Being someone who is particularly social tends to have certain drawbacks when it comes to studying for your exams. The ever-constant vibration of your cell phone, combined with running into classmates and other acquaintances around campus, eventually leads to an academic environment that isn’t very conducive to doing…well, academic things.
Don’t get us wrong, here — being the most vibrant social butterfly that you can be during the most exciting years of your life is certainly something that we encourage. If the value in college lies in the experience, then interacting with your peers is an important part of that experience. And by putting you close to your classes with the help of our conveniently located student apartments in Kent, we truly believe that we can help support your college experience as a whole.
Find The Perfect Study Spot Outside Of Our Student Apartments In Kent
Now, even with the college experience as a whole in mind, a good chunk of your time will be spent preparing for exams, presentations, writing papers, and engaging in other collegiate work. With so many readily distractions nearby, where you do escape (without having a vehicle) to find some peace and quiet? Surely, there are some not-so-conventional places around Kent State University to find your inner-concentration.
The good news is that there are plenty of places where you can escape the student crowds. Even better, you don’t have to go that far out of your way to find them! Keep reading below as Kent’s Best Apartments, your local provider of student apartments near Kent State University, offers some great study spots to help you tap into your inner academic zen.
Set Up In The Dining Hall (Before Or After Peak Hours)
As it turns out, the place where students go to eat, drink, and socialize is also one of the last places they’d utilize to study. And while this sounds like an inherently distracting environment during peak business hours (because it is), things actually aren’t too bad during the slow hours.
All you have to do is set up shop, preferably in a corner or side area, and bring a high-quality pair of headphones on your person. By facing away from any high-traffic walking areas near the cafeteria, you’ll eliminate any visual distractions that you might otherwise encounter. A polite but firm “Do Not Disturb” sign is a nice touch, though hopefully the message is implied if you’re working hard with headphones on.
The best part about setting up shop in the dining hall? Anytime you’re hungry or thirsty, you’ll have everything you need at your disposal — without swiping your dining card multiple times! Say “hello” to unlimited brain food.
Visit A Theater Facility For Awhile
Whether it’s an empty lecture hall or a full-scale theater room, you’ll find that hundreds if not thousands of seats are at your disposal when there’s nothing going on at the time. More often than not, you’ll find that the doors to these venues are usually unlocked, and if that’s the case, feel free to walk on in and respectfully begin studying or typing away at a report.
It’s important to note that, unlike the dining hall (and a real movie theater), you shouldn’t really consume any food or beverages of any kind, with the exception of water. If you have a lot of time to kill before your next class, or your classes got canceled for the day, we strongly recommend visiting an empty theater during the lunch rush, and then slipping on into the dining hall after the rush is over. Boom! Now you have multiple quiet places to focus, and you’ve figured out lunch.
Rent Out A Music Studio For A Few Hours
There’s going to be nowhere quite as quiet as a sound-proofed music studio to aid your concentration (or at least, help you quiet your mind). Now, it’s worth mentioning that music studios are designed for those who are, you know, playing music. Though this should go without saying, make sure to give them first priority before you sign up for anything. If there isn’t very much demand for the studio space, start by renting an hour or two a week.
A music studio can also make a surprisingly good meditation area if you need somewhere that’s truly quiet.
Visit A Campus Chapel, Temple, Or Area Of Faith
Though a place of worship isn’t what you’d typically think of as a study spot, places like these can be very peaceful and helpful. They’re open most of the day, they’re usually pretty quiet, and you can even get some spiritual guidance if that’s what you seek.
Explore Somewhere You’ve Never Visited
If you’re familiar with Kent State University as a whole but you haven’t heard of a particular building that’s off of the beaten academic path, then it probably won’t be too crowded. And don’t worry if this building doesn’t have anything to do with your major or the department(s) that you’re associated with — so long as you’re looking busy by studying and minding your own business, no one is going to question what you’re doing. Just don’t randomly sit in someone’s office and you’ll be fine.
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If there’s any way that our student apartments in Kent can help you achieve the success that you deserve, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Kent’s Best Apartments.