PRIORITIZE ACADEMIC SUCCESS
“Finding a favorite study spot on campus is a great way to stay focused and get a lot done. I have a spot in the library, and when I sit down there, I know it’s time for business. I get the most done when I’m in the right mindset.” –Amanda Brittain, Junior.
Find a favorite study spot on campus and/or study buddy or group
This may be your room on campus, a corner in the library, a quiet spot in the Union, or a secret spot only you know about. Either way, find a place that works best for you to concentrate and get your work done.
- The Library! (http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/) In 2011 survey by University Housing, over 70% of residential students said that their most preferred study spot is the Golda Meir Library. From the basement to the third floor, the library can provide you with computers, guidance from professionals, private study rooms, and more than enough scholarly sources. As an added bonus: the library has plenty of comfy furniture to help you relax!
- The Union. (https://uwm.edu/union/maps/) Ranging from the lively atmosphere of main floor to the nooks and crannies of the third floor, the UWM Student Union offers a wide array of areas beneficial to all study habits. Need a snack? The Union offers sushi, ice cream, wraps and everything in between to reenergize your brain!
- University Housing (http://www4.uwm.edu/housing/reslife/academicsuccess/) has tons of great study spaces for residential students. In addition to your room, Cambridge Commons and RiverView Residence Hall have study lounges and/or link lounges on each floor providing a quiet space to get away and study. In Sandburg, the 3rd floor of the Sandburg Commons has been redesigned to provide more quiet study space with the Channel acting as huge study space and the Channel Lounge as a more intense quiet room. Additionally, there is a computer lab right around the corner from Channel. Evening tutoring is available at RiverView, Cambridge, and Sandburg, so check-out signage near the classrooms or Channel for the latest details!
- Academic buildings aren’t only used for going to class. There are plenty of scattered study places throughout each of the buildings on campus. While class is in session the buildings tend to be quiet – making it the perfect place to get work done. Plus, if you need a professor or TA’s help, their offices are located in these buildings. o And, off-campus! Sometimes you may need to get off campus. There’s nothing wrong with wandering beyond the limits of campus to find a spot that works for you. Whether that is at a friend’s house, your parent’s house, a local coffee shop, or in a park, you are bound to find somewhere that suits you!
- And, off-campus! Sometimes you may need to get off campus. There’s nothing wrong with wandering beyond the limits of campus to find a spot that works for you. Whether that is at a friend’s house, your parent’s house, a local coffee shop, or in a park, you are bound to find somewhere that suits you!
Having individual study time will be essential, but don’t forget that finding a study buddy from a class or someone that lives in your residence hall can make some studying easier! Grab your books and go find your spot!
If you having difficulty finding a study partner, contact a mentor in the Student Success Center or your Resident Assistant if you live in the residence halls.