Finding a Study Space September 16th, 2015
Now that you’re on campus, and classes have started, where are you going to study? In order to do well in classes you need to go to class, but outside of the class you need to find a study space that will work well for you. Ask yourself some of these questions to find a good study space. What type of environment do you prefer working in, quiet or louder? Do you study better around people or alone? Do you want to sit at a table, desk, couch, etc.? Think about all of these options while you walk around campus and town keeping an eye out for the study space that will work the best for you.
There are a lot of coffee shops or dining centers on campus where you can study if you don’t get distracted with people being around you. If you like it to be really quiet there are very quiet areas in the Valley library on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floor or take a quick walk to the downtown Corvallis library. Make sure to check out all the different floors because you might find an area on a specific floor that’s perfect for your needs. The OSU library is also great for group projects or if you just likes to study with a group of friends. There are study rooms in the library that you can reserve online or at the front desk. Other areas you might want to consider on campus are the MU, or your residence hall or co-op study lounges, or even the small study areas in Dixon Rec Center. Your study spaces might be closer to you than you think. Try giving the different study areas a try throughout the first few weeks and find the space that works for you!