The awesome thing about college is the amount of free time you have compared to what you had in high school! However, that can be a bad thing as well. With all this new found free time, it seems harder to get assignments done and study ahead for tests. In order for me to get everything done, I have to study someplace other than my dorm room. I feel that when I’m in my room, I get distracted more easily. So throughout my year and a half here at Fontbonne, I have found some great study spots that help me focus. Maybe they can help you as well!
One of my favorite spots to study is on the 2nd floor of the library in the little study rooms. I think they are perfect to hang out in for a couple hours because you can easily get your work done there. The study rooms have big tables that I use to spread out all my books and papers on. The study rooms are probably my favorite place on campus to study!
Another study spot of mine is the first floor of Medaille in the AMC. I like studying at the tall tables between the row of computers. While it is not as secluded as the study rooms in the library, I still find myself getting a decent amount of work done there. At least a lot more work than what I would get done in my room!
I hope that you check some of these study spots out on campus because I think you’ll find yourself getting a lot of homework done like I find myself!
Yahoo~~!! The fall semester is almost coming to the end, it’s excited right? I can’t wait to go back home!!!! But before the semester ends, I know I need to have everything done and get a good grade to end my semester beautifully. So 3 more weeks to study hard!!! The best places that I like to study on campus are definitely the second floor of the library, where there are a bunch of individual tables where you can study and do homework quietly. Also, another place I like to go is the computer room in Ryan Hall. One day I went there for color printing and I found this awesome place with very few students — you can use the computers there and study in a quite place.
Sometimes I will also go to a coffee shop nearby because I do need some noise to write essays, especially very long essays — I can’t write them without people around. This is just my habit
So, everyone, are you all ready to end this semester? Let’s study hard and play hard during the Christmas break!!!!
Oats don’t have to be boring! Here’s a snap of how I fuel my morning :)
This will be my third semester here at Fontbonne, but it seems like it was just yesterday I was brand new.
My first impression of Fontbonne was how easy the transfer process was. I continue to love the small, accessible size of the campus, and the staff and advisers that are always extremely helpful and dedicated to what they do. In my search for a great Dietetics program, I instantly connected with the Fontbonne campus after my first visit (The ridiculously cool food lab was a plus too!)
Fast forward to the present and Fontbonne students are already several weeks into the semester where the inevitable tests, projects, and homework are coming full-force. Stop. Take a deep breath. Here’s three ways to get your study on and still keep your cool:
1) Use Study Blue as a free tool to make flashcards, quizzes, and notes for your classes. Set up and account and create your cards online, then once you’ve made your flashcards, quiz yourself online OR download the Study Blue app on your phone and study your flashcards anywhere! I flip through my note cards in whatever spare time I have, even if it’s just for five minutes. A little bit goes a long way!
2) Been known for procrastinating? Feel like you’ve studied for hours without accomplishing anything? Read this article from The Greatist for 22 Science-backed Study Tips to Ace the Test:
3) Eat Breakfast! You’ll have a brain-boost for those morning classes and you won’t be starving by the time lunch rolls around. My latest breakfast obsession is oatmeal, (see my picture above!) I like to test out new, fun recipes like these:
Overnight Oatmeal Recipes
If you try these three tips you’ll be well on your way to a good semester!
Spotify is for sure my new addiction in life. Thanks to my best friend Erica. I use to be a loyal Pandora user, but I found my love elsewhere. Spotify is just perfect; it fits everyone’s music needs. I have multiple playlists. Anything from Frank Sinatra to System of a Down. Some of my playlists are called: #GetYourCountryOn, MetalMadness, Chicago!, Mainstream, RockinNRoll, and Throwback. Just to name a few. ha. I have a lot.
As for studying, I usually listen to my #GetYourCountryOn and Throwback playlist. Of course some Sinatra as well. Those usually help me focus more. It gets me in the zone, if you will. There are a few songs that may just get me a little distracted. For example, “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line. LOVE that song. It just puts me in a good mood every time I hear it. It is just a song you have to stop what your doing and sing to it. You just have too.
Keep rockin’ Fonty’s.