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Study Spots: College of ACES Edition
Midterms have begun, and this marks a stressful week for U of I students. If you’re responsible, you may have started studying last week or even the week before, but if you’re like me, you may have let procrastination get in the way. (Don’t worry. It gets the best of us.) Sometimes you just need the perfect spot to get in the right mindset for a study session. Since this is the ACES blog, I’m going to share some ideal study locations on our side of campus.
ACES Library: This is my favorite library on campus, and I’m not just saying that because I work there! It’s much cozier than the other ones and has all of your studying amenities. You can study among the books at a huge table with built in outlets for your laptop or in the basement in the computer lab next to the vending machines (whenever you feel the need for a snack). If you want a more private space, you can even rent a study room with some friends!
The South Quad: Everyone will be on the main quad this week trying to soak up the last bit of this glorious weather we’re having, and that can sometimes be distracting. If you want to enjoy this weather but stay focused, grab a blanket and pick a spot on the south quad! There is way less traffic over here and some perfect shade trees.
Array Café: This is my number one study spot and one you may have never heard of before. It’s located in the lower level of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, right next to the Morrow Plots. You can stop in for some food or a drink and hang out inside, or sit on the patio at one of the shaded tables. If I’m not at class or home, I’m probably here!
Check out one of these spots or find your own, and get to studying. Good luck!