The verdict is out – several sources state that bringing your work to your bedroom can make for poor study habits and poorer sleep. Your bedroom should be a place your body associates with rest and relaxation, not studying. In order to save your sleep schedule and your GPA, The Link Minneapolis has compiled a list of study areas that aren’t your bedroom just for you.
The Link’s Private Study Rooms
One of the many benefits of living at The Link Minneapolis is all-inclusive access to private study rooms. These cozy, quiet areas are the perfect place to hunker down and get some heavy-duty studying done without having to worry about WiFi or outlet access. The best part? You won’t even have to step outside to get there.
The Link’s Lounges
While these areas might be noisier than the private study areas, the rooftop lounge and resident lounge are also great places to work outside your apartment. It’s always good to get some fresh air after being cooped up. Plus, if you want to study with friends, you won’t have to worry about being too quiet or not having enough room.
U of M’s Libraries
The University of Minnesota features several libraries open to all students. Walter Library boasts a central location and resources about science, chemistry, and engineering, and Wilson Library offers information about the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Both are open from 8 AM to 8 PM most days and from noon to 6 PM on weekends. After you’re finished with class, head over to one for a solo study session or with a group.
A Coffee Shop
Sometimes, you just need to get away from both home and school, and a coffee shop with WiFi is perfect for that. Enjoy a hot or cold drink and sandwich or sweet treat while you work on your paper. Dogwood Coffee’s Northeast location is just down the street from The Link and features plenty of power outlets and free WiFi, but feel free to explore the area and find a place that works best for your study habits.
We hope we were able to give you a good starting point to find study spots outside your bedroom and apartment. For more information about how to make the best of your time at school and around town, visit The Link Minneapolis blog.