Finals are here! (That statement is exclaimed more in sheer panic than happy excitement.) Around this time of year, finding a good spot to review your materials before heading into that final exam or finishing that paper looming over your head is as difficult as imagining finally being done for the term.
Remember to ask yourself a few questions when choosing a study spot:
- Can I easily get help if I get stuck on a problem or concept I’m studying?
- Is it quiet and easy for me to concentrate on my work?
- Am I comfortable here?
- How far away is this space from where I live? From my next class? From snacks? (That last one is especially important.)
- What resources are available to me here? Do I have access to whiteboards, computers, books, etc.?
We asked two of our Student Ambassadors what their favorite study spots are on their campuses. Take notice of where they choose! We hope you have a similar place to which you can retreat for some last-minute studying.
From Kayla at Navarro College:
This is the QEP Teams Center, where I work at on Navarro Campus. It’s a place where you can get help with a specific class and use your time to study here. While working here, I’ve had students tell me that their one-on-one time with me has helped them tremendously because I can easily break down each problem with them individually. I also find it useful studying here as well. I am here three to five times a week studying.
From Austin at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania:
Sometimes finding the right spot on campus to study is a challenge. The perfect spot that I have found for myself, though, is our project room. Located in the same building as the professors’ offices makes it a perfect place for being able to step out of the room and ask your professor a quick question. The project room is also for upperclassmen, so normally it is a quiet place to study away from distractions. With white boards all around the room, it makes it easy to write up ideas or even write out some long problems.
Perhaps these favorite study spots from peers have inspired you to find a great place!