Isn’t it stressful enough to cram a study session into your already busy week as a Missouri State student? If so, then why not bypass all the difficulties that come with it by canceling out the noise – and other distractions. We might not be able to provide you with the willpower to pick up your textbook, but what we can do is provide you with the best places to study on Missouri State’s Campus. These 6 hassle-free spots can make all the difference – and lighten the already heavy load of being enrolled full-time.
1. The Fourth Floor Of Meyer
As many Missouri State bears may know, Duane G. Meyer library – known as Meyer for short – proves to be the hangout spot for all things homework; but one of my personal favorites – that I’ve claimed as my own – is located on the fourth floor. Here, next to the window sill, you can perch for hours, with little worry as to whether or not you are going to get everything done on time. The reason for this is because the silence is deafening, and it is exceptionally easy to hear the drop of a pen in a matter of moments. Fortunately, this is very beneficial for Missouri State students who – like me – find themselves distracted by the smallest of sounds, whether it be a conversation taking place nearby, or the sound of someone’s music blaring from his/her headphones. Here, you can peer out the window, and watch the sunset over Glass Hall, while studying diligently for the test(s) to come.
2. The Cheek Hall Computer Lab
Working on campus eliminates the chance of your focus being broken – especially if you are located in Cheek Hall’s Computer Lab. However, one would think that it’s loud – since it’s on the first floor, planted near the entryway door – but it’s the exact opposite. The shuffling of students’ feet as they both enter and exit the building is rare, and instead, all you hear is the sound of your fingers pounding away fiercely at the keyboard in front of you. Not only that, but the lab was completely refurbished with new computers which prove to be fast and efficient – especially if you’re working on multiple projects at once. Although the lab is much smaller than the one in Meyer, the noise is kept to a minimum, making for an easier place to both study and work on homework.
3. Next To The Fountain
The fountain – located right at the heart of Missouri State’s Campus, and adjacent to Meyer – serves as the perfect spot to study during the warmer seasons. It is during these nice temperatures that several students will either sit around the perimeter of the fountain or at the outside tables nearby. In doing so, you will find that you can bask in the warmth of the sun, and uplift your mood greatly as you study – which beats being crammed indoors, and unable to enjoy the day. Not only that, but the cascading fountain is calming to listen to, and beautiful to look at – especially if you enjoy nature and/or waterfalls. Just don’t forget to grab your sunglasses, water bottle, and a couple of study buddies to make the most of your time outside.
4. The Fourth Floor Of The PSU
If you are ever in the mood for a quick bite, Plaster Student Union is the place to go. But besides housing restaurants, conference rooms, and administrative offices, it can also serve as the perfect place to study. Here, you can grab lunch without even having to leave the building, which allows you more time to work on what you need to. Consequently, the second floor – where the food court is located – can be a little rowdy at times, but the fourth floor cancels out the noise. Here, you’ll find a couch propped adjacent to the elevators – and closest to the far wall – that is both comfy and quiet; just be sure to keep an eye out for events being held nearby – in the Union Club room.
5. The Third Floor Of Siceluff
If you are in the area, or on Missouri State’s campus late into the afternoon, then there’s no better place to study than the third floor of Siceluff Hall. After everyone else has gone home for the day – following their classes – everything grows quiet, and there is little interruption from footsteps, opening doors, and so on. Here, you not only have access to solace, but a small shelf of literary magazines/reviews as well, that you can borrow – and use as a resource for class, or your own enjoyment. Not only that, but the tables and chairs are big allowing you enough space between you and your neighbor.
6. Cheek 102
Here lies a big lecture classroom on the first floor of Cheek Hall – which is perfect to use when no classes are taking place. In doing so, all outside noise is canceled out, and all you are left with is open space. This makes it a lot easier to compile your thoughts especially if you are working on a paper, presentation, or studying your note cards. In fact, when you are the only one in the room – for an extended amount of time – the lights may not even register that you are still there, and will shut off in response. However, this is an easy fix because once you move again, or wave your hand over the sensor, they will turn back on; I say this as validation of the quiet and convenience that this room might bring you, benefitting you as you study.
Good studying habits are often hard to come by, but finding the perfect spot shouldn’t have to be. In turn, we hope that these 6 places give you a better idea of where to study next. Let us know your favorite places to study in the comments below, and don’t forget to bear up for the semester ahead!
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Whitney is a senior at Missouri State University - majoring in English/Creative Writing and minoring in Journalism. In her free time she enjoys freelance writing - and creating content for her blog. She writes to encourage/uplift others - and hopes to one day have her own magazine column.