spot, Hurmerinta said, “Roses are red; violets are blue. I study in the library, and you should, too.”
She said that when she studies, she really needs to focus and the library provides the mindset needed to grind it out.
In addition to the spacious areas found in the library, there are private study rooms and labs available.
If the library just doesn’t work for you, the student union might be for you. For last minute corrections on an assignment or a quick study session between classes, the union is good to grab a snack and take some time to get academic work done.
There are students who would rather find an empty classroom around campus instead of working in the library or union. Some students find that these empty classrooms can be one of the quietest places on campus. Although students pass by them all day, an unattended classroom can be the perfect spot to sit and study.
Jade Gallaher, mass communication public relations student from Slidell, said her favorite last-minute study spot is in the hallways before class.
“It’s a place to take a moment and collect your thoughts before entering class,” Gallaher said.
For students who are looking for a non-traditional spot to study, there are many reliable outdoor locations.
“The quad can be quite peaceful,” said education graduate student Stephanie Barnett.
She also said outdoor locations, like the picnic tables, are especially pleasant when few classes are in session.
Some outdoor locations include the Nicholls fountain on Highway 1. At this study spot, students can find picnic tables which are lined up along the bayou. Living on the bayou, students might as well use their surroundings to acquire some inspiration and motivation to study.