Students share where they prefer to study and give study tips

Kyle Bovee searching for a book in the Brenner Library

There are many places to study on campus. The Student Success Center, Brenner Library, a dorm room, and even outside around campus. 

The Student Success Center has a lot to offer including a flexible schedule. 

WIth the SSC being open at all hours of the day and night students can choose what times they want to go there and study. When the library is closed students have the opportunity to go to the SSC located under the library. 

“There are tutors available, tutoring appointments, and open classrooms. It’s up 24 hours a day. There is printing in a computer lab and there are also success coaches down there to help you at any time,” Karlie Schnepp said. 

It also helps to ask for help when struggling with a class. Students can ask a friend, teacher, classmate, and a tutor. 

The easiest way to retain the material is to create goals each week. Whether that is making a mental note or even writing it in a calendar. 

Students say that it is best to create a schedule. By allocating specific times for studying, and stick to your schedule as closely as possible. Consistency is key to effective studying.

Engaging actively with the material. Summarize what you’ve learned in your own words, ask questions, and create flashcards or diagrams to reinforce your understanding.

“I like going down there, especially because it’s a nice, quiet environment down there to get whatever the work done and it’s open 24/7, so you get to go down there whatever you need,” Austin Dearing said. 

the Brenner Library hours  Monday to Sunday
Brenner Library hours are posted in the window of the building.

It is also good to take breaks when studying. It allows you to stay focused and prevent burnout. Breaks can help with limiting the stress that comes with studying also. 

“I would say there’s many places to study on campus. Brenner Library on the second floor is what I usually prefer. It’s calm and I am down there by myself. You can kind of study at your own pace and keep all your classes together,” Kyle Bovee said. 

Dividing your study material into smaller, manageable chunks can help you focus on one topic or section at a time to prevent being overwhelmed.

Students can use the library during late night hours
To access the library, ou can swipe your student ID after hours till 11 p.m.

Choosing a well lit area like Brenner Library allows you to give all of your attention to what you are studying. 

It also helps that studying in a quiet environment allows you to minimize the distractions. Whether that is a cell phone, roommate, tv, or flashing lights.

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